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Statman, Andy / Monroe Bus
Album:Monroe Bus Collection:Country
Artist:Statman, Andy Added:Apr 2019
Label:Shefa Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-04-09 Pull Date:2019-06-11 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Jun 16Jun 2May 19Apr 28Apr 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 24, 2019:That's Not Bluegrass
Ice Cream On The Moon
4.Jun 11, 2019:That's Not Bluegrass
Ice Cream On The Moon
2.Dec 17, 2019:That's Not Bluegrass
Ain?T No Place For A Girl Like You
5.Jun 01, 2019:Music Casserole
Borby's Blues
3.Nov 12, 2019:That's Not Bluegrass
Monroe Bus
6.May 31, 2019:old fart at play
Ain?T No Place For A Girl Like You

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-02 
Reviewed: 2018-04-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The title of Andy Statman's CD, inspired by Bill Monroe, may be Monroe Bus, but we are really on the "Statman Bus" -- with the spirit of Bill Monroe riding shotgun. Be sure to buckle up -- with Statman at the wheel on musical highways, it's hard to keep the bus in a single lane.
If You Like: Joe Craven, David Grisman, Jethro Burns, Garth Hudson, Vassar Clements
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Monroe Bus (3:12) – fiddle starts> uptempo jam> mandolin solo> fiddle solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
2/ Reminiscence (3:40) – pump organ starts> slow jam> interplay between organ/fiddle/mandolin/clarinet> slow fade
*3/ Ice Cream On The Moon (3:23) – mandolin starts> fast tempo jam> sizzling fiddle solo> mandolin solo> lightning fast jam with choral punctuation> quick stop
**4/ Ain’t No Place For A Girl Like You (4:59) – organ starts slow, quickly bumps up to rocking uptempo jam> electric fiddle solo> uptempo jam> wildly creative mandolin solo> uptempo jam> organ solo> quick stop
*5/ Reflections (4:09) – mandolin starts> slow duet with bass> slow fade
*6/ Old East River Road (3:11) – mandolin starts> uptempo jam with kamancheh & davul> slow fade
7/ Brooklyn Hop (3:39) – drums start> uptempo loud electric & freaky jam> wild electric mandolin solo> fade
8/ Lakewood Waltz (2:38) – mandolin starts> slow duet with organ> fade
***9/ Statman Romp (2:38) – mandolin starts> bluegrass fast jam> fiddle solo> fast jam goes off the rails, including cornet, clarinets, & guitar> lightning fast mandolin solo> lightning fast jam> quick stop
*10/ Mockingbird (2:18) – organ starts slow with fast tempo mandolin over the top> fast jam> quick stop
11/ Borby’s Blues (4:06) – organ starts> slow duet with organ> mandolin solo> slow duet> fade
*12/ Raw Ride (2:44) – mandolin starts> fast bluegrass jam, includes guitar> fiddle solo.> mandolin solo> fast jam> quick stop
13/ Burger And Fries (3:53) – organ/mandolin starts slow, swings up to midtempo> fiddle solo> midtempo jam> pause> slow quiet mandolin solo> fade

Track Listing
1.Monroe Bus 7.Brooklyn Hop
2.Reminiscence 8.Lakewood Waltz
3.Ice Cream On The Moon 9.Statman Romp
4.Ain?T No Place For A Girl Like You 10.Mockingbird
5.Reflections 11.Borby's Blues
6.Old East River Road 12.Raw Ride
 13.Burger And Fries