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Shades of Blue & Gray: Songs From The Civil War
David Matthews
Shades of Blue & Gray: Songs From The Civil War
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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All Artists: David Matthews
Title: Shades of Blue & Gray: Songs From The Civil War
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delta
Release Date: 8/30/1994
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Nostalgia, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018111235426
 

CD Reviews

Misleading title; average vocal quality
dkhoward@wave.net | Brookings, Oregon, USA | 07/11/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A misleading title; should be subtitled "Modern Songs of the Civil War." Average vocal quality and heavy on modern acoustics. Customers looking for traditional authentic music of the US Civil War can ignore this CD. Disappointing...."
These songs are not written in the Civil War period
H. Ma | Alhambra, CA USA | 05/18/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The price is great, the audio quality is good and the words in the songs are inspiring. There's one glitch, however. These are not original songs composed and written by people who witnessed the Civil War, but are modern ones composed in the 20th century, thus losing most of the aesthetic value that one usually derives from the historical authenticity."
An excellent presentation of little known WBTS songs.
H. Ma | 03/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the haunting "Road to Gettysburg" to the up-beat "Farewell to Ye", Mr. Matthews' presentation far exceeds his earlier efforts in War Between the State's music. I was especially delighted in "You will refuse the Line", honoring Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine as well as the brave Confederates, primarily Alabamans, who charged up Little Round Top after marching 18 hours. An excellent addition to any Civil War buff's musical library."