Clinch Mountain Echo

Mitchell Van Dyke - Good Times, Good Friends, & Good Pickin'

(Sonray no #) c2012


Good Times, Good Friends, & Good Pickin'
Rear Cover CD Tray

I'm not sure when this CD-R was recorded or released, but I guess all three of Mitchell's albums were released around the same time, as the County Sales catalogue numbers are sequential.

Unlike My Turn, 5-String Favorites and 'Good Times, Good Friends, & Good Pickin' aren't just exclusively in the 'Stanley' style. Mitchell also has a distinct Don Reno / Alvin Breeden influence going on and there is more 'playing around with it' as Ralph would put it.

On 'Good Times, Good Friends, & Good Pickin' the material is drawn from the likes of Don Reno (Drifting With The Tide, Choking The Strings, Green Mountain Hop), Gene Parker (Struttin' To Ferrum), The Dillards (Banjo In The Hollow) and Flatt & Scruggs' Somehow Tonight.

Carter's Our Last Goodbye and Worried Man Blues are more or less in the 'Stanley style', with a few embellishments.

Aside from Mitchell, James Price is the only other CMB to feature on the album, on Orange Blossom Special.

(*) personnel on Orange Blossom Special only.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(25:23)
1
Our Last Goodbye

C. Stanley
2
Goodnight Irene

Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter
3
Banjo In The Hollow

Douglas Dillard
4
Drifting With The Tide

Don Reno / Red Smiley
5
Struttin' To Ferrum

Gene Parker
6
Worried Man Blues

A.P. Carter
7
Choking The Strings

Don Reno
8
Somehow Tonight

Earl Scruggs
9
Green Mountain Hop

Don Reno
10
Orange Blossom Special

Ervin T. Rouse

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