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Charlie Sizemore - Back Home

(Rebel REB-CD-1705) 1993


Charlie Sizemore - Back Home
Booklet picture CD Tray
LR: Larry Beasley(?), Charlie Sizemore, Bobby Clark(?), Heath Van Winkle The Station Inn release party. L-R: Sonny Curtis, Paul Craft, Charlie Sizemore, Jerry Chestnut. Photo by Alan L. Mayor. Bluegrass Unlimited album advert Nov. 1993

Average Album Rating: 5
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Charlie's debut CD for Rebel was probably recorded in late 1992[1] and is very much a 'studio' affair with guest artists like Alison Krauss, Don Rigsby, Tim O'Brien; session musicians and a mix of both country and bluegrass styles.

Lyrically the majority of the songs are exceptionally well crafted, with intelligent lyrics well suited to Charlie Sizemore's dry wit. Six of them are either written or co-written by Charlie, with I'm Really Gone and You'll Never Know Until You Cry having previously been recorded for his I've Got A Good Memory album.

Paul Craft, a former banjo player for Jimmy Martin and noted bluegrass/country songwriter[2] is involved heavily on this release, which he co-produced and has song-writing credits on two of the songs (Walking Home In The Rain and Nothing Happening Every Minute).

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of country music, so drums and steel guitars usually put me off... but this album sounds great and it's one I'll happily listen to repeatedly. It seems to have gone down well with music critics too, if the quotes from a 'Bluegrass Unlimited' ad from Nov. 1983 are anything to go by. 'BU' however was rather less favourable, with their reviewer surprisingly concluding that the rendition of Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine was the album's best cut.

I'm not too sure who was in Charlie's regular band at the time the album was recorded, but from a promo picture from around the time it looks like Heath Van Winkle was still present and Larry Beasley was on banjo. Not sure who the guy is with the glasses though? Bobby Clark? Shayne Bartley?

Rebel records promoted/launched the album with a gig and CD listening session at the Station Inn in Nashville.

This is one definitely worth picking up!

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Time:
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Harmony Vocal:
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Guitar:
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Piano:
1
Who Cares
02:48
Charlie Sizemore
Alison Krauss

Charlie Sizemore

Alison Krauss
Larry Beasley
Bobby Clark
Mike Cass
Heath Van Winkle





David Kent / Bill Cheatham
2
Time Can't Take Your Memory Away
03:27
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Keith Little
Danny Parks




Steve Hinson
Scot Merry
Kirk 'Jellyroll' Johnson
Paul Scholten



Charlie Sizemore
3
Roller Coaster Run
02:31
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Keith Little


Glen Duncan
Larry Beasley
Bobby Clark

Heath Van Winkle





Hugh Prestwood
4
Walking Home In The Rain
03:19
Charlie Sizemore
Alison Krauss

Danny Parks


Paul Craft


Scot Merry

Paul Scholten
Steve Hinson


Paul Craft
5
A Dream Where A Memory Used To Be
02:10
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Keith Little
Charlie Sizemore

Glen Duncan
Larry Beasley
Bobby Clark

Heath Van Winkle





Charlie Sizemore / David Kent
6
I'm Really Gone
02:49
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Don Rigsby
Danny Parks

Glen Duncan

Danny Parks



Paul Scholten
Scot Merry
Patti Clements-Craft

Charlie Sizemore / Noah Hall
7
Watering Poison Ivy
02:40
Charlie Sizemore
Paul Craft
Claire Lynch
Steve Hinson
Danny Parks




Scot Merry
Kirk 'Jellyroll' Johnson
Paul Scholten



David Kent
8
Back Home
03:04
Charlie Sizemore
Don Rigsby

Charlie Sizemore

Glen Duncan
Larry Beasley
Bobby Clark

Heath Van Winkle





Charlie Sizemore
9
You'll Never Know Until You Cry
02:35
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Don Rigsby
Danny Parks

Glen Duncan



Scot Merry

Paul Scholten
Stee Hinson


Charlie Sizemore
10
Once More From The Bottom
02:04
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Keith Little
Charlie Sizemore

Glen Duncan
Larry Beasley
Ricky Reece

Heath Van Winkle





Charlie Sizemore / David Kent
11
Nothing Happening Every Minute
02:20
Charlie Sizemore
Charlie Sizemore
Claire Lynch
Danny Parks

Glen Duncan



Scot Merry

Paul Scholten
Steve Hinson


Paul Craft / Pat Alger
12
Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
02:48
Charlie Sizemore
Tim O'Brien

Charlie Sizemore

Alison Krauss

Tim O'Brien

Mark Schatz





Darrell 'Pee Wee' King / Redd Stewart

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] 'Bluegrass Unlimited' mentioned Charlie was in the recording studio recording a new album for Rebel in the 'General Store' section of their Jan. 1993 edition. (p. 17)
[2] https://bluegrasstoday.com/paul-craft-passes/