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    My local purveyor of fine bluegrass recordings has a number of Doyle Lawson recordings on hand now, and I wondered if anyone had any recommendations? I love great harmonies, and I love great mandolin. .. Will I find both here?
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    For the Doyle style of picking, get his Tennessee Dream LP from the 70's, now out on CD. Classic tunes, all written by him, with a top-flight band - J.D., Jerry Douglas, Kenny Baker, etc.

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    I recommend his first albums which are available on
    CD as a double album set. These feature great harmonies
    with some of his best and creative picking. Also, the
    "Rock My Soul" CD is great. Don't get me wrong, I think
    all of his music is top-notch, but these are my favorites.
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    kept & protected is almost as great as rock my soul.

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    I agree with with ManjoMan. The double CD set "DOYLE LAWSON&QUICKSILVER / QUICKSILVER RIDES AGAIN" is definitely worth a listen as well as "ROCK MY SOUL".

    After not seeing him for 2 or three years I caught his show last Friday night. "Wow" is about all I can say. If you like harmonies you aren't going to hear any better than DL & QS. My only complaint was they sing so good that they made all the other bands singers sound bad in comparison.

    His new Gibson signature model sure sounded good too.

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    My only complaint was they sing so good that they made all the other bands singers sound bad in comparison.
    I know what you mean. The graduates of the "Doyle Lawson School of Bluegrass" are the almost the only other groups I listen to.

    "Heaven's Joy Awaits" - the all a capella CD is my personal favorite.

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    Tim,

    Speaking of the Doyle Lawson School of Bluegrass it sounds like Doyles going to have one heck of a show on April 1st in Nashville. He said they're having a DL&Q 25th Anniversary Reunion Show and darn near everybody who's played with him over the years is going to be there that night. Man that's a bunch of talent for one stage to hold.

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    His website had originally just given the date without a location and I was hoping for something in driving distance but Nashville is a little too far for me right now.

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    "Hard Game of Love" is an excellent disc.
    One of my all-time favorites!

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    Tim'n'VA

    The website says Smithfield, NC later this month doesn't it? #That is just south of Wilson on I-95. #I realize that is probably 3 hours for you, but that's better than Nashville.

    oops sorry. I thought for some reason you were in Richmond VA. My mistake.

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    I'm almost in DC. We were talking about the 25 year reunion show on April 1 in Nashville with a lot of former band members.

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    I agree with GVD's assessment of Doyle's shows friday night.He's got 2 of the best tenor's in the business,in fact they traded off on one song,like two tag team wrestlers.:laugh:
    I think my favorite secular album of his is "My heart is yours".
    I bought the new gospel album,and the old double LP reissue,both are great.
    Rod in Kansas

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    I got the DVD "Treasures" not too long ago. Very good DVD, I think from around 91 or so? When Shawn Lane was still with the group...
    Mandofiddle

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