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The Fields of November
Norman Blake
The Fields of November
Genres: Country, Folk
 
This CD contains all the tracks originally issued on The Fields of November (1974) and Old & New (1975); 26 tracks in all. With Nancy Blake, Charlie Collins, Tut Taylor, James Bryan.

      
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All Artists: Norman Blake
Title: The Fields of November
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Release Date: 11/18/2008
Genres: Country, Folk
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964000424, 018964000424

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This CD contains all the tracks originally issued on The Fields of November (1974) and Old & New (1975); 26 tracks in all. With Nancy Blake, Charlie Collins, Tut Taylor, James Bryan.

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Chamber music from mysterious South
Eddie Finn | 09/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording, actually a compilation of two records released by Flying Fish Records in the 70's, provides the bridge between Norman's early solo work and his later efforts with the Rising Fawn String Ensemble. A marvelous mix of original songs (Graycoat Soldiers, Old Brown Case, Billy Gray, Last Train from Poor Valley) and traditional tunes (most interesting - a three-part Cuckoo's Nest) presented with understated elegance, mostly by Norman with Nancy Short (later Nancy Blake), Charlie Collins, Tut Taylor, and Sand Mountain fiddler James Bryan. This one, by the way, drives guitar players crazy due to the fact that Norman doesn't always play in standard (A=440) tuning, preferring to tweak the strings up or down just a bit as it fits the song. Norman once said at a workshop "Sometimes I guess I just hear a song a little different than standard...""
Fields of November - Norman Blake
James H Arran | Outside Atlanta, GA | 03/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found Fields Of November in a used record store in Orlando, Fla. in 1992 after buying Home In Sulphur Springs (Norman Blake & Tut Taylor) the year before. Definitely a priceless part of my collection. It was the first time I'd heard Norman and Nancy together and was hooked on their blend of harmony. Nancy's cello is a perfect match for Norman's pickin'. There's a special feeling of comfort listening to their music. Fields Of November is a must for anyone interested in traditional American music. If you don't have it yet, check out Home In Sulphur Springs, and you'll see where his roots come from."
Guitarist's must-have
Dixie Diamond | Texas | 06/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"(I can't believe I didn't review this a long time ago).

These early Blake albums are must-haves for anyone with any interest in acoustic guitar. His style is extremely clean, he's never flashy or gimmicky. There isn't a bad track on this CD."