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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

David Grisman - Dawg Jazz/ Dawg Grass (Lossless WAV)

This is a great Dawg album, showing two sides of Dawg music, and how they aren't that different. The Jazz Side starts with its title track, "Dawg Jazz", a big band jazz composition with Grisman soloing on mandolin. This gives a strangely distinct and familiar Grisman sound that I've come to expect. This is followed by "Steppin with Stephane" A lighter jazz medly that is of course graced with Stephane Grappelli's Violin, in a mandolin Violin duet that sounds quite good. "Fumblebee" is also quite interesting dawg music. The side closes with Grisman's arrangement of "In a Sentimental Mood", taking it quite slowly and giving a sense of sorrow that really sounds quite nice, along with a melodic Violin.

The Next Side (Might be the first, I honestly don't know) is Dawg Grass!
This side is filled with the exciting traditional bluegrassy dawg music many have come to love. The first track "14 Miles to Barstow" starts off with a fast paced fiddle duet followed by some nice dobro and of course, mandolin. This is followed by "Swamp Dawg" which carries the swampy New Orleans feel quite well in my opinion. Then is "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown" A traditional bluegrass piece with non other than Earl Scruggs picking away on his 5 string banjo. This is a fun bluegrass song with great soloing from all of the musicians involved. He then takes "Wayfaring Stranger" in a very similar way to "In a Sentimental Mood", the sense of sorrow makes the song sound even more beautiful and interesting. "Happy Birthday Bill Monroe" is a great twin fiddle piece with Darol Anger and Mike Marshall pairing left and right. The Title track on this Side, "Dawg Grass" is a VERY Dawgish bluegrass song. It sounds almost like something off Hot Dawg with bluegrass instruments. Quite good =D

Anyway, This is a fun album giving two perspectives on Grisman's Dawg Music. Any fans of Dawg or music, definitely worth a listen. If people would prefer, I can post in mp3 as well.

EDIT* Thanks to the anonymous poster for the cover art!



    By Blogger TehAngryMonkey, at 1:46 PM  

  • Thanks for the Dawg music. Would appreciate more. Take Care

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:12 PM  

  • Hi- go to this link for small pics of album cover. also info. Cheers John

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:22 PM  

  • I scanned the Vinyl-Cover some years ago. From two albums I created one CD. The back cover looks accordingly. Enjoy

    Dawg Jazz

    Dawg Grass

    Hot Dawg (Front/Back)


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:29 AM  

  • Looks like the Megaupload link is dead. Hope you'll have a chance to re-up!

    Nice blog. Nice variety of music.
    Keep on proggin', dude!

    By Blogger Slidewell, at 7:57 PM  

  • The megaupload link is dead indeed. I guess I'm a year late (12/23/2008). But maybe it will be re-upped, and maybe there will be more great music added, and maybe Angry Monkeys will fly out my butt (as they used to say in Wayne's World).

    It's still a nice blog. Thanks.

    By Blogger Muddy, at 10:49 PM  

  • Hello the link is dead please re up if you can, Thanks!

    By Blogger Juan, at 9:51 AM  


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