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    Quote Originally Posted by re simmers View Post
    Herschel Sizemore - Bounce Away
    IIIrd Tyme Out - 1st project
    Fred Geiger - self titled with Akira Otsuka, fantastic music
    Good list, my friend.

    Bounce Away is indeed terrific. The tunes and playing were all perfect for budding mandolinists to sink their teeth into. I've told this story before: I taped some of the tunes off this LP from the radio when it was first released. One tune was Fiddler's Creek, which I learned off the home-made cassette tape. Well, the tape was faulty and had so deteriorated that I thought the number was in A chord. It actually was in Bb. I saw Herschel at some point and played the tune for him, in A. He said "Alan, that's great, but it's in Bb!" We both laughed.

    The IIIrd Tyme Out is with the great Bibey and Baucom. Thanks A Lot has that impossible triplet section.

    And the Geiger is so great. Akira was ahead of his time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtani7 View Post
    Nick Dumas is the fellow in Special C. I took a few weeks or months of lessons from him until he came back from IBMA and announced he was running away to Tennessee and to tour the world. Amazing player, and probably great on fiddle and guitar too but i never heard him play those (but he's not too good at self-promotion and not enough people know who he is).
    Thanks for ID'ing Nick. I met him at IBMA, and caught the Special C late night set in the California Suite. Nick fit right in with them. He was awesome.

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    I've really enjoyed all the CD that people have suggested over the years, so I'm bumping this to see if folks have new suggestions.

    I'll add the following:

    (1) 3 Mile Stone (Self-Titled)
    (2) Kerman Mandolin Quartet
    (3) Sierra Hull - Daybreak (Seeing her live was a treat)
    (4) Sarah Jarosz - pretty much anything (especially when she plays OM)
    (5) Wake the Dead (Paul Kotapish, mandolin)
    (6) Erik Thompson - Kleptograss

    While my list request excludes anything from Chris T (Punch Brothers, etc.), I have to say that without that rule my newer contributions would have to include both Goat Rodeo CDs. I'm going to break the rule one more time and say that Instrumentals by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder is one of my all time favorite CDs.

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    There are so many. Is this query limited to Bluegrass artists?
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    Mike Compton’s rotten taters is sublime.
    Sierra Hulls last album
    Don stiernberg- any of them
    Jethro and tiny
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuhker View Post
    There are so many. Is this query limited to Bluegrass artists?
    Nope. I’ve listed classical, Jazz, etc.

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    Not new but also not listed in the last 12 years and I’d hate for it to be missed by anyone: the complete recordings of Dave Apollon, "The Man With The Mandolin". His schtick is great too.

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    John Reischman - New Time and Old Acoustic
    Watchhouse (Mandolin Orange) - Blindfaller
    David Surette - The Green Mandolin
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    Eastman E20om guitar
    Vega Little Wonder tenor banjo

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    David Surette- Northern Roots
    Russ Barenburg- When At Last
    Joe K Walsh- Borderland
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    Okay, I'll play . . . keeping in mind that the thread title says 'Favorite' - not 'Best'.

    - Blue Sky Boys (Bill Bolick): Presenting The Blue Sky Boys
    (Bill didn't particularly like this album, but I still enjoy it very much.)
    - Homer & Jethro: Playing It Straight
    - Del McCoury Band (Ronnie McCoury): Cold Hard Facts

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    Ben Winship (Growling Old Men)- Occupational Hazards

    John Reischman & the Jaybirds- Stellar Jays

    Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott- Real Time

    And many others

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    "Natasha's Waltz" as many have already stated, but I had this on vinyl as "Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South", and it is always on any of my top 10 or favorite lists.
    John Reischman's "Walk Along John" - so many cool tunes of which I have learned a bunch, but I have to also give a thumbs up for "Up in the Woods"

    the first Modern Mandolin Quartet CD- those Bartok duets!

    plus Todd Phillips "Released" ( I have not seen this on CD as of yet)
    "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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    My own .

