Paperback Writer wrote:Dingle, good call on the bluegrass music, I like Jerry Garcia's work on the banjo with various artists, including The Rowans, "Old and In the Way " and David Grusin. I Like the Dillards, Squirrel Barkers and the band Emmylou Harris recorded with for "Live at the Rynem (sp?) The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band had some nice recordings, also.
PW, you got me on the Squirrel Barkers, haven't got to them yet--and I've heard of the Garcia/Grusin collabs, gonna have to get onto those.
The best re-runs of the old Andy Griffith Show were the ones with the Dillards, lol. A friend gave me a vinyl-to-CD transfer of one of their early live albums from the mid-60s, really great. I have a late 60s album, Wheatstraw Suite
, where they do a cover of I've Just Seen A Face
, pretty hip idea back in the day.
WAD, Emmylou & the Nash Ramblers Live is a winner. Her mandolin player was Sam Bush, ex-New Grass Revival-er,---he can flat out pick it and is an excellent vocalist too. Their drummer was Larry Atamanuik, who was also drummer for Seatrain
, a George Martin-produced band in the early 70s that was very progressive country (see Beatle-related forum). Not to mention Emmylou herself, wotta voice!
As for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, holy cow!--For anyone that is inclined towards Bluegrass at all, their Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
(Vol. 1, '72) is indispensable, it's virtually Bluegrass 101. Classic and timeless, always fresh and refreshes, 'nuff said.