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               Bluegrass Field Recordings

Grey Eagle (Classic Bluegrass) mp3
This recording was made by me (Jim Moss) at Bean Blossom in June of 1973.  It is
here, this very night, that Kenny Baker first jammed with Bob Black, an event that
kicked off a musical relationship that would produce many albums and a tour of duty
as one of  Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys.  See the interview with Bob Black
regarding the Dry and Dusty album which was made at this time.


               Bluegrass Radio Shows

 Frank Wakefield (46 min) Radio Show No 1
This file should be played using Real Player.  The file is in streaming audio.


               Bluegrass Streaming Video

Frank Wakefield Band (42 min) Bluegrass Special
Frank Wakefield Bluegrass Film:
Filmed during the band's Y2K Tour.  This film is comprised of performances at
two venues, The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA and McCabes in Santa Monica, CA
on May 24 th and 25 th 2000.  The film shows the band in action with Frank Wakefield
at home with his "backing talkwards" stage banter.

Adventures In Bluegrass I (discontinued)
The Frank Wakefield Band at Bean Blossom 2001

Adventures In Bluegrass II
The Frank Wakefield Band at The Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA  2001

Adventures In Bluegrass III
The Frank Wakefield Band Pacific North West Tour 2002

Adventures in Bluegrass 8:

AB8 CT GO EAST Tour Movie

(for Windows Media Player 9)


The Frank Wakefield Band 1998 (mp3)

Live at The Freight & Salvage, Berkeley California

 with Special Guest David Grisman



                     Jim Moss Recordings

   Swing & Country Swing:
            Limehouse Blues,
            Route 66,
            Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens,
            Wings Of Love,
            Two Old Hudson's (Rockabilly)
            Sugar In The Gourd,
            Old Uncle Jordan,
            Cattle In The Cane,
            Long Cold Winter,
            Florida Blues,
            Old Blue Hen,
            My Resting Place.


                           Swing Jazz

Limehouse Blues (Swing Jazz) mp3
The musicians are Jim Moss on Fiddle, Paul Squyreson
Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Philip and Marcel Chaput also
on Rhythm Guitars, with the great Pierre Vola on Upright Bass.


   This video is of the Lime House Blues Recording Sessions with Paul Squyres
and Jim Moss. The recording sessions were in 1996 and show the development
of the swing sound for the bass and guitar on this track. This was recorded at 

David Shogren's Subsonics Studio. That is Dave at the mixing console. 

Dave was a founding member of the Doobie Brothers rock band.





                          Celtic Special

Incident at Arberth Mound: real audio
Jim Moss creates a melody with the tones derived from the ancient alphabet of the
Celtic Druids found scratched on stone markers.  This is placed against a backdrop
of sounds that represent characters and events of  “The Mabinogi”
(ISBN 0-520-03414-7).  Together they become a scholarly work of metaphorical
interpretation called “Incident At Arberth Mound”.  "

                        Bluegrass Fiddle


Sugar In The Gourd (Classic Bluegrass) mp3
From the Jim Moss 1984 Bluegrass Fiddle album "Through The Windshield"
with Bob Black: banjo, Jeff Smith: mandolin, Dave Thompson: guitar, Paul Squyres: bass.

Cattle In The Cane (Classic Bluegrass) mp3
From the Jim Moss 1984 Bluegrass Fiddle album "Through The Windshield"
with Bob Black: banjo, Jeff Smith: mandolin, Dave Thompson: guitar, Paul Squyres: bass.

Florida Blues (Classic Bluegrass) mp3
From the Jim Moss 1983 Bluegrass Fiddle album "Tanyards"
with Bob Black: banjo, Jesse McReynolds: mandolin,
Dave Thompson: guitar & Roy Husky: bass.

Old Blue Hen (Classic Bluegrass) mp3
From the Jim Moss 1983 Bluegrass Fiddle album "Tanyards"
with Bob Black: banjo, Jesse McReynolds: mandolin,
Dave Thompson: guitar & Roy Husky: bass.

