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|Jerry Garcia, David Grisman|
Old & In the Way
Genres: Country, Jazz, Pop, Rock
The landmark original 1975 release, these 10 songs provided a bridge between traditional and progressive bluegrass. The presence of Jerry Garcia greatly expanded the bluegrass audience, exposing thousands of fans to mounta... more »
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The landmark original 1975 release, these 10 songs provided a bridge between traditional and progressive bluegrass. The presence of Jerry Garcia greatly expanded the bluegrass audience, exposing thousands of fans to mountain music for the first time, but Garcia's melodic banjo picking and soulful baritone are also essential ingredients. Former bluegrass boy Peter Rowan contributes three now-standard original cuts, and the band covers material ranging from traditionals and Stanley Brothers favorites to the Rolling Stones. Fiddle master Vassar Clements represents the tradition, soaring freely through the verses and breaks with astonishing fire and grace. It remains an important historical document, although the two recent Acoustic Disc volumes (also recorded during the band's only tour in 1973) offer even greater performances and more selections. --Marc Greilsamer
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Caroline C. Suhajda | Midwest USA | 01/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a die hard Bluegrass fan,and a high lonesome sound snob...I was skeptical.
I was given this cassette by my dead-head friends,and I wore it out!
I was so glad to find it on cd from Amazon.It contiues to be one of my favorites.
They definitely have earned the right to be called Bluegrass boys.And now that Jerry Garcia and Vassar Clements have passed,it makes it all the more priceless.I recently saw David Grisman in concert,he recalls his time making this album fondly.Peter Rowan also shines.I would have loved to see them perform."
S. Steele | Las Vegas, NV | 02/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great bluegrass album. I've recently gotten into the "high lonesome sound", and this is my favorite album I've heard so far. If you like vinyl and bluegrass, I don't think it gets much better than this. Plus, Jerry Garcia's on banjo."