RED CLAY RAMBLERS "Stolen Love" -- $12.95 per CD-R**, includes FREE SHIPPING to US locations.
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**Customers will receive a cd-r of a digitial remastering of the original pristine vinyl recording, transferred, without compression or limiting, using a 24-bit word length with an 88.2 KHz sampling rate. Remastered at 88.2 KHz with a 32-bit word length using Adobe Audition 3.0, then resampled with dither and noise-shaping to cd. The package comes in a slim line jewel box with titles and running order, and links to liner notes and credits. SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY AND FIDELITY ARE GUARANTEED.

Sheet Music is available for "Kingdom Coming (In the Year of Jubilo)" & "The Parting Hand" at The Sheet Music Store

Recorded at WDBS Studios, Durham, NC. l974. Originally released on Flying Fish Records, 1975. Cover art by Doug Johnson. Personnel: Mike Craver - piano, Bill Hicks - fiddle, Tommy Thompson - banjo, Jim Watson - mandolin. Songs include Yellow Rose of Texas, Big Sciota, Abe's Retreat, The Golden Vanity, Stolen Love, I Got What It Takes (But It Breaks My Heart to Give It Away), Keep the Home Fires Burning, Honey Babe, Balleydesmond Polka, Wind and Rain, She's Been After Man Ever Since, Kingdom Coming (In the Year of Jubilo), Staten Island Hornpipe, Parting Hand, Forked Deer

"In many ways STOLEN LOVE establishes what would become the archetypal Ramblers style - that strange hybrid that sets them apart from so many other acoustic bands. Some fine "straightforward" fiddle tunes (played in the old rousing unison style - fiddle, banjo, and mandolin all playing the tune together!), popular novelty tunes ("She's Been After Man Ever Since"), and a collection of wildly eclectic but surprisingly successful experiments. "Parting Hand," from the Sacred Harp, is sung faithfully from the notation, but gains a new freshness from the fine vocal blend of Craver, Thompson, and Watson. "Wind and Rain" is an excellent blend of sensitive accompaniment and clear, honest vocals, as is the version of the great Childe ballad "Golden Vanity." Mike Craver's first solo effort, "Keep the Homes Fires Burning," is a touching WWI tune that foreshadows his magnificent later solos, and his piano accompaniment on old fiddle tune standards like "Forked Deer" is sensitive enough that we don't even notice he's playing bluegrass piano! My favorite tune on this record is the exuberant "Kingdom Coming (Year of Jubilo)," a song with a familiar tune about the emancipation of the slaves, featuring mandolinist Jim Watson's high clear tenor on top of the joyful harmonies. ---Larry Polanksy, OP MAGAZINE.
Larry Polansky is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and a professor at Dartmouth College, and a member of the Frog Peak Music collective. OP Magazine, based in Olympia, Washington, was a music fanzine published by John Foster and the Lost Music Network from 1979 to 1984. It was known for its diverse scope and the role it played in providing publicity to DIY musicians in the midst of the cassette culture. The magazine was co-founded by Foster, Toni Holm, Dana Squires, and David Rauh. An emphasis of the magazine was "articles about music written by musicians", and regular contributors included Victoria Glavin (Victoria Barreca), Peter Garland, Eugene Chadbourne, and Larry Polansky. Foster, Holm, and Rauh currently administrate the Olympia-based radio station KXXO.

Check orders: send $12.95 to Sapsucker Records, 841 S. NC Hwy 150, Lexington, NC 27295.
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