Compadres:anthology Of Duets CD (2007)

Artist: Marty Stuart

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Broad selection of duets culled from 30 years of s

by on 12/29/2007

This disc pulls together fourteen duets Stuart recorded for a variety of projects over his three decades in country music. Although the broad timeframe leaves this album without the coherency of a purpose-built duets anthology, the advantages are many. The genesis in different projects translates to a lack of similarity and gives each duet an individual identity. Better yet, since Stuart wasn't hosting a parade of guests in the studio (or worse, finding time to patch together duets via tape), he's invested in finding a unique approach to each piece. The collection's earliest recording finds the 15-year-old Stuart burning down the house with his mandolin with Lester Flatt's band on a cover of "Rawhide." His instrumental skills are again displayed for an intricately picked rendition of "John Henry" that pits his mandolin against Earl Scruggs' mighty banjo. He pairs smoothly with Merle Haggard for the pleading "Farmer's Blues," rears back with a holler to match up with Johnny Cash on a 1992 take of "Doin' My Time," and finds some low notes to go toe-to-toe with George Jones on "One Woman Man." A pair of previously unreleased tracks include "Will You Visit me on Sunday," with Loretta Lynn, and an acoustic cover of The Who's "I Can See For Miles and Miles" with Old Crow Medicine Show. The former works nicely (though perhaps not as nicely as Lynn's original with Conway Twitty), while the latter is a messy translation to acoustic string-band music. Better are the tight bluegrass of Stuart and Del McCoury on the hymn "Let Us Travel, Travel On." and the slow and soulful "Move Along Train" sung with Mavis Staples. Stuart's hit duet with Travis Tritt, "The Whiskey Ain't Working" is also here. This is a nice collection for Stuart's fans, pulling together a variety of performances from a large number of original sources. [©2007 redtunictroll at hotmail dot com] Read More

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 204589328
UPC 602517045163
UPC 14 00602517045163
Format CD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Author Marty Stuart
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Compilation Appearance Punching Bag
Compilation Appearance Rubberband
Compilation Appearance Amazing Grace
Compilation Appearance Icon:country
Compilation Appearance D'lectrified
Compilation Appearance Roots Of Johnny Cash
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Compilation Appearance Burn Your Playhouse Down
Compilation Appearance Orthophonic Joy
Compilation Appearance Best Of Travis Tritt
Compilation Appearance Absolutely Bluegrass
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Hammond; Chuck Ainlay; Chuck Turner; Chuck Seitz; Drew Bollman; Donivan Cowart; Ron Black; Jamie Tate; Joe McGrath; Joey Turner; Justin Niebank; Luke Wooten; Peter Coleman; Steve Holroyd; Warren Peterson
Producer Marty Stuart; Don Was; Gregg Brown; John Porter; Justin Niebank; Richard Rodney Bennett; Bob Ferguson; Brian Ahern; Carl Jackson; Marty Stuart
CatalogID 07376
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 06/05/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517045163
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Marty Stuart (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, mandolin); Willie Watson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Brian Glenn (vocals, upright bass); Harry Stinson (vocals, drums); Mavis Staples (vocals); Lester Flatt, B.B. King, Biff Watson (guitar); Richard Rodney Bennett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar, slide guitar); Del McCoury, Don Potter, Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar); Kenny Vaughan, Stuart Smith, Billy Walker, Jr., Brian Ahern (electric guitar); Gary Hogue, Robby Turner, Terry Crisp (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Earl Scruggs, Critter Fuqua, Kenny Ingram, Kevin Hayes (banjo); Ricky Skaggs, Stuart Duncan, Ketcham Secor (fiddle); Jimmy Joe Ruggiere (harmonica); Matt Rollings, Barry Beckett, Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Steve Nathan (keyboards); Glenn Worf (acoustic bass); Morgan Jahnig (upright bass); Jim Keltner, Kenny Aronoff , Steve Turner , Eddie Bayers, Chad Cromwell (drums).
Audio Mixers: Chuck Turner; Chuck Seitz; Drew Bollman; Tony Collins; Jamie Tate; Joe McGrath; Joey Turner ; John Hampton; John Kelton; Justin Niebank; Mark Nevers; Peter Coleman; Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterer: Jim DeMain.
Liner Note Author: Geoffrey Himes.
Recording information: AbTrax Recording, Nashville, TN; Big Javelina Studios, Nashville, TN; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN; Cash Cabin, Hendersonville, TN; Hounds Ear; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; OmniSound, Nashville, TN; SOund Kitchen, Franklin, TN; Station West, Nashville, TN; The Ark, Hendersonville, TN; The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Treasure Isle Studios, Nashville, TN; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Editors: Carlos Grier; Don Cobb.
Photographers: George Day; Bill Thorup; Bob Dylan.
Nashville has rarely looked as kindly on an eclectic spirit as it does on Marty Stuart. Ever the iconoclast--one album he's bluegrass, the next he's gospel, the next he's dabbling in R&B--Stuart still remains a Nashville insider. His new collection, COMPADRES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF DUETS, offers only two unreleased tracks, but acts as a great primer for Stuart's career of genre wanderlust.
The standouts are many: "Rawhide," with former mentor Lester Flatt, shows off his mandolin mastery; "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" finds Stuart and Steve Earle ripping through a Buddy Holly standard; and two Staples Singers' appearances--on "The Weight" and "Move Along Train"--point to Stuart's ability to mesh with non-country artists. There's a veritable parade of country legends here as well, including Loretta Lynn ("Will You Visit Me On Sunday") and George Jones ("One Woman Man"); Stuart's wife, Connie Smith, contributes two tracks, and his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash, even helps out with "Doin' My Time" from 1992's THIS ONE'S GONNA HURT YOU. While the genre-hopping feels a little herky-jerk, the listener can't help but be overwhelmed by the breadth of Stuart's talent--and the reach of his Rolodex.
Disc 1
1 Farmer's Blues
2 Doin' My Time
3 Rawhide
4 Whiskey Ain't Workin', The
5 Will You Visit Me on Sunday - (previously unreleased)
6 Crying, Waiting, Hoping
7 Mr. John Henry, The Steel Driving Man
8 Hearts Like Ours
9 Weight, The
10 One Woman Man
11 Confessin' the Blues
12 I Can See for Miles - (previously unreleased)
13 Let Us Travel, Travel On
14 Move Along Train
Product Attributes
Artist Stuart,Marty
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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