DEL McCOURY 'Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury'

DEL McCOURY 'Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury'

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Over the years Del McCoury has recorded for a variety of labels including Rebel, Rounder, Arhoolie, Revonah, Ceili, and others, and he has maintained a remarkably consistent degree of quality throughout, even with numerous changes in band personnel in his early years. In this new 5-CD set, Del, and his current label, McCoury Music, have chosen to re-record songs from all those sources with his current band, making for a consistent sound, even if it's not a true "retrospective". The music is certainly solid and excellent throughout, and includes renditions of many lesser known songs in addition to his most popular numbers like RAIN & SNOW, HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN, GOOD MAN LIKE ME, COLD HARD FACTS, and 1952 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING. One negative here --and it is already being pointed to by some buyers --is the value factor. In this day of truly "DeLuxe" boxed sets, it seems a bit tacky to put only 10 songs on each CD, thereby stretching a comfortable 3-CD set into five discs in a transparent attempt to justify a higher price. Also, there's just one 12-page, CD sized booklet, quite adequate and appropriate for a single CD, but far from what you would expect in a 5-record, 50-year compilation. It would be nice to see a few more pages of photos of his early bands and so on, although one nice touch is a list of all 33 of Del's band members over the years, from Billy Baker to Alan Bartram. Despite these shortcomings, this is still a wonderful collection of songs by one of the finest singers in the history of Bluegrass music, and an artist who has remained true to his roots over half a century. 5-CD Boxed set: $ 45.00

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • Remembering
  • Rain & Snow
  • Are You Teasin' Me?
  • Dreams
  • White House Blues
  • Dark Hollow
  • You're the Girl of My Dreams
  • Don't Stop the Music
  • The Prisoner's Song
  • DISC TWO:
  • Big Rock in the Road
  • High On the Mountain
  • Rain Please Go Away
  • Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
  • Good Man Like Me
  • I've Endured
  • Bluest Man In Town
  • Don't You Call My Name
  • Evil Hearted Woman
  • Loggin' Man
  • DISC THREE:
  • Loneliness and Desperation
  • I Feel the Blues Movin' In
  • Don't Let My Love Get in the Way
  • Who Showed Who
  • Undone in Sorrow
  • Take Me To the Mountains
  • Eli Renfro
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Nashville Cats
  • Beauty of My Dreams
  • DISC FOUR:
  • Cold Hard Facts
  • Black Jack County Chains
  • A Far Cry
  • 50/50 Chance
  • City Of Stone
  • Never Grow Up Boy
  • Asheville Turnaround
  • Learnin' the Blues
  • Cheek to Cheek With the Blues
  • DISC FIVE:
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
  • Let An Old Racehorse Run
  • Same Kind of Crazy
  • I'm Afraid I Forgot the Feeling
  • All Aboard
  • It's Just the Night
  • Nothin' Special
  • Unequal Love
  • Mill Towns
  • My Love Will Not Change