Label: Rounder Records - ROUNDER CD 0469 • Format: CD Album • Country: USA & Canada • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bluegrass, Gospel
With Memories that Bless and Burn Dry Branch Fire Squad has made the kind of music that the alt-country folks are copying, but a few steps closer to the real thing.
Sweet gospel harmonies exist side-by-side with episodes of banjo madness and the vocalists, especially Mary Jo Leet and Ron Thomasonsometimes sound like they are singing right on top of their last O Minas Ehi Ennia - Various - Its All Greek - Songs And Dances nerve. This is not to say that the members of Dry Branch Fire Squad lack talent -- rather their sound is stripped down to a kind of pure mirror of the music of their grandparents, something which helps make their faith-driven lyrics sound sincere and evokes the sound of the church itself, with its shouting preachers and passionate bursts of praise.
This album functions as sort of a greatest-hits album -- the first three songs are new material -- including the excellent title track, which features the sweet singing of Suzanne Thomas and helps set the mood for the rest of the album. Tracks are from previous Rounder recordings and provide a profile of the band's earlier work.
When Heaven Comes Down - Dry Branch Fire Squad - Memories That Bless + Burn 4 and 5 are two versions of the same song, interesting because they show the evolution of both the band's technique and the quality of the equipment that they recorded on the second version is amazingly clearer, as well as featuring a more powerful vocal.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date October 26, Genre Country Religious. Track Listing. Memories That Bless and Burn.
Suzanne Thomas. Dry Branch Fire Squad. Hide You in the Blood. Public Domain. Looking for the Stone. Nimrod Workman. Were You There? Travel, Travel On. I'll Be No Stranger. When Heaven Comes Down.
I Have Found a Way. Where We'll Never Die. Ralph Stanley. Dip Your Fingers in Some Water. The Gospel Way. The God That Never Fails. David Marshall. That Home Far Away. Ruby Rakes. Touch the Hem of His Garment.
Hide You in the Blood Public Domain. Looking for the Stone Nimrod Workman. I'll Be No Stranger Traditional. I Have Found a Way Traditional.
Tomorrow Never Comes - Club 8 - The Friend I Once Had, Take The A Train - Duke Ellington - Giants of the Big Band Era, Down Patrol - Various - Reggae In Your Jeggae, Heritage - Antalio - Heritage, So Blue - The Vibrations - Doo-Wop Delights