NORMAN BLAKE 'Old Ties'

NORMAN BLAKE 'Old Ties'

  • $13.50


This is a superb retrospective album of the fine & distinctive old-time singer and guitarist, with the 19 tracks selected from Blake’s early Rounder and Flying Fish recordings. It’s a nice mixture of guitar solos, songs, and the lovely chamber-music-like tunes that include the cello of Nancy Blake and the fiddle of James Bryan or Charlie Collins. In addition to the fine guitar pieces (WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST, LOST INDIAN and SPANISH FANDANGO among them), the attractively packaged record features some of Blake’s most memorable work; GINSENG SULLIVAN, RANDALL COLLINS, BILLY GRAY and his wonderful CHURCH STREET BLUES, UNCLE, and the moody classic FIELDS OF NOVEMBER. A fine sampling of a great artist, beautifully presented.

Artists:

  • NORMAN BLAKE
  • NANCY BLAKE
  • JAMES BRYAN
  • TONY RICE
  • NANCY SHORT
  • CHARLIE COLLINSBEN PEDIGO
  • DOC WATSON

Track Listing:

  • SPANISH FANDANGO
  • CHURCH ST. BLUES
  • SLEEPY EYED JOE/INDIAN CREEK
  • O'MALLEY'S TUNE
  • FIFTY MILES OF ELBOW ROOM
  • DOWN HOME SUMMERTIME BLUES
  • BLIND DOG
  • FIDDLER'S DRAM/WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST
  • OLD TIES
  • LOST INDIAN
  • GINSENG SULLIVAN
  • OBC #3
  • PRETTIEST LITTLE GIRL IN THE COUNTRY
  • UNCLE
  • BRISTOL IN THE BOTTLE
  • BILLY GRAY
  • THE FIELDS OF NOVEMBER
  • GONNA LAY DOWN MY OLD GUITAR
  • RANDALL COLLINS/DONE GONE