J.D. Crowe & the New South
were perhaps the finest purveyors of bluegrass in the '70s, and this live recording from 1979 documents all their glory. Lead vocalist Keith Whitley
is in fine form throughout, but the band really shakes the rafters when J.D. Crowe
lets loose with his lightning banjo work. Highlights include a lovely "Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler" and a bluegrass version of Chuck Berry's
"Memphis". This is traditional music expertly executed.