When I've Got That Old Feeling garnered Alison Krauss 1990's Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy, it was an acknowledgement of the talent and poise the former child prodigy had shown through her first three albums. The album's tantalizing blend of tasteful folk and traditional bluegrass certainly deserved the award. But Old Feeling was more important as a footbridge to where Krauss would take her music -- and bluegrass itself -- over the next decade. It blended country and bluegrass with pop elements (the latter being most evident on "Longest Highway") in such an effortless way, the album couldn't possibly be seen as a play for the mainstream. The sentiment behind the gentle sway of "It's Over" and "Wish I Still Had You" was universal; blended into the honeyed voice of Krauss, it was irresistible. At the same time, the playing on "Will You Be Leaving" and "Dark Skies" was not only technically skilled, but startlingly genuine. (Sam Bush's mandolin and the dobro leads of producer Jerry Douglas were particularly impressive.) The record was imbued with the same old feeling that Krauss and her Union Station guitarist Dan Tyminski would later draw upon for O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- it was a bluegrass album at heart, but it came from a place where emotion and honesty weren't labeled with a genre tag.
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Performance CreditsAlison Krauss Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Alison Brown Banjo
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Sam Bush Mandolin
Edgar Meyer Bass
Suzanne Cox Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan Mandolin
Martin Parker Drums
Dave Pomeroy Bass
Pete Wasner Piano
Jeff White Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Glenn Worf Bass
Technical CreditsJerry Douglas Producer
Bil VornDick Producer,Engineer
Holly Gleason Liner Notes
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I've Got That Old Feeling based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I first saw Alison on CMT in about 1990. I did not catch her name but LOVED her voice. I was not a big fan of bluegrass but watched CMT faithfully to find who this girl was who was one heck of a singer (I even had my mom monitor). She then made a trek to an old movie theater in Elkhorn City, KY (my home county-Pike and Curly Ray CLine's) and she was quite the performer! The CD is one of the best as it is the original Alison. I have watched her perform numerous times and it only gets better. Keep up the good work Alison! BRAVO!