On This Day #30 – Country Gazette Live

Country GazetteOn This Day ….

On May 27 1985, a re-united version of Country Gazette was filmed live in Kyoto, Japan, recording a show for a commercial video (MAPS Video-004).

The Country Gazette Reunion Band was Alan Munde (banjo), Roland White (guitar and mandolin), Byron Berline (fiddle) and Roger Bush (upright). All shared the vocal responsibilities.

The film was produced by Takashi Fujii for MAPS Inc.

The set consisted on bluegrass standards and original Country Gazette numbers.

The full track listing follows …..

First set
Durham’s Reel / Never Ending Love / Lonesome Road / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Snow Ball / Honky Cat / Forked Deer / Little Darlin’ Pal Of Mine / Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down / Hot Burrito Breakdown / To Prove My Love To You / Sally Goodin

Second set
Huckleberry Hornpipe / Down the Road / I Wish You Knew / New River Train / Wheel Hoss / Medley – Keep On Pushin’ / Tried So Hard / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Dusty Miller / Boil Them Cabbage Down / If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me / Aggravation / Uncle Pen / Medley – Will You Be Lonesome Too / Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms / Foggy Mountain Breakdown

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Dear Old Dixie / Hard Hearted / Orange Blossom Special

Length: 100 minutes

Here is an extract from the DVD ……………………. Never Ending Love

As best we can determine, this production is no longer available for sale.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.