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To Be His Child
Nashville Bluegrass Band
To Be His Child
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Christian, Gospel


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All Artists: Nashville Bluegrass Band
Title: To Be His Child
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Southern Gospel, Country & Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661024229, 011661024212, 011661024229

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Gospel, without the Soul
freshroastedbanjokill | 05/14/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you were introduced to this band by Rounder's "Handpicked" comp's inclusion of "every humble knee", don't even waste your time with the rest of this album. Some of the songs on here are just OK and some just downright boring. The instrumental work is decent but nothing on the album makes up for the painful repititousness of "Goodnight, the Lord is coming" and "Drifting Away" or the draggingly dull a capello, "To Be His Child". If your looking for some bluegrass gospel with soul, check out Ralph Stanely's "While the Ages Roll On" or, "Answer The Call"."
If you love bluegrass, if you love gospel - get this gem!
Janet Scott | Byfield, MA USA | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Bluegrass at its best! Being rather new to BG, I wasn't familiar with the NBB until I heard "Every Humble Knee" on a compilation album. Fell in love with their sound, and had to get this album. I did not think anything could possibly surpass "Every Humble Knee" but now I'm not so sure. I honestly can't pick a favorite cut from this album - it's all pure gold. But high on my list are "You're Drifting Away," "To Be His Child," "Are You Afraid to Die," and "New Born Soul." And of course, "Every Humble Knee." The thing is, their vocal work is as stellar as their instrumental work. And these guys aren't afraid to lay down their instruments and let their voices shine on a capella stuff---especially "New Born Soul" and "To Be His Child." But when they DO play, Compton rules on the mandolin, as far as I'm concerned! And Stuart Duncan has the sweetest fiddle tone I've ever heard. But the vocal harmonies are what make this such a splendid albumn. This is a remarkable blending of great material (every song here's a winner), fantastic playing, and superb singing. My only complaint is that the album's too short. Only one cut is 3 minutes or longer, and there are just 12 songs. Buy this album. Relish in it. You'll be glad you did."
California Country Gospel Lover
dingdongbelle | California | 03/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I, too, have played this casette over and over again. You don't have to live in Tennessee to appreciate this music. Light and uplifting, a pleasure for the soul."