Norman Blake While Passing Along This Way

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CD Details

  • Released: November 22, 1994
  • Label: Shanachie

Tracks:

  • 1.He's Passing This Way
  • 2.I'm Going to Leave Old Dixie
  • 3.Bonaparte Crossing The Rhine / Going Down The Valley
  • 4.The Grave of Bonaparte
  • 5.On & on & On
  • 6.The Greenwood Tree
  • 7.Sweet Freedom
  • 8.Sweet Heaven
  • 9.God's Radio Phone
  • 10.Old Mother Flanagan
  • 11.Last Train From Poor Valley
  • 12.Hangin' Dog
  • 13.The Fate of Talmage Osborne
  • 14.Old Stepstone

Product Description:

Personnel: Norman Blake (vocals, acoustic & Hawaiian guitars, fiddle, dobro); Nancy Blake (vocals, acoustic guitar, cello, mandolin).
Engineers: Jim Emrich (tracks 1-3, 5-9, 12-14); Bill Lumaye (tracks 4, 10-11).
Recorded at Cedarhouse Studios, Arrington, Tennessee on June 9-12, 1994 and Windstar Studios, Colorado Springs, Colorado in August 1992.
WHILE PASSING ALONG THIS WAY was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Following his highly prolific relationship with Rounder Records, multi-instrumentalist Norman Blake found an equally congenial home for his music at Shanachie. The first fruits of this new partnership were four collaborative albums with his wife, Nancy, all of which earned the duo Grammy nominations for Best Traditional Folk Album. A pair of folk music faithfuls, Norman and Nancy Blake balance the traditional material they love with original compositions in the old-timey vein on While Passing Along This Way. The Blakes cover a wide spectrum of traditional styles and themes from "He's Passing This Way," a hymn that recalls the Stanley Brothers and "Sweet Freedom" with its echoes of the Carter Family, to the bluegrass-tinged "Sweet Heaven" and the fiddle showcase "Old Mother Flanagan." Nancy Blake's harmony work and acoustic guitar playing mesh expertly with her husband's. For the most part her voice remains well in the background, but it's plainly obvious, listening to material like "The Grave of Bonaparte" and "Old Stepstone," how much it is enriching this music. The couple's two guitars sound like one instrument on the graceful, finger-picked instrumental medley "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine/Going Down the Valley." Adept at a number of string instruments, Norman Blake sticks largely to guitar, though he's also in fine form on fiddle, dobro, and mandolin. These are expert musicians who, through their loyalty to this rich tradition, have done a great deal to keep its spirit alive. ~ Nathan Bush

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