            Country Swing & Rockabilly

Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Country Swing) mp3
Jim Moss & the Hillbilly Mystics (Louie Jordan)
Jim Moss: fiddle, Larry Sweat: guitar & vocal, Paul Friedman: bass & tenor,
Tim DeWolf: guitar, Bill Roth: drums.
Recorded October 3rd 1992

Two Old Hudson's (Rockabilly) mp3  Pulled for now...
Jim Moss & the Hillbilly Mystics (Larry Sweat)
Jim Moss: fiddle, Larry Sweat: guitar & vocal, Paul Friedman: bass & tenor,
Tim DeWolf: guitar, Bill Roth: drums.
Recorded October 3rd 1992

Route 66 (Country Swing) mp3
Jim Moss & the Hillbilly Mystics (?)
Jim Moss: fiddle, Larry Sweat: guitar & vocal.
Recorded November 20th 1994

Wings Of Love (Country Swing) mp3
Jim Moss & the Hillbilly Mystics (Larry Sweat)
Jim Moss: fiddle, Larry Sweat: guitar & vocal.
Recorded November 20th 1994

Click Here! Bob Black's hand written banjo tab  for "Sugar In The Gourd"
from the Jim Moss 1983 Bluegrass Fiddle album
"Through The Windshield" The 1983 "Through The Windshield"
album or the 1982 "Tanyards" album along with all of Bob Black's hand written
banjo tab can be ordered from this site.   To order any recordings or banjo tab
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"Through The Windshield, Jim Moss Bluegrass Fiddle"
BB147 County Sales: with Bob Black on banjo, Jeff Smith on mandolin,
Dave Thompson on guitar, and Paul Squyres on bass.  With guest David "Slappy" Chalupsky on banjo.
With Sugar in the Gourd, Mitchell's Reel, Long Cold Winter, Cattle in the Cane,
Dark was the Night Cold was the Ground, Old Uncle Jordan, Liberty,
Paddy on the Turnpike, Apple Blossom, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,
Through the Windshield.

"Tanyards, Jim Moss Bluegrass Fiddle"
BB145 County Sales: with Bob Black on banjo, Jesse McReynolds on mandolin,
Dave Thompson on guitar, and Roy Husky Jr. on bass.  With special guest
Kenny Baker.  With Bill Monroe's "Tanyards" and "Reel Foot Reel".
Also, Arkansas Traveler, Forked Deer, My Resting Place, Cherry Blossom,
Old Blue Hen, Bluegrass Blues # III, Florida Blues, New Sailor's Hornpipe,
Chicken Reel, Baker's Boarding House.

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Sleeping Lady CD

Click Here=> I am interested in the Sleeping Lady CD:

Sleeping Lady 
Turkey In The Straw, Walkin' In My Sleep, Catnip, Moonlight Waltz,
Bluegrass Swing, The Old Mountaineer, Call Of The Shepherd,
Little Rabbit, Cruel Willie, Cotton Eyed Joe, Salt Creek, 
Carol County Blues, Sleeping Lady, Midnight At Bean Blossom

Independent  Reviews From Mandolin Lists

The final word of praise goes to your "Sleeping Lady."  First, the
recording itself:  I see what you meant by saying that you recorded Frank
as if the mandolin were 50' tall.  Clear, hard, stunning clarity:  the
pick clicking on strings throughout.  Many things to praise, from that
great split break between fiddle and mandolin in "Turkey" (you go low and
he goes high) to that languid sweet slide you get on "Sleeping
Lady"--followed by Frank's teasing slow tempo in his break.  In fact, on
both these recordings Frank sounds more like Monroe than ever, and seems
deliberately to have slowed much of his playing (noticeable on "Camptown",
my fifth recorded version and my favorite) which gives a wonderful effect.
 A very great record.  I have been playing John Hartford's two Ed Haley
records ("The Speed of the Old Long Bow" and ("Wild Hog") lately, and
yours has entered the rotation for daily listening.   In fact for variety
as well as great playing, I rank it with the K. Colonels "Appalachian
Swing" and Dan Crary's "Bluegrass Guitar."
Now please find your way to New England.

Randall Colaizzi 
Professor of Classical Studies
Wellesley College

"Sleeping Lady" Bluegrass Instrumentals by Jim Moss (on Fiddle),
featuring Frank Wakefield (Mandolin) and Bob Black (Banjo), is a CD that must
not be kept a "Sleeping Lady".  It must be heard by all!

I purchased the CD after the Frank Wakefield Concert at McCabes! 
I was able to meet Jim Moss~ and I must say i was very impressed with his playing! 
Actually, I think the band would have played into the wee hours of the night... that is
how much they love their music!   BTW the concert was 3 1/2 hours long!

On the CD, my favorite songs are:  "Moonlight Waltz",
"Catnip", "Little Rabbit", and "Cotton Eyed Joe".

Check this CD out... You won't be disappointed!

