Posted by RICHIE ALLEN SEINFELD on April 18, 19101 at 01:04:27:
In Reply to: Re: NEW RELEASE/OLD RELEASE posted by Bob PIekiel on April 17, 19101 at 19:45:36:
: Hi Richie, can you tell us the exact album labe and number of the Stella Parton CD Appalachian Blues you have? I can't find it anywhere. Thanks!
I wish I saw this post before I sent this lengthy
email to you - but - here goes.
Sometimes I get promotion copies and advance releases so it is possible that technically there was never a release - though I think I did see a Billboard review and I saw the cds in NYC and Austin stores. Also, while Stella Parton's name is mentioned all over the inside of the cd on the outside it only says 'Stella.'
The cd is called 'Appalachian Blues' by Stella (or Stella Parton). It is on Raptor Records (#2003)a division of Attic Entertainment (PO BOX 120871, Nashville, Tn. 37212). I don't see a website.
There are 10 songs by 4 producers. I think the outstanding song is 'The Missing Part' (a collaboration of Paul Overstreet/Don Schlitz who together also wrote Keith Whitley's 'When You Say Nothing At All,' Tanya Tucker's 'I Wont Take Less Than Your Love' and two Randy Travis' hits - 'Forever & Ever Amen' and 'On The Other Hand').
She does a great version of 'Wayfaring Stranger'
which was produced by Wanda Vick (who i think was fiddle player on TNN's 'Prime Time Country').
There are two songs produced by a Bob Teague. It says these two songs were recorded at Scruggs Studio and musicians credited include Earl Scruggs on banjo, Randy Scruggs on guitar and Steve Scruggs on bass (hey DJ, do you ever get mixed up? - Randy and Steve is a lot like Rudy and Steve). One song is a little 'hokey' to me
but Earl (if it is indeed Earl) sounds great.
I have tons of cds and I think this cd is real good - though I don't know why I'm plugging Stella Parton, a long long time ago I booked her for a show and she didn't come.
What I am really interested in is the following:
Actor, comedian, Academy Award host and banjo picker Steve Martin was asked on a talk show what he's been doing lately and he responded that he made a banjo recording as part of an all star tribute to
Earl Scruggs. I really can't wait for more information on this. According to www.Billboard.com's new releases an 'All Star Tribute to Earl Scruggs' should have been out last week on Sugar Hill - they have a disclaimer that someone else provides them with information and I guess that is not correct information as I haven't seen it.
I don't think I left anything out, huh???
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