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Strictly Instrumental: Best of 16 Rural Rhythm
Don Reno, Red Smiley
Strictly Instrumental: Best of 16 Rural Rhythm
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Don Reno, Red Smiley
Title: Strictly Instrumental: Best of 16 Rural Rhythm
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rural Rhythm
Release Date: 2/24/2004
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 732351029224, 732351029262

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Chops galore
Christopher D. Mahoney | 03/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Don Reno is the standout on this short but punchy compilation. His blistering runs all over the banjo neck are truly impressive. While no one could fail to appreciate Mr. Reno's chops, the album may not be the best choice for the bluegrass purist or someone who is more interested in old-time music. Unlike Ralph Stanley, for instance, who continually channels the high lonesome sound of the mountains, Mr. Reno's playing is more about technical achievement. But it is no less impressive for that. Listen to his version of Limehouse Blues, and then listen to Django Reinhardt's version of the same, and you'll hear two incomparable masters of their instruments playing in their own unique way.
Patrick Brands | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm no bluegrass expert, but this album is smokin' in my opinion! Though it is on the short side, the musicians are outstanding on this one and it is well worth the price. The lack of vocals makes you concentrate on the music, and it is some of the best I've heard to date. An album doesn't have to be modern to be good!"
Don Reno is the man
surfandsand | Florida USA | 07/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don Reno proves that he is the man on this CD. The tracks are a collection of instrumentals recorded between 1954 and 1964 but they still sound very fresh today. If you like Scruggs style banjo pickin you will love this CD."