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The Muppet Show: Season 3
The Muppet Show: Season 3
DVD ~ Jim Henson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Muppets ROCK!, July 23, 2008
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This review is from: The Muppet Show: Season 3 (DVD)
Long time Muppet fans like me, who have taped some episodes back in the days, have long awaited for these restored and remastered DVD reissues to get ride of those old dusty VHS! I own all three sets, and they are fantastic! This one is no less.

The Main Features: As you access the interactive menu, you'll face some funny skits by Kermit and Piggy. As we should and can expect from a Disney release, this set features all the 24 episodes of season 3, fully restored and shiny, and most important complete with UK skits.

Bonus material: Altough video quality is very high, you'll notice audio skips and mutes from time to time. Even I have seen copies of the rare 1968 documentary "Muppets on Puppets" with full audio. The master original must have been damaged. But that's the only down point.
Then we have a set of vintage 1960s Purina Dog Chow commercials, with Rowlf and Baskerville, that are a treat to see, altough very short, and a featurette by the name of " A Company of Players ", with interviews and such. Very interesting.

Conclusion: Very recommended. If you are a Muppet fan and lover, this will bring back countless memories!


Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 & 1947
Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 & 1947
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This year's bluegrass CD!, June 15, 2008
I've been thinking for years that Ricky is the "musical heir" of the great Bill Monroe. This CD confirms my idea. Twelve tracks of which Bill would be proud! Mr. Skaggs knows and plays a whole lot of Monroe-Style, especially his early kind of playing. And he can sing with so much emotion in his voice, it reaches our "bluegrass-fanatic" heart.
The band is up to the job aswell, and upon all smilin' Jim Mills, plays one of the most convincig hard drivin' traditional banjo styles nowadays. Andy Leftwich abandons modern and progressive influences to embrace Chubby Wise style completely and perfectly, Mark Fain as solid as ever, Paul Brewster...what can I say, one of the best tenor voices out there today. Last but not least, Cody Kilby plays a solid rhythm, and does some solos, that could be considered a bit "out of place" in recreating Monroe's 1947 sound, but yet very enjoyable.
I recommend this, which I think will be one of the best real bluegrass albums of 2008.


Bluegrass at the Roots
Bluegrass at the Roots
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real treasure!, June 15, 2008
This review is from: Bluegrass at the Roots (Audio CD)
I feel we got to thank Mike Seeger for recording this wonderful album in 1961. Everett and Bea, along with Don Stover and fiddler Herb Hooven, are among the most undervalued bluegrass musicians of all times.
This fantastic album features, for the first part, some duets recorded only with guitar, mandolin, and the sweet yet archaic harmonies of the Lillys. The second part of the CD has a more "bluegrassy" content, with Don's banjo prominent and inventive as always.
If you like traditional bluegrass, you surely won't be disappointed!!


Flatt & Scruggs TV Show - Vol. 3
Flatt & Scruggs TV Show - Vol. 3
DVD ~ Flatt & Scruggs
Price: $14.29
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute MAGIC!, June 15, 2008
What can I say...one of the best bands of all times. It doesn't get much better. In this volume you get a 7-years-old Ricky Skaggs playing mandolin and singing with the Foggy Mountain Boys...here's a song list:

1st Show - December 1961

- Opening
- Twinkle Little Star
- Crying My Heart Over You
- Commercial
- I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
- Home Sweet Home
- Lord I'm Coming Home
- Commercial
- Wildwood Flower
- A World All Your Own
- On My Way To Caanan's Land
- Commercial
- If I Should Wander Back Tonight
- Sally Johnson

2nd Show: January 1962

- Opening
- Cacklin' Hen
- I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
- Commercial
- I Don't Care Anymore
- Cumberland Gap
- Foggy Mountain Special (with Ricky Skaggs)
- Commercial
- You Took My Sunshine
- Feast Here Tonight
- Comedy
- Go Home
- Commercial
- Ruby (with Ricky Skaggs)
- Dance All Night With a Bottle In My Hand

If this is "below your expectations"...nothing well be above 'em :-)


Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest - The Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson
Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest - The Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson
DVD ~ Doc Watson
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stanleys and Doc Watson...priceless!, June 15, 2008
I've had this DVD for several years. It's one of my favorites in my collection. It contains one of the only 3 known existing Stanley Brothers videos (I'm sure there are others hidden somewhere...), the others being an appearance on Reno & Smiley's "Kroger Show" from 1962, and a couple of songs from a festival, released once by Bear Family on DVD.
This performance, taped in 1965, captures with good quality, some priceless performance of the brothers, accompanied by George Shuffler, Don Miller and Chick Stripling. Carter's singing is emotional as ever, Ralph's banjo has that old mountain sound, and the band does a great job. As a bouns, you get Cousin Emmy doing some novelty tunes, and joining the Stanleys and Pete Seeger on some tunes at the end of the show.

The second episode features Arthel "Doc" Watson, singer Clint Howard and old-time fiddler Fred Price playing several old-time country gems, with again mr. Seeger joining them on some numbers. Doc's voice

The only "possible down-side" of this DVD is the fact that I, being not much of a Pete Seeger admirer, would rather have seen more songs by the Stanleys and Doc Watson...but that's just my opinion.
If you are a bluegrass or a folk music fan, you won't regret buying this!

