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|Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 20 2009,13:46)|
|Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Mar. 19 2009,21:44)|
|i much prefer his work with JD Crowe in the 70s.|
I have come to bluegrass late in life*, so I am not familiar with JD Crowe, but I will try to check 'em out.
|I can't really listen to AKUS but I have appreciated some of it. |
Well, I will admit that their music has parted ways with traditional bluegrass, but I have never really been steeped in the genre, so I tend to be a little less discriminating about what I listen to.
* I do feel compelled to state that my interest in bluegrass predates "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" It was actually these guys who got me interested in both bluegrass and Western Swing.
Now you are talking.
for a little under 2 years IIRC JD Crowe and the New South consisted of JD Crowe (banjo) tony rice (guitar) Ricky Skaggs (mandolin and fiddle) Jerry Douglas (dobro) and I think Todd Phillips on bass. This was a fantastic band, and too good to stay together long. Tony and Ricky went on to CA to do cocaine and hookers and solo gigs, often with Douglas.
I think they only made one studio album and also a live one from a Japan tour. there are live bootlegs out there that are absolutely fantastic recordings. PM me your address and I'll send you a copy of some of those. they were recorded in hotel lobbies and shitty bars in and around the DC/VA area.
just after JDC&TNS busted up Rice, Douglas, Skaggs and some Sam Bush made an album "Manzanita" that is also a classic. You can probably find it anywhere, I think it was on Rounder Records. Today it sounds traditionalish but then it was avante garde (there is not a single track with banjo). it is a must have for anyone who loves great instrumentalists and angelic harmony singing.
Skaggs' stuff with Ralph Stanley and Keith Whitley is also classic. i think that somewhere in that mix is probably the seed that spawned the 80s-90s generation sound, but it is musical macroevolution and not variation within a kind. in other words it is impossible.
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