Appalachian Swing is one of the most influential albums in the whole of bluegrass music, primarily because of the stunning playing of Clarence White. With his vibrant, innovative flatpicking, White helped pioneer a new style in bluegrass - - namely, redfining the acoustic guitar as a solo instrument instead of confining it to just background status. The sound was revolutionary upon its release in 1964 and the music still sounds alive, even timeless, because of the strength of White's vision and talent. He was one of the greatest musicians in bluegrass history and the fact that Appalachian Swing still sounds fresh makes his tragic death all the more painful. - - Thom Owens
Long journey home
These great recordings from a 1964 live performance at the Newport Folk Festival feature Clarence White and many others, including duets with Doc Watson. - - Richard Lieberson & Mark A. Humphrey
What could have been known as an above average Byrds album became a flawed near - disaster when their producer overdubbed keyboards, string and heavenly choirs while the band was on tour. So what could have been, wasn't and fairly good tunes were awash with a syrupy glop. True, there are some things here that weren't messed with. Clarence White's "Green Apple Quick Step" is a fresh breath of bluegrass breeze, as is Roger McGuinn's re - write of "Chestnut Mare," this time titled "Pale Blue." And while there is nothing terrible here, one wonders how the album would've sounded before all the overdubs. A Byrds version of what happened to the Beatles with "Let It Be." - - James Chrispell
Notorious Byrd Brothers
Originally a double - record set (one live LP / one studio) and now on single CD, this contains their last hit of any substance, "Chestnut Mare." The studio tracks are uneven, but tracks like the reflective "Just a Season," "Truck Stop Girl," "All the Things" and much of the live stuff make this set worth having, if only for Clarence White's remarkable guitar playing. - - Rick Clark
Dr Byrd & Mr Hyde
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Though known mainly through others' interpretations of his songs (Ian Matthews, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt), Paul Siebel's first two albums for Elektra are prime examples of the New York folk scene of the early '70s and easily among the scene's finest moments. While these albums were sadly overlooked at the time by all but his singer / songwriter peers and critics, they have since reached near - legendary status. Paul Siebel is a long - overdue collection of the high points of both albums, featuring Woodsmoke and Oranges in its entirety and five tracks from the follow - up, Jack - Knife Gypsy. - - Chris Woodstra
It contains his hit version of "City of New Orleans"
and "1913 Massacre."
- - Richard Meyer
Washington County album is more homey and roots flavored, with cuts like "Valley to Pray" with Doc Watson, and "Lay Down Little Doggies." It's a good relaxed effort. - - Richard Meyer
Byrds Michael Clarke and Chris Hillman provide the rythem section, and future Byrd Clarence White, banjoist Doug Dillard, Glen Campbell and even Leon Russell help create country - rock and newgrass overtones in addition to Clark's familiar folk rock stylings. - - Dan Pavlides
Singer Maria Muldaur was born Maria D'Amato in New York City. In the
1960s, she was a member of the New York - based Even Dozen Jug Band
and later of the Boston - based Jim Kweskin Jug Band, which also
included her husband, Geoff Muldaur, from whom she was divorced in
1972. She found solo success with the sultry single "Midnight at the
Oasis," which was featured on her debut solo album, Maria Muldaur, in
1973, and she followed with several similar albums, though her
commercial success declined. In the 1980s, Muldaur began performing as
a Christian artist. She continues to work the club circuit
- - William Ruhlmann
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You can listen the sounds of the records that included Clarence White,
like a example "The Byrds", "The Kentucky Colonels" and more ...
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