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    Default Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    Doesn't have to be mando specific but that would be great if they are.

    We are having a lubegrass sunday this week, I might be performing one number on mandolin (bass is my main instrument in the band though).

    BUt the BL gave me a request for a pre-recorded playlist for the lunch following after.

    I think a dozen or so songs would be enough, anything that can be bought on Amazon for $1 is fine, I just buy the tracks, stick em on a phone and jack into a speaker (it will be pretty primitive). It will be a nice speaker though (QSC K10).

    SO any classics, from Munroe, or anybody else is great, this is a church event so Gospel only, instrumentals are fine, no need for vocals, although if it's a known Gospel tune vocals are ok too.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    While I'm far from expert on gospel or bluegrass, it's hard to beat "Angel Band". I particularly like the Charles Sawtelle (maybe Hot Rise?) version, that just happens to be available on Amazon for $0.99!
    https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Band/dp...lle+angel+band
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    Ok, bought this to get me started:

    https://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Blue...rass+hymns+mp3

    It's got angel band on it.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    That's a decent playlist, though not particularly "bluegrass gospel"; lots of standard traditional hymns and "sacred" songs.

    This is my absolute favorite-ist bluegrass gospel album:



    -- although there are some Stanley Brothers albums that come close.

    A Voice From On High has a lot of Monroe's 1950's-60's mandolin; quite a few songs feature his "Blue Grass Quartet," where he dropped out the banjo and fiddle, and used four-part harmony with just guitar, mandolin and bass. In these Monroe plays aggressive, distinctive mandolin leads; check out Walking In Jerusalem Just Like John with guitar only, or He Will Set Your Fields On Fire with Monroe's hard-charging accompaniment.

    Many of these songs won't be as familiar to your church members as the ones you've bought from Amazon, which is a consideration; most people who don't know bluegrass, know Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Keep On the Sunny Side, Amazing Grace etc.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for a Gospel bluegrass playlist

    I Am A Pilgrim
    I've Endured

    Search Youtube for Mandolin Orange covering those two.


    Just saw this post as well:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...n-Gospel-Tunes

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    "There's Power In the Blood". Just learn the hymn and speed it up.
    "Daddy's Hands"--not strictly a Gospel song, but I heard a group do it in an outdoor worship service at a folk fest, and it worked well.
    "The Man in the Middle". I think I learned it from a Hot Rize recording.
    "Hear Jerusalem Moan". I've heard it done a capella. Nice.

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