FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Bluegrass Album Band – July 8, 1982 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia
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Bluegrass Album Band – July 8, 1982 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia
Steam Powered Preservation Society
SPPS Anonymous Cassette Tape #366
Bluegrass Album Band
July 8, 1982
“The Bluegrass Album Band was a bluegrass supergroup, founded by Tony Rice and J. D. Crowe in 1980. Originally, there was no intention to build a permanent group and the main reason for the collaboration was to record a solo album for Tony Rice. They found that this cooperation could work and the result was an album called The Bluegrass Album, released in 1981, with 5 more volumes of music to follow.” – Wikipedia (citing: Stephen Thomas Erlewine; Biography of The Bluegrass Album Band, AllMusic).
Side A / Set One:
2. Your Love Is Like A Flower
3. (talk / band intros)
4. You Don’t Know My Mind
5. We May Meet Again Someday
7. Bugle Call Rag
9. I Believe In You Darling
11. Take Me In The Lifeboat
13. Just When I Needed You
15. Hold Whatcha Got . . .
16. Shuckin’ The Corn
18. Toy Heart
20. I’m Gonna Settle Down
22. Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone . . .
Side B / Set Two:
1. One Tear
2. Don’t Give Your Heart To A Rambler
4. Sittin’ Alone In The Moonlight
6. We Can’t Be Darlings Anymore
8. Leather Britches (Fiddle/Banjo Duet)
10. Chalk Up Another One
12. Ocean of Diamonds
14. Pike County Breakdown
16. The Model Church
18. I’ll Never Shed Another Tear
20. Sally Goodin
22. Blue Ridge Cabin Home
23 (talk) (set abbreviated)
Transfer by Keith Kreider 12/14/2018
Notes: Listed as:
“Bluegrass Album Band – 198(2) – Birchmere Restaurant, Birchmere, MD – (c366) – 24t”
SPPS Anonymous Cassette Tape #366 takes us back to July 8, 1982 at the legendary Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia for two audience-recorded sets of the Bluegrass Album Band featuring Tony Rice (guitar, vocals), J.D. Crowe (banjo, vocals), Doyle Lawson (mandolin, vocals), Terry Baucom (fiddle, vocals) (replacing Bobby Hicks for this show), and Todd Phillips (bass). At the time of this recording the band had released their first LP, “The Bluegrass Album” (1981), and “The Bluegrass Album, Volume Two” was set to be released by Rounder at any moment. Bluegrass doesn’t get much better than this! There are simply too many highlights to list, but one that caused me a serious case of chicken-skin was “The Model Church” during set two. Sweet!
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