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- SKU: LIB-5035
- Format: CD
- UPC: 089353503529
- Street Date: 09/22/23
- PreBook Date: 08/18/23
- Label: Liberation Hall »
- Genre: Bluegrass
- Run Time: 38:40 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Year of Production: 1970
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: WORLD
Clarence White - The Lost Masters 1963-1973
A mix of fourteen rare acoustic and electric tracks from the late country-rock pioneer and legendary member of The Byrds and Kentucky Colonels.
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A mix of fourteen rare acoustic and electric tracks from the late country-rock pioneer and legendary member of The Byrds and Kentucky Colonels. The set includes tracks recorded both at the beginning and at the peak of his career, showcasing his critically acclaimed flat-picking guitar style. Features guest players such as Eric Weissberg, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Gene Parsons, and Skip Battin, the Flying Burrito Brothers' Byron Berline, and a rare rehearsal performance with the Everly Brothers with Gram Parsons on rhythm guitar. White said of his guitar technique, "I always maintain that I'm an electric country guitarist working in rock, rather than a rock n' roll guitarist like, say, Clapton or Beck, who came up through blues." He may be best known as the second-longest member of The Byrds and leader of the Kentucky Colonels, but White also left his mark as a pioneer of country rock and his flat-picking guitar stylings; his ability to cross between acoustic and electric made him unique. His session work included recordings with Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Randy Newman, Rick Nelson, Pat Boone, The Monkees, Arlo Guthrie, and Jackson Browne, among others.
- Closing track “'On My Way Home Again” is a rare rehearsal studio performance with the Everly Brothers and Gram Parsons on rhythm guitar
- This year marks the 50th anniversary of White’s untimely passing in 1973
- 14 tracks, many rarely available, span Clarence White’s entire career
- A mix of acoustic and electric rare performances from the late country-rock pioneer and legendary member of The Byrds and Kentucky Colonels
- Features appearances by Roger McGuinn, Eric Weissberg, Skip Battin, Byron Berline, and Gene Parsons
When I first heard Clarence play, he had just started on the guitar. I said to myself, 'There will be a fine guitar player.' He had his very own notions about playing traditional flat-top guitar. From the very beginning he put his own--he put Clarence into what he did, you know. He didn't copy everybody else. He profited by licks he heard me play, and different people play; but he made his own innovations, improvising and all.
Clarence was important in my life both as a friend and as a player. He brought a kind of swing--a rhythmic openness--to bluegrass, and a unique syncopation. Clarence's playing was way in back of the beat, and so that added an openness
Clarence was the flatpicker who scared everyone. And when ever you'd talk about flatpicking it was always Clarence White. There was no one that came close, except maybe Doc Watson, and in those days all that stuff was new
I don't think any bluegrass guitarist had as precise a sense of timing. Nobody was syncopating like he was
Like Gram Parsons, Clarence White had an affinity for country and bluegrass music. You can hear how he melded it with rock and pop throughout this set
—Jeff Burger, Americana Highways
This is a very important release. It helps in keeping the name Clarence White alive, an artist who was extremely talented and left far too early. 'The Lost Masters: 1963-1973' goes a long way in showing what this talented individual could do
—Aaron Badgley, The Spill Magazine