Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 129

Thread: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chris)

  1. #1

    Default 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chris)

    I'm a relatively new mandolin player and would like to expand my CD collection to include items by mandolin players beyond the folks listed above. I've always been a huge fan of David Grisman and have lots of his CDs. In addition, I have a good selection of CDs by Sam Bush, Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs & Chris Thile, including many of the groups they have played with. When I look beyond those folks I know lots of names, but struggle to know which CDs to pick. I would like to get some recommendations, so please list your favorite CDs by a mandolin player other than the ones listed above.

    Here's my list:

    1. Butch Baldassari, John Reischman & Robin Bullock - Travellers
    2. The Anger/Marshall Band - Brand New Can
    3. Kentucky Colonels - Appalachian Swing! ( I love Roland White's work on this CD) If you don't think this one should be on the list, then please pretend I listed Aubrey Haynie - Doin' My Time

    Thanks, Mark

  2. #2
    Fret less, play more! NoNickel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bloomington, Illinois
    Posts
    489

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    My favorites, taking into account your limitations, are:

    1. Stomp, Mike Compton and David Long
    2. Monroe Approved, Chris Henry
    3. Twenty Years Blues, Nashville Bluegrass Band
    NoNickel

    Duff F5 #196/15
    Plays the "Irv Pearman" Signature Set

    All misspellings intentional. Even thsi one.

  3. #3
    Work in Progress Ed Goist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    6,001
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Jethro Burns: Swing Low Sweet Mandolin


    Norman & Nancy Blake: Natasha's Waltz


    Anything by the Great Tim O'Brien...Let's say Traveler
    c.1965 Harmony Monterey H410 Mandolin
    "What a long, strange trip it's been..." - Robert Hunter
    "Life is too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde
    Think Hippie Thoughts...
    Gear: The Current Cast of Characters

  4. The following members say thank you to Ed Goist for this post:

    RBMB 

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    ACMO
    Posts
    77

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Butch Waller- Golden Gate Promenade
    Doyle Lawson- Tennessee Dream
    Mandolin Extravaganza-David Grisman(although some of the above are in this)
    Alternate: Jethro Burns- Swing Low Sweet Mandolin

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Fiddler3 For This Useful Post:

    RBMBtuhker 

  7. #5
    Registered User Bigtuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    561

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    John Reischman - North of the Border
    Tony Williamsom - Sessions at McBane Mill
    Roland White - I wasn't Born to Rock and Roll
    "They say the ocean, she is a woman, who waits for her man to come home." M.Houser

  8. The following members say thank you to Bigtuna for this post:

    RBMB 

  9. #6
    Registered User rnjl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    304

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    These might be hard to find- probably out of print- but great mando music would also include:

    Lou Martin, "Recent Work"
    the Norman Blake / Red Rector album and Red Rector/ Jethro Burns album
    Bobby Osborne "Bobby and his Mandolin"

    all of these are wonderful

  10. #7
    Dan Sampson mando_dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Beverly, MA
    Posts
    243

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Quote Originally Posted by rnjl View Post
    Lou Martin, "Recent Work"
    Has this ever been released on CD?
    1999 Buckeye #18 (Bucky)
    198x Flatiron pancake mandola (no name)
    2020 Kentucky 252 oval hole (Aurum)

  11. #8
    Registered User rnjl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    304

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Hmm- not sure. I have a cassette tape somewhere. . .I wish it would be re-rereleased on cd, or just for download- it's a great album.

    Quote Originally Posted by mando_dan View Post
    Has this ever been released on CD?

  12. #9
    Registered User rnjl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    304

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Re: the Lou Martin album. There's a couple of copies of the LP on ebay for cheap. Go figure. I'd love to have this on CD but it's been years since I had an LP player. I don't think- after a not particularly assiduous search on the internet- that it was released on CD but I could be mistaken.

    Hey- David Grisman- pick this one up for Acoustic Oasis!

