O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection

by Various Artists
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.If Wishes Were Horses - Claire Lynch
  • Buy for $0.992.Silver Tongue and Gold Plated Lies - Suzanne Thomas
  • Buy for $0.993.Sad Situation - Delia Bell
  • Buy for $0.994.True Life Blues - Hazel Dickens / Alice Gerrard
  • Buy for $0.995.Lonesome Wind Blues - Rhonda Vincent
  • Buy for $0.996.Pardon Me - The Cox Family
  • Buy for $0.997.Old River - Ginny Hawker / Hazel Dickens
  • Buy for $0.998.You Tried to Ruin My Name - Wilma Lee Cooper
  • Buy for $0.999.I Can't Find Your Love Any More - Hazel Dickens
  • Buy for $0.9910.Just Like Rain - Kathy Kallick / Laurie Lewis
  • Buy for $0.9911.Mama's Hand - Lynn Morris
  • Buy for $0.9912.Every Time You Say Goodbye - Alison Krauss
  • Buy for $0.9913.Blue - Stevens Sisters
  • Buy for $0.9914.Time Is Winding Up - Carol Elizabeth Jones / Ginny Hawker
  • Buy for $0.9915.Blow, Big Wind - Laurie Lewis
  • Buy for $0.9916.Will There Be Any Stars? - Alison Krauss / The Cox Family
  • Buy for $0.9917.Last Old Shovel, The - Phyllis Boyens
  • Buy for $0.9918.Comin' Down from God - Carol Elizabeth Jones
  • Buy for $0.9919.Eight More Miles - Claire Lynch / Laurie Lewis / Lynn Morris / Rhonda Vincent

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Marty Godbey.
Personnel: Dudley Connell, Mary Gibbons, Jim Hurst, Kathy Kallick, Lynn Morris, Alice Gerrard, Suzanne Thomas, Wilma Lee Cooper (vocals, guitar); Gene Wooten (vocals, dobro); Beth Stevens (vocals, banjo); Don Rigsby, Rhonda Vincent, Tom Rozum (vocals, mandolin); Laurie Lewis, Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Ronnie Bowman (vocals, electric bass); Claire Lynch, Delia Bell, Douglas Stevens, Ginny Hawker, Hazel Dickens, Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Phyllis Boyens, April Stevens, Suzanne Cox, Terry Smith, Bill Grant, Todd Phillips, Carol Elizabeth Jones, Carolee Cooper (vocals); Ron Block (guitar, banjo); Kenny Smith , Jeff White, Pete Kennedy, Bryan Sutton (guitar); Roger Williams , Rob Ickes (dobro); Richard Underwood, Lamar Grier, Marc Pruett, Sammy Shelor, Stanley Brown, Tom Adams, Tony Furtado, Michael McLain (banjo); Ron Stewart (mandolin, fiddle); Larry Lynch (mandolin, background vocals); David McLaughlin, Adam Steffey, John Reischman, Mike Seeger, Barry Mitterhoff, Wayne Benson (mandolin); Clarence "Tater" Tate, Eddie Stubbs, Mike Hartgrove, Stuart Duncan, Tracy Schwarz (fiddle); Barry Bales, Ronnie Simpkins (acoustic bass).
Liner Note Author: Marty Godbey.
Photographer: Rick Olivier.
The latest in a lengthening string of releases designed to benefit from association with the Coen brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? is this all-girl bluegrass compilation, which features on its cover the requisite stubbly cornfield and archaic font style. Opportunistic as the packaging may be, there's no arguing with the quality of the content. Generously packed with outstanding performances by women as stylistically disparate as Hazel Dickens, Claire Lynch, and Kathy Kallick, O Sister is a delightful celebration of several generations of criminally unheralded female bluegrass artists. The highlights are many, but particular standout tracks include Rhonda Vincent's rocking "Lonesome Wind Blues," the hard-edged mountain sound of Phyllis Boyens (backed up by Hazel Dickens and the Johnson Mountain Boys), and the clawhammer banjo-powered "Comin' Down From God" by the relatively unknown Carol Elizabeth Jones. The usual suspects are here too, of course, including Alison Krauss (on the exquisitely gentle and sweet "Every Time You Say Goodbye") and the Cox Family (twice). You might buy this one because you feel guilty about the way women have been neglected in the bluegrass world, but you'll keep coming back to it because the songs are just so dang good. ~ Rick Anderson

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  • Sales Rank: 130,160
  • UPC: 011661049925
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