The Jordanaires

Believe: A Collection of Bluegrass Hymns

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After providing oohs and aahs for almost every country star in the genre's galaxy (and Elvis too), the Jordanaires are as synonymous with the enveloping slickness of the Nashville Sound as Chet Atkins himself. So while the Christian quartet tackling bluegrass (a genre not particularly known for its smoothness), as on BELIEVE: A COLLECTION OF BLUEGRASS HYMNS, may seem surprising at first, they do so with the pleasant harmonics that made them the industry standard. The highlights are many: "Dig A Little Deeper," a favorite of Elvis; "Angel Band," a bluegrass standard tailor-made for the Jordanaires' heavenly airs; and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," a revisitation of the 1950 Red Foley hit which featured the group. The string-picking accompanient across the two discs, while competent and at times impressive, never overshadows the real draw.

Track Listing - Disc 3

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