Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert
by Various Artists
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Uncut: (magazine) (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he roots label's Ruby Anniversary is celebrated at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry with generally high-quality selections..."
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- Released: March 2, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Rounder Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
2010 marks a milestone for America's premiere independent label, Rounder Records: 40 years in the music industry. To celebrate, Rounder held an anniversary concert on October 12th at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Grammy-winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck and Irma Thomas performed at this momentous celebration along with musical host, Minnie Driver, and special guests Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler. Steve Martin's show at The Ryman Auditorium the night before was also filmed and select performances from that show are included on the album. In addition, performances from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's 2008 CMT Crossroads are included, as well as performances from Madeleine Peyroux's 2009 concert in Los Angeles.
Uncut - p.913 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he roots label's Ruby Anniversary is celebrated at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry with generally high-quality selections..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Minnie DriverCold Dark River
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Minnie DriverBeloved
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Nathan & The Zydeco Cha ChasOutside People
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Nathan & the Zydeco Cha ChasThink About The Good Times
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Rich Woman
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Irma ThomasRiver Is Waiting
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Irma ThomasDon't Mess With My Man
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Madeleine PeyrouxDance Me To The End Of Love
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Madeleine PeyrouxDon't Wait Too Long
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Alison Krauss & Union Station (Ft. Jerry Douglas)Restless
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Alison Krauss & Union Station (Ft. Jerry Douglas)Gravity
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Steve MartinPitkin County Turnaround
- $0.99 on iTunes13.Steve MartinSaga Of The Old West
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Béla FleckKeys To The Kingdom
- $0.99 on iTunes15.Béla FleckAnother Morning
- $0.99 on iTunes16.Mary Chapin CarpenterWhy Shouldn't We
- $0.99 on iTunes17.Mary Chapin CarpenterHe Thinks He'll Keep Her
- $0.99 on iTunes18.Various artistsMedley: Angels Watching Over Me/I'll Fly Away/Down By The Riverside
- 19.Medley: Angels Watching Over Me / I'll Fly Away / Down by the Riverside - Irma Thomas / Alison Krauss / Mary Chapin Carpenter / Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas / B,la Fleck / Minnie Driver
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Recording information: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN (01/24/2009); SRO, Los Angeles, CA (01/24/2009); The Mill, Lebanon, TN (01/24/2009); The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (01/24/2009); Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN (10/11/2009); SRO, Los Angeles, CA (10/11/2009); The Mill, Lebanon, TN (10/11/2009); The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (10/11/2009); Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN (10/12/2009); SRO, Los Angeles, CA (10/12/2009); The Mill, Lebanon, TN (10/12/2009); The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (10/12/2009); Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN (10/17/2007); SRO, Los Angeles, CA (10/17/2007); The Mill, Lebanon, TN (10/17/2007); The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (10/17/2007).
Illustrator: Rachael Sullivan .
Photographers: Sean Duggan; Pamela Springsteen; Rick Olivier; James Minchin.
Iconic roots label Rounder Records appropriately celebrated its 40th anniversary with a concert featuring some of its biggest success stories. Recorded on October 12, 2009 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House and filmed for a PBS television special, Rounder Records' 40th Anniversary Concert was hosted by actress/musician Minnie Driver, and featured standout performances from B‚la Fleck, Irma Thomas, Alison Krauss (with Union Station and Robert Plant), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jerry Douglas, and banjo player (and occasional actor/Oscar host/comedy legend) Steve Martin. ~ James Christopher Monger
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