Legacy: A Tribute to the First Gen. of Bluegrass

More Albums by Various Artists

Track Listing

1. Rose Of Old Kentucky - Byron Berline With Vince Gill
2. I'll Take The Blame - The Lonesome River Band
3. Memories Of Mother & Dad - Ricky Skaggs
4. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong - Peter Rowan
5. Preachin', Prayin', Singin' - The Laurel Canyon Ramblers
6. Our Last Goodbye - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
7. If I Should Wander Back Tonight - Hot Rize
8. Big Mon - Sam Bush & Jerry Douglas
9. She's More To Be Pitied - The Seldom Scene
10. Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day - The Nashville Bluegrass Band
11. I'm Lonesome Without You - Lonesome Standard Time
12. Get In Line Brother - Marty Stuart
13. Don't This Road Look Rough & Rocky - Jonathan Edwards & The Seldom Scene
14. I'm Going Back To The Old Home - Doc Watson
15. Baby Girl - Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice

Description

This tribute album consists of previously released tracks by such modern bluegrass greats as Doyle Lawson, Tony Rice, the Seldom Scene, and Ricky Skaggs; all of the songs were either written by or closely associated with one of the foundational artists of early bluegrass: Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, or Flatt & Scruggs. Fiddler Byron Berline opens the program with Monroe's "Rose of Old Kentucky," on which Berline's playing is perfect as always. Unfortunately, singer Vince Gill doesn't have anywhere near enough voice to cover Big Mon, but just about everything else on this album is superb. Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice perform "Memories of Mother and Dad" in the venerable "brother duet" style; the Laurel Canyon Ramblers do Flatt & Scruggs proud with their powerful rendition of "Preachin', Prayin', Singin'." Marty Stuart -- something of a bluegrass prodigal -- delivers a stark and powerful performance of Lester Flatt's "Get in Line, Brother" with the help of Johnny Cash and Alan O'Bryant. Though these performances could never take the place of the originals, this is a fine and heartfelt tribute to bluegrass music's pioneers. ~ Rick Anderson

Personnel: Jonathan Edwards (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Doc Watson, Larry Cordle, Marty Stuart, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Vince Gill, Pat Enright (vocals, guitar); Tim O'Brien (vocals, mandolin, fiddle); Doyle Lawson, John Duffey, Ricky Skaggs (vocals, mandolin); Mandy Skaggs, Ronnie Bowman, Bill Bryson (vocals); John Starling, Merle Watson, Phil Rosenthal, Russell Moore, Tim Austin, Billy Ray Latham, Charles Sawtelle (guitar); Herb Pedersen, Jerry Douglas , Mike Auldridge (dobro); Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger, Larry Perkins, Alan O'Bryant, Marc Pruett, Pete Wernick, Sammy Shelor, Scott Vestal, Béla Fleck, Ben Eldridge, Bill Keith (banjo); Dan Tyminski, John Moore , Kenny Blackwell, Roland White, Sam Bush, Butch Baldassari (mandolin); Gabe Witcher, Glen Duncan , Mark O'Connor , Richard Greene , Stuart Duncan, Bobby Hicks , Buddy Spicher, Byron Berline (fiddle); Kenny White (piano); Robbie Magruder (percussion).