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arhoolie 522

The Whitetop Mountain Band – Bull Plus 10%

12,00 9,68

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Description

From the Whitetop region of Virginia's Appalachia comes this delightful Old Time Stringband - headed by fiddler Thornton Spencer. Included in the band is Thornton's wife Emily on vocals and old-time banjo, and their dynamic daughter Martha who sings, plays all string instruments, and can clog dance with the best of them. 

Track Listing:
1. Cacklin' Hen - 2:28   2. Lost John - 3:35   3. Rake and Rambling Boy - 4:27   4. Sand Land - 2:01   5. Walking in My Sleep - 3:30   6. Breakin' Up Christmas - 1:58   7. You Can't Tame Me - 3:04   8. Florida Blues - 2:19   9. Rooster's Crowing Blues - 4:32   10. Lee Highway Blues - 3:52   11. Banks of New River - 5:04   12. Snow Line - 2:19   13. Lovin' You Too Well - 3:02   14. Lost Indian - 2:04   15. East Virginia Blues - 3:56   16. Grey Eagle - 2:12   17. My Old Home in Whitetop Mountain - 3:47   18. Bull Plus 10% - 2:11   19. Green Pastures - 3:45

Personnel:
Thornton Spencer (fiddle) , Emily Spencer (vocals & banjo) , Martha Spencer (guitar, vocals, & fiddle) , Spencer Pennington (guitar & vocals) , Michelle Lyle (string bass)
Recorded live at the Blue Ridge Music Center's small indoor theatre near Galax, Virginia, by David McLaughlin

Reviews:

1. Sing Out! - T.D. 
“The Whitetop sound is fiddle-driven with the other instruments providing snappy rhythmic back-up.  Even the clawhammer banjo is mostly a rhythm instrument with little seconding of the fiddle.  This creates an almost irresistible need to get up and dance…a rollicking old-time outfit that remembers what old-time dance music is all about.”