sabato 31 marzo 2018

REPOST : Holy Modal Rounders - 1 & 2 (1999 Fantasy Records Remaster) 1964

Biography One of the most distinctive folk/bluegrass units of the 1960s was the Holy Modal Rounders, whose Fantasy recordings combined Appalachian bluegrass and country traditions with the Greenwich Village/East Coast folk of the period. Although singer/acoustic guitarist Steve Weber and singer/fiddler/banjo player Peter Stampfel collectively, the Holy Modal Rounders  had a strong appreciation of Appalachian music, they fit right in on the East Coast coffeehouse circuit of the 1960s. In 1999, Fantasy reissued the duo's first two albums, The Holy Modal Rounders and The Holy Modal Rounders 2 on the 67-minute CD 1 & 2, which offers abundant proof of its humorous, tongue-in-cheek outlook. These 1963-1964 recordings aren't the work of a group that took itself too seriously from Weber's goofy "Mister Spaceman" and Stampfel's quirky "Bound to Lose" to interpretations of Bill Monroe's "Hot Corn, Cold Corn" and Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues," it's clear that the Rounders are having a lot of fun. For those who are seeking something unorthodox from folk and bluegrass, 1 & 2 is highly recommended.

The Holy Modal Rounders 1
01.Blues in the Bottle
02.Give the Fiddler a Dram
03.The Cuckoo
05.Long John
06.Sugar in the Gourd
07.Hesitation Blues
08.Hey, Hey Baby
09.Reuben's Train
10.Mr. Spaceman
11.Moving Day
12.Better Things for You
13.Same Old Man
14.Hop High Ladies
15.Bound to Lose
The Holy Modal Rounders 2
16.Bully of the Town
17.Sail Away, Ladies
18.Statesboro Blues
19.Clinch Mountain Backstep
20.Down the Old Plank Road
21.Black Eyed Suzie
22.Hot Corn, Cold Corn
23.Crowley Waltz
24.Fishing Blues
25.Junko Partner
26.Soldier's Joy
27.Mole in the Ground
28.Chevrolet Six
29. Flop Eared Mule

Peter Stampfel – fiddle, banjo, vocals
Steve Weber – guitar, vocals

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