Josh Graves King of the Dobro
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- Released: September 10, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Cmh Records
- 2.Reubin's Train
- 3.Katy Hill
- 4.Marty Stuart Talks
- 5.Cuttin' the Grass
- 6.Bordertown Blues
- 7.Ain't They Crazy
- 8.Lance Leroy Talks
- 9.Little Burma Through the Bayou
- 10.Gretna Green
- 11.Earl's Breakdown
- 12.Martha White Theme (You Bake Right)
- 14.Introduction to "The Boys from North Carolina"
- 15.The Boys from North Carolina
- 16.Little Home in West Virginia
- 17.Joe Wilson Talks
- 18.Rock Away
- 19.Bill Monroe Talks
- 20.Wheel Hoss
- 21.Dobros in Scotland
- 22.Mac Wiseman Talks
- 23.Reading Your Letter Again
- 24.In the Jailhouse Now
- 25.Seven Bridges Road
- 26.Jerry Douglas Talks
- 27.House of Scruggs
- 28.Jerry Douglas Talks
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Personnel: Josh Graves (vocals, dobro); Mike Toppins, Billy Troy (vocals, guitar); John Hartford (vocals); Eddie Adcock, Bobby Smith (guitar); Blake Williams (banjo); Glen Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Jesse McReynolds (mandolin); Kenny Baker , Vassar Clements (fiddle); David Chase (piano, drums); Chip Davis, Ray Cobb, Buddy Hyatt (piano).
Liner Note Author: Bob O'Donnell, Jr.
Recording information: Hilltop Recording Studio.
Photographer: Walter Carter.
Arrangers: Troy B.; M. Christian.
This "musical documentary" is sort of the audio equivalent of a PBS special about the legendary dobro player Josh Graves. Narrator Bob O'Donnell walks the listener through stories and historical accounts from Bill Monroe, Marty Stuart, Mac Wiseman, Jerry Douglas, and others, as well as presenting musical examples of Graves' crisp playing. While informative and well-produced, it serves more as an instructional historical document rather than a solid listen from beginning to end. Still, anyone interested in an in-depth study of the man and his music would be hard-pressed to find a more educational place to begin. ~ Zac Johnson
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