ALLEN SHELTON 'At His Best-Bending The Strings'      GT-2151-CD

ALLEN SHELTON 'At His Best-Bending The Strings' GT-2151-CD

  • $11.00


The late Allen Shelton was known for his dynamic 5-string banjo work, playing in the bands of Jim Eanes and later Jim & Jesse, among others. This budget priced CD features 10 instrumentals, including his early Starday cut of BENDING THE STRINGS. Two tracks with Jim Eanes’ band are DIN-E-O and ROUND TOWN GIRLS—fiddle favorites in the area that Shelton came from (Reidsville, N.C.). The other cuts—including an instrumental version of LITTLE LOG CABIN IN THE LANE—all seem to be accompanied by Jim & Jesse’s band, with Jesse doing some of his trademark cross picking on the mandolin. On at least 3 of the tunes Shelton makes use of a 5-string resonator banjo (?) –these never had the bounce that Shelton’s straight 5-string banjo tunes did.

Artists:

ALLEN SHELTON

Track Listing:

  • BENDING THE STRINGS
  • LOG CABIN IN THE LANE
  • DIN E O
  • SHUCKIN' THE CORN
  • ROUND TOWN GALS
  • I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
  • UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • WHISPERING
  • WEEPING WILLOW