GRISMAN, HARTFORD, & SEEGER 'Retrograss'ACD-37-CD OUT OF PRINT

GRISMAN, HARTFORD, & SEEGER 'Retrograss'ACD-37-CD OUT OF PRINT

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Good songs and an interesting idea do not necessarily lead to success in recording, and despite the fact that I have the highest respect for these three giants of acoustic music I don't think there is much to recommend in this 17-track project. While there are some interesting old-time instrumental touches, the album is too stilted and self-conscious to be good old-time music, and it is not tight enough to be good bluegrass. None of the three artists has the vocal quality or intensity to capture the unique flavor & spirit of the early followers of the Bluegrass masters(a la Longview), and while we can imagine some of these songs being adaptable to a straight old-time setting, this trio does not pull it off here. With the rough and actually unnatural sounds of scratchy 78rpm noise overdubbed, the whole project is more a quaint curiosity than anything else. AIRMAIL SPECIAL, ROCKY TOP, UNCLE PEN, BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME, WINDY MOUNTAIN, MEMPHIS, MAGGIE'S FARM, THE OLD HOME PLACE, MAYBELLINE, ROCKY ROAD BLUES etc.

Artists:

  • DAVID GRISMAN
  • JOHN HARTFORD
  • MIKE SEEGER

Track Listing:

  • MY WALKING SHOES
  • HOUND DAWG
  • MAGGIE'S FARM
  • MEMPHIS
  • FLINT HILL SPECIAL
  • THE OLD HOME PLACE
  • UNCLE PEN
  • AIRMAIL SPECIAL
  • ROCKY TOP
  • ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
  • SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
  • JERUSALEM RIDGE
  • WINDY MOUNTAIN
  • MAYBELLINE
  • BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME
  • ROCKY ROAD BLUES
  • WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR.