RICKY SKAGGS & BRUCE HORNSBY 'Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby'

RICKY SKAGGS & BRUCE HORNSBY 'Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby'

  • $15.00


It has been known for some time that pianist Bruce Hornsby (a Virginian) is a Bluegrass fan, so this CD does not come as a huge surprise. There are interesting moments here, but it is not a particularly cohesive recording, and we feel that only a very limited number of Bluegrass fans will be intrigued with this collaboration. Most effective pieces here, in our opinion, are the tradition-based SHEEP SHELL CORN, ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN, THE HILLS OF MEXICO and the instrumental STUBB. There’s also a pretty nice version of Hornsby’s older hit MANDOLIN RAIN, though personally I feel that it’s not anywhere as strong as the original pop version. Skaggs & Hornsby have enlisted some top sidemen, most of them associated with Skaggs’ own band: Andy Leftwich, Cody Kilby, Jim Mills & Mark Fain.

Artists:

  • BRUCE HORNSBY
  • MARK FAIN
  • CODY KILBY
  • ANDY LEFTWICH
  • JIM MILLS
  • RICKY SKAGGS
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • SONNY EMORY
  • STUART DUNCAN
  • GORDON KENNEDY
  • JEFF TAYLOR
  • PAUL BREWSTER
  • JOHN ANDERSON

Track Listing:

  • THE DREADED SPOON
  • GULF OF MEXICO FISHING BOAT BLUES
  • ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN
  • MANDOLIN RAIN
  • STUBB
  • COME ON OUT
  • A NIGHT ON THE TOWN
  • SHEEP SHELL CORN
  • HILLS OF MEXICO
  • CROWN OF JEWELS
  • SUPER FREAK