EVER CALL READY 'Ever Call Ready'

EVER CALL READY 'Ever Call Ready'

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HereÕs a totally unexpected reissue of a very rare Bluegrass record that came out on vinyl (LP) in 1985Ña time when the record industry was converting from LP to the new CD format. The LP was out and gone in a matter of monthsÑbefore County Sales even knew of its existence. It is a 14-song collection by one of many groups that featured Chris Hillman: here the vocalist & mandolin picker is joined by Bernie Leadon (banjo), Al Perkins (dobro & lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass) and David Mansfield (fiddle, guitar & mandolin). ItÕs solid, unpretentious Bluegrass gospel with lots of good songsÑ4 of them are bonus tracks that never appeared on the original LP. The vocals are a bit uneven, but most are strong and the groupÕs versions of RIVER OF JORDAN, ON THE SEA OF LIFE, LIVING IN THE NAME OF LOVE, MEN ARE SO BUSY, BOAT OF LOVE and IÕM USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROADMAP are really nice. (We donÕt know who the joker was who included PANHANDLE RAG on a gospel album, but itÕs not a bad cut either).

Artists:

  • CHRIS HILLMAN
  • BERNIE LEADON
  • AL PERKINS
  • DAVID MANSFIELD
  • JERRY SCHEFF

Track Listing:

  • I'LL BE NO STRANGER THERE
  • RIVER OF JORDAN
  • DON'T LET THEM TAKE THE BIBLE OUT OF OUR SCHOOL ROOMS
  • CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD
  • GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN
  • RULE OVER MY SOUL
  • IT'S BEGINNING TO RAIN
  • LIVIN' IN THE NAME OF LOVE
  • BOAT OF LOVE
  • WHERE COULD I GO
  • MEN ARE SO BUSY
  • ON THE SEA OF LIFE
  • I'M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROAD MAP
  • PANHANDLE RAG