Red Allen Lonesome and Blue: The Complete County Recordings

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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Rebel Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Are You Waiting Just For Me
  • Buy for $0.992.Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On
  • Buy for $0.993.My Baby's Gone
  • Buy for $0.994.Heaven
  • Buy for $0.995.Summertime Is Past And Gone
  • Buy for $0.996.That's How I Can Count On You
  • Buy for $0.997.Purple Heart
  • Buy for $0.998.I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer
  • Buy for $0.999.Seven Year Blues
  • Buy for $0.9910.I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home
  • Buy for $0.9911.What About You
  • Buy for $0.9912.Out On The Ocean
  • Buy for $0.9913.We Live In Two Different Worlds
  • Buy for $0.9914.There Must Be Another Way To Live
  • Buy for $0.9915.Have You Come To Say Goodbye
  • Buy for $0.9916.Bluegrass Blues
  • Buy for $0.9917.Send Me Your Address From Heaven
  • Buy for $0.9918.Milk Cow Blues
  • Buy for $0.9919.Branded Wherever I Go
  • Buy for $0.9920.I'm Lonesome And Blue
  • Buy for $0.9921.If That's The Way You Feel
  • Buy for $0.9922.Maiden's Prayer
  • Buy for $0.9923.Love Gone Cold
  • Buy for $0.9924.I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9925.No Mother Or Dad

Product Description:

Contains 2 LPs on 1 CD: BLUEGRASS COUNTRY (1965)/RED ALLEN & THE KENTUCKIANS (1966).
Originally released on County Records.
Personnel: Red Allen (vocals, tenor, guitar); Red Allen; Porter Church (vocals, tenor, bass voice, guitar, banjo); Bill Yates (vocals, tenor, double bass); David Grisman (vocals, baritone, mandolin); Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott, Richard Greene (fiddle); Jerry McCoury (double bass); Wayne Yates (vocals, tenor, baritone, mandolin); Craig Wingfield (dobro).
Liner Note Author: Jon Hartley Fox.
Recording information: Masterstone Studios, New York, NY (12/03/1965-09/18/1966); WBAI Studios, New York, NY (12/03/1965-09/18/1966).
Photographers: Carl Fleischhauer; Paul Gerry.
Arranger: Red Allen.
Lonesome & Blue is the second Red Allen collection released on Rebel Records in 2004 and, like Keep on Going, represents a bluegrass artist at his best. The primary difference is that the second collection, comprised of material from 1965 and 1966, supplements hardcore bluegrass with a number of classic country songs. On the first half of the collection, Allen is joined by bassist Billy Yates, mandolinist Wayne Yates, banjoist Porter Church, and a young fiddler named Richard Greene. The band delivers striking versions of Bill Monroe's "Summertime Is Past and Gone" and "I'm on My Way Back to the Old Home," but also delves into Ernest Tubb's "Are You Waiting Just for Me" and the Louvin Brothers' "Seven Year Blues" (the latter previously unreleased). On the second half of the collection, Billy and Wayne Yates brothers have been replaced by mandolinist David Grisman and bassist Jerry McCoury, and dobroist Craig Wingfield has been added. The addition of Wingfield, in particular, gives the material an old-timey feel, which proves just right for Mel Tillis' "There Must Be Another Way to Live" and Johnny Bond's "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight." As on Keep on Going, Allen's vocals on Lonesome & Blue inject mountain soul into all of these songs and turn even a familiar favorite like "Milk Cow Blues" into something special. Lonesome & Blue will remind listeners just what real bluegrass and country sounds like, and will be warmly greeted by Allen fans. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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