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    Norman Blake with Tony Rice and Doc Watson

    Tim O'Brien - Red on Blonde

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    Norman Blake and Red Rector

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    1. wire and wood johnny staats
    2. david benedict the golden angle
    3. emory lester cruising the eights

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    Emory Lester, At Dusk
    Mike M. and Caterina L., Third Journey
    Not a CD, but Mike Compton's "By Request" (or something similar), from his basement early in the pandemic (it's on YouTube)
    Collings MT O
    Collings MF5 0
    Weber Gallatin Mandola
    Weber Bitterroot Mandola
    Weber Sage Octave

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    Rich Del Grosso: Get Your Nose Outta My Bizness! (blues)

    The Seldom Scene: Live at the Cellar Door (bluegrass)

    The Waterboys: Fisherman's Blues (Celtic rock)

    And for bonus points, here's an old page of my own sloppy music: Mandomonium (Ah, but I was so much older then . . . .)
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    Evil Dianne by Sam Bartlett

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    Just 3 that come to mind quickly, I would prefer listing my top 30 or 40.

    Billy Flynn Chicago Blues Mandolin (and everything recorded by Johnny Young)
    Don Stiernberg Straight Ahead (actually any, but especially with Andy Brown on guitar)
    I really like Jacob Jolliff's Standards album, but I feel really stupid not mentioning anything by Jethro or Tiny or Michael Lampert

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    1.cruisin the eights emory lester
    2.wires and wood johnny stats
    3.jethro burns archive series

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    And now for some slightly different recomendaciones…

    1. Raffaele Calace: Duets for Mandolin and Guitar: Bulent Yazici & Ender Bilge
    2. Paradis latin: Julien Martineau
    3. Playing Bach, Mozart & Chopin - EP: Fernando Barroso

    Bonus albums:
    1. Raffaele Calace: 10 Preludes: Raffaele Calace • Gertrud Tröster
    2. J.S. Bach: Violin Sonatas & Partitas: Johann Sebastian Bach • Florian Klaus Rumpf
    3. Third Journey: Mike Marshall • Caterina Lichtenberg

    I think that Bach is the German Wizard who wrote music that works on our instrument, but Calace is the Italian King that brought out what is technically possible and most beautiful in our instrument.
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    Deleted -- posted in this thread before (and two of the items were repeats!)

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    I'm a relatively new mandolin player and would like to expand my CD collection to include items by mandolin players beyond the folks listed above. I've always been a huge fan of David Grisman and have lots of his CDs. In addition, I have a good selection of CDs by Sam Bush, Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs & Chris Thile, including many of the groups they have played with. When I look beyond those folks I know lots of names, but struggle to know which CDs to pick. I would like to get some recommendations, so please list your favorite CDs by a mandolin player other than the ones listed above.

    Here's my list:

    1. Butch Baldassari, John Reischman & Robin Bullock - Travellers
    2. The Anger/Marshall Band - Brand New Can
    3. Kentucky Colonels - Appalachian Swing! ( I love Roland White's work on this CD) If you don't think this one should be on the list, then please pretend I listed Aubrey Haynie - Doin' My Time

    Thanks, Mark
    OK, we’ve got a slug and a half of albums named here over the past twelve years and no one has yet compiled ‘em into one comprehensive list. With a super scoop of apprehension I submit my compilation, below. It’s sorted by artist first name or band name. There will be some things omitted, such as those that gave an artist’s name and said, “anything by” or those that simply gave no album (CD) names at all. I also haven’t sorted by year or by genre, et al. nor have I included any critique. There are 170-some albums here. Feel free to copy, edit, enhance or turn this into a full blown database if that’s how you roll. I’m going to bed, now.

