SKIP GORMAN 'Mandolin In The Cow Camp'

SKIP GORMAN 'Mandolin In The Cow Camp'

  • $22.50


Mr Gorman has had several previous albums out (some on Rounder and 3 on his own label) featuring either his mandolin picking or his array of cowboy songs, or both. While we have enjoyed all his previous efforts, we are not sure what to make of this new 2-CD set that presents 140 minutes of mandolin music (62 tunes altogether!). The set is very attractively packaged, and there are plenty of very nicely played, interesting tunes. The accompaniments are mostly simple and tasteful, with guitar on about 2 dozen of the tracks, plus some old-time banjo (Tom Carter) and a touch of octave mandolin and mandocello or 2nd mandolin. The tunes are about equally divided between Appalachian, “old western” and “old country” (Celtic, Norwegian, etc). There are no vocals at all. Obviously Mr. Gorman was trying to achieve the sparse, simple sounds of early days in the west and we cannot say that he has not done that. But with many of the tunes played solo, and no bass fiddle at all, this collection is not likely to find a big market, even among those who love mandolin. On the other hand, there are some great tunes & performances here (the album is growing on me!) and those who have the patience to pick & choose may love it. Hats off to Skip for attempting such a venture! Tunes include CRUEL WILLY, OLD SLEDGE, HARD TIMES, LORENA, BRANDYWINE, SALT RIVER, etc

Artists:

  • SKIP GORMAN
  • TOM CARTER
  • HAL CANNON
  • ANGUS GORMAN
  • STEN ISACHSEN
  • SETH AUSTEN

Track Listing:

  • DISC 1:
  • GIT ALONG LITTLE DOOGIES
  • ELZIC'S FAREWELL
  • OLD SUSANNA
  • WILLY HAS GONE TO WAR
  • BUFFALO HUMP
  • STREETS OF LAREDO
  • MOLLY'S TUNE
  • RYE WHISKEY
  • COWBOY WALTZ
  • SANDY RIVER BELLE/WILD HORSE AT STONEY POINT
  • BEST TIMBER
  • BONAPARTE CROSSING THE ROCKIES/ROCKS OF BRAE
  • SPANISH DANCE
  • MY OLD WADDIE PAL
  • PATSY GEARY'S/YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
  • MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
  • BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
  • GREEN GROW THE LAUREL
  • ARKANSAS TRAVELER
  • HARD TIMES
  • SALT RIVER
  • SITTING IN THE STERN OF A BOAT
  • GLENCOE BRIDGE MARCH/LT. HOWARD DOUGLAS
  • BEACH SPRING
  • GO TO THE DEVIL & SHAKE YOURSELF
  • GOING TO THE WEDDING TO EAT SOME CALK/BRANDYWINE
  • JAMES MORAY OF ABERNATHY
  • WHEN THE WORK'S ALL DONE THIS FALL
  • DALLY WELTERS WALTZ/ROCKVILLE WALTZ
  • WHEN SUMMER ENDS
  • BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE
  • DISC 2:
  • FIVE MILES TO TOWN/GREEN RIVER RAMBLE
  • GOING TO LEAVE OLD TEXAS NOW
  • LAFAYETTE/SINGLEFOOTING HORSE
  • POOR WAYFARING MAN OF GRIEF
  • COYOTE HOWL
  • ROSE IN THE MORNING/JOHNNY COME ALONG
  • BOATSMAN
  • TURKEY IN THE STRAW
  • AURA LEE
  • OLD SLEDGE
  • NORWEGIAN WALTZ
  • OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL
  • AN CHUILFHIONN
  • BATTLE OF BULL RUN/TEXAS
  • MORAG OF DUNVAGEN
  • COWBOY JIG/GARRYOWEN
  • MO' MH'ATHAIR
  • FINE TIMES AT OUR HOUSE/SANDY BOYS
  • CRUEL WILLY/DRY AND DUSTY
  • ROTHERMURCHES
  • LITTLE OLD SOD SHANTY ON MY CLAIM
  • WAYNESBORO/CUMBERLAND GAP
  • GOODBYE OLD PAINT
  • DOWNEY'S WALTZ/TOMBIGBEE WALTZ
  • SANTA ANNA'S RETREAT
  • LORENA
  • WASHINGTON'S MARCH
  • BALTIMORE RAG
  • TWO FRIENDS QUADRILLE
  • TEXAS GALS/PIKE'S PEAK
  • UTAH CARROLL