DEL McCOURY 'Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury'

DEL McCOURY 'Celebrating 50 Years Of Del McCoury'

  • $45.00


Over the years Del McCoury has recorded for a variety of labels including Rebel, Rounder, Arhoolie, Revonah, Ceili, and others, and he has maintained a remarkably consistent degree of quality throughout, even with numerous changes in band personnel in his early years. In this new 5-CD set, Del, and his current label, McCoury Music, have chosen to re-record songs from all those sources with his current band, making for a consistent sound, even if it’s not a true “retrospective”. The music is certainly solid and excellent throughout, and includes renditions of many lesser known songs in addition to his most popular numbers like RAIN & SNOW, HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN, GOOD MAN LIKE ME, COLD HARD FACTS, and 1952 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING. One negative here—and it is already being pointed to by some buyers—is the value factor. In this day of truly “DeLuxe” boxed sets, it seems a bit tacky to put only 10 songs on each CD, thereby stretching a comfortable 3-CD set into five discs in a transparent attempt to justify a higher price. Also, there’s just one 12-page, CD sized booklet, quite adequate and appropriate for a single CD, but far from what you would expect in a 5-record, 50-year compilation. It would be nice to see a few more pages of photos of his early bands and so on, although one nice touch is a list of all 33 of Del’s band members over the years, from Billy Baker to Alan Bartram. Despite these shortcomings, this is still a wonderful collection of songs by one of the finest singers in the history of Bluegrass music, and an artist who has remained true to his roots over half a century. 5-CD Boxed set: $ 45.00

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • Remembering
  • Rain & Snow
  • Are You Teasin' Me?
  • Dreams
  • White House Blues
  • Dark Hollow
  • You're the Girl of My Dreams
  • Don't Stop the Music
  • The Prisoner's Song
  • DISC TWO:
  • Big Rock in the Road
  • High On the Mountain
  • Rain Please Go Away
  • Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
  • Good Man Like Me
  • I've Endured
  • Bluest Man In Town
  • Don't You Call My Name
  • Evil Hearted Woman
  • Loggin' Man
  • DISC THREE:
  • Loneliness and Desperation
  • I Feel the Blues Movin' In
  • Don't Let My Love Get in the Way
  • Who Showed Who
  • Undone in Sorrow
  • Take Me To the Mountains
  • Eli Renfro
  • Queen Anne's Lace
  • Nashville Cats
  • Beauty of My Dreams
  • DISC FOUR:
  • Cold Hard Facts
  • Black Jack County Chains
  • A Far Cry
  • 50/50 Chance
  • City Of Stone
  • Never Grow Up Boy
  • Asheville Turnaround
  • Learnin' the Blues
  • Cheek to Cheek With the Blues
  • DISC FIVE:
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
  • Let An Old Racehorse Run
  • Same Kind of Crazy
  • I'm Afraid I Forgot the Feeling
  • All Aboard
  • It's Just the Night
  • Nothin' Special
  • Unequal Love
  • Mill Towns
  • My Love Will Not Change