Oh, and RIP Carter Stanley...he's sorely missed.
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The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 2
The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 2
DVD ~ Hylo Brown
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bluegrass DVDs, November 1, 2007
Long time Flatt & Scruggs collectors (as me), aswell as bluegrass collectors have long been awaiting for the official release of these DVDs.
Bootleg copies of some Martha White and Pet Milk shows have been circulating for quite some time, first on 5 VHS, then on 2 DVDs.
However, quality was very often not high, color wasn't balanced etc...
These DVDs are a real treat! The quality has been incredibly enhanced, and the audio track must have been remastered too, as it's much better than the bootleg copies.
Now to the music, useless to say that the Foggy Mountain Boys deliver the best in traditional bluegrass music. Lester's smooth voice, solid yet fluid guitar style and runs and warm behaviour are fully featured in these shows. As always, Earl Scruggs is perfect, tasteful, driving and with a tone that is just amazing! In some shows, you'll get to watch close ups of Earl's hands, and that's already a good reason to buy the DVDs. The "corny comedy" skits that dobro player Josh Graves and bassist Jake Tullock do on the shows are classics, and their vocal duets are a real gem.
Last but by no mean least, you have Paul Warren, as Lester used to say "Still what we think one of the best old-time fiddlers in the business" at top form, fiddlin' his way to your heart, and tenor singing-extraordinaire Curly Seckler, playing mandolin with the Foggies. There is something so enigmatic in Curly's face while he sings and plays that's just a pleasure to see.
The DVDs include the most famous hits of the band, plus old time fiddle numbers, banjo instrumentals by Earl, and great duets.

There exist a total of 36 episodes of the Flatt & Scruggs show, all donated to the CMHOF. Rumors has it that all episodes are going to be released in the future with the help of Shanachie. Well, we can't wait to get them all!!

All this to say, if you're a bluegrass fan get yours now. It won't get any better than this!!


The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 1
The Best of the Flatt and Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 1
DVD ~ Hylo Brown
Price: $14.29
26 used & new from $8.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bluegrass DVDs, November 1, 2007
Long time Flatt & Scruggs collectors (as me), aswell as bluegrass collectors have long been awaiting for the official release of these DVDs.
Bootleg copies of some Martha White and Pet Milk shows have been circulating for quite some time, first on 5 VHS, then on 2 DVDs.
However, quality was very often not high, color wasn't balanced etc...
These DVDs are a real treat! The quality has been incredibly enhanced, and the audio track must have been remastered too, as it's much better than the bootleg copies.
Now to the music, useless to say that the Foggy Mountain Boys deliver the best in traditional bluegrass music. Lester's smooth voice, solid yet fluid guitar style and runs and warm behaviour are fully featured in these shows. As always, Earl Scruggs is perfect, tasteful, driving and with a tone that is just amazing! In some shows, you'll get to watch close ups of Earl's hands, and that's already a good reason to buy the DVDs. The "corny comedy" skits that dobro player Josh Graves and bassist Jake Tullock do on the shows are classics, and their vocal duets are a real gem.
Last but by no mean least, you have Paul Warren, as Lester used to say "Still what we think one of the best old-time fiddlers in the business" at top form, fiddlin' his way to your heart, and tenor singing-extraordinaire Curly Seckler, playing mandolin with the Foggies. There is something so enigmatic in Curly's face while he sings and plays that's just a pleasure to see.
The DVDs include the most famous hits of the band, plus old time fiddle numbers, banjo instrumentals by Earl, and great duets.

There exist a total of 36 episodes of the Flatt & Scruggs show, all donated to the CMHOF. Rumors has it that all episodes are going to be released in the future with the help of Shanachie. Well, we can't wait to get them all!!

All this to say, if you're a bluegrass fan get yours now. It won't get any better than this!!


Beautiful Bouquet
Beautiful Bouquet
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Gospel Bluegrass Album, July 9, 2007
This review is from: Beautiful Bouquet (Audio CD)
This is a long-awaited reissue between Vern Williams' fans.
Rose Maddox and the VWB used to perform together quite often, and Rose always wanted to record an LP with the band.
As always, the great Vern Williams singing a high-soaring tenor, with help by his son Del on guitar and vocal, and the great Keith Little on banjo, guitar and baritone vocals. Kevin Thompson holds it all together on the solid doghouse bass, and Ed Neff plays fiddle and also a very interesting second mandolin to Vern.
Highlights of this CD are the long-forgotten "Church In The Valley", "I'll Fly Away", "Take Me In The Lifeboat" and the sweet title track "Beautiful Boquet", where Rose gets to sing with brother Don Maddox.
The atmosphere through the whole CD is very intense, and Keith's banjo is absolutely tasteful, simple backup when needed and solid breaks too!
I am a huge fan of Vern's music, and found this CD accidentally (even tough mine doesn't have the "A" in the title, just "Beautiful Boquet"). It's a regular in my CD player, highly recommended!!!


On the Radio 1952-1953
On the Radio 1952-1953
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bluegrass Radio Transcription!, February 5, 2007
This review is from: On the Radio 1952-1953 (Audio CD)
This is a treasured gem among traditional bluegrass albums. This CD takes some 20 tracks from various radio shows in the early 1950s, and feature the Lillys singing some great numbers and ole Don Stover tearing up the five string banjo. This is bluegrass radio at its best, get yours, pals!


Early Recordings
Early Recordings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lilly Brothers are the best!!!, December 20, 2006
This review is from: Early Recordings (Audio CD)
This was the first LP of the Lillys I got. As soon as it started playing "Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy", I knew I loved them! This LP features some of the best recordings the duo ever made. Here they're helped out by Don Stover on banjo, Tex Logan on fiddle and an unknown bass player. It's traditional bluegrass mixed with brother duet, all at its best. If you don't already have it, buy it NOW!


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