Clinch Mountain Echo

James Price - The Old Mountaineer

(Hay Holler HH-CD-106) 1994


The Old Mountaineer
Rear Cover CD Tray

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James' debut 'solo' release was recorded between Dec. 1993 and Feb. 1994, whilst he was still a member of The Goins Brothers.

Named after Bill Monroe's The Old Mountaineer, and featuring six tunes by the 'Big Mon', Kenny Baker's influence looms large over this instrumental fiddle album.

It garnered a glowing review in 'Bluegrass Unlimited' (Nov. 1994) by Art Menius, which described it variously as: "...delivering a platter exuding the warmth and vitality of playing music for the pure joy of the experience. From the start the music dances with spirit, engaging the attention of the listener in a way few all-instrumental projects can."
"Solidy grounded in the basics of his art. Price displays taste and restraint beyond his years without any loss of exhuberance With pleasant tone and a delicious sesnse for melody, he sets a joyous example for the band"....
"One couldn't ask for a disk shimmering with more sincere love for playing bluegrass... The recording sparkles throughout without a weak cut in the bunch..."

So, yep - it's a good 'un!

(a) fiddle on all selections, guitar on (2), (4), (5), (8) and (12)
(b) banjo on (1), (10) and (14)
(c) accoustic bass on all selections except (9)
(d) mandolin on all selections except (9), (11) and (12)
(e) guitar on all selections except (2), (9) and (12)
(f) mandolin on (11) and (12)
(g) banjo on all selections except (1), (10) and (14)

Track:
Title:
CD:
(41:28)
1
Louisville Breakdown

Bill Monroe
2
Angeline The Baker

P.D.
3
The Old Mountaineer

Bill Monroe
4
Pretty Little Indian

P.D.
5
Solid Gone

P.D.
6
Wheel Hoss

Bill Monroe
7
Amazing Grace

John Newton
8
The Long Bow

Bill Monroe
9
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

P.D.
10
Wild Horse On Stoney Point

P.D.
11
Mississippi Waltz

Bill Monroe
12
The Young Man That Wouldn't Hoe Corn

P.D.
13
Cuttin' The Rug

James Price
14
Cheyenne

Bill Monroe

 


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