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Double Trouble [Byron Berline]

  • 1. Double Trouble
    2. I Don't Love Nobody
    3. Cajun Waltz
    4. Tugboat
    5. Liberty
    6. Blackberry Blossom
    7. Indian See Saw
    8. Old Rugged Cross, The
    9. Sugar in the Gourd
    10. Time Changes Everything
    11. Funky Chicken
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3750

  • Credits

    Personnel: Byron Berline (fiddle); John Hickman (banjo).
    Recorded at Boutwell Studio, Birmingham, Alabama and Weddington Studios, Van Nuys, California. Includes liner notes by Byron Berline and John Hickman.
    All songs traditional except "Double Trouble, "Cajun Waltz" (Byron Berline), "Time Changes Everything" (T. Duncan) and "Funky Chicken" (Byron Berline/John Hickman).
    Digitally remastered by David Glasser (Airshow, Springfield, Virginia).
    Personnel: Byron Berline (fiddle); John Hickman (banjo).
    Liner Note Authors: John Hickman; Byron Berline.
    Recording information: Boutwell Studio, Birmingham, AL; Weddington Studios, Van Nuys, CA.
    Arrangers: John Hickman; Byron Berline.
    Byron Berline is a fiddler whose talents have been employed by artists as diverse as Bill Monroe and the Rolling Stones; John Hickman has stayed closer to the bluegrass mainstream, but his playing is melodically adventurous and highly inventive. "Double Trouble" is a reissue of a 1986 session that finds Berline and Hickman playing a stripped-down, but still innovative, style of bluegrass that may come as a surprise to fans of the influential Berline/Crary/Hickman ensemble and of California, the band they formed in 1990. There are several Berline originals here as well as standards like "Blackberry Blossom" and "Sugar in the Gourd." Everywhere Hickman's picking is supple, slippery, and crystalline, and Berline shows more humor and intelligence in his playing than just about any ten other fiddlers you could think of. These guys have been playing together so long that they almost share a brain, and this disc is a pleasure. ~ Rick Anderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (4-5/96, p.67) - "...entertaining 31 minute set of seven traditional pieces....The guys demonstrate their teamwork and virtuosity on a couple slow tunes, a Cajun waltz, and a bunch of old-time fiddle tunes..."
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