    3 Mile Stone: 3 Mile Stone
    Adam Steffey: New Primitive
    Adam Steffey: One More for the Road#
    Allen Bibey $ Wayne Benson: The Mandolin Chronicles
    Andrew Collins: Little Widgets
    Andy Leftwich: Three Ring Circle
    Andy Statman: East Flatbush Blues
    Andy Statman: Flatbush Waltz
    Andy Statman: Old Brooklyn
    Andy Statman: Superstring Theory
    Antonello Paliotti Trio: Tarantella Storta
    Avi Avital: Between Worlds
    Bill Monroe: Master of Bluegrass
    Billy Flynn: Chicago Blues Mandolin
    Blue Sky Boys: Presenting The Blue Sky Boys
    Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys: The Tiffany Transcriptions
    Bobby Clark: One-Legged Gypsy
    Bobby Clark: Top Dog
    Bobby Osborne: Bobby and his Mandolin
    Brian Oberlin & Josh Feinberg - Bass & Mandolin: Onward
    Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer: Appalachian Mandolin and Dulcimer
    Butch Baldassari & John Carlini: Reflections
    Butch Baldassari, John Reischman & Robin Bullock: Travellers
    Butch Walle: Golden Gate Promenade
    Chris Biesterfldt: Urban Mandolin
    Chris Henry: Monroe Approved
    Dave Apollon: The Man With The Mandolin
    David Benedict: The Golden Angle
    David Grisman Quintet: David Grisman Quintet
    David Grisman, Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo: Traversata#
    David Grisman: Dawg ‘90
    David Grisman: Mandolin Extravaganza
    David Surette: Northern Roots
    David Surette: The Green Mandolin
    Doc Watson & David Grisman: Doc & Dawg
    Don Julin: Mr Natural#
    Don Julin: Tractor
    Don Stiernberg & John Carlini: By George
    Don Stiernberg & John Carlini: Swing 220
    Don Stiernberg: Straight Ahead
    Doyle Lawson: Tennessee Dream
    Emory Lester: At Dusk
    Emory Lester: Cruising the Eights
    Emory Lester: Pale Rider
    Erik Thompson: Kleptograss
    Evan Marshall: The Lone Arranger
    Fernando Barroso: Playing Bach, Mozart & Chopin [EP]
    Florian Klaus Rumpf: J. S. Bach - Violin Sonatas & Partitas
    Foghorn Duo: Lonesome Song
    Frank Wakefield: Kitchen Tapes
    Fred Geiger: Fred Geiger [with Akira Otsuka]
    Gertrud Tröster: Raffaele Calace - 10 Preludes
    Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves and Smith: The Brotet
    Growling Old Men: Occupational Hazards
    Hamilton de Holanda & Marco Pereira: Luz das Cordas
    Hamilton de Holanda: O Baile do Almeidinha
    Herschel Sizemore: Bounce Away
    Homer & Jethro: Playing It Straight
    IIIrd Tyme Out: Back at the MAC
    IIIrd Tyme Out: IIIrd Tyme Out
    Jacob De Bandolim: Doce de Coco
    Jacob Jolliff: Standards Vol 1
    Jethro Burns & Tiny Moore: Back To Back
    Jethro Burns: Jethro and Friends [American Archive Series]
    Jethro Burns: Swing Low Sweet Mandolin
    Jimmy Ryan: Lost Diamond Angel
    Jimmy Ryan: Mandolin
    Joe K Walsh: Borderland
    Joe K Walsh: Sweet Loam
    John Reischman & the Jaybirds: Stellar Jays
    John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist: The Harmonic Tone Revealers
    John Reischman: New Time
    John Reischman: North of the Border
    John Reischman: Old Acoustic
    John Reischman: Up in the Woods
    Johnny Staats: Wire and Wood
    Julien Martineau: Paradis latin
    Kentucky Colonels: Appalachian Swing!
    Lou Martin: Recent Work
    Luke Plumb: A Splendid Notion
    Mandolin Orange: Quiet Little Room#
    Matt Flinner Trio: Music Du Jour
    Matt Flinner Trio: Winter Harvest
    Matt Flinner: Latitude
    Matt Flinner: Music du Jour
    Matt Flinner: The View From Here
    Melonius Quartet: En Forme De Poire
    Michael Kerry: The Rocky Road
    Mike Compton & David Grier: Climbing the Walls
    Mike Compton & David Long: Stomp
    Mike Compton & Joe Newberry: Live
    Mike Compton: By Request
    Mike Compton: Rotten Taters
    Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg: Third Journey
    Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso: Segunda Vez-Second Time
    Mike Marshall & Darol Anger: The Duo Live At Home and on the Range
    Mike Marshall Quintet: Tasting the Wine Country
