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Bluegrass Hits: Twenty Timeless Favorites from Yesterday and Today


  • 1. Heartbreak Number Nine - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    2. My First Mistake - Alecia Nugent
    3. High Lonesome - Longview
    4. If Wishes Were Horses - Claire Lynch
    5. Me and John and Paul - The Grascals
    6. Still Climbing Mountains - Blue Highway
    7. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin - Rhonda Vincent
    8. I Know the Way to You by Heart - Weary Hearts
    9. Tom Dooley - Rob Ickes
    10. Hard Times - Open Road
    11. I Don't Know Why - Alison Krauss & Union Station
    12. I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair - Dan Tyminski
    13. I've Waited as Long as I Can - Tony Rice
    14. You'll Get No More of Me - Lynn Morris
    15. Back to the Barrooms - J.D. Crowe & the New South
    16. Lonely Moon - Stuart Duncan
    17. Little Maggie - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    18. Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone - The Cox Family
    19. Sounds of the Mountains - Rambler's Choice
    20. Dream of a Miner's Child - The Johnson Mountain Boys
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    Before one can even consider the music on Bluegrass Hits: Twenty Timeless Favorites from Yesterday and Today, one must confront the buxom brunette on the cover. Yes, she's a handsome lass, a model one supposes, sitting on a blanket in a rustic meadow with a number of bluegrass albums laying about. What does she have to do with 20 timeless hits? Absolutely nothing, but one supposes that an attractive cover sells more albums. There's also the curious subtitle: Twenty Timeless Favorites from Yesterday and Today. How can a song from today be a timeless classic? Well, it probably can't, but it sounds better than naming one's album "Another Repackaging of Songs We Own the Rights To." If one can make it past the sexist cover and the mixed-up title, there's much that the contemporary roots music fan will like about Bluegrass Hits. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, one of the best bands in the business, kicks the set off with "Heartbreak Number Nine," and he's followed by such luminaries as Claire Lynch, Alison Krauss, and Ricky Skaggs. There's also a good selection of newer artists like Rhonda Vincent, Rob Ickes, and Dan Tyminski. With 20 songs, this is a generous collection, and not unlike listening to an hour-long bluegrass program without any commercials. For anyone looking for a good introduction to Rounder's fine cadre of bluegrass pickers, Bluegrass Hits will fit the bill. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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