The Atkins String Co. — The Night Atlanta Burned 1975 (USA, Country/Bluegrass)

Исполнитель: The Atkins String Co.
Откуда: USA
Альбом: The Night Atlanta Burned
Год выхода: 1975
Жанр: Country/Bluegrass
Формат: MP3 CBR 320 (Vinyl Rip)
Размер архива: 60.2 MB

A dignified John D. Loudermilk composition inspired by General Sherman’s scorched-earth treatment of Atlanta during the Civil War, «The Night Atlanta Burned» in turn inspired this beautiful, all too brief LP credited to The Atkins String Co. — a quartet of top-notch country string players led by Chester Atkins himself. Here, Atkins was trying to achieve a fusion of classical music techniques and ideas with those of country music and its bluegrass branch, so what you have is a classy chamber country ensemble drawing tunes and influences from around the map. You can hear Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, and Latin classical influences mixed together or side by side on the homey «San Antonio Stroll» or Bill Monroe’s hoe-down «Scotland.» Atkins’s fluid Tennessee-smooth acoustic guitar and occasional mandolin has the most striking personality, with Lisa Silver’s violin and viola, Johnny Gimble’s mandolin, and Paul Yandell’s rhythm guitar providing gentle companionship. With all the hype about the Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O’Connor/Edgar Meyer Appalachia Waltz projects of the 1990s, it’s enlightening to discover the seeds of that classical/country/bluegrass fusion right here, some 20 years ahead of the game.

01. Sonora — 3:20
02. Mostly Mozart — 3:50
03. Bill Cheatham — 2:41
04. San Antonio Stroll — 2:45
05. To Ann — 2:04
06. The Night Atlanta Burned — 2:17
07. Carnavalito — 3:12
08. Mother Of Ireland — 2:28
09. Scotland — 2:33
10. The Odd Folks Of Okracoke — 2:02

Chet Atkins — guitar, mandolin, arrangements (02, 03, 08), producer
Lisa Silver — violin, viola
Paul Yandell — acoustic rhythm guitar
Johnny Gimble — mandolin
Farrell Morris — percussion
Mike Loudermilk — percussion (01)
Bob Ferguson — producer


Категории: Albums, Country/Country Rock, USA  Метки: ,
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