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Let the Music Flow: The Best of 1963-1979

  • 1. Old Home Place
    2. There Is a Time
    3. Last Thing on My Mind
    4. Nobody Knows
    5. Hey Boys
    6. I've Just Seen a Face
    7. Reason to Believe
    8. Listen to the Sound
    9. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune
    10. Single Saddle
    11. Copperfields
    12. Close the Door Lightly
    13. Brother John
    14. Old Man at the Mill
    15. Ebo Walker
    16. West Montana Hanna
    17. One Too Many Mornings
    18. Comin' Home Again
    19. Big Bayou
    20. Redbone Hound
    21. Dooley
    22. Caney Creek
    23. Hot Rod Banjo
    24. Stones Throw Away
    25. Ding Dong Howdy
    26. Let the Music Flow
    27. Easy Ride
    28. Happy I'll Be
    29. Whole World Round
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 197

  • Credits
    ProducerChip Douglas; David Axelrod; Denny Diante; Herb Pedersen; Don Gallese; Jim Dickson; John Boylan; Richard Polodor; Rodney Dillard; Spencer Proffer

    Liner Note Author: Glenn A. Baker.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Dean Webb; Herb Pedersen; Mitch Jayne.
    @Raven's excellent multi-label anthology of the Dillards is required listening for fans of late-'60s/early-'70s country-rock. Considering the group released material on Elektra, Capitol, White Whale, Anthem, Poppy, and Flying Fish, it's a wonder that Best of the Dillards 1963-79: Let the Music Flow is available at all, and with over 78 minutes of music, it's the definitive career overview from this influential, yet often over-looked, electric bluegrass collective -- the band's only other compilation, 1991's There Is a Time (1963-70) focused exclusively on their first five (and arguably best) records for Elektra. While they never found the success of contemporaries like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Flying Burrito Brothers or the Byrds, the Dillards helped modernize the old-timey sounds of the South, drawing from rock, folk, and country without sounding contrived, earning the respect of both critics and musicians alike -- 1968's Wheatstraw Suite and 1970's Copperfields are progressive bluegrass classics. Americana fans looking to expand their knowledge of the genre's inception outside of Gram Parsons would do well to scoop up this soulful and detailed account of one of the era's more prolific and understated acts. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Their disregard for the traditional boundaries of bluegrass, country and folk was as pivotal as SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO-era Byrds."
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