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Re: OT: What's Your Soundtrack?

by aufrank (Pilgrim)
on Aug 05, 2002 at 20:59 UTC ( #187817=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: What's Your Soundtrack?

might as well mention some good bluegrass, since it's often my genre of choice.

for some good old-timey stuff, try:

  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
  • The Monroe Brothers (see above link)
  • Doc and/or Merle Watson
  • Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (and the Foggy Mountain Boys)
  • Allison Krauss and Union Station
  • and for some different/newer sounds, try:

  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  • The Wayfaring Strangers ("Shifting Sands of Time" is really a spectacular album, worth checking out)
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • anything with Tony Trischka
  • and finally, for a man in a class by himself, checkout the following John Hartford albums:

  • Morning Bugle
  • Mark Twang
  • Me Oh My How Time Does Fly (anthology)
  • and the greatest album of all times, aereo-plane
  • "some day my baby, when I am a man
    and others have taught me the best that they can
    sell me a suit, and cut off my hair
    and send me to work in tall buildings

    cause it's goodbye to the sunshine,
    goodbye to the dew
    goodbye to the flowers
    and goodbye to you
    I'm off to the subway, I mustn't be late,
    I'm going to work in tall buildings.

    now when I retire, my life is my own
    I've made all my payments, it's time to go home
    I wonder what happened, betwixt and between,
    when I went to work in tall buildings

    cause it's goodbye to the sunshine,
    goodbye to the dew
    goodbye to the flowers
    and goodbye to you
    I'm off to the subway, I mustn't be late,
    I'm going to work in tall buildings." --John Hartford, "In Tall Buildings"

    RIP John,
    --au

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    Re: Re: OT: What's Your Soundtrack?
    by hding (Chaplain) on Aug 05, 2002 at 21:58 UTC

      My, my, I'm not the only bluegrasser! Now, if only I actually had enough time to spend picking the old banjo.

        I could never get the hang of pickin' so I developed a taste for (the oft-overlooked and under-appreciated) clawhammer banjo.
    Re: Re: OT: What's Your Soundtrack?
    by frag (Hermit) on Aug 06, 2002 at 03:21 UTC
      I'm no expert in bluegrass (John Hartford's name just rings a bell - I'll have to check him out), but you may find these bands interesting: The Bad Livers, Split Lip Rayfield, and the Meat Purveyors.

      -- Frag.
      "Never could stand that dog."

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