FAME Review: Mike Scott - Blue Moon of Kentucky & Audie Blaylock and Redline - I'm Going back to Old Kentucky
Mike Scott - Blue Moon of Kentucky
Audie Blaylock and Redline - I'm Going back to Old Kentucky

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Mike Scott

Available from Amazon.com.


I'm Going back to Old Kentucky

Audie Blaylock and Redline

Available from Amazon.com.

A review written for Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Jim Zimmerschied

This is a pair of CD's devoted to the bluegrass music of Bill Monroe. Blue Moon of Kentucky is an instrumental album featuring 18 of the tunes Bill Monroe has been known for. The instrumentalists on this album are great: Mike Scott, Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Rob Ickes, Mike Compton and Ben Isaccs. The fiddle tunes are played hot and hard just as you might expect if Bill's band was playing it. The waltzes and slow tunes are played with feeling.

Here is what's on Blue Moon of Kentucky:

  • Uncle Pen
  • Bluegrass Breakdown
  • Foot Prints in the Snow
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • John Henry
  • Kentucky Waltz
  • My Rose of Old Kentucky
  • Bill Cheatham
  • Road to Columbus
  • Molly and Tenbrooks
  • Precious Memories
  • Ole Joe Clark
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Jerusalem Ridge
  • Crying Holy
  • Gold Rush
  • I Saw the Light
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot

To compliment the all instrumental CD is a vocal CD of Bill Monroe's songs by Audie Blaylock and Redline. This album includes some top notch guests: Del & Ronnie McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Lou Reid, Carl Jackson, Glen Duncan and Jason Carter.

The singing and picking on this CD are very good. The guest artists add to the color and feel of the music making the CD very enjoyable.

The tune list for I'm Going back to Old Kentucky goes as follows:

  • I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky
  • You'll Find Her Name Written There
  • In Despair
  • On the Old Kentucky Shore
  • Out in the Cold World
  • My Little Georgia Rose
  • When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall
  • Mighty Dark to Travel
  • Cry Cry Darling
  • I Was Left on the Street
  • Lord Lead Me On
  • Tall Timber

You will notice that many of the tunes and songs have Kentucky in the title. A trade mark of the man who made Kentucky bluegrass music famous. These albums make a great set and if you have mix and match capability on your player, you can recreate an evening with Bill Monroe.

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2011, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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