Track Listing

1. Climbing Up The Mountain - Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver
2. Father I Stretch My Hand To Thee - Nashville Bluegrass Band
3. Vision Of A Golden Crown - Don Rigsby
4. He's Coming Again So Soon - Robin & Linda Williams
5. My Heavenly Home - Front Range
6. Feel Like My Time Ain't That Long - The Country Gentlemen
7. Lone Pilgrim - Peter Rowan/The Rowan Brothers
8. Shut De Do - Tim & Mollie O'Brien
9. Talk About Suffering - Ricky Skaggs/Tony Rice
10. Dont' You Want To Go To Heaven - Robin & Linda Williams
11. Jesus Made The Wine - Peter Rown/The Nashville Bluegrass Band
12. Walk In Jerusalem - New Grass Revival
13. What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Doc Watson
14. That New Jerusalem - Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver
15. Roll Jordan Roll - Nashville Bluegrass Band

Description


The Sugar Hill label's roster of bluegrass, folk, and country artists is rich with outstanding singing ensembles, and this compilation shows them off at their best, performing traditional gospel music without instrumental accompaniment. The styles vary. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and the Nashville Bluegrass band both dip into the African-American gospel tradition with "Climbing Up the Mountain" and "Father I Stretch My Hand to Thee," respectively. Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs deliver "Talk About Suffering" from their celebrated duo album, in a style that harks back to that of brother duos like the Blue Sky Boys and the Delmore Brothers. And Don Rigsby teams up with Ralph Stanley and a host of helping voices in a hair-raising version of "Vision of a Golden Crown." Perhaps the most impressive performance, though, is Doc Watson's solo rendition of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," a traditional hymn whose simple and unadorned melody floats effortlessly on Watson's voice. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

Personnel: Dan Tyminski, Doc Watson, Dudley Connell, Lilly Isaac, Joe Isaac, Gene Libbea, John Berry , Greg Luck, Rev. W.L. Richardson, Walter Settles, John Cowan, John Hartford, Mollie O'Brien, Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanley, Ronnie Bowman, Tony Rice, Barry Bales, Billy Yates, Bob Amos, Allen Mills, Charlie Sizemore, Tim Surrett (vocals); Ricky Skaggs (tenor, baritone); Don Rigsby, Doyle Lawson, Kent Dowell, Mike Lantz, Alan O'Bryant, Pat Flynn , Russell Moore, Steve Amedee, Tim O'Brien, Pat Enright, Lorin Rowan, Wilson Waters (tenor); Chris Rowan, Rick Allred, James Hill, Jim Mills, Jim Watson, John Magnie, Mike Compton, Scott Vestal, Stuart Duncan, Béla Fleck, Bob Dick (baritone); Mark Hembree, Isaac Freeman, Ron Lynam, Anthony Choice, Otis Dillon, Ray Deaton, Roland White, Sam Bush, Kevin Maul, Charlie Waller (bass voice).