Douglas, Jerry Band, The / What If
Album: What If   Collection:Country
Artist:Douglas, Jerry Band, The   Added:Sep 2017
Label:Rounder Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-09-27 Pull Date: 2017-11-29 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Nov 26 Nov 12 Oct 29 Oct 15 Oct 8
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 24, 2022: The Iron Skillet (rebroadcast from Feb 5, 2022)
Butcher Boy
4. Sep 19, 2021: That's Not Bluegrass. (rebroadcast from Nov 21, 2017)
Hot Country 84.5
2. Feb 05, 2022: The Iron Skillet
Butcher Boy
5. Sep 07, 2021: Old Fart At Play (rebroadcast from Feb 20, 2020)
Cavebop
3. Dec 08, 2021: That's Not Bluegrass. (rebroadcast from Dec 5, 2017)
What If
6. Jul 17, 2021: That's Not Bluegrass. (rebroadcast from Dec 5, 2017)
What If

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-23
Reviewed: 2917-09-23
Genre: Country
FCCs: none

Review: Dobro wizard Douglas returns with a virtuosic septet in tow on this highly enjoyable disc. Bluegrass meets jazz. And check out the classic rock reinvention on #5!
If You Like: Mike Auldridge, Tut Taylor, Jethro Burns, Bob Brozman, Vassar Clements
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): 1/ Cavebop (4:51) - dobro starts> lightning fast jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo> sax solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick stop 2/ Unfolding (7:14) - fiddle/dobro starts> midtempo jam> dobro solo fiddle solo swings uptempo> sax solo>bass solo> dobro solo> midtempo jam> quick stop *3/ 2:19 (4:09) - drums start> midtempo jam & song> raunchy sax solo> midtempo song> crescendo end *4/ What If (6:46) - dobro starts> quiet midtempo jam builds in volume & cpmplexity while slowly meandering into your brain, then fades away **5/ Hey Joe (4:19) - dobro starts> uptempo song> sweet dobro solo> fiddle solo> sax solo> uptempo song. guitar solo> song> quick stop 6/ Battle Stick (4:49) - fiddle starts> midtempo jam> dodro solo to fade *7/ Go Ahead & Leave (3:11) - fiddle start> midtempo jam with gorgeous dobro over the top> quick fade *8/ Butcher Boy (4:34) dobro starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> like a sountrack for a western> slow fade 9/ Freemantle (4:28) - dobro starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> dobro solo. trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade *10/ The Last Wild Moor (4:39) - dobro starts> slow tempo jam> fiddle solo> dobro solo> slow fade *11/ Hot Country 84.5 (3:07) fiddle starts> midtempobuilds to uptempo> dobro solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam> fade

Track Listing
1. Cavebop   6. Battle Stick
2. Unfolding   7. Go Ahead And Leave
3. 2:19   8. Butcher Boy
4. What If   9. Freemantle
5. Hey Joe   10. The Last Wild Moor
  11. Hot Country 84.5