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Blue Ridge Express


Download links and information about Blue Ridge Express by Alan Munde. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 51:02 minutes.

Artist: Alan Munde
Release date: 1994
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 20
Duration: 51:02
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No. Title Length
1. Blue Ridge Express 1:43
2. Peaches and Cream 2:45
3. Leather Britches 3:36
4. Remington Ride 2:38
5. Darcy Farrow 1:47
6. Tennessee Wagoner 2:34
7. Dear Old Dixie 2:11
8. Meloon's Tune 3:11
9. Paddy on the Turnpike 3:29
10. The Earl of Broadfield 2:05
11. Sail Away Ladies 2:02
12. Munde's Child 2:36
13. Sleepy Eyed John 2:30
14. I Don't Love Nobody 2:44
15. Train to Mexico 2:41
16. Sally Johnson 2:44
17. Hank's Lonesome Cowdawg Blues 3:18
18. Doc's Riverboat Reel 1:46
19. Sabrosa 1:57
20. Sockeye 2:45



Blue Ridge Express is a wonderful compilation, consisting of the best cuts from bluegrass banjo player Alan Munde's three '70s solo albums on the Ridge Runner label. Recorded a few years after his stint as a touring member of country-rockers the Flying Burrito Brothers, the performances here are uniformly high energy. As a founding member of the pioneering bluegrass super group Country Gazette, Munde is credited as one of the first players to successfully combine the rhythmic drive of old school "Scruggs-style" banjo picking with the newer, fiddle-based melodic style propagated by younger folk-influenced players like Bill Keith. The resulting innovative style is displayed to great effect on Blue Ridge Express. Munde's playing is often pianistic in its stunning clarity, and his notes have a bright, yet full and round, timbre unmatched by just about any other banjoist. The choice of material here is wide-ranging, and Munde performs each tune with equal conviction, from the simple, oftcovered traditional-sounding melody of folkie Steve Gillette's "Darcy Farrow" to the straight-ahead jazz of Munde's original composition "Munde's Child." The recordings here are somewhat of a revelation in that their stylistic diversity — offering subtle hints of "new grass" to come — and Munde's purity of tone make him seem like a direct influence to later smooth players like guitarist David Grier.