Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers (1982) / Hot Rize in Concert (1984)
CAT # 18964-0107-2
1. Travelin' Blues 2. Honky Tonk Man 3. Slade's Theme 4. Dixie Cannonball 2:33 5. I Know My Baby Loves Me 6. Trailblazer Theme 7. Always Late 8. Honky Tonk Song 9. Kansas City Star 10. Waldo's Discount Donuts 11. Boot Heel Drag 12. The Window Up Above 13. You're Gonna Change Or I'm Gonna Leave 14. Long Gone John From Bowling Green 15. Introduction 16. Let Me Love You One More Time 17. Goin' Across The Sea 18. My Little Darlin' 19. I've Been All Around This World 20. I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open 21. Martha White Theme 22. Sally Goodin 23. Your Light Leads Me On 24. The Sugarfoot Rag 25. Introduction of Red Knuckless & the Trailblazers by Pete Wernick 26. Texas Hambone Blues 27. Wendell's Fly Swatters 28. Oh, Mona 29. Rank Strangers 3:04 30. Shady Grove
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This CD contains two complete albums: Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers (Flying Fish 279), recorded live in Niwot, Colorado in 1982, and Hot Rize in Concert (Flying Fish 315), recorded in 1984. This Colorado-based band is comprised of first-rate musicians steeped in the tradition -- letter-perfect pickin' and strong, pile-driving bluegrass harmonies -- but with a few contemporary notions of their own! Hot Rize features the lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle of Tim O'Brien; Pete Wernick, banjo, electric guitar and harmony vocals; Charles Sawtelle, guitar and tenor vocals, and Nick Forster, bass and harmony vocals. Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers consists of Red on lead vocals and flat-top guitar; Wendell Mercantile, electric guitar; Waldo Otto on steel guitar, and Slade on bass.
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