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Douglas, Jerry Band, The / What If
Album:What If Collection:Country
Artist:Douglas, Jerry Band, The Added:09/2017
Label:Rounder Records 

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Add Date:2017-09-27 Pull Date:2017-11-29 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:15 Oct8 Oct
Airplays:13

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1.Tue, 10 Oct:Sarah Bellum
That's Not Bluegrass.
3.Fri, 06 Oct:Be Sharp
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2.Sat, 07 Oct:Old Fart
Old Fart at Play
4.Tue, 03 Oct:Sarah Bellum
That's Not Bluegrass.

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-23 
Reviewed: 2917-09-23
Genre: Country
FCCs: none

Review: Dobro wizard Douglas returns with a virtuosic septet in tow on this highly enjoyable disc. Bluegrass meets jazz. And check out the classic rock reinvention on #5!
If You Like: Mike Auldridge, Tut Taylor, Jethro Burns, Bob Brozman, Vassar Clements
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): 1/ Cavebop (4:51) - dobro starts> lightning fast jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo> sax solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick stop 2/ Unfolding (7:14) - fiddle/dobro starts> midtempo jam> dobro solo fiddle solo swings uptempo> sax solo>bass solo> dobro solo> midtempo jam> quick stop *3/ 2:19 (4:09) - drums start> midtempo jam & song> raunchy sax solo> midtempo song> crescendo end *4/ What If (6:46) - dobro starts> quiet midtempo jam builds in volume & cpmplexity while slowly meandering into your brain, then fades away **5/ Hey Joe (4:19) - dobro starts> uptempo song> sweet dobro solo> fiddle solo> sax solo> uptempo song. guitar solo> song> quick stop 6/ Battle Stick (4:49) - fiddle starts> midtempo jam> dodro solo to fade *7/ Go Ahead & Leave (3:11) - fiddle start> midtempo jam with gorgeous dobro over the top> quick fade *8/ Butcher Boy (4:34) dobro starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> like a sountrack for a western> slow fade 9/ Freemantle (4:28) - dobro starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> dobro solo. trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade *10/ The Last Wild Moor (4:39) - dobro starts> slow tempo jam> fiddle solo> dobro solo> slow fade *11/ Hot Country 84.5 (3:07) fiddle starts> midtempobuilds to uptempo> dobro solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Cavebop 6.Battle Stick
2.Unfolding 7.Go Ahead And Leave
3.2:19 8.Butcher Boy
4.What If 9.Freemantle
5.Hey Joe 10.The Last Wild Moor
 11.Hot Country 84.5