NORMAN BLAKE & RICH O'BRIEN 'Be Ready Boys'

NORMAN BLAKE & RICH O'BRIEN 'Be Ready Boys'

  • $13.50


Simple, honest & pleasant treatment of 16 songs & tunes(ten of them instrumentals)featuring two guitars(Blake plays banjo-guitar on a few cuts). Though I am a long-time admirer of Blake's work and an advocate of less rather than more in the "production" of traditional recordings, this new album is so laid back and vanilla-plain that it suffers in comparison to Blake's other recorded work. Even those used to Blake's low-key, unpretentious style may be left wondering when something is going to happen here. It's like being at a very informal kitchen session(nothing wrong with that), but compared with the rest of Blake's rich recorded legacy is this really worthy of a release. GOING HOME, TEXOLA WALTZ, BOWLING GREEN RAG, UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE, CALLAHAN, MAIDEN'S PRAYER, OLD PAL OF YESTERDAY, MEXICO, SEAMUS O'BRIEN, FLOP EARED MULE, HOMESTEAD ON THE FARM, etc.

Track Listing:

  • TENNESSEE WAGONER
  • OLD PAL OF YESTERDAY
  • TEXOLA WALTZ
  • WHEN IT'S LAMPLIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY
  • BOWLING GREEN RAG
  • HOMESTEAD ON THE FARM
  • MEXICO
  • GOING HOME
  • KENTUCKY'S YOUR HOME
  • UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE
  • GRANDPA'S BARN
  • SEAMUS O'BRIEN
  • FLOP EARED MULE
  • A MAIDEN'S PRAYER
  • CALLAHAN
  • HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT.