Act Two (1973)
The writing credits themselves tell an interesting story on an early Seldom Scene album. Names like Norman Blake, John Prine, Hank Williams, and Earl Scruggs show the eclectic nature of the band's repertoire. No matter what genre the song came ...
Act 3 (1973)
By the time the Seldom Scene had recorded its first album in 1972, Act I, the band's essential elements were fully operational. John Starling's rich lead vocals, John Duffy's higher lead, and Mike Auldridge's dobro gave the band a distinct ...
Old Train (1974)
By 1974, the Seldom Scene was one of the hottest progressive bluegrass bands on the D.C. circuit. Their fourth album, Old Train, shows why. The band confidently kicks off with the instrumental "Appalachian Rain" before delving into their trademark three-part ...
California Autumn (1975)
Rice splits the material on California Autumn between vocal numbers and instrumentals while resurrecting old-time songs including "Billy in the Lowground," "Beaumont Rag" and "Red Haired Boy." ~ Jason Ankeny
Recorded at Track Recorders, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Personnel: Tony Rice (vocals, guitar); ...
New Seldom Scene Album (1976)
There is a funny moment on The New Seldom Scene Album (1976) that will leave fans smirking: does John Starling really make a reference to cocaine on Greg "Fingers" Taylor's "Big Rig"? It sure sounds like it, though the official ...
An enjoyable gospel album, with guest Ricky Skaggs. ~ Chip Renner
Recorded at Bias Recording, Falls Church, Virginia.
Personnel: Mike Auldridge (vocals, guitar, dobro); John Duffey (vocals, guitar, mandolin); John Starling, Phil Rosenthal (vocals, guitar); Ben Eldridge (vocals, banjo); Tom Gray (vocals); ...
Calling My Children Home (1978)
Thanks to the superb direction of mandolinist Doyle Lawson, Calling My Children Home is an excellent bluegrass gospel album, highlighted by a handful of tremendous a cappella quartets. ~ Thom Owens
Recorded at Track Recorders, Silver Spring, Maryland on April 17, ...
On Guitar, Rice focuses on instrumental renditions of songs like "Lonesome Reuben" and "Faded Love." Among the guests are J.D. Crowe and Bobby Slone. ~ Jason Ankeny
Illustrator: Fred Carlson.
Personnel: Tony Rice (vocals, guitar); J.D. Crowe (banjo); Larry Rice (mandolin); Bobby ...
||J.D. Crowe & the New South|
Blackjack is one of J.D. Crowe and the New South's best albums, featuring a mixture of bluegrass standards and contemporary country-rock and folk songs, like the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Sin City." It's a stunning display of ambition, progression and heritage, ...
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Model Church (1969) Top Seller
This gospel album was recorded and originally released in the early 1970s on the Lemco label. When Rebel acquired the rights to Lemco's catalog several years later, it reissued this and two other J.D Crowe albums (Bluegrass Holiday and Ramblin' ...
Goin' Round This World (1996)
Recording information: Riverside Sound Studios, Ashland, KY.
Photographer: Lynwood Atkins.
Personnel: Dave Evans (vocals, tenor, banjo); Clancy Fields, Landon Messer (vocals, guitar); Kevin Williamson (baritone).
Liner Note Author: Frank Godbey.
Southern Soul (1983)
Track Listing: Jesse James; Georgia Moon; Rebel Soldier, The; Southern Comfort; Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The; Sail Away Ladies; General Lee; My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains; Dixon Line, The; Bonaparte's Retreat / Arkansas Soldier; Lorena; Southern ...
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Front Porch String Band (1992)
Recording information: Small World Recording, Huntsville, AL.
Photographer: Jim McGuire .
Unknown Contributor Role: Ed Dye.
Personnel: Larry Lynch (vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Claire Lynch (vocals, guitar); Allen Watkins (vocals, banjo); Terry Campbell (vocals); Ed Dye (dobro); Tim Gordon (drums); Hershey Reeves (background ...
Home of the Red Fox (1990)
Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin); Jim Buchanan (violin); Mark Shatz (bass).
Recorded at Webco Studio, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Personnel: Bill Emerson (banjo); Tony Rice (guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin); Jim Buchanan (violin).
Audio Mixer: Big Mo.
