featuring Ton Van Bergeyk, Dick Fegy, Lasse Johansson, Tim Nicolai, Bob Evans, Tony Marcus & David Laibman
This album is a collection of some of the finest guitarists playing today in the acoustic fingerpicking idiom. It was recorded over a twelve month period and in such places as England, Sweden, Canada and America. It presents a wide assortment of music from the classic rags of Joseph Lamb to Dave Laibman's arrangements of fiddle tunes to original instrumentals played by the Dutch fingerstyle wizard Ton Van Bergeyk and the Welsh two-step nylon strung hero Tim Nicolai.
Track Listing: (click on tracks for mp3 sound samples)
1. Bowery Buck - Dick Fegy
2. Cataract Rag - Lasse Johansson & Claes Palmquist
3. Circus Time - Tim Nicolai
4. Sensation - A Rag - Bob Evans
5. T.N.T. - Ton Van Bergeyk
6. Junk Man Rag - Lasse Johansson
7. Colored Aristocracy - David Laibman
8. Bohemian Rag - Tony Marcus
9. By A Waterfall - Ton Van Bergeyk
10. Ragtime Nightingale - Lasse Johansson & Claes Palmquist
11. Dallas Rag - David Laibman
12. Plymouth House - Tim Nicolai
13. Fizz Water - Lasse Johansson
14. Harlem Rag - Bob Evans
15. Joe Rag - Jim McLennan
16. Boys, My Money's All Gone - David Laibman
All the arrangements are included in the 70 pagetab/music PDF booklet on this CD except for Bohemian Rag. You will need Adobe Acrobat (a free download) to open and print this file from your computer.
Review: I'm in heaven again! I bought this record back in the 70's (I believe) at Tower Records in SF and simply loved the album. I played it over and over again until scratches made it too hard to listen to. (I had other Kicking Mule records also that I loved). I had periodically searched to see if Kicking Mule had transferred the record to CD format, and only recently found it. Now, I'm in heaven again, listening to it.
The audio quality is as good as could be expected, based on when and how the guitar sessions were recorded (it's still quite good, but varies because the tracks were recorded all over the world (Sweden, England, Canada, USA). The artists are incredibly talented. I'm in awe. For some folks, if you haven't ever heard this type of music before, it might open up a whole new world to you. I know it did for me. - John S/Amazon Customer Review