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Format: CD
Sku: 60026037
UPC: 032511111128
UPC 14: 00032511111128
Release Date: 6/26/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Loneliness And Desperation ~ Del McCoury
2. With You In My Dreams ~ Del McCoury
3. Over Yonder In The Graveyard ~ Del McCoury
4. Springtime Of Life ~ Del McCoury
5. Dreams ~ Del McCoury
6. Two More Years ~ Del McCoury
7. Who Showed Who ~ Del McCoury
8. Take Me To The Mountains ~ Del McCoury
9. Eli Renfro ~ Del McCoury
10. Don't Let My Love Get In The Way ~ Del McCoury
11. Rain And Snow ~ Del McCoury
12. Standing On The Mountain ~ Del McCoury
13. Foggy River ~ Del McCoury
14. Blackjack ~ Del McCoury
15. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down ~ Del McCoury
16. Rain Please Go Away ~ Del McCoury
17. No One But My Darlin' ~ Del McCoury
18. Wait a Little Longer, Please Jesus ~ Del McCoury
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Del McCoury (vocals, guitar); Paul Silvius, Bill Runkle, Dick Smith (vocals, banjo); Jerry McCoury, Mike Garris (vocals, bass); Donny Eldreth (mandolin, fiddle); Ronnie McCoury, Hershel Sizemore (mandolin); Jon Glik, Sonny Miller, Bill Poffinberger (fiddle); Dewey Renfro (bass).
Muze PNote Producers: Del McCoury, Charles R. Freeland.
Muze PNote Recorded at Wally Cleaver's Recording, Fredericksburg and Threshold Recording, Roanoke, Virginia; and R.D. Homer Associates, Clinton and Track Recorders, Silver Spring, Maryland between 1974 and 1984. Includes liner notes by Dick Kimmel.
Muze PNote Personnel: Del McCoury (tenor, guitar); Mike Garris (tenor, baritone, bass voice); Paul Silvius, Dick Smith (baritone, banjo); Bill Runkle (banjo); Donnie Eldreth, Herschel Sizemore, Ronnie McCoury (mandolin); Bill Poffinberger, Jon Glik, Sonny Miller (fiddle).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Dick Kimmel.
Muze PNote Recording information: Clinton, MD (??/??/1974-12/22/1984); Fredericksburg, VA (??/??/1974-12/22/1984); Roanoke, VA (??/??/1974-12/22/1984); Silver Springs, MD (??/??/1974-12/22/1984).
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Dixie Pals.
Muze PNote Arranger: Del McCoury.
Muze PNote It would be impossible to pinpoint the high point of Del McCoury's career in bluegrass for two reasons: one being that he has been so consistently good in everything he's done, and the other being that he seems to incredibly keep getting better and better, making any speculation prone to revision. That being said, this compilation of his recordings for Rebel Records from 1974-1984 showcases one of bluegrass' great voices at one of the many peaks of his career. The album is set up without chronology in mind, but the change from one lineup of the Dixie Pals into another isn't noticeable, and the whole thing flows quite naturally from beginning to end. High harmonies and excellent musicianship have long been McCoury trademarks, and these recordings are especially interesting where they showcase the first appearances of mandolin player Ronnie McCoury, who would eventually go on to become one of the most celebrated pickers in bluegrass. Longtime fans of the Del McCoury Band's work will want to complete their collection with this album, and recent converts to the man would be well-suited to start their collections here. ~ Zac Johnson

Engineer: Harold Thompson; Peter Bonta; Roy Homer

Artist Overview

Singer/mandolinist Del McCoury's career had the most auspicious beginning a bluegrass musician can hope for; in the mid-1960s he was a member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. He kicked off his solo career a couple of years later, and by the '70s he had found a middle ground between bluegrass traditionalism and the open-minded "newgrass" approach, becoming a highly influential artist in the process. In the '80s, McCoury truly codified his style, forming a tight band that included his sons Ronnie and Rob. THE MOUNTAIN, their 1999 collaboration with Steve Earle, raised the band's profile even further, endearing them to non-country audiences and neatly dovetailing with the early-2000s O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?-inspired bluegrass resurgence.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Appalachian Stomp-Bluegrass Cl
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five Years Of Rounder
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Spirit: 12 Songs Of Faith
Muze Music Compilations 16 Down Home Country Classics
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganz
Muze Music Compilations Choice Picks-Celebrating The 1
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Christmas On The Mountain A Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Number 1s
Muze Music Compilations These Days
Muze Music Compilations Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Muze Music Compilations Best Loved Bluegrass:20 All Time Favo
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Absolutely Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations DIVIDED UNITED

Associated Artists and Works

True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Artists, Various
True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists
Watson, Doc

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/01/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : REBCD 1111
Music Label Name Label : Rebel
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00032511111128

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