Pickin' on Classic Rock

Pickin' On

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Pickin' on Classic Rock Review

by James Christopher Monger

The enormous success of CMH's Pickin' On series is due partly to its ability to appeal to both bluegrass and novelty fans, and mostly to the fact that the performances are innovatively and impeccably arranged by a slew of the industry's finest session musicians. The 14 tracks chosen for Pickin' On Classic Rock are a fair spread of the obvious, "Ramblin' Man," and the not so obvious, "Stairway To Heaven." The twin guitar assault that peppers the end of The Eagles "Hotel California" is replaced here by fiddle and dobro, as is the sullen melody of "Sounds Of Silence" by Simon And Garfunkel. "Strawberry Fields Forever" is the real catch. With its laid-back strings and front porch strumming it sounds positively high and lonesome, conjuring up the image of Hank Williams, drunk and cross-legged in front of the Maharishi, wondering how in the Hell he ended up in India.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Pickin' On feat: Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
2 Pickin' On feat: Bill Flores / Mike Mullins 05:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 Pickin' On feat: Bill Flores / Mike Mullins 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
4 Pickin' On feat: Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
5 Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 04:23 SpotifyAmazon
6 Pickin' On feat: Bill Flores / Mike Mullins 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
7 Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
8 Pickin' On feat: David Chase / Glen Duncan / Tim Fitzpatrick / Ronnie Hughes / Wayne Killius / Mike Toppins / Billy Troy 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
9 Pickin' On feat: Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 05:22 SpotifyAmazon
10 Pickin' On feat: Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
11 Bill Flores / Mike Mullins 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
12 Pickin' On feat: Bill Flores / Mike Mullins 04:58 SpotifyAmazon
13 Pickin' On feat: Pat Bergeson / David Grier / David Spicher / Mark Thornton / Brent Truitt / Robby Turner / Jim Wildman Unger / John Vogt 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
14 Pickin' On feat: David Chase / Glen Duncan / Tim Fitzpatrick / Ronnie Hughes / Wayne Killius / Mike Toppins / Billy Troy 04:50 SpotifyAmazon
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