Become As Little Children
Want to hear some classic bluegrass with tight harmonies and hot pickin'? This is the place! Back by request, this album has been re-issued on CD after being out of circulation for two decades. Featuring the hot mandolin of Roger Maddy, the soulful fiddle of Craig Keene, the blistering banjo of Dan Young, and the walking bass of Larry Edwards. Originally recorded in 1981and released on vinyl, the album has been digitally remastered. It includes three orginals by Roger and Janice Maddy (The Love of Your Life, Memories of Mother, and When I Die) and an original fiddle tune by Craig Keene (Dakota Jane). Engineer: Maurice Killenbeck Cover Art: John Maddy, age 9 Exec. Producer: Larry Edwards Includes BONUS TRACKS from a live performance at Seattle Folklore Society Clubhouse in December 1975, featuring the late Ru Searson. Liner note ... I'd like to dedicate this album to my aunt Eva Boldt from Lucas County, Iowa. She was a great fram woman who helped us make the move from Washington state to Iowa. She shared the last part of her life with us, which brought us all a lot of joy. She also let our deepest feelings when she wrote the song 'The Love of Your Life,' included on the album. She wrote it about a year before she died; a very true song expressing her emotions about her life since the loss of her husband, Raymond Boldt, a hard-working farmer who died a few years before Eva from cancer. I'd also like to thank a real friend, Larry Edwards, the bass fiddle player on this album, for giving his support throughout the planning and recording. - Roger Maddy Album review ... Janice and Roger Maddy wrote and selected songs for this album that they want to communicate to you. These songs were chosen because they reflect the feelings of Roger and Janice and the feelings of their friends and loved ones. These are basic, kind, humane feelings that we can all share. The Madddy's goals are to live a simple life based upon good friendship and human kindness, and they hope to share their feelings with others through the music they perform. I believe you will find this recording to most closely resemble early country music. All the song's lyrics have strong messages and the arrangements have been kept simple to accentuate the words of the songs. - Fred Williams, Professor, Iowa State University.