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Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers – 2010 (Cracker Barrel)

Reviewed by George Hauenstein

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In the 60's through the '80's, the Statler Brothers, Don and Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune and the late Lew Dewitt, were the hottest thing going. They set the standard for modern country vocal groups with a style that earned them a worldwide fan base and entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bluegrassers Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent do a great job of honoring their idols, covering classics like "Flowers On The Wall," "Bed of Roses," "Thank You World" and "Class of '57." They stay true to the original songs while adding their own unique touch throughout.

The Statlers' trademark sound included the unmistakable bass vocal of Harold Reid and the high vocal work of Jimmy Fortune and Lew Dewitt before him. Dailey and Vincent and the crew do a great job of mimicking these vocal extremes and the lead vocal round-robins that was so much a part of much of their repertoire.

The Statlers are more than worthy of a tribute record. Though not as active on the music scene these days, their influences are still felt. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent do a great job of reminding us why. This is a terrific project well worth a listen.