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Dobro: Blues & Bluegrass
Mike Auldridge
Dobro: Blues & Bluegrass
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Mike Auldridge
Title: Dobro: Blues & Bluegrass
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Takoma
Release Date: 6/4/2002
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Style: Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218891424, 029667983327

CD Reviews

Sweet early newgrass!
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 07/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in 1972, just as the acoustic music revival was really beginning to emerge from under the shadow of hippie-era rock scene, Mike Auldridge's groundbreaking "Dobro" album helped set the tone for the genre-bending musical explorations of the newgrass and spacegrass scenes that would follow. Many of the tunes were straightforward pick-athons, featuring able assistance by folks such as David Bromberg, Doyle Lawson and Auldridge's pals from the Seldom Scene. The album was a celebration of pure musicianship, a sort of insiders-club party, saying, "hey! look what we can do now!" The album also helped bring the so-called resophonic guitar, or dobro, into the bluegrass mainstream, opening the door for whippersnappers such as Jerry Douglas to explore the sound even further. Auldridge's playing is smooth and serene, a pleasure in and of itself; his choice of material and the sympathetic accompaniment are just icing on the cake. This new CD reissue pairs the original album up with it's likeminded follow-up, "Bluegrass And Blues", which is also quite lovely, but shows early hints of the formulae that would creep into the new acoustic scene, such as covers of pop tunes and jazz standards -- tricks that seem commonplace now, but were radically new back then. All in all, a sweet collection of tunes, quite pleasant to listen to."
Brownian Motion | State College, PA United States | 05/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection is worth hearing and having if only for the extraordinarily hot rendition of the ancient ballad "Greensleeves". This one track demonstrates convincingly that bluegrass playing is an approach, not a repertoire. Bravo Mike!"
Great dobro album
Brian Burtenshaw | Northern CA | 01/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is some of the best of Mike Auldridge's early music. The musicians are all top notch and there is a nice mix of songs. Any fan of dobro or bluegrass/acoustic music will like this collection."