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Del McCoury - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

CAT. #: 9030

Price: $10.00

CD 9030

The reigning king of bluegrass music's FIRST recordings as a band leader. Del McCoury, who initially rose to fame as the singer in Bill Monroe's band, recorded his high lonesome sound for Arhoolie Records with the legendary banjoist Bill Emerson and fiddler Billy Baker. This is bluegrass music at its finest!
Del McCoury ‚ vocals & guitar, Billy Baker ‚ fiddle & vocals, Bill Emerson ‚ banjo & vocals, Wayne Yates ‚ mandolin & vocals, Tommy Neal ‚ bass (December 9th), Dewey Renfro ‚ bass (December 10th). Recorded on December 9 & 10, 1967.

1. Hey Hey, Bartender
2. Willie Roy
3. Prisoner's Song
4. I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When
5. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
6. Fire On The Mountain
7. You're A Flower In The Wildwood
8. Used To Be
9. Dreams
10. Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On
11. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong
12. Roll In My Sweet Baby'sarms
13. Blue Yodel
14. A Beautiful Life


“Del McCoury is finally getting the recognition he deserves, due in large part to several outstanding recent albums. However, in 1967, when this session was recorded, McCoury's high tenor was already among the most satisfying sounds in bluegrass. His bluesy delivery is passionate, bright and technically accurate, yet touched with a haunting melancholy. The result is a voice that is both exhilarating and introspective, embodying the best of the tradition while remaining unique and easily recognizable. This CD includes two previously unreleased tracks, and the sound has been remixed to produce a more natural balance, further enhancing an already essential reissue.”

(David Duckman — Chicago Tribune)