- Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Inc. Fiddle Tune Medley: Red Apple Bag/Blac
- Stay All Night
- Ookpik Waltz
- When I Was a Cowboy
- Dark Hollow
- The Creeper's Blues
- Midnight Hour Blues
- Medley: Sally Gooden/Old Joe Clark/Wheel Hoss
- On Our Last Date
- Fairfax County
- The New Lee Highway Blues
- Workin' on a Building
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David Bromberg was already past his peak as a popular attraction by the time this live recording was made in 1982, but his musicianly prowess was no less diminished. Whether on acoustic guitar, fiddle, or mandolin, Bromberg was technically proficient and often quite dazzling as he navigated his way around various traditional bluegrass, folk, country, and blues tunes, Bob Dylan's "Wallflower" and one original, "The New Lee Highway Blues."" A listen to this ambiguously titled disc -- nowhere does it say exactly where in New York City or when in 1982 the live performance took place -- confirms repeatedly that Bromberg was a whiz as an instrumentalist. As a vocalist, less so, but his coterie of loyalists never held that against him, and there is a charm to his ragged singing that befits the down-home-ness of the pickin'. On uptempo tunes like the lengthy "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" opener (extended via an inserted medley of fiddle tunes) and the old Bob Wills favorite "Stay All Night," and on the slow blues numbers, Bromberg and his three support players (wielding various acoustic-stringed instruments) keep the level of virtuosity high. Unfortunately, the sound mix is painfully off-center during that opener and takes a while to find the proper balance, and other tracks could have benefited from some judicious editing when Bromberg's spoken intros ramble on just tad too long. Nonetheless, it's a representative slice of what fans would have heard at a Bromberg show during this period, several years before he took a long sabbatical from making music to become a violin craftsman.
Performance CreditsDavid Bromberg Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Gene Johnson Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Jeff Wisor Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Technical CreditsLeroy Carr Composer
Furry Lewis Composer
David Massengill Composer
Ralph McTell Composer
David Bromberg Composer,Song Notes
Bob Dylan Composer
Jesse McReynolds Composer
Steve Bailey Packaging
David Callahan Monitor Engineer
Tommy Duncan Composer
Jim McReynolds Composer
Harold Jenkins Composer
Bill Browning Composer
Christina Galbiati Reissue Package