My best,
Linda Riha
Burbank, CA

That is a GREAT album.  I bought one from Mr. Moss at the
Frank Wakefield Band show at McCabes.  I don't think I have ever heard
Fiddle and Mandolin with the rich Monroe sound as I have with this CD.
Mr Wakefield's mandolin sounds like it is coming through the speakers.
Same for the fiddle.   This is like no other mandolin CD.

Why can't we get more CDs with the huge sound that Sleeping Lady has.
Moonlight Waltz is incredible.   I also like Walking In My Sleep.

This is the first Moss album I have seen.    Does anyone know if there
are others out.

This sure has the Monroe sound.
Bill Mason

Frank Wakefield's fiddle player, band leader, manager and booking agent,
Jim Moss has a new CD called "Sleeping Lady". Frank's all over it with his
own unique style as is Bob Black on banjo and various others. This is some
really powerful fiddle playing....tough,strong recording. Bluegrass on
steroids! There are some good old tunes, some new stuff and it's a really
fresh take. He uses some open tunings on the fiddle where it sounds like a
bunch of bagpipes along with the fiddle. Good stuff as anything Frank
participates seems to be. Get it at: Highly
recommended with no financial interest. 

Larry Otis

I have to second Linda's "A MUST"!  Sleeping Lady is one of the most
tasteful projects that I've listened to in quite a while.  All instrumental,
and several Jim Moss originals.  Jim's fiddle is spectacular, Wakefield's
Loar is stellar, and Black's banjo is about as tasteful as I've ever heard.
Kenny Baker must be some more teacher!

Gary McElwee

  The "Sleeping Lady" CD is outstanding! I can't believe you guys aren't
household names! Every tune is great, from the smokin' "Turkey in the Straw"
to the title tune. I'm going to order both of your current CD's and give a
copy of "Sleeping Lady" to my parents. They'll love it!

Thanks again,
John Bowen

I just wonder why we don't hear more music like this.  If you close your
eyes it sounds like Monroe himself.  It also sounds like Frank Wakefield.
The fiddle has real punch in fact the entire album has punch.  This is
what bluegrass sounded like in the 1960's.  Hard! and Tough!

Bill Mason

I just need to add my voice to the chorus of praise for the Jim Moss
"Sleeping Lady" recording. I received my copy yesterday. I played it in the
car on the way to work this morning. I've got a Bose system, and the sound
was just breathtaking. The fiddle and mandolin sounded like they were right
there in the car with me (at least until my wife made me turn it down some).
Not that the other instruments don't sound good as well, but it is those two
that sound so startlingly present to me. And while I'm talking about the CD,
I certainly don't want to ignore the music! Fourteen great tunes, some old
and some new (to me at least). Frank Wakefield sounds great as always, and
Bob Black does a fine job on banjo. I'd have to say that "Cruel Willie" is
my favorite. Sends chills up my spine as I listen to it hear now. VERY
powerful stuff. Right now I'm listening to it on my Cambridge Soundworks
Desktop Theater computer sound system, and it sounds great on that too!

Anyway, I'm rambling, and need to get back to work, but I can't say enough
about this recording. You owe it to yourself to get a copy. I have no
financial interest in saying so, and I don't know Jim personally (although I
hope our paths cross someday). 


Rob Coleman


Jim, I received your new CD Sleeping Lady.

This is a GREAT CD! There's some fine fiddling going on

and Frank is kicking it. It's getting repeated playing at the moment.

I like all the instrumentals but, I I'm really digging Bonus Track #16.


John Amann

Hi Jim, I'm listening to the Sleeping Lady CD today at work and I can't believe 
how well it's recorded.  My compliments to the chef !! 
(our mastering engineer at work is impressed)  Can't wait to hear the next batch.

When Walkin' In My Sleep came on it almost blew me out of my chair. 
Frank's mandolin sounds like it's coming from right between your ears. 
Bob Black sounds crystal clear and your fiddle rips right through your chest. 
I had to pour a drink and settle down.  That's the way Bluegrass is supposed to sound, 
not like the antiseptic recordings we hear today - way over produced like they're squeezing 
all the juice out of it.  English rocker and producer Nick Lowe used to mix everything 
through tiny car radio speakers and his records always sounded more present than 
anyone else's at the time.  I think we should all go back to mono and start over. 
By the way, last night I viewed part of the DVD and I must say that that's gotta be 
the best way to teach mandolin.  I had a non-playing mandolin friend with me 
who always asked me "how do you do that?" Now after seeing Frank, 
he's substantially demystified.  I'm very impressed with the whole method. 

Great Job Jim.
Roger Kash
Hallandale, FL




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