Recording information: Webco Studio, Gaithersburg, MD.
Editor: Big Mo.
Photographer: Keith ...
Silver Reflections (1991)
Sparks updates his bluegrass sound for the 1990s on Silver Reflections. ~ Jason Ankeny
& The Lonesome Ramblers.
Personnel: Larry Sparks (vocals, guitar); Tim Sargent (dobro); Barry Crabtree (banjo); David Harvey (mandolin, fiddle); Randy Jones (mandolin); Glen Duncan , Art Stamper (fiddle).
Return Engagement (1963)
First issued in 1963, Return Engagement features the Gentlemen tackling songs like "Miner's Life," "Lonely Child" and "Lonesome Highway." ~ Jason Ankeny
Photographers: Richard Boyd; Charles Tompkins.
Personnel: Norman Wright (vocals, tenor, mandolin); Bill Yates (vocals, baritone, bass voice); Charlie Waller (vocals, ...
New Dreams and Sunshine (1991)
On New Dreams and Sunshine, Vincent moves closer to the Nashville mainstream due to its emphasis on country ballads and slicker production values. ~ Jason Ankeny
Recording information: Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, TN; SCruggs Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Scruggs Studio, Nashville, ...
Photographer: Newton Harman.
Personnel: Larry Rice (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Rickie Simpkins (vocals, fiddle); Mary Chapin Carpenter (vocals); Clay Jones, Tony Rice, Wyatt Rice (guitar); Steve Wilson (dobro); Sammy Shelor (banjo); Jon Carroll (piano); Ronnie Simpkins (electric bass); Robbie Magruder (drums).
Recording information: ...
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Hymn Time (1988)
Recording information: KA Studios, Roanoke, VA (1975-1988); Oultlet Recording Studios, Ferrum, VA (1975-1988); Outlet Recording Studios, Ferrum, VA (1975-1988); River Track Studio, Louisa, KY (1975-1988); Threshold Recording, Roanoke, VA (1975-1988).
Ensemble: The Lost & Found .
Unknown Contributor Role: Allen Mills.
Personnel includes: ...
Recorded at Bias Recording, Springfield, Virginia.
Personnel: Rickie Simpkins (vocals, guitar, mandolin, violin, fiddle, viola, background vocals); Mark Newton (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Ronnie Simpkins (bass voice, acoustic bass, fretless bass); Sammy Shelor (guitar, banjo, background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Virginia Squires; Bill ...
Gold Plated Banjo (1990)
Recording information: Bias Recording Company, Inc., Springfield, VA (01/30/1989-12/28/1989); Big Mo Mobile Studio, Wheaton, MD (01/30/1989-12/28/1989); Big Mo Studio, Wheaton, MD (01/30/1989-12/28/1989).
Photographer: Keith John.
Personnel: Bill Emerson (banjo); Tony Rice (guitar); Mark Schatz (banjo); Jimmy Gaudreau, Larry Stephenson (mandolin); Rickie Simpkins ...
Let the Light Shine Down (1991)
Let the Light Shine Down is a fine compilation of gospel and inspirational songs the Country Gentlemen recorded between 1962 and 1976, including several tracks that have never been available before on compact disc. ~ Thom Owens
Recorded between 1962 and ...
Wings Of Gold (1990)
Recording information: Bias Recording Studios, Springfield, VA (11/11/1989/11/12/1989); Bias Recording, Springfield, VA (11/11/1989/11/12/1989).
Photographer: Brant Gamma.
Arranger: Paul Adkins.
Personnel: Paul Adkins (vocals, guitar); Ned Luberecki (vocals, guitar, banjo); Ron Pennington (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Fred Travers (vocals, dobro).
Liner Note Author: John Hartford.
||Lost And Found|
New Day (1989)
New Day features a new lead vocalist/guitarist in Ronnie Bowman, plus new banjoist Jody King. The addition of the two new members has reinvigorated Lost & Found, giving them a new kick which is evident both on the covers (particularly ...
Singer & The Songster (1990)
Recorded at Song Cellar, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Randall Hylton (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Charlie Waller (vocals, guitar); Doyle Grisham (dobro); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson (harmonica).
Recording information: Song Cellar, Nashville, TN; Song Seller Studio, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Dan Loftin.
Personnel: Charlie Waller ...
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