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Larry Sparks - Lonesome & Then Some

A Classic 50th Celebration

(Rebel REB-CD-1846) 2014


Lonesome And Then Some
CD Tray

Celebrating Larry Sparks 50th anniversary as musician, this is a fine selection of songs, delivered with Larry's unique guitar and vocal style. I've not heard everything Larry's done, but I've got several of his albums & I haven't heard a bad one yet.

Stand out cuts include Bitterweeds, Journey To The Light and Saviour's Precious Blood. There's also guest spots with Alison Krauss and Judy Marshall, Bobby Osborne, Curley Seckler and Jesse McReynolds. Ralph sings tenor on Carter Stanley's Loving You Too Well, which features the following personnel:-

The only track that I find doesn't work too well is a version of In The Pines which is taken from a live 1995 Bill Monroe show at Bean Blossom with Larry doing guest vocal. On this some of the vocals/guitar are overdubbed.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(36:59)
1
Will You Be Satisfied That Way

Jimmie Skinner
2
Journey To The Light

Sandy Shortridge
3
Bitterweeds

Barbara Wilkinson / Sonya Wood
4
Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures
- Alison Krauss & Judy Marshall

Van Hoos
5
Loving You Too Well
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
6
Savior's Precious Blood

Betty Jean Robinson
7
Letter From My Darling
- Bobby Osborne

Bill Monroe
8
We Prayed

Sandy Shortridge
9
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
- Curly Seckler

Max Fiddler / Joe Maphis / Rose Lee Maphis
10
In Those Days

Connie Leigh
11
I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
- Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler

Hank Williams
12
In The Pines
- Bill Monroe

P.D.

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