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Johnson Mountain Boys
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Johnson Mountain Boys
Title: Favorites
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 2/14/1992
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661150928

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Sweet, authentic bluegrass music
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dudley Connell and company were still very much in a high lonesome frame of mind here on their fifth Rounder album... These tunes are taken at a moderate pace, with little of the breakneck instrumental pyrotechnics that many bluegrassers favor. A nice mix of odd old tunes by the likes of Wilma Lee Cooper, Jerry Reed, Albert A. Brumley and Jimmie Rodgers, as well as a bunch of swell new tunes by the band. Nice and understated; a good change of pace, and some mighty fine music."
Best Bluegrass You'll Ever Hear
D. MILLS | Manassas, VA United States | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Growing up in Montgomery County, Maryland, I've been a fan of the JMB for decades. I still have their first LP. They're talented musicians who play gentle ballads as well as outstanding high energy jams with excellent banjo and fiddle solos. Martie Maguire once said that one of her prime influces was Eddie Stubbs.

And it's good blue grass. It's not modernized or watered down blue grass that baby boomers cherish while wearing their tweed jackets with the patches on the elbows. This is the type of blue grass that Little Roy Lewis played in a corn field in Georgia. This is the type of music that Earl Scruggs played.

I remember one time in the mid to late 1980's some friends of mine walked across a muddy farmer's field to see the JMB play at a local high school. At that time Gaithersburg was in transition from a hick town to a modern suburb of Washington, D.C. But that night it was a hick town. The high school auditorium was packed with a lot of old timers, farmers, blue collar workers and a few young people all excited to hear some great music. The JMB did not disappoint. It was like a homecoming of local boys made good.

Too many artists fail in the studio to capture the excitement of their live performances. This CD is the exception. The music on this CD is just as energetic as their performance that night at Gaithersburg High School."
A Collection from The Best Bluegrass Band Ever
J. Beaver | Connecticut | 04/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD contains selections from several previous albums, and the selections are representative of the high quality this band always produced. This is one group that has no "best of," simply because everything they did was spectacular.

If you want a great sample from this band, get this very bountiful disc (it has 20 tracks!), but be prepared to buy the other six that are available because you'll want them all after you hear this one.

This is the best band to ever play bluegrass music."