Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kentucky Colonels with Clarence White - Rehearsals

The Kentucky Colonels - Rehearsals

This is from a tape I got in a trade decades ago.

Details were posted on the Main Blog Comments Section. I have copied them in this mirror blog Comments so everyone can read them.

20 tracks.

New link 2012-09-17


Rocking-Byrd said...

CWC said...

This is not "Rehearsals". This is the last reunion private party at Clarence White's house held on January 12, 1971 when the original members of the Kentucky Colonels all gathered. They were Roland & Clarence white, Roger Bush, Billy Ray Lathum, and LeRoy Mack McNees, and also Byron Berline as a guest player. After all, this private party was their last reunion. And their picking party was originally recorded by William Ritchenberg, who also took some nice their photographs at this picking party. So, this is absolutely not "Rehearsals". And, of course the artwork pic is nothing to do with this private recording. This artwork pic is misappropriated from the jacket cover of an old Rounder LP " The White Brothers Live in Sweden".

Etsuo Eito
Ex Editor of The Clarence White Chronicles
May 28, 2009 6:38 PM

rockingbyrd said...

Thank you Etsuo...


I have posted the 1971 Last Reunion already, and to my ears, it's not the same (number of tracks and spoken comments)...

so ???

May 28, 2009 7:10 PM
doc said...

I've just started listening and as they mention Bridge Over Troubled Waters, that puts it 1970 or later. Could it be rehearsals for the 73 tour?

May 29, 2009 10:51 AM

CWC said...


They played two sets on that day. LeRoy Mack told me about their last reunion party and gave me a tape of those two sets, when he and his wife visited me here in Japan in December 1992. So I am VERY sure of it.

May 29, 2009 12:40 PM

rockingbyrd said...

Thank you again Etsuo.

So now both sets are up for grabs here.

Anyone has a track listing for this second set ? I know several tracks but not all of them.

May 29, 2009 12:48 PM

CWC said...

The below is the setlist of what I have for this private recording.

The Kentucky Colonels
Last Reunion Picking Party at Clarence White's house
January 15, 1971

Roland White ............... mandolin
Clarence White..............guitar
Billy Ray Lathum ..........banjo
Roger Bush ................. bass
Leroy Mack McNees ..... dobro
Byron Berline ............... fiddle

Disc 1
1. Introduction
2. Shenandoah Breakdown
3. On & On
4. All the Good Times Are Past & Gone
5. Love, Please Come Home
6. I'm Ready to Go to the Heaven Above
7. The Gold Rush
8. Panhandle Country
9. Dark Hollow
10. Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms
11. Journey's End
12. Dusty Miller
13. Blue Grass Breakdown
14. In the Pines
15. Working on a Building
16. Willow Garden
17. Sally Goodin
18. Grey Eagle
19. Stony Creek
20. Soldier's Joy

Disc 2
1. Hard Hearted
2. Won't You Call Me Darling
3. Medley
Live & Let Live
Sitting On The Top of The World
Nine Pound Hammer
4. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
5. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
6. Crying My Heart Out Over You
7. Groundspeed
8. Uncle Pen

May 29, 2009 5:49 PM

Anonymous said...

Hello Rocking-Byrd!
Thanks for all the fine stuff you've already posted!I have just downloaded the "Last Reunion" from you, can you please re-up this one?
And while I'm at it and just can't get enough, I am also looking for a tape from May 9th 1969 show at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston! Do you have that one too?
Greetings from a Rank Stranger

Rocking-Byrd said...


Anonymous said...

You didn't have to be that fast!
I have not yet listened to the other tape I downloaded, maybe over the weekend.
I wish I had some rare Byrds related stuff I could offer to you!
Thanks again!
Rank Stranger