SELDOM SCENE 'Act I'

SELDOM SCENE 'Act I'

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A landmark album, this is probably one of the 10 or 15 most significant releases in the lifespan of the Bluegrass genre. Originally released in 1972, it marked the arrival of what was quickly to become the foremost purveyor of a new wave of contemporary Bluegrass groups. Led by the irrepressible John Duffy, who had retired from the immensely popular Country Gentlemen a couple of years earlier, the "Scene" introduced another great singer in John Starling. With two great distinctive singers, the band's sound was further defined by the dobro work of Mike Auldridge, by far the smoothest and most innovative use of the instrument of that time. From the start, the Seldom Scene used a well-chosen selection of old and new material. This record included the beautifully done CITY OF NEW ORLEANS and RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE, plus their solid treatment of several Bluegrass standards in Bill Monroe's SUMMERTIME IS PAST AND GONE and WITH BODY AND SOUL as well as CANNONBALL, DARLING COREY and the folk flavored 500 MILES. Most of these feature superb vocals by Duffey. The first of what were to be classic albums for the Rebel label, this is one gem of a record.

Artists:

  • JOHN DUFFEY
  • JOHN STARLING
  • BEN ELDRIDGE
  • MIKE AULDRIDGE
  • TOM GRAY

Track Listing:

  • RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE
  • DARLING COREY
  • WANT OF A WOMAN
  • SWEET BABY JAMES
  • JOSHUA
  • WILL THERE BE ANY STARS IN MY CROWN
  • CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
  • WITH BODY AND SOUL
  • SUMMERTIME IS PAST AND GONE
  • 500 MILES
  • CANNONBALL
  • WHAT AM I DOING HANGING AROUND