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A Blue Grass Slick, thick and claggy ~,
This review is from: Pa's Fiddle: The Music Of America (CD) (Audio CD)
A Blue Grass Slick, thick and claggy ~ more urban gloss and Broadway than honest down to earth country, but in either environment, urban or rural, this one should be classified as toxic, like the poison that oozes out of a split and leaking plastic bag full of silage... Warblin' & twiddlin', this is as far removed as one could get from the tales and history of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her father's fiddle, bow, singing voice and that family's musical interests and inspirations. Its pretence and slick is an embarrassment. It would have been more fairly handled as a subject ~ with less pomp, pretension and affectation ~ if the rising old time community had been given the task. "Little House on the Prairie" ain't Nashville big city bluegrass, and even further from the roots is the gloss of this plastic fantastic. A small percentage of this is passably interesting, but its connection to the stated inspiration, the Igalls and that dust bowl history, is tenuous, in tune names only. And much of it is even silly, like some of the lyrics, for one example - "Buffalo Guys"... :-P
Any half decent string band would have done pa Ingalls better justice and respect, have been more appropriate...
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