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Bluegrass CD 2
Various Artists
Bluegrass CD 2
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Bluegrass CD 2
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 2/14/1992
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661151628

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Genre: Country & Western
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 1-MAY-1989

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James Skrydlak | Pella, Iowa | 01/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD, just like Volume 1, has it all - astonishing and soulful picking, extraordinary harmony singing, and a good choice of songs. There's something wonderful to be found in just about every cut. Some of my favorites: J.D. Crowe's banjo solo in "Molly and Tenbrooks", the harmonies and vocal counterpoint in "So Happy I'll Be", and Jerry Douglas's licks in "Big Spike Hammer". Somebody else could pick three others, though, and I probably wouldn't disagree with him. Bluegrass doesn't get any better than this."