Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Dillards - Homecoming and Family Reunion

This is Bluegrass at it's very best. The Dillards'(along with the great John Hartford) musicianship is as good as it gets and the relaxed, downhome feel of this recording, including the conversational banter between tracks, really feels like you're at a family picnic somewhere in "rural" Missouri.  The Dillards are often known only as the "hillbilly" band that appeared a few times on the Andy Griffith Show as The Darlin' Boys, but they were an accomplished band in their own right!  One of the best, IMHO.

Produced by Rodney Dillard
Flying Fish #215, 1979
Side one:
Old bald eagle (HomerE. Dillard, Sr.)
Hop high, ladies (Traditional)
Cripple creek (Traditional)
Whole world round (Mitch Jayne)
Ground hog (Traditional)
High dad in the mornin' (Homer E. Dillard, Sr.)
Douglas and I used to sit around and play (John Hartford)
Old Joe Clark (Traditional)

Side two:
Tennessee breakdown (Traditional)
Ebo Walker (Rodney Dillard/Mitch Jayne)
Old man at the mill (Rodney Dillard/Mitch Jayne/Doug Dillard/Dean Webb)
Listen to the sound (Mitch Jayne)
Daddy was a mover (Rodney Dillard/Mitch Jayne)
Banjo signal (D. Reno/R. Smiley)
Rodney Dillard: guitar, dobro, vocals; Doug Dillard: banjo, guitar, vocals; Homer E. Dillard, Sr.: fiddle; Homer E. Dillard, Jr.: accordion; Earl Jay Dillard: banjo; Earline (Sissy) Dillard: guitar; Brian Dillard; tambourine; Linda Dillard: vocals; Mitch Jayne: bass; John Hartford: fiddle, vocals; Dean Webb: mandolin; Herb Pedersen: guitar, banjo, vocals; Bill Bryson: bass; Jeff Gilkinson: harmonica, cello; Richard Godfrey: drums; Douglas Bounsal: guitar, banjo vocals

Link - Vinyl LP Rip @320

Check out the video from Playboy After Dark, 1970.  What a contrast!

No comments:

Post a Comment