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A buddy got me interested in checking this out once again. Just terrific. Jethro plays the songbook on this, and does his thing on many familiar tunes - chord melody, hip single note lines, all up and down the fretboard, total command. He plays Deep Purple, and on my copy, the intro is cut out, but I recall he dedicated the tune to 'my wife's varicose veins' :mandosmiley:
He plays Deep Purple, and on my copy, the intro is cut out, but I recall he dedicated the tune to 'my wife's varicose veins' :mandosmiley:
Yup that's what he said.
"Wave" is one of my favorites on there. I purchased a used LP of this in great shape. A friend transferred it to CD for me and then returned my vinyl and the CD to me at a Sam Bush show at the Turning Point in Piermont, NY; of all places. So I asked Sammy to sign the vinyl...he wrote "I love Jethro...we all do Sam Bush '03"
Here's the tunes:
No Greater Love, Tea For Two, Somewhere Over The Rainbow/When You Wish Upon A Star, Nola, Willow Weep For Me, Crazy Rhythm, Deep Purple, Sophisticated Lady, Wave, Rip-Off, Mandolin Picker's Epitaph, All The Things You Are, So Long It's Been Good To Know Yuh.
I wonder if Mr. Grisman has any plans to make this available on Acoustic Oasis?
I have the LP but haven't listened to it in years. I guess it has not been released on CD?
I've heard *of* this album, but I've never seen it. I'm dying to hear it...
This album was released on Tom Diamant's Kaleidoscope label out of the SF Bay Area.When I recently started looking for a vinyl copy of this album, I contacted Tom, who works for Down Home Records in El Cerrito, asking him if he had any plans for rel-release. His response was in the negative. One could speculate that Grisman is negotiating with Tom for the rights to reissue, but I don't know that. This album has a special meaning for me. One side was recorded in the old Arch Street studios in Berkeley, CA. The other side was recorded live at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall on Cedar St. in Berkeley. I was at the concert, unaware at the time that it was being recorded. Jethro was amazing, playing two sets of solo mandolin and holding the audience in the palm of his hand...corny jokes and all. I posted a Want to Buy in the Cafe's classified for this album and eventually hooked up with someone who had a copy and transferred to CD, we did a swap for some old stuff I had that he didn't have and was interested in.
Would someone PM me if they have a digital copy...
A Jethro landmark recording. Haven't listened to it in a while myself. This is one I've meant to dub to CD for a while. As Charlie Parker would say "Now's the Time."
I saw Jethro do his solo thing as an opening act for the New Grass Revival & he sat in with them on a couple of tunes. It was at a small folk club on Lincoln Ave in Chicago. Great night. It was the 1st time I heard Bush.
One of Jethro's bits from the night. He said "You know how Chet Atkins will play two tunes at once" (Chet would play one melody with his thumb and another melody with picking fingers) "Well I'm going to play three tune at once, 'Lara's Song', 'Somewhere My Love" & 'The Theme from Dr. Zhivago'
Of course he did.