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Roy Harris of Taplas

reviews no use in cryin' by Rattle on the Stovepipe

RATTLE on the Stovepipe must be one of the jolliest band names around and they live up to it with a joyous sound. Dave Arthur, Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart drive their guitars, banjo, fiddle and melodeon into a bunch of tunes mostly from the American old-time tradition - and a fine bunch they are.

The players may be English but they have the style down pat - and the spirit too. A standout is You've Been a Friend, a heartfelt song in praise of friendship, followed by the splendid tune Frisky Jenny, where the banjo, fiddle, and melodeon blend is a real treat. I love this kind of music. This trio delivers an album that shows why.