DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER 'More Behind The Picture Than The Wall'

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER 'More Behind The Picture Than The Wall'

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Lawson is certainly in top form these days, and continues to field a great band despite constant changes in personnel. It’s sad to hear that Jamie Dailey has now left this group, because his vocals on this project are excellent. As usual Lawson and Quicksilver put forth some great, tough Bluegrass, mostly of the traditional variety but with some contemporary touches too. For straight ahead Bluegrass you can’t beat their renditions of MISSISSIPPI RIVER LET YOUR WATER FLOW, JUST LOVING YOU, OCEAN OF TEARDROPS, WHEN THE BLUES ARE MOVIN’ IN and SADIE’S GOT HER NEW DRESS ON. Three songs deal with family tragedy: THE PHONE CALL, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO US and the title song: poignant and beautifully done, they are almost too much for one album, possibly leaving some listeners with an overall “downer” feeling. On the other hand there’s a highly unusual treatment (for today) of a Dixie & Tom T. Hall song, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW which is sung as a duet by Lawson & Dailey with just two guitars—it is highly reminiscent of the Carter Family and extremely effective of itself and as a neat change of pace; hearing this song (which is presented in current and 1938 versions) you realize how different today’s country music is from 60 or 70 years ago, and at the same time we are reminded of the simple beauty of the best rural music of that period. Hats off to Lawson for this lovely, well executed idea. This is certainly an album to RECOMMEND highly!

Artists:

  • DOYLE LAWSON
  • JAMIE DAILEY
  • DARREN BEACHLEY
  • MIKE HARTGROVE
  • TERRY BAUCOM

Track Listing:

  • SADIE'S GOT HER NEW DRESS ON
  • THE PHONE CALL
  • THE SELFISHNESS IN MAN
  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER LET YOUR WATER FLOW
  • MORE BEHIND THE PICTURE THAN THE WALL
  • TULSA TURN-A-ROUND
  • WHATEVER HAPPENED TO US
  • JUST LOVING YOU
  • WHEN THE BLUES ARE MOVIN' IN
  • OCEAN OF TEARDROPS
  • CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW
  • CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW (RETRO 1938)