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Our Kind Of Country

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Under Your Spell Again
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Wasted Words
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Foolin' Around
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The Voice Of My Darling
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Heartaches By The Number
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Heart Over Mind
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Lovin' Machine
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The Same Old Me
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Til These Dreams Come True
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I've Got A New Heartache
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The End Of My Rainbow
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Invitation To The Blues
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 33:01

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Great Honky-tonk!

Guitarmando

Jim and Jesse, best known for their bluegrass music, were quite comfortable playing honky-tonk music. "Our Kind Of Country" features cool tunes very much in the Buck Owens tradition. Sadly, Jesse's pioneering mandolin playing is not heard much on this set, but no matter. Pick up their bluegrass albums to hear his innovative mandolin. Pick up "Our Kind of Country" to hear authentic honky-tonk played and sung right.

They Say All Music Guide

Jim & Jesse McReynolds have always had their own take on the bluegrass tradition. Like their contemporaries the Osborne Brothers, they’ve always pushed the envelope of the mainstream while never completely losing their aura of old-time traditionalism. This album will change all that. Teaming up with the stage band from the Grand Ole Opry, the McReynolds brothers deliver a program of classic honky tonk country music, complete with steel guitar and Telecaster accompaniment. (Interestingly, the band uses an upright instead of an electric bass — an ironic twist, given that Jim & Jesse use an electric instrument in their bluegrass ensemble.) The songs are mostly well selected — there are a couple of great tunes from the Buck Owens catalog (“Foolin’ Around,” “Til These Dreams Come True”), a Mel Tillis chestnut (“Heart Over Mind”), and others from Roger Miller and Don Gibson, not to mention a few McReynolds originals played in that 1950s country-shuffle style. There’s only one misstep (the inexcusably smarmy “Lovin’ Machine”); for the most part, this is a completely charming album that may leave hardcore bluegrass fans cold but will appeal greatly to fans of pre-’70s country. – Rick Anderson

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