SELDOM SCENE 'World's Greatest Show'
Recorded live at George Washington University in 1987, this impressive album may not be familiar to many of today’s generation of Bluegrass fans, but it was and still is a power packed showcase for 3 of the most influential contemporary Bluegrass groups. Actually, there are five groups featured here if you count the Seldom Scene and Original Seldom Scene as two groups, and the same for the Country Gentlemen (whose active band at the time included Kent Dowell onbanjo and Rick Allred on mandolin in addition to Charlie Waller and Bill Yates)while their “original” lineup of Adcock, Duffey, Waller & Gray gets to perform 3 of their classics (TWO LITTLE BOYS, BRINGING MARY HOME and TODAY HAS BEEN A LONESOME DAY). The Scene plays 5 tracks here with their new lead singer Phil Rosenthal, while the Original group does OLD TRAIN,THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF THE GLASS and OUT AMONG THE STARS. The other group featured at this memorable show was J.D. Crowe & The New South, with Ricky Skaggs & Jerry Douglas in addition to Tony Rice—they play five numbers including TRAIN 45, I’LL STAY AROUND and FREEBORNMAN. Needless to say, a classic event put on by the famous Birchmere club and Sugar Hill Records. With 22 cuts and over an hour of music.$ 13.50