Wade Hill Arranges Top 40 Hits for the Banjo on New CD

Photo with no caption

Wade Hill

Top 40 Banjo (Beta Records)

The prolific local banjo hero Wade Hill’s new album is just what the title says—country and bluegrass interpretations of classic pop and rock songs from the last 40 years. Some aren’t much of a stretch (the Louvin Brothers’ “Love and Wealth,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” even the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” which features dirty electric guitar alongside Hill’s banjo) and others are considerable reinventions (Sly Stone’s “Everyday People,” the Beatles’ “Get Back” and “Come Together”). Top 40 Banjo is a gas, a good time that works well most of the time and sheds some interesting light on well-known songs when it doesn’t (a very weird version of the Archies’ “Sugar Sugar”).

© 2010 MetroPulse. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.