  13. The following members say thank you to rnjl for this post:

    RBMB 

  14. #10
    Innocent Bystander JeffD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    24,252
    Blog Entries
    55

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Have we ruled out classical?
    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

    The entire staff
    funny....

  15. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    victoria, canada
    Posts
    3,514

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Emory Lester "Pale Rider"
    Bobby Clark "Top Dog"
    Nolan Faulkner "The Legendary Kentucky Mandolin of Nolan Faulkner"

  16. The following members say thank you to mandolirius for this post:

    RBMB 

  17. #12

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Andy Statman-East Flatbush Blues
    Mike Compton, David Long-Stomp
    Skip Gorman-Old Style Mandolin, Vols. 1 & 2

  18. The following members say thank you to Mike Bunting for this post:

    RBMB 

  19. #13
    man about town Markus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,963
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    One more vote for Jethro Burns -swing low sweet mandolin

    Red Allen and frank wakefield - the kitchen tapes

    The Del Mccoury Band .... Ronnie mccoury is one of the top bluegrass mando pickers playing today, sticks more to tradition than Sam, David, or Chris. Personally one of my top guys, [preferred to Sam and Chris actually]
    Last edited by Markus; Nov-08-2010 at 6:43am.

  20. The following members say thank you to Markus for this post:

    RBMB 

  21. #14
    Registered User Douglas McMullin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Seal Cove, Maine
    Posts
    799

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Johnny Staats - Wires & Wood
    Matt Flinner Trio - Music Du Jour (All of Matt Flinners recordings for that matter)
    Peter Rowan & Tony Rice - Quartet (not strictly mandolin. but I love Sharon Gilchrist's playing throughout on this)

  22. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Douglas McMullin For This Useful Post:


  23. #15

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Don Stiernberg & John Carlini--By George
    Don Stiernberg & John Carlini--Swing 220
    IIIrd Tyme Out--Back at the MAC

    Alternate: Tony Rice Unit--Unit of Measure

  24. The following members say thank you to flatpickle for this post:

    RBMB 

  25. #16
    Dan Sampson mando_dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Beverly, MA
    Posts
    243

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Quote Originally Posted by rnjl View Post
    Re: the Lou Martin album. There's a couple of copies of the LP on ebay for cheap. Go figure. I'd love to have this on CD but it's been years since I had an LP player. I don't think- after a not particularly assiduous search on the internet- that it was released on CD but I could be mistaken.

    Hey- David Grisman- pick this one up for Acoustic Oasis!
    Great idea! I came to the same conclusion about LP release only and like you, I don't own a vinyl rig. Yeah Grisman, what are you waiting for?!
    1999 Buckeye #18 (Bucky)
    198x Flatiron pancake mandola (no name)
    2020 Kentucky 252 oval hole (Aurum)

  26. #17
    semi-active member bgjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Lebanon, TN
    Posts
    376

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Matt Flinner - The View From Here
    Butch Baldassar & David Schnaufer - Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
    Various Artists - Ultimate Pickin' / More Ultimate Pickin' (I know, that makes 4 CDs, but I couldn't decide which of these two to choose)
    Steve B.
    Gibson F-9
    Epiphone MM30 (the beater)
    Trinity College OM

  27. The following members say thank you to bgjunkie for this post:

    RBMB 

  28. #18
    Dan Sampson mando_dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Beverly, MA
    Posts
    243

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Ouch, tough call since there are so many albums to choose from. Here are some thoughts:

    1) I agree with Douglas McMillan that you should get something by Matt Flinner. My person favorite is The View From Here that has everything I love- well composed pieces, great playing on a wonderful sounding mandolin, a fantastic backing band, and no self-indulgence. Every note on this CD is a good one. Highly recommended.

    2) Butch Baldassari and David Schnaufer : Appalachian Mandolin and Dulcimer. Great readings old fiddle tunes (lots of modal ones too) with a wonderful dulcimer drone throughout. The two instruments really complement eachother and it's a great introduction to the mountain dulcimer as well.

