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Red Allen & the Kentuckians - Live on the Radio - March 20, 1966

By Mandolin Cafe
March 20, 2011 - 6:45 am

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Red Allen & the Kentuckians - Live on the Radio - March 20, 1966

Red Allen & the Kentuckians - Live on the Radio - March 20, 1966

San Rafael, Calif. —, David Grisman's music download website, is pleased to announce its latest release, Red Allen & the Kentuckians, Live on the Radio - March 20, 1966.

This is the first time this historic recording has been made commercially available since it was recorded 45 years ago. Here's the story as told in the notes:

On a brisk New York City Sunday morning in March of 1966, mandolinist David Grisman called his friend banjoist Pete Wernick, the youthful student host of WKCR's weekly "Bluegrass Special" radio show and told him that Red Allen and his Kentuckians (the band David had just joined) were in town and available to play on his show. An hour or so later the Kentuckians (including Red on guitar, David on mandolin, Porter Church on banjo and Bobby Diamond on fiddle) showed up at the Columbia University station to play and talk bluegrass for the next hour or so. Fortunately the show was recorded in its entirety so we can all hear the music that was played that day. The program features ten songs and lively commentary:

Introduction 0:39
I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes 2:32
Bluegrass Chat 2:03
Boil Them Cabbage Down 2:44
We Live in Two Different Worlds 2:55
Pike County Breakdown 2:15
We Can't Be Darlings Anymore 3:12
Someone Took My Place With You 2:30
Bluegrass Interview 1:02
Down the Road 1:43
Red on Little David 0:50
Love Please Come Home 2:07
Bluegrass Country Intro 0:29
Out On the Ocean 2:19
So Long 1:41
Panhandle Country 0:30

Additional information:
Purchase: From Acoustic Oasis


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doc holiday
March 20, 2011 07:38 PM
Got to have it. No ifs ands or buts. Red A is a fantastic singer....
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