RANDY WALLER 'Randy Waller'

RANDY WALLER 'Randy Waller'

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This was the first Bluegrass album for Waller, son of one of the greatest of all Bluegrass singers, Charlie Waller. The record is a bit uneven in two ways: RandyÕs vocals range from right on to some on which he seems to be trying too hard to be distinctive; second, the songs donÕt all work. Actually some of the best material on the disc is WallerÕs own, including nice ones called THE VISION and LITTLE RED SHOES and a well written and nicely sung DADDYÕS OLD GUITAR. Other winners are a bluesy Bonnie Raitt song (GIVE IT UP OR LET ME GO), The OÕKaneÕs DADDYS NEED TO GROW UP TOO and the hymn OLD RUGGED CROSS. Waller is very nicely backed by Sammy Shelor (banjo), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle) and Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin). Randy, who played country music for many years, seems quite comfortable in a Bluegrass setting, and his voice isÑnot surprisinglyÑhighly reminiscent of his dadÕs at times.

Artists:

  • RANDY WALLER
  • SAMMY SHELOR
  • JIMMY GAUDREAU
  • AUBREY HAYNIE
  • MIKE MOORE
  • MARTHA ADCOCK
  • EDDIE ADCOCK

Track Listing:

  • THIS OL' COWBOY
  • LOVE'S TOMBSTONE
  • THE BALLAD OF CURTIS LOEW
  • THE VISION
  • DADDY'S OLD GUITAR
  • GIVE IT UP OR LET ME GO
  • LITTLE RED SHOES
  • OLD RUGGED CROSS
  • SHOULD'VE TOOK THAT TRAIN
  • DADDY'S NEED TO GROW UP TOO
  • BLUE BLUE MORNING
  • WHO'S SAD & LONELY NOW
  • A SAD SONG DON'T CARE WHO'S HEART IT BREAKS
  • ROUGH & READY