    Mike Marshall: Gator Strut
    Modern Mandolin Quartet: Modern Mandolin Quartet
    Nashville Bluegrass Band: Twenty Years Blues
    Nashville Mandolin Ensemble: Beatles, Bach, Bluegrass
    Niles Hokkanen: On Fire & Ready!
    Nolan Faulkner: The Legendary Kentucky Mandolin of Nolan Faulkner
    Norman & Nancy Blake: Natasha's Waltz
    Norman & Nancy Blake: Original Underground Music from the Mysterious South
    Norman Blake & Red Rector: Norman Blake & Red Rector
    Norman Blake & Tony Rice: Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2
    Norman Blake: Directions.
    Nugget: East of Kentucky
    Nugget: Golden Distance
    Nugget: Twenty Years of Diggin’
    Nugget: Well Hidden
    Paul Glass: One More Night
    Perfect Strangers: Perfect Strangers
    Peter Ostroushko: Coming Down from Red Lodge
    Peter Ostroushko: Heart of the Heartland
    Peter Ostroushko: Mando Chronicles
    Peter Ostroushko: Sluz Duz Music
    Peter Rowan & Tony Rice: Quartet
    Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band: Legacy
    Planxty: The Well below The Valley
    Rafael Rabello & Deo Rian: Delicatesse
    Raffaele Calace: Duets for Mandolin and Guitar
    Ray Legere: Common Denominator
    Red Allen & Frank Wakefield: The Kitchen Tapes
    Red Henry: Bluegrass Mandolin & Other Trouble
    Rich Del Grosso: Get Your Nose Outta My Bizness!
    Roland White: I Wasn't Born to Rock and Roll
    Russ Barenburg: When At Last
    Sam Bartlett: Evil Diane
    Sam Bartlett: Evil Dianne
    Sam Lyman: New Morning Waltz: Sounds of Mandolin Americana
    SHEL: SHEL
    Shooglenifty: A Whiskey Kiss
    Sierra Hull: Daybreak
    Sierra Hull: Secrets
    Simon Mayor: New Celtic Mandolin
    Simon Mayor: Second Mandolin Album
    Skip Gorman: Old Style Mandolin, Vols. 1 & 2
    Steep Canyon Rangers: Deep in the Shade
    The Bill Hilly Band: All Day Every Day
    The Bills: Let 'em Run
    The Country Fiddlers: Down Yonder
    The Darol Anger-Mike Marshall Band: Brand New Can#
    The Del McCoury Band: Cold Hard Facts
    The Helsinki Mandoliners: The Helsinki Mandoliners
    The Jazz Mandolin Project: The Jazz Mandolin Project
    The Lovell Sisters: Time to Grow
    The Osborne Brothers: Bobby & His Mandolin
    The Seldom Scene: Live at the Cellar Door
    The Waterboys: Fisherman's Blues
    Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott: Real Time#
    Tim O'Brien: Hot Rize
    Tim O'Brien: Red on Blonde
    Tim O'Brien: The Crossing
    Tim O'Brien: Traveler
    Tira Poeira: Tira Poeira
    Todd Phillips: Released
    Tony Rice Unit: Unit of Measure
    Tony Williamson: Sessions at McBane Mill
    Various Artists: Best Loved Bluegrass - 20 All-Time Favorites
    Various Artists: Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza
    Various Artists: Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways
    Various Artists: Mandolin Artistry Volume 1: Young Mando Monsters
    Various Artists: Mandolin Blues
    Various Artists: More Ultimate Pickin'
    Various Artists: Pickin' on the Allman Brothers: A Bluegrass Tribute
    Various Artists: Thirty Years of Bluegrass
    Various Artists: Ultimate Pickin'
    Watchhouse (Mandolin Orange): Blindfaller
    Wayne Benson: An Instrumental Anthology
    Will Patton: String Theory
    Yank Rachell: Blues Mandolin Man#

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    Nice work, Kenny!
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    Default Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    Alan Bibey - In The Blue Room
    Dave Peters - Art in America
    Dave Peters - Dawgfinger
    Barry Mitterhoff - Silk City
    Akira Oatsuka - Grazz Matazz, any BG45 album
    Jimmy Gaudreau - The Mandoilin Album (on the Puritan label)
    immy Gaudreau - Classic JAG
    Dempsey Young - any Lost and Found album
    Don Stiernberg- Rosetta
    Ashby Frank- First Crossing
    Butch Baldassarri - Old Town
    Aubrey Haynie - A Man Must Carry On
    Darol Anger - Fiddlistics
    Bluegrass '95-2000

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