Crowe, Lawson & Williams
“Standing Tall And Tough”
Label: Mountain Home Music Company
J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams are bluegrass titans, each an
alumnus of the great Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys. Here they
pay tribute to their late great bandleader. Vocals are terrific and the playing
is quite good, especially considering that none of them are whippersnappers now.
1 – (2:35) My Walking Shoes* Fine mid-tempo version of the Martin hit.
2 – (3:18) Blue Memories* Fine trio harmonies on this slow weeper.
3 – (2:54) Do You Live What You Preach* Mid Louvin Bros. gospel tune, nice.
4 – (3:30) The Hills Of Roane County* Paul Williams’ vocal soars, wow!
5 – (2:33) Don’t Laugh Decent little ditty, mid-tempo.
6 – (3:01) Little Angel In Heaven Slower ¾ time song, good.
7 – (2:42) Standing Tall And Tough* Good mid tune about endurance, resilience.
8 – (3:34) Insured Beyond The Grave Another Louvin Bros. tune, waltz, decent.
9 – (2:57) Fraulien* Another Williams tour-de-force, terrific!
10 – (4:08) Pretending I Don’t Care OK tune of regret & loss.
11 – (3:00) Once A Day* Fine harmonies & playing on this slow weeper.
12 – (2:51) Those Gone And Left Me Blues* Fine heartbreak tune, title says it all.