This album - originally released as an LP some 35 years ago - reminds us that McCoury - still very much in his prime - is today entering the role of elder statesman in Bluegrass. Recorded by Christ Strachwitz a few years after Del's stint as lead singer for Bill Monroe, the album is typically strong traditional Bluegrass. McCoury is aided in fine fashion by Bill Emerson (banjo) Billy Baker (fiddle), Wayne Yates (mandolin) and Dewey Renfro or Tommy Neal on bass. The 14 songs are Bluegrass standards like USED TO BE, ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS, BLUE YODEL, WILLIE ROY, SWEETHEART YOU DONE ME WRONG and THE PRISONERS SONG. Seems like the sound quality has been improved for the original LP issue too.