Label: Rebel Records - REB-CD-1528 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bluegrass
By the time the Seldom Scene had recorded its first album inAct Ithe band's essential elements were fully operational. John Starling 's rich lead vocals, John Duffy 's higher lead, and Mike Auldridge 's dobro gave the band a distinct sound, while Ben Eldridge 's banjo work, Duffy 's fancy mandolin licks, and Tom Gray 's acoustic bass reminded doubters that the band, despite its Rider - The Seldom Scene - Act 3 , was a bluegrass band. By the time the Seldom Scene recorded Act 3 inthe band was ready to broaden its sound, Appolonia - Anita Meyer - De Hits Van Anita Meyer only slightly; on several songs, the band's lineup was augmented by fiddler Ricky Skaggs and guitarist Clayton Hambrick.
These changes were unobtrusively inserted into songs like the propulsive "Rider" and "Mean Mama Blues," and added to the Seldom Scene 's sound without effecting the overall blueprint. Act 3like Act 1 and Act 2is excellent all around, and features a fine, eclectic set list. The lead instrumental track, an acoustic take Rider - The Seldom Scene - Act 3 "Chim Chim Cheree," may qualify as the band's oddest album kick-off, but this slow, melancholy version is lovely.
The five-minute-twenty-second "Rider" pulls out all the stops, and some listeners even prefer it to the longer version on Live at the Cellar Doorwhile the emotive "Muddy Water" shows that no matter how much the Seldom Scene smoothed bluegrass' rougher edges, the band could still evoke pathos. But listing the highlights of any early Seldom Scene album is only to list favorites: there are no weak links here.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Main Album Act 3 Label Rebel. Release Info Studio Recording. Track Listing. The Seldom Scene. Little Georgia Rose.
Another Lonesome Day. Willie Boy. Faded Love. Muddy Water. Mean Mother Blues. Sing Me Back Home. Hail to the Redskins. Don't Bother With White Satin.
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