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The Earls of Leicester

The Earls of Leicester

by The Earls of Leicester, Jerry Douglas, Lester Flatt The Earls of Leicester
The Earls of Leicester

The Earls of Leicester

by The Earls of Leicester, Jerry Douglas, Lester Flatt The Earls of Leicester




Bill Monroe is often cited as the man who gave birth to bluegrass, and his contribution to the genre simply can't be overestimated, but one can reasonably argue that Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had nearly as much to do with the growth of the music as Monroe (they certainly played a huge role in popularizing the revved-up acoustic style), and Scruggs more than anyone changed the role of the banjo in bluegrass, pioneering his own brand of fingerpicking that would come to supplant the clawhammer style as the dominant approach to the instrument. Jerry Douglas, widely acknowledged to be the finest dobro player in the game, is a serious Flatt & Scruggs fan, and he's created a remarkable fan's gesture by bringing together a handful of superb pickers to pay homage to his heroes. Douglas, noted guitarist and singer Shawn Camp, ace banjo player Charlie Cushman, Hot Rize founder and mandolin master Tim O'Brien, gifted fiddler Johnny Warren, and longtime Alison Krauss sideman and bassist Barry Bales team up as the Earls of Leicester on this album, playing 14 classics from the Flatt & Scruggs songbook in the classic style. It's certainly a pleasure to hear six players this strong playing music they clearly love, and everyone on board has a superb touch and a sincere appreciation of the material, especially Douglas, Cushman, and Camp. As a tribute, The Earls of Leicester is nearly flawless, and this should please veteran bluegrass aficionados as well as encouraging some younger fans to dig into the Flatt & Scruggs catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0888072357723
catalogNumber: 6135773
Rank: 89863


  1. Big Black Train
  2. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  3. I'll Go Stepping Too
  4. Shuckin' the Corn
  5. 'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round
  6. Dig a Hole In the Meadow
  7. Some Old Day
  8. I Won't Be Hanging Around
  9. I Don't Care Anymore
  10. On My Mind
  11. You're Not a Drop In the Bucket
  12. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
  13. The Wandering Boy
  14. Who Will Sing For Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earls of Leicester   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Vocals
Barry Bales   Bass,Vocals
Shawn Camp   Guitar,Vocals
Tim O'Brien   Mandolin,Vocals
Charlie Cushman   Banjo,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Johnny Warren   Fiddle,Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer
Lester Flatt   Composer
Earl Scruggs   Composer
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Tompall Glaser   Composer
Rose Lee Maphis   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Sara Carter   Composer
Buck Graves   Composer
Ronnie McCoury   Liner Notes
Carter Stanley   Composer
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Tom James   Composer
George Sherry   Composer
Gladys Stacey   Composer
Newton Thomas   Composer
Louise Certain   Composer
Max Fidler   Composer
Jerry Organ   Composer
Riley Crabtree   Composer
Gene Evans   Composer
Stanley Johnson   Composer
Maybelle Carter   Composer
Charles L. Haught   Composer

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