Reviews From Mandolin Lists
"Sleeping Lady" Bluegrass
by Jim Moss (on Fiddle),
featuring Frank Wakefield (Mandolin)
and Bob Black (Banjo), is a CD that must
not be kept a "Sleeping Lady".
It must be
heard by all!
I purchased the CD after the Frank
Concert at McCabes! I was able to
Jim Moss~ and I must say i was very impressed
with his playing! Actually, I think the
have played into the wee hours of the night...
how much they love their music!
BTW the concert
was 3 1/2 hours long!
On the CD, my favorite songs are:
"Catnip", "Little Rabbit",
and "Cotton Eyed Joe".
Check this CD out... for more information
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You won't be disappointed!
That is a GREAT album. I bought one from
Mr. Moss at the
Frank Wakefield Band show at McCabes. I
don't think I have ever heard
Fiddle and Mandolin with the rich Monroe sound
as I have with this CD.
Mr Wakefield's mandolin sounds like it is
coming through the speakers.
Same for the fiddle. This is like
no other mandolin CD.
Why can't we get more CDs with the huge
sound that Sleeping Lady has.
Moonlight Waltz is incredible. I
also like Walking In My Sleep.
This is the first Moss album I have
seen. Does anyone know if there
are others out.
This sure has the Monroe sound.
Frank Wakefield's fiddle player, band
leader, manager and booking agent,
Jim Moss has a new CD called "Sleeping
Lady". Frank's all over it with his
own unique style as is Bob Black on banjo and
various others. This is some
really powerful fiddle playing....tough,strong
recording. Bluegrass on
steroids! There are some good old tunes, some
new stuff and it's a really
fresh take. He uses some open tunings on the
fiddle where it sounds like a
bunch of bagpipes along with the fiddle. Good
stuff as anything Frank
participates seems to be. Get it at:
recommended with no financial interest.
I have to second Linda's "A
MUST"! Sleeping Lady is one of the most
tasteful projects that I've listened to in
quite a while. All instrumental,
and several Jim Moss originals. Jim's
fiddle is spectacular, Wakefield's
Loar is stellar, and Black's banjo is about as
tasteful as I've ever heard.
Kenny Baker must be some more teacher!
I just wonder why we don't hear more music
like this. If you close your
eyes it sounds like Monroe himself. It
also sounds like Frank Wakefield.
The fiddle has real punch in fact the entire
album has punch. This is
what bluegrass sounded like in the
1960's. Hard! and Tough!