2 more great bluegrass downloads from Rebel

Rebel Records continues to make notable recordings from their back catalog available as download-only releases via iTunes. Two new titles have been added to their digital catalog this month.

Larry Sparks - Blue SparksBlue Sparks is a 1983 release from Larry Sparks with Jim Heffernan on dobro, Gene Elders on fiddle, John Masters on banjo, Terry Barnes on mandolin and Dee Sparks on bass. This one was never made available on CD, and offers Larry’s take on a couple of classic Lester Flatt songs (Come Back, Darling & Lonesome And Blue) plus a signature Sparks instrumental take on When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again.

Hear audio samples and purchase Blue Sparks for download, exclusively in iTunes.

Wilma Lee Cooper - A Daisy A DayAlso available as a digital-only reissue is A Daisy A Day from Wilma Lee Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan, released as an LP in 1980 on Leather Records. Notable band members on this project include the late Gene Wooten on dobro and Craig Duncan on fiddle.

The songs mix bluegrass favorites like Uncle Pen and Pretty Polly with some traditional country and old time songs.

This one is also only found in iTunes.

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  • Jon Weisberger

    Great to see Blue Sparks available again, since it offers a good dose of the late John Masters, one of the most under-rated (and under-recorded) banjo players around.