Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza

Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza

by Bluegrass Mandolin EnsembleBluegrass Mandolin Ensemble


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This lovingly packaged and heavily annotated two-disc set documents a summit meeting of world-class bluegrass mandolin players organized by David Grisman and Ronnie McCoury; the other participants are Sam Bush, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs, Frank Wakefield and Buck White. Together, individually and in duets and trios (accompanied by the skillful but always sensitive Del McCoury on guitar) this remarkable crew plays a generous program of bluegrass standards and originals. The album opens awkwardly, with a woozy, down-tempo ensemble performance of Bill Monroe's classic, "Blue Moon of Kentucky," but things pick up quickly; there are outstanding performances of "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky" (courtesy of Sam and Del) and of Frank Wakefield's unusual "One-Legged Man" as well as Ricky Skaggs' rip-roaring take on "Boston Boy," a seven-second version of "Rawhide" and lots of amusing between-take patter. A must for bluegrass fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/1999
Label: Acoustic Disc
UPC: 0715949103520
catalogNumber: 35
Rank: 34880

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bluegrass Mandolin Ensemble   Primary Artist
Del McCoury   Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs   Track Performer
Sam Bush   Track Performer
Frank Wakefield   Track Performer
Buck White   Track Performer
Jesse McReynolds   Track Performer
Terry Eldredge   Track Performer
David Grisman   Track Performer
Ronnie McCoury   Track Performer
Bobby Osborne   Track Performer
Sam McCoury   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Contributor
Sam Bush   Contributor
Frank Wakefield   Contributor
Buck White   Contributor
Jesse McReynolds   Contributor
David Dennison   Engineer
David Ferguson   Engineer
David Grisman   Producer
Ronnie McCoury   Producer
Bobby Osborne   Contributor

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