on 17 January 2016
It was a long time coming but the third album from the Quebe Sisters – Sophia, Grace and Hulda – was well worth the wait. Once again confirming their skills as fiddle players and vocalists, the girls (with equally fine guitar from Joey McKenzie) present a varied programme that’s defined by the album’s title. It is every which-a-way as the sisters move from pop standards like “Yearning” and “How High The Moon” through to country with Hank Thompson’s “Green Light” and Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart”, here given a dance presentation, as similarly with the Quebe’s interpretation of the bluegrass instrumental “Flatbush Waltz”. There’s even a traditional folk song, “Wayfaring stranger”, thrown into the mix.
The sisters provide tight harmonies that only siblings can create (which might be a little too “twee” for the uninitiated listener) and my own regret that the album’s short playing time (just over 31 minutes) flies by far too fast. It wouldn’t have gone amiss to have 14 tracks, or more, in common with many releases these days.
on 14 February 2014
It's great to have some new music from the Quebe Sisters - OK, it's actually old music but it's new from them .... if you understand where I'm coming from!! If you've heard the Sisters in the past, you'll know what to expect - classic western swing, tight harmonies, and wonderful triple fiddles.
There's much to enjoy in the 12 track collection: it's difficult to choose favourite tracks. But if you like the songs of Hank Williams, Cindy Walker, or Moon Mullican, you won't be disappointed. Ironically, much as I love to hear those combined fiddles and harmonies (and really I can't fault them) but there are a few moments on this album that shine even more brightly - the solo vocal at the start of "Green Light" (sorry, I can't credit it to a particular Sister as, once again, no details as this was a download), and the fantastic instrumental finish to "How High The Moon" with the three fiddles playing different lines, Marvellous!!
on 16 March 2014
This is, quite simply, a fantastic album. Though the tracks are short, the quality of the recording production is superb and the musicians and world class fiddle players. The Sisters have now joined forces with 2 members of the Purple Hulls so the next album may be somewhat away from their roots. I must have played this one 40/50 times in 4 weeks and, obviously, strongly recommend it.