Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Presents A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1

Published Monday 8th November 2004
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Presents A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1
Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither Presents A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 1
DVD

STYLE: Southern Gospel
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10107-DVD63
LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4492
FORMAT: DVD Music video
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2003-11-07
RRP: £7.99

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

I sat down to watch this DVD with some friends who comprise Edinburgh's own bluegrass act, Home Made Jam. Strangely they hadn't heard of the Gaithers, but knew well and were much impressed with the majority of the bluegrass stars that appear on this superbly produced recording. I particularly loved the harmony vocals of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; while veterans like Ralph Stanley and Del McCoury also made a welcome contribution. Indeed the fine variety of styles and sounds was noticeable, with appearances from the likes of Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. A couple of songs were admittedly more in the Southern gospel rather than bluegrass genre, but I wasn't complaining - as they all sounded good and each was versed with a potent gospel vignette. Interviews were thankfully kept to a minimum, while a bonus presentation focused on bluegrass pioneers, the Carter family, and a couple of acoustic delights were added here. My only complaint is that an accompanying photo/history/lyric booklet was not included, this would really have set off this excellent DVD perfectly.

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Product Description
Bill Gaither and bluegrass expert Marty Stuart trace the history of mountain and country music with the help of the Homecoming Friends and legendary artists from the bluegrass field. Joining the Isaacs, the Lewis Family, the Easters and other Homecoming Friends are Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marty Raybon, Del McCoury and others in the first ever Bluegrass Homecoming recordingBill Gaither and bluegrass expert Marty Stuart trace the history of mountain and country music with the help of the Homecoming Friends and legendary artists from the bluegrass field. Joining the Isaacs, the Lewis Family, the Easters and other Homecoming Friends are Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marty Raybon, Del McCoury and others in the first ever Bluegrass Homecoming recording.

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