SAM BUSH "Circles Around Me"

SAM BUSH "Circles Around Me"

  • $15.00


Sam Bush is known as one of the masters and leaders of so-called “Modern Bluegrass”, but most fans know he can play wonderful straight Bluegrass if and when he wants to, and this 15-track album contains enough interesting material to appeal to most traditional Bluegrass lovers too. His band includes the fine banjo picker Scott Vestal as well as Byron House on bass and Stephen Mougin on guitar. In addition he is joined by Del McCoury on two of the best cuts on the album: ROLL ON BUDDY and MIDNIGHT ON THE STORMY DEEP. There’s a good version of DIAMOND JOE, and an interesting BALLAD OF STRINGBEAN & ESTELLE and equally nice treatments of two old hard-edged Bluegrass songs, YOU LEFT ME ALONE and OUT ON THE OCEAN. There’s also a fine minute and a half rendition of the Texas Fiddle tune APPLE BLOSSOM on which Sam plays fiddle—this has the late Courtney Johnson on banjo, so it must be a leftover from a very old session. For the modern fans there are a number of contemporary pieces such as THE OLD NORTH WOODS, BLUE MOUNTAIN and GOLD HEART LOCKET. If you let the disc play out after the 14th and “last” track, you will also be treated to a long and well played version of a blues tune, HOT TAMALES & THEY’RE RED HOT. Jerry Douglas appears on a couple of tracks as well. A first-rate, enjoyable album that we recommend.

Artists:

  • SAM BUSH
  • BYRON HOUSE
  • CHRIS BROWN
  • SCOTT VESTAL
  • STEPHEN MOUGIN

Track Listing:

  • CIRCLES AROUND ME
  • DIAMOND JOE
  • YOU LEFT ME ALONE
  • THE OLD NORTH WOODS
  • ROLL ON BUDDY, ROLL ON
  • THE BALLAD OF STRINGBEAN & ESTELLE
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN
  • OUT ON THE OCEAN
  • GOLD HEART LOCKET
  • JUNIOR HEYWOOD
  • MIDNIGHT ON THE STORMY DEEP
  • APPLE BLOSSOM
  • SOUVENIR BOTTLES
  • WHISPER MY NAME