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Rattle on the Stovepipe are a three piece band with the classic combination of banjo, guitar and fiddle to play the traditional American 'Old Time' tunes and songs on this CD. If you are familiar with the genre you may recognise the source material for some of the tracks although all the arrangements are differ¬ent. There are a couple of English songs there as well to keep you on your toes including a very dif¬ferent version of the shanty Blood Red Roses. This style of music has the ability to sound upbeat even when the songs, like the title track, deal with death, murder and execution.