    3) Marshall and Anger : The Duo Live At Home and on the Range. Something old and something new. Impeccable playing from the first to the last note. FYI, a couple of tunes don't have mandolin but the playing is so good that you don't miss it. (And fiddle's a pretty close mandolin relative anyway.) Masterful arrangements as well.

    Happy listening to whatever you wind up with. Great thread!
    1999 Buckeye #18 (Bucky)
    198x Flatiron pancake mandola (no name)
    2020 Kentucky 252 oval hole (Aurum)

  29. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mando_dan For This Useful Post:


  30. #19
    Dan Sampson mando_dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Beverly, MA
    Posts
    243

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Quote Originally Posted by bgjunkie View Post
    Matt Flinner - The View From Here
    Butch Baldassar & David Schnaufer - Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
    Various Artists - Ultimate Pickin' / More Ultimate Pickin' (I know, that makes 4 CDs, but I couldn't decide which of these two to choose)
    As I was writing mine.... Freaky, but I like your choices!
    1999 Buckeye #18 (Bucky)
    198x Flatiron pancake mandola (no name)
    2020 Kentucky 252 oval hole (Aurum)

  31. #20
    Registered User John Rosett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    2,048

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Back To Back - Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore
    Flatbush Waltz - Andy Statman
    Gator Strut - Mike Marshall
    "it's not in bad taste, if it's funny" - john waters

  32. The following members say thank you to John Rosett for this post:

    RBMB 

  33. #21
    Registered User doc holiday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    alberta
    Posts
    1,248

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    John Reischman - Up in the Woods
    Frank Wakefield - Kitchen Tapes
    Matt Flinner - Music du Jour

  34. The following members say thank you to doc holiday for this post:

    RBMB 

  35. #22
    Registered User rnjl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Posts
    304

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Oh- yeah- ditto on the Statman "Flatbush Waltz" album.

    It's more accessible, I think, than some of AS's later work.

    Neal

  36. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    victoria, canada
    Posts
    3,514

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Quote Originally Posted by rnjl View Post
    Re: the Lou Martin album. There's a couple of copies of the LP on ebay for cheap. Go figure. I'd love to have this on CD but it's been years since I had an LP player. I don't think- after a not particularly assiduous search on the internet- that it was released on CD but I could be mistaken.

    Hey- David Grisman- pick this one up for Acoustic Oasis!
    It's nice to see this mandolin gem being discussed. I'm always amazed at how many great players I know have never heard of Lou Martin or this record. I'd love to see something happen to put it in the spotlight. I'd also like to see a "10 Questions for...) with Lou Martin.

  37. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    I'm pretty new to the mandolin scene, like...within the last 5 months have I really fell in love with it, and music that includes it. Not everyone likes her, but Rhonda Vincent is the person who made me fall in love with the mandolin. Any of her music is great, although it doesn't always feature just the mandolin. But Hunter Berry plays a mean fiddle, and it's some pretty good bluegrass, if you like bluegrass music. She's got several CDs out you could look into. Besides that, I second the Butch Baldassari and David Schnaufer CD Appalachian Mandolin and Dulcimer. It's really great, and I love listening to it too. A little different with the dulcimer being in it too.
    ~ Susanna

    Southern girl with a mountain music heritage

  38. The following members say thank you to onestepahead for this post:

    RBMB 

  39. #25
    Registered User MandoNicity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Aspen Colorado
    Posts
    710

    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Quote Originally Posted by John Rosett View Post
    Back To Back - Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore
    Flatbush Waltz - Andy Statman
    Gator Strut - Mike Marshall
    John seems to be a like minded soul as this is exactly the 3 I thought of immediately. These 3 could provide you with insight and entertainment for a lifetime.

    JR

  40. The following members say thank you to MandoNicity for this post:

    RBMB 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •