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Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride

Sam BushAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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listen  6. Speak Of The Devil 6:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Memphis In The Meantime 6:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Spooky Lane (Live) 5:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. Pastor Mustard: Heen 1:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Hungry For Your Love 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Sailin' Shoes (Live) 5:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. I Put A Spell On You 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • ASIN: B00004U1G7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Opening with a chant summoning the faithful to worship their idol, Sam Bush's fourth solo recording documents the joy, musicianship, and weirdness that is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Held every June in the mountains of Colorado, Telluride has become the premier hippie-grass event, and you can chalk up its success in large part to Bush and his old New Grass Revival cohorts. If these 1990s concert recordings are not the best music Bush has made, they're among the most fun. The set moves from a zippy "Girl of the North Country" to blistering jams such as "Big Mon"--featuring the mind-boggling banjo of Béla Fleck--and the seven-minute, electric noodle-off "Speak of the Devil." He also duets with John Cowan on a gorgeous version of Van Morrison's "Hungry for Your Love" and a joyous cover of Little Feat's "Sailin' Shoes." Along the way, Bush offers electric guitar licks in addition to his usual fiddle and mandolin breaks, all fascinating as fractals, as well as some underrated lead singing. Beside comrades-in-jam such as Cowan, Jon Randall Stewart, Jerry Douglas, and Larry Atamanuik, Bush couldn't be more in his element or more entertaining. --Roy Kasten

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam Bush live is fabulous August 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you have never seen Sam in person, do so. Preferably find a place like the Birchmere in Northern Virginia, which is small enough that you get the flavor of the man. He is high energy, to say the least, and it would be easy to overlook his remarkable musicianship in the excitement of the performance. His old group, New Grass Revival, has provided me with about four out of the five top live musical experiences of my life (with more recent Sam Bush performances following close behind), and the spirit and intensity of those occasions is here on many of the cuts on this disk. Being in the presence (even on disk) of someone who is so gifted and so celebratory of this gift is a pleasure.
Sam does love an audience, and that's why this CD is better, in my opinion, than his studio products. Other reviewers have commented on the assemblage of musicians on this disk, and they are right. It is wonderful music. I would single out "Same Ol' River" as my favorite after only a few listenings -- joy overflows, with Sam on mandolin, and Jerry Douglas on pedal steel. A really fine album.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Grass fans, rejoice July 27, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Back in the mid-70s, mandolin player/violinist Sam Bush was the founding father of THE alltime progressive bluegrass band, New Grass Revival. The group evolved over the years, picking up bass player/vocalist John Cowan early, and, some years later, guitarist Pat Flynn and banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck. Along with the likes of David Grisman and his cadre of talented sidemen, as well as others such as Jerry Douglas, Bush developed a whole new genre known as New Grass music. And Telluride, tucked in the SW corner of Colorado, became the mecca of that music, with its annual "bluegrass" concert that, over the years, featured artists far afield from anything Bill Monroe would recognize. This disk celebrates Sam's 25 years of appearing @ Telluride. Long time fans of Bush will recognize many tunes, although they have not been "done to death" in his formidible recorded works. All the usual suspects are on hand, including Cowan, Fleck, Douglas, Randal & Scott. There's a loving tribute to Monroe, "Big Mon;" rocking w John Magnie of the Subdudes on "Angel to be." Bush picks up the electric guitar and plugs in the mando on a couple of tracks like "speak of the Devil" & "I put a spell on you". Highlights for real afficienados are a killer version of the instrumental "Stingray" and his sparse duets with Douglas on "Girl from North Country" and with Cowan on "Sailin Shoes." The interludes from "pastor Mustard" fail to produce the comic relief intended; I found them just annoying. Read more ›
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! August 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This CD is one of the best that I have purchased in years. If you want to hear folk, rock, progressive bluegrass, jazz, and music which exceeds categorization...then this is the CD for you. There is a new sound/tempo/drive with every track. Sam Bush is incredible!! He is the musician's artist and will continue to impress you no matter how much you listen. Judging this CD on the 20 second poor sound quality samples is a crime, especially considering some songs are almost 9 minutes. To think that this was recorded live just makes you appreciate his this work even more. BUY YOU WANT ME SORRY!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STINGRAY!!!!! June 26, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Ever since Sam Bush founded the New Grass Revival, purists and pickers of nits the world over have complained, "That ain't bluegrass." Well, it ain't. Ask yourself this question: "Do I want to hear stringed instruments played loud, fast, and well by some of the best musicians the genre has produced?"?

Still puzzled? Here's more data - Sam on mando, electric mando, fiddle, and electric guitar. Bela Fleck on banjo with Sammie for a 9 minute acoustic Stingray rager. Another NGR alum, John Cowan showing up for most of the cuts. Sam covers Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe and John Hiatt. The 2 snippets of stage banter from Pastor Mustard.

Look, just buy it. Really.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sam, doin it again ! July 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What can you say. Sam is back with a new live CD from his career at Telluride bluegrass, CO. during the 90's. If you have never been to telluride bluegrass it almost makes it impossible to imagine just how good this new disc really is. Accompied by his fellow bluegrass buds (bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and John Cowen) Sam brings his style of "fungrass" to it's highest level. The opening track (Girl from the North country) is from the 99 bluegrass and his is joined by Jerry Douglas as the two trade off licks side by side note for note. Bela joins in on the fun during the "Same Ol River" and his side kick for years, John Cowen, thumps his bass with Sam's haunting Fiddle during "Spooky Lane" and the "Lee Highway". The thumping though truly reaches it's "peaks" during Sam's cover of John Hiatt's " Memphis in the Meantime" and his own original "Stingray" If you love Sam Bush, this Disc is the creme de la creme. I'd give it 6 stars if I could. Thank you Sammie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Awesome Sam Bush CD
Published 1 month ago by Samuel Baudoux
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Sammy at his absolute best! Every song is memorable and unique as well as magnificently performed. His cover of Dylan's "Girl of the North Country", my personal favorite, will... Read more
Published on September 29, 2007 by Erin Lambright
1.0 out of 5 stars Hillbilly garbage
R. Kasten doesn't know what he's talking about because NO self-respecting REAL hippie would EVER listen to any of this hillbilly junk!!!!
Published on May 13, 2007 by M. Garnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I have not listened to anything by Sam Bush before, but he is clearly a stellar mandolin and fiddle player. Read more
Published on August 13, 2006 by Michael Joseph Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Sammy
I love it.
Telluride, one of the most beautiful places on earth and the best place to hear Sam's music. Read more
Published on September 18, 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars cool!
This CD has more vocal-type tracks than I would prefer, but what do you expect for live tracks? The music is great!
Published on March 7, 2003 by J. Andrew Howe
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
Sam Bush is great. And he plays with greats. Enough said. If you're even looking at this item you probably know something about him, but if there is any question about whether... Read more
Published on March 25, 2002 by "spf80"
4.0 out of 5 stars CD review
I have other Sam Bush CD's ,and this is another good CD. The disappointment for Me was to see a picture of Sam Bush wearing a darned Ear Ring. Eww[...]
Published on June 30, 2001 by "tazterry"
5.0 out of 5 stars Sammy IS the king
Having seen Sam Bush live many many times, this is surely the best example of his talent. The eclectics that follow Sam will vouch for this. Read more
Published on May 28, 2001 by Deborah Corbett Mchenry
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not Bluegrass
I expected something very different from the music that's actually played on this album. If you like blugrass, this ain't it. Read more
Published on February 1, 2001
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