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Into the Twangy First Century & Row Vs Wade [Import, Original recording remastered]

Run C&W, RunAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 31, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Gottdiscs
  • ASIN: B000FTJE8K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ballad Of the Burns Brothers
2. Walkin' the Dog
3. Medley: Unchained Medley: Flint Hill Special (Intro)/What'd I Say/Superstition/Stop In the Name Of Love
4. My Girl
5. Sweet Soul Music
6. Hold On I'm Comin'
7. Medley: Opus Taylor: Working In The Coal Mine/I Feel Good
8. Medley: Suite T: Wildwood Flower/In the Midnight Hour/Please, Please, Please
9. Medley: Bill's Medley: Can't Turn You Loose/I've Been Loving You Too Long
10. Itchy Twitchy Spot (Parody Of Achy Breaky Heart)
11. Let Me In
12. Medley: Hot Corn, Cold Corn/I Like It Like That
13. Reach Out, I'll Be There
14. Hold What You've Got
15. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
16. Papa Was a Rolling Stone
17. Spanish Harlem
18. I Second That Emotion
19. Chain Of Fools
20. Bring It On Home To Me

Editorial Reviews

Run C&W is a novelty country project, but it has nothing to do with the rap group its name comes from. Instead, group members Crashen Burns, Wash Burns, Side Burns and Rug Burns transform vintage soul classics into bluegrass-style twang. The group debuted for MCA in 1993 with "Into The Twangy-First Century", concentrating mostly on humorous rearrangements but also offering the occasional parody, original song and comic lyrical asides. The album "Row vs. Wade" followed" in 1995, after which the group went their separate ways.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad to the Bonegrass.. September 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought these albums years ago, and somehow misplaced them; I can't believe that they are finally being reissued. Run C&W were doing bluegrass covers of Motown hits before it occured to anyone else; the difference is in their drive and passion for both types of music. Their music could easily descended into cornball territory if it didn't hit you so hard in the gut when you hear it. Highlights are "My Girl", "Walkin' the Dog", "Stop in the Name of Love", "Papa was a Rolling Stone" and on and on. Forget "Strummin' with the Devil"; these guys are the real Mccoy...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Genius April 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The world's first (and only) rhythm and bluegrass band.

I bought these when they were first released (1993 & 1994). Bought the first one "Into the Twangy-First Century" on a whim - because I recognized Russell Smith on the cover. Smith was/is the songwriter/singer for the Amazing Rhythm Aces, one of my favorite bands of all time.

I bought them and made a conscious decision to keep them in good shape thinking: "no way these oddball recordings would ever be re-issued." Glad I was wrong for you Run C&W newbies . . . welcome to the club! The musicianship is amazing. I mean, listen to this line-up:

VINCE MELMED:SINGER/SONGWRITER who has played with the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dan Fogelberg, Bobby Womack, Rosanne Cash, J.D. Souther, Rita Coolidge and Danny O'Keefe.

RUSSELL SMITH: leader of the Amazing Rhythm Aces and writer of the classic song 'Third Rate Romance';

BERNIE LEADON: formerly w/ the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Eagles, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band;

JIM PHOTOGLO: prolific singer/songwriter whose most famous song may be the #1 'Fishin' In the Dark' by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

As Rug Burns would say, "'preciate it."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reimagining Motown August 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was floored when I first heard Run C&W about 5 years ago. This is a group of not-well-known but very well-heard musicians...if you listen to country at all you've heard some of these guys. They call what they have done "playing that sweet soul music the way God intended it to be played... Bluegrass style," and while I have to admit I doubt the creators of this music ever envisioned it played this way, it is extremely musically sound, and surprisingly true to the music. Check out the track listing, but keep in mind that you probably will not be able to predict how these songs are arranged, no matter which side of the Mason-Dixon you come from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Listening January 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Greetings. I made the purchase and enjoyed listening. I took it to work, and it was an instant hit with my co-workers! We all listen to different styles of music, and we all love it! I ended up makeing a purchase of a second copy for one of my co-workers.

Not only is it, Just plain funny, but it is great to listen too at the same time. I recomend it to anyone, country music fan or not!
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING ALBUM FOR BLUEGRASS FANS June 25, 2014
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Man, I love this's a combo of both of RUN C&W's albums, so it's a great catalog. Bernie Leadon (formerly of the Eagles) is the banjo player and does a great, great job hybridizing scruggs style to fit on the old motown covers this band works with. The album is fun and upbeat, features some great musicality, and overall is just a great, great bluegrass recording. I highly recommend. I always try and expose family and friends to this music, it's a great entry point into bluegrass, but seriously...these guys can flat out play and's a shame the era when this was released they weren't more widely accepted, as they are incredible! Wish they still toured/played/recorded....BUY THIS ALBUM. NOW.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and memorable. November 5, 2013
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I used to listen to these guys all the time growing up... I was THRILLED to find a CD with the Roe vs. Wade and Into the Twangy-First Century. A MUST HAVE for any bluegrass fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All in one, done well October 4, 2013
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Wonderful musicianship, great performances of several musical genres all in one. Demonstrates that everything is best with five-string banjo. I wish they were still touring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute songs August 4, 2013
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These guys were a strange bunch and dressed weird, but they were always entertaining. Itchy Twitchy Spot was a parody of Achy Breaky Heart. A song I despised and to this day will not perform
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars can the marriage of Motown & Bluegrass really work?! YOU BETCHA'
Fantastic mix of bluegrass and motown. . .
Every song sounds custom made for this hybrid style
of music.
These guys are talented with vocals and instruments. Read more
Published 17 months ago by macxtc
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD.
Run C&W is a classic bluegrass spoof. If you love mo-town and bluegrass, you will really enjoy the twist this group of musicians adds to your listening experience. It. Is. Fun.
Published 19 months ago by margie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Grass is Bluer
This is one of the most clever and well executed musical concept records I have ever heard. Funny - hysterical actually - and brilliantly performed. Read more
Published on October 15, 2011 by Victor Levine
5.0 out of 5 stars Run your blues away
It's rhythm and blues, it's bluegrass, it's the blueprint for fun. Listen to this stuff and then sit back and see how long it takes to get the silly grin off your face.
Published on June 29, 2011 by grumpone
5.0 out of 5 stars into the twangyfirst century
Outstanding - fun very talented
can't get enough - wish these guys had more music transformed from classic oldies and motown favorites... Read more
Published on April 10, 2011 by jk jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soul music bluegrass style
Not the first time I've heard these guys. Have been looking for this for quiet a while. I recommend this CD
Published on March 29, 2011 by Stevo
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic recordings are back
I am thrilled this double disc got released. The singing and musicianship on these recordings is phenomenal. Read more
Published on February 25, 2010 by Heavygrass
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This doesn't sound like it would work, but it is really good, and very funny!
Published on July 4, 2008 by Denver B. Cornett
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