Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jimmy Campbell-Great fiddler/friend-gone not forgotton!
Guitar Matt | Apollo, PA USA | 11/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I emailed Jimmy a few years back, to buy this cd from him, he said he was out of stock and asked if I "would mind if he burned me a copy" of his personal cd for half price "if that's fair" were his words!!!
He sent me the burned copy, autographed!!
Being that he played with Bill Monroe, it was a real treasure to me, and in the light of the recent tragic events involving his passing away, it means even more to me!!
I just listend to and played along with this cd today, as probably Mr. Monroe's last recording, it is a landmark recording,
sort of a passing of the bluegrass torch to the younger generation!
A great recording-fun and energetic!!
There's no more autographed copies, but the music speaks as loud as ever!! God bless you Jimmy!"
Great bluegrass fiddle with good tune selections.
Guitar Matt | 01/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jimmy Campbell is a bluegrass fiddler who spent some years working in Jim & Jesse's band and as one of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. Campbell has an expecially nice bluesy touch to his fiddling, which shines through on a number of the tunes on this album. The dozen tune selections include a number of uncommon tunes, eight of which Monroe had a hand in writing. These are neat tunes that deseerve wider play. There are but two "standards" on the album, and Campbell uses his own approach and licks to these two that make them seem fresh and interesting. The album has a very relaxed feel, as though it were recorded live. The back up band includes Mike Compton and Bill Monroe on mandolin, twinning on several numbers. This must have been one of the last of Monroe's recordings, but he was in great form. Dan Cup provides solid banjo, but the highlight of the album is the Campbell's fresh solid bluegrass fiddling interplaying with the mandolins on a great selection tunes. One of the best bluegrass fiddle albums of recent years."