Cool Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues Rascals and Rapscallions

Cool Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues Rascals and Rapscallions



If most labels threw together a compilation of their bluegrass artists, assigned it some loose theme, and released it, it'd be a pretty easy call to point a fat finger at them and scream that they were cashing in on the success of O Brother, Where Art Thou?. And it still might be possible to do that. But most labels aren't Sugar Hill Records, and -- as such -- most compilations wouldn't contain the boundary-defining likes of Peter Rowan, Bad Livers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Doc Watson, the Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and others. Sure, Cool, Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues, Rascales & Rapscallions is little more than a sampler, the concept a bit flimsy, but the wares it presents are fine and pure. In a genre where individual songs usually speak louder than albums, there's certainly nothing wrong with checking out compilations. The song selection isn't too surprising, but the performances are stellar. Cool, Blue Outlaws is worth checking out for bluegrass newbies or veterans who just happen to be in the mood for this particular collection of artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2002
Label: Imports
UPC: 0015891395029
catalogNumber: 5085067

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Vocal Harmony
Butch Baldassari   Mandolin
Country Gentlemen   Track Performer
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guitar,Track Performer
Doyle Lawson   Mandolin,Vocals
Nashville Bluegrass Band   Track Performer
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Seldom Scene   Track Performer
John Starling   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Doc Watson   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Greene   Fiddle
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Lonesome River Band   Track Performer
Bad Livers   Track Performer
Larry Cordle   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rick Allred   Mandolin
Tim Austin   Guitar
Barry Bales   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Danny Barnes   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass Drums,Vocals,national steel guitar
Terry Baucom   Banjo
Ronnie Bowman   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
T. Michael Coleman   Bass
Dudley Connell   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
John Cowan   Vocal Harmony
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Ben Eldridge   Banjo
Pat Enright   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ed Ferris   Bass
Gene Libbea   Bass
Jim Mills   Banjo,Track Performer
Alan O'Bryant   Banjo,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Larry Perkins   Banjo
Dale Perry   Acoustic Bass
Billy Rose   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Mark Rubin   String Bass
Charles Sawtelle   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Sammy Shelor   Banjo
Rickie Simpkins   Fiddle
Tim Stafford   Guitar
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Charlie Waller   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Roland White   Mandolin
Lonesome Standard Time   Track Performer
John Duffey   Mandolin,Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Track Performer
Roy Huskey   Upright Bass
Phil Leadbetter   Dobro
Don Rigsby   Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Watson   Guitar
Kent Dowell   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver   Track Performer
Steve Gulley   Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Barry Abernathy   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Russell Moore   Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Munford   Banjo
Kevin Haynie   Banjo
Kenny Smith   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Richard Watson   Track Performer
Bill Yates   Baritone (Vocal)
Dan Tyminski   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Arranger
Peter Rowan   Arranger
Jimmie Skinner   Composer
Cliff Carlisle   Composer
Lynn Davis   Composer
Mel Foree   Composer
Jim Mills   Arranger
Bob Allen   Liner Notes
Kent Dowell   Rhythm Beat
Sue Meyer   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
Stephen Brower   Producer
Molly Davis   Composer
D.T. Gentry   Composer

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Cool Blue Outlaws: Songs of Rogues Rascals and Rapscallions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tracks 1 and 2 are amazing, check out the samples. The rest hasnt grown on me yet. Track 11 is a sweet Doc Watson cover. I prefer these because I am a leftover Phishhead and i love tight intsrumental songs, you country folk would probably appreciate the other songs more than me.