Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns

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Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns
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Studio album by Norman Blake
Released 1975
Recorded Jun 22, 1974, Nashville, TN
Genre Americana, bluegrass, folk
Length 36:43
Label Flying Fish
Norman Blake chronology
Old and New
(1975)Old and New1975
Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns
(1975)
Live at McCabe's
(1976)Live at McCabe's1976

Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns is a studio album recorded by American musicians Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Butch Robins, Vassar Clements, and Jethro Burns and British bassist Dave Holland. It was released in 1975.

From Hank Deane's original liner notes: "Hey, let's do a record in Nashville with everybody. "And Jethro Burns", says Sam. OK, all right, let's do it. I fly to Nashville to see Claude Hill and we do it."

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Ken Dryden, in his Allmusic review states the album "...blur[s] the imaginary lines between jazz and bluegrass even further; after all, a good musician in either field should be a great improviser."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) – 2:53
  2. "Sauerkraut 'N Solar Energy" (Jethro Burns, Vassar Clements, David Holland) – 7:33
  3. "The Old Brown Case" (Norman Blake) – 3:58
  4. "Take the "A" Train" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:36
  5. "Going Home" (Antonín Dvořák) – 3:02
  6. "McKinley's Blues" (Traditional) – 4:21
  7. "Oconee" (Tut Taylor) – 5:26
  8. "Vassar and Dave" (Clements, Holland) – 5:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Norman Blake – guitar, mandocello, vocals
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • Jethro Burns – guitar, mandolin
  • Butch Robins – banjo
  • Tut Taylor – dobro, mandolin
  • Sam Bush – mandola, mandolin
  • David Holland – bass

Production notes

  • Claude J. Hill – engineer
  • Jim McGuire – photography
  • Hank Deane – liner notes

References[edit]