Dan Crary – Jammed If I Do
1. St. Anne’s Reel - 4:33 2. B & B Rag - 3:22 3. Conversation With Doc Watson - 0:27 4. Whistlin' Rufus / Ragtime Annie - 4:02 5. Banjo Signal - 3:41 6. Conversation With Tony Rice - 0:37 7. Cattle In The Cane - 3:20 8. Twin Reel - 4:57 9. Conversation With Beppe Gambetta - 0:21 10. Foggy Mountain Special - 2:59 11. Tribute To Don Reno: Remington Ride / Home Sweet Home / Green Mountain Hop / Follow The Leader - 8:12 12. Conversation With Norman Blake - 0:24 13. Uncle Herman’s Hornpipe - 3:45 14. Irish Tune Suite: Port Mhuineachain / Nora Crionna / Garrai Na Bhfeileoig / Old Hag You Have Killed Me / The Session - 6:11 15. Durang’s Hornpipe - 5:21
Dan Crary / Beppe Gambetta / Norman Blake / Doc Watson / Tony Rice (guitar) , Dennis Caplinger / John Hickman (banjo) , John Moore (mandolin, bass) , Byron Berline (fiddle) , Bill Bryson (bass).
JAMMED IF I DO is a flatpicker's delight, in more ways than one. First, it features the precise and bright picking of Dan Crary with a fine ensemble of bluegrass pros. Second, it features duets with Crary and four other leading guitarists--Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake and the improbable Italian bluegrass star Beppe Gambetta. Along the way Crary and company fly through a series of rags, reels, hornpipes and old fiddle tunes, all offered up with elan and good cheer.
The spoken introductions to the guest appearances are charming, especially Doc Watson describing his feature, "Whistlin' Rufus": "...he whistled the notes out of that, and then back into it again, I'm tellin' you right now..." Watson proceeds to play the notes right out of this tune, and back into it again. The duet with Gambetta, a rollicking "Foggy Mountain Special," sparkles with crystal clear runs. Crary's playing, as well as that of his distinguished guests, is positive, aggressive, and relentlessly swinging.
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