Larry Sparks - Christmas In The Hills
  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (featured track) (2:58)
  • Christmas Time's A Coming (2:27)
  • The Birthday of Our King (2:25)
  • White Christmas (2:37)
  • Christmas in the Mountains (1:47)
  • Away in a Manger (3:07)
  • Christmas Is Near (2:03)
  • Blue Christmas (2:54)
  • Joy to the World (Instrumental) (2:07)
  • Christmas Memories (2:35)
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain (2:32)
  • It's Christmas Time (2:12)
  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem (featured track) (2:58)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:58) [6.8 MB]
  • Christmas Time's A Coming (2:27)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:27) [5.59 MB]
  • The Birthday of Our King (2:25)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:25) [5.53 MB]
  • White Christmas (2:37)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:37) [6 MB]
  • Christmas in the Mountains (1:47)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (01:47) [4.07 MB]
  • Away in a Manger (3:07)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (03:07) [7.14 MB]
  • Christmas Is Near (2:03)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:03) [4.7 MB]
  • Blue Christmas (2:54)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:54) [6.64 MB]
  • Joy to the World (Instrumental) (2:07)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:07) [4.85 MB]
  • Christmas Memories (2:35)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:35) [5.9 MB]
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain (2:32)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:32) [5.82 MB]
  • It's Christmas Time (2:12)
    Genre: Christmas
    MP3 (02:12) [5.05 MB]
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LARRY SPARKS AND THE LONESOME RAMBLERS - CHRISTMAS IN THE HILLS (REB-1745, 2016, 1997)

Musicians
Larry Sparks: Guitar, Vocals
Tommy Boyd: Banjo on track 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Dobro on track 8, 9, 10, Tenor Vocal on track 1, 5, 7, 8,11
Tim Duran: Mandolin on track 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Baritone Vocal on track 5
Bob Poole: Bass on track 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Scott Napier: Mandolin on tracks 2, 4, 6, 12
Tim Caudill: Bass on tracks 2,3,4, 6, 12
Jim Britton: Banjo on tracks 4, 6, Tenor Vocal on track 4
Bobby Sloan: Fiddle on track 7, 8, 11
Bob Poole: Bass on track 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Production Credits
Portions of this album were originally issued on King Bluegrass Records (KB-559) in 1976.
Produced by: Robert Trout
Recorded by: Cecil Jones at Lemco Sound Studio, Lexington, KY
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6 & 12 were recorded by Dennis Hensley at Jordon Recording Studio, Covington, KY, April 1997
Transfer of analog tape and preparation of CD master by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Cover illustration by Gene Doyle

The original 1976 LP release of Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers' Christmas In The Hills on King Bluegrass #559 contained songs written especially for the album by Larry (It's Christmas Time) and banjo player Tom Boyd (Christmas Memories). The 1997 re-issue on Rebel CD # 1745 included two new compositions by noted bluegrass song writer Bill Castle: "The Birthday of Our King" and "Christmas in the Mountains"
This compilation consists of recordings made two decades apart by Larry Sparks and two different configurations of The Lonesome Ramblers; but the essential sound is the same, tied together by Larry's unmistakable voice and dynamic guitar playing. Tim Duran and Scott Napier both complement the ensemble with their mandolin work, as do Tom Boyd and Jim Britton on banjo; the years that separate their performances disappear as their contributions mesh perfectly with the group sound.
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  • Members:
    Larry Sparks: Guitar, Lead Vocals; Tommy Boyd: Banjo, Dobro, Tenor Vocals; Tim Duran: Mandolin; Bob Poole: Bass; Scott Napier: Mandolin; Tim Caudill: Bass; Jim Britton: banjo
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  • Influences:
    The Stanley Brothers; Bill Monroe; Hank Williams
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    11/10/16
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