LONGVIEW ROU-0386-CD OUT-OF-PRINT
ROU-0386 LONGVIEW The group name may mean nothing to you yet, but the names of the individuals in this "supergroup" will, and if you are a fan of classic Bluegrass, this definitely will be essential listening. Without going into how this recording came about, we'll just say it's an inspired effort by all those connected with it. It's traditional Bluegrass at its best, as it was played in the 1940s and 50s, and it's obvious that the musicians here are thoroughly into it. Everything about the record is top-notch, but the real features here are the really great selection of songs and the superb trio singing of Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby and James King. The other three musicians helping here are Joe Mullins on banjo, Marshall Wilbourn on bass and Glen Duncan on fiddle (some great work here). Every one of the 14 songs is a winner --it's truly a treat to hear such gems as NEVER BEEN SO LONESOME, HEMLOCKS & PRIMROSES, SOUTHERN MOON, LONESOME OLD HOME, SEVEN YEAR BLUES, BRIGHTER MANSION, Connie Gately's classic HOW WILL THE FLOWERS BLOOM and other equally strong songs handled by this group --which sounds as tight as just about any band performing regularly today. A real tribute to both the players here and the power of the music itself. Highest recommendation. THE TOUCH OF GOD'S HAND, PALE HORSE & RIDER, RIVER UNDERGROUND etc.