|Hey all you CMH’ers,
We here at CMH hope that you all are having a great time getting ready for the holiday season. Have a Happy Halloween and next time we’ll be stopping by for Thanksgiving dinner…
Check out what CMH has got for you October 25th!
20th Century Bluegrass Masters - CMH-8933
Let the pioneers and innovators of this country’s homegrown music take you on a journey into the heart of America with this collection of some of the greatest Bluegrass performances ever put on tape. Drawn primarily from CMH Records’ vault of classic recordings, 20th Century Bluegrass Masters features the talents of the father of Bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe, innovators the Osborne Brothers and Tony Rice, as well as second generation Bluegrass giants Jimmy Martin, Charlie Waller and Peter Rowan among others. This unique set of the genre’s most beloved songs will remind you why Bluegrass is the “people’s music” – broadly appealing but intensely personal for performers and listeners alike.
Find out more about this classic release here: 20th Century Bluegrass Masters
Bluegrass Gospel Reunion - CMH-6302
In this collection of classic songs of faith and devotion, banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and acoustic bass provide the instrumental foundation for some of the best vocalists in bluegrass music to sing the Lord’s praises. Classic and contemporary artists – including Mac Wiseman, Carl Story, Larry Stephenson, and Don Rigsby – offer inspiring versions of the songs that you first heard in church on Sunday morning. From the opening notes of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” to the Osborne Brothers’ heart-warming rendition of “Rank Strangers,” Bluegrass Gospel Reunion will fill your home with the joyful sounds of the best of bluegrass gospel.
To check out this collection of heavenly recordings, click here: Bluegrass Gospel Reunion
Pickin' On Brad Paisley Volume 2 (A Tribute) - CMH-8958
Pickin’ on Brad Paisley Volume 2 picks right up where the CMH Records’ first bluegrass tribute left off—with more all-acoustic, instrumental versions of Paisley’s songs performed by Nashville’s hottest pickers. The front porch charm of these bluegrass interpretations of Brad’s biggest hits—including “Me Neither,” “Whiskey Lullaby” and “Make a Mistake with Me”—will have you falling in love with his music all over again.
You want more Bluegrass Tributes to Brad? Click here: Pickin'On Brad Paisley Volume 2
Pickin' On Def Leppard - A Bluegrass Tribute - CMH-9074
Behind the over the top image, massive stadium concerts and world tours, Def Leppard are essentially a hard working rock band. At the core of their sound are accomplished and well-written songs. These classic tracks are stripped down and performed bluegrass style with soaring harmonies, mandolin, banjo, dobro and guitar. Tracks such as “Photograph”, “Animal” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” are transformed into rockin’ bluegrass nuggets of gold. You’ll hear Def Leppard in a fresh and inspiring light after you’ve heard Cornbread Red’s raucous take on these heavy metal heroes.
A different take on “Pour Some Sugar On Me’? Click here: Pickin'On Def Leppard
Aloha Margaritaville - The Hawaiian Tribute to Jimmy Buffett - CMH-8947
Aloha Margaritaville is a beautiful tribute to the “Son of a Son of a Sailor” that re-imagines Jimmy’s most popular songs through the lens of authentic Hawaiian music. You can practically hear the ocean waves washing up on the shores of Waikiki when electric guitar is replaced with the delicate sounds of the ukulele and enhanced with slack-key and lap steel guitars. Die-hard Parrotheads and casual Buffett fans alike will treasure the magical sounds of Aloha Margaritaville – the next best thing to kicking back on the Hawaiian islands.
Check out this tropical, tribute to the ultimate Parrothead here: Aloha Margaritaville
- James Curtiss