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Sales Tax Toddle
Richard Greene & Grass Is Greener
Sales Tax Toddle
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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The superb fiddler Richard Greene cut his teeth in Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys before moving on to more progressive endeavors. Sales Tax Toddle, his third album for Rebel, was recorded immediately after Monroe's death, s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Richard Greene & Grass Is Greener
Title: Sales Tax Toddle
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rebel Records
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 032511173720

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The superb fiddler Richard Greene cut his teeth in Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys before moving on to more progressive endeavors. Sales Tax Toddle, his third album for Rebel, was recorded immediately after Monroe's death, so Greene deviates from his usual all-instrumental format to include five vocal numbers from the Monroe songbook with two other Monroe alumni assisting--Peter Rowan on vocals and rhythm guitar and Sonny Osborne on banjo. As solid as those cuts are, the seven instrumentals remain the hands-down highlights as Greene whirls his way through traditional fiddle tunes and a pair of impressive originals--the nifty "Done Gone Waltz" and the furious "Last Ride." Newgrass standouts Tony Trischka (banjo) and David Grier (guitar) push Greene to unexpected places (is that I Love Lucy at the head of Trischka's solo on "Last Ride"?), and the results are uniformly excellent. Greene's masterful fiddle work is loose, dynamic, and spirited. --Marc Greilsamer

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This is a superb album
sweetbabyjames | Texas | 12/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this CD. With Richard's fiddle flying and Tony Trischka's high steppin', fast paced banjo pickin' it just doesn't get any better. There is a definite Bill Monroe influence on some of the vocal tracks like "Along About Daybreak" But when they get wound up their playing is infinite! A perfect mix of the two. There are no bad cuts on this cd; but check out tracks 7, 9 and 12. This 1998 Grammy Nominated CD is a perfect addition to any Bluegrass collection. You won't be sorry you did."