Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Keith Whitley, Skaggs|
Second Generation Bluegrass
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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Sweet stuff from the early '70s
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 10/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These early '70s recordings capture two young members of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys just as they were about to go out on their own as vanguard members of the newgrass generation. Both Whitley and Skaggs cut new roads in the '70s country renaissance, and in the next decade each also successfully moved into the world of commercial Top 40 Country. But here they are, young and earnest as can be, singing pure, sweet bluegrass and playing with a magical melodic grace. This album was originally a modest release, not entirely off the radar, and a welcome surprise for the bluegrass faithful, though not a blockbuster hit by a long shot. Now, decades later, it's a wonderful document of two master musicians in their early years. Plus, it's just enchanting -- great music performed with real feeling. Thank goodness Rebel dusted this one off for modern listeners to check out again... it's highly recommended!"
Jess | Coal Country, PA | 12/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's about time these early albums were released again on CD. This one is superb, and may actually surprise you. Most of us think of Lefty Frizzel when we hear Keith Whitley. And Ricky Skaggs is often considered the father of new generation/mainstream bluegrass. But, with this album, you'll hear Keith Whitley handle the lead vocals and guitar work on 12 numbers. And folks, Keith can pick a guitar.....and his voice was pure bluegrass without even a hint of Lefty! The harmonies and mandolin provided by Ricky are phenomenal. The album begins with "Dont Cheat in Our Hometown", a song that Ricky would later release as a solo act, and continues through a few brilliant instrumentals, and some of the finest bluegrass you will ever hear, including: "Poor Monroe", "Those Two Blue Eyes", and "Memories of Mother". This CD was released by Rebel Records in 1990, and the recording is excellent. Give it a listen."
LINDA HAFLEY | California | 02/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was dissapointed, thought I would hear a little more of Keith but was not to be. If you are a true Keith fan pass this one up."