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The Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old Timey Gospel Music
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The Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old Timey Gospel Music
Genres: Country, Folk, Gospel
 
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This 24 track collection contains over 60 minutes of inspired gospel music ranging from the old-time Baptist singing of Hazel Dickens and Doc Watson, to the beautiful brother harmonies of the Louvin Brothers and Blue Sky B...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old Timey Gospel Music
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Release Date: 7/10/2009
Genres: Country, Folk, Gospel
Styles: Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Neotraditional, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661156326, 011661156340

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This 24 track collection contains over 60 minutes of inspired gospel music ranging from the old-time Baptist singing of Hazel Dickens and Doc Watson, to the beautiful brother harmonies of the Louvin Brothers and Blue Sky Boys, to bluegrass with Ricky Skaggs, the Johnson Mountain Boys, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Del McCoury, the Dry Branch Fire Squad and others. Included is a previously unreleased version of J.D. Crowe's "Crying Holy" with Emmylou Harris joining J.D., Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice.

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CD Reviews

Old timey songs of faith
D. Ayars | Deerfield, IL USA | 05/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I pulled "Stained Glass Hour" off a dusty shelf for the first time in years, recently. I'd forgotten just how special this CD is. I consider a compilation CD good if it has four or five keeper tracks, excellent with eight to ten. I find an astonishing 15 out of the 24 songs here worth a trip out to my mp3 player. I can't help but tap my foot and join in on the choruses of the infectious bluegrass bounce of J.D. Crowe & The New South on "Crying Holy", the Bluegrass Cardinals on "Journey to My Savior's Side", and the Bluegrass Album Band's "Talk It Over With Him". There's also quiet, thoughtful witnessing for those in spiritual crisis in Boone Creek's "Drifting Too Far From the Shore". Another highlight is the plaintive, unadorned vocals balanced with Allen Shelton's beautiful banjo line in "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"; Hazel Dickens reminds us that life and its earthly blessings are brief and fleeting, but the eternal beacon of the Promised Land can guide us through the rocky shoals. Two special favorites of mine among the many other gems found here: the crystal clear four-part harmony of the Johnson Mountain Boys in the rapture song, "Shouting in the Air" and the aching vocal blend of Ricky Skaggs and friends in "Talk About Sufferin'" Different media drive the message home to different worshippers: for me, friends, any one of these songs carries more weight than a half hour sermon from the pulpit!This CD has my highest recommendation for fans of traditional gospel, bluegrass or old-timey music. You will surely find several special tracks to call your own."
Found Some Good Gospel Bluegrass
Alvin Bragg | Frewsburg, NY USA | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was released "way back" in 1991, so I was not sure what I would find. Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised and out of the 24 songs, there were 9 that I gave 5 stars and downloaded to my MP3 player. That's a pretty good average for a single CD! Many of the selections were unique in that they were not "new" versions of old songs."