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Solid Gove

Gove ScrivenorAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: March 10, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Flying Fish
  • ASIN: B000005ZJF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,407 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you ever saw him play, you never forgot it. The wild-man mane of hair, the scruffy beard, the glint in his eyes and the pent-up intensity of his stage persona were enough to ensure that. But then there were the propulsive stomp of his foot keeping time during the songs and the dry banter between them. And could you ever get the sounds of that gruff bluesy voice, that fleet-fingered guitar work or those rippling autoharp solos out of your head? Twenty-some years down the road, Gove has discovered that he left an indelible mark on his listeners. Here, combined on one compact disc, are almost all of Gove's original, legendary Flying Fish recordings Coconut Gove and Shady Gove, featuring guests Doc Watson, John Hartford, Marty Stuart and Buddy Emmons. --Robert K. Oermann, from his liner notes

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For followers of the Gove cult, this single-CD reissue of his two classic Flying Fish albums has almost messianic implications. Truth be told, it’s easy to see why he’s maintained such an avid following. 1977’s Shady Gove is a near-perfect representation of Scrivenor’s soulful country-folk-blues hybrid. Buttressed by folks such as Doc Watson, John Hartford, and Buddy Emmons, Scrivenor’s full, ripe, cozy voice sucks you in along with his subtly effective work on autoharp, slide guitar, and fingerpicked guitar. The warm and welcoming vibe of the session simply leaps out at you. The eight cuts from 1979’s Coconut Gove, with a young Marty Stuart on board, don’t quite stack up, but come awfully close. Watson returns for a celebratory "I’ll Fly Away" that builds to a memorable crescendo. Solid Gove captures the twice-in-a-lifetime, lightning-in-a- bottle best of this unique performer. --Marc Greilsamer

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An All-time Favorite November 13, 2000
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The words on the back of the CD: "If you ever heard him play, you never forgot it." Truer words never spoken. I first saw Gove play that 12-string Gibson and his autoharp at a little beer/bistro joint outside the Old Dominion University campus in Virginia. It was near Christmas time, 1970. I vividly remember The Balloon Song (glad to see it on the Shine On album) and that stompin' foot. There was a DJ there from WOWI radio, and he told me where to buy Gove's brand new album, Heavy Cowboy. Although that album didin't do well, I bought it and have been hooked since. Solid Gove is a collector's collection. When I get tense and uptight about stuff, I listen to Minuet for The Back Roads and always feel better. Keep playin', Gove. We, your loyal fans will be here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Silver City Bound December 7, 2001
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I am glad to see Gove is alive and still at it. I didn't know until just the other day. Telling a fellow music friend about " ... this guy Gove I remember from college days ... " she said to me, "I have a Gove album." Wow. I heard Gove in The Red Mule in Norfolk in the early 70's. He was full of life, a one man, foot-stomping, 12 string guitar strumming string breaking live music box emanating mesmorizing spirit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing Talent! August 7, 2007
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I had the good fortune to work with Gove on "Shady Gove" and "Coconut Gove" as engineer and co-producer. Of all the artists I worked with over the years, I had more fun with Gove than any of the others, except possibly Paul McCartney although it would be a tossup.
I retired in 1992 and I was often asked, if there were anyone that I would consider un-retiring myself to work with, who would it be. My reply is always an instantaneous GOVE SCRIVENOR. I have never played "Solid Gove" for anyone who didn't fall in love with it. It's obvious how much fun we had recording these songs. One of my proudest accomplishments!
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5.0 out of 5 stars still the best March 3, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
It was 25 years ago that I first heard Gove playing at the Exit Inn in Nashville with Doc Watson and I knew that I needed his album, Shady Gove. I was not disappointed. It is probably the finest bit of bluegrass that I've ever heard. Backed by Doc, John Hartford, and other incredible musicians, one can only wonder how anyone could move fingers that quickly across a set of strings and make it sound so superb.When I found recently that Shady Gove had been combined with Cocoanut Gove, a later album, I bought the CD. Totally fabulous. This combination of the 2 is a classic. Anyone enjoying bluegrass will see this cd as a favorite. SOLID GOVE is a must !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible May 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The first and only time I saw Gove play was in a small coffee house in Columbia, SC in 1979. To this day, I have never forgotten his performance. This CD brings it all back, and to top it off, you get both Shady Gove AND Coconut Gove on one CD! Gove's music is timeless, and listening to it just makes you feel good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every song on this cd is incredible. September 10, 1998
By A Customer
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This cd is terrific. The songs are awesome as are the musicians involved. Doc Watson and crew really compliment Gove's incredible style of music and lyrics. If I make it to heaven I hope Shine On is on the Juke Box up there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 35 years of consistently good music January 27, 2006
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I first heard Gove in Nashville in 1969 or 1970, and watched him record four tunes that ended up in Heavy Cowboy. I never bought the album but have those four on tape before they were edited for the LP. I found the Shady Gove and Coconut Gove LPs about 10 years ago and listen to them regularly. Everyone who's heard them likes the music. Then, several years ago I heard he was coming to Atlanta to play at Eddies Attic, and I just had to go and meet him again. I bought Shine On at that session and have continued to enjoy his music. Someday we are going to get him for a private party, and someday I'll find a copy of the Heavy Cowboy LP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I heard this way back when. . . March 28, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I like this album. . . I first heard of Gove, when my sister played a very early album for me way back when by the name of 'Shady Gove'. Ever since that time, I have been looking for a copy of that music. Finding that 'Solid Gove' had all the tracks from that earlier album plus more made it a must for me to buy. A good album, well worth the readies to buy.
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