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    Glad to see this obscure Gem of a Gem available , so woody, smoky, and heavy on the Bebop. Some of my favorite string band music ever.

    ・Todd Phillips (Bass, Mandolin)
    ・Tony Rice (Guitar)
    ・John Reischman (Octave Mandolin, Mandolin A4)
    ・Darol Anger (Octave Violin)
    ・Jerry Douglas (Dobro)

    Fat Kid - who can write this out for me ?
    Nardis
    Daniel's Dream
    Redhill
    Ants on the Moon -with Barry Phillips Cello
    Alone
    Released
    T's Please
    Miles Mode

    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    Just listened all the way through, that is great stuff! Makes me wonder what else Todd would have done with the mandolin if it was his main instrument instead of the bass!
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    I do recall on the DGQ recording from the Great American Music Hall where Dawg introduces Todd Phillips- "If you're gonna play mandolin in my band, you have to be good"

    I think he does do more mandolin on "In the Pines" more of a traditional sounding record.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
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    Great stuff! Never came across this album before, it appears to be pretty obscure. Deciphering through the poorly formatted discography on his official website this album doesn't even appear.
    https://www.toddphillipsmusic.com/discography.html

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    I had the original vinyl ( but I don't anymore) it was a cut out, can't remember where I bought it though. My friend managed to move it to digital round the turn of the century, so luckily I have had the Mp3s available, has never gotten old for me yet. I remember talking to Todd about it at a Psychograss show, he said he was thinking of re -releasing it, but that was at least 10-15 years ago we had that conversation. One of my goals is to learn Fat Kid, but so far that has been challenging.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    and that octave violin solo by Darol Anger in "Miles Mode" -epic doesn't quite cut it

    interestingly enough I detect similar strains in "Gator's Dream" with Mike Marshall on Mandocello, from their Duo album.

    Jerry's wobbles holding those tension points, so groovy, Tony Rice is Mr. Chromatic through out, and I can't get enough of Todd's mando playing, not to mention those continual Bass Lines. Reischman's octave is perhaps understated, but cool to keep it down in the tenor voicing.

    Similar to the Hot Dawg album cover I can picture the 5 of them crammed into a corner of a smoky, dimly lit Jazz Club, carving this music out of the thick air with their instruments.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    That was cool. Thanks for posting.

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    What's the name of the recording and where can I get it?

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    Denny just click on the the youtube link - the entire album is posted as one file
    I use media to human to download the mp3 and then mp3 cutter to save to individual song files
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
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    tmsweeney, thank you.

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    Nice, and thanks for posting. After reading the subject line, it was great to see that Todd hasnít been incarcerated or in the hospital!!

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    One of my favorite albums from this era. I bought it (vinyl!) back when it first came out.

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