Auldridge, Mike (& Old Dog)

Band members               Related acts

- Mike Auldridge -- dobro, pedal steel guitar

- Beth Sommers Rosenthal -- bass, backing vocals

- Phil Rosenthal -- vocals, guitar, mandolin

- Barry Stockwell -- vocals, guitar

- Bruce Stockwell -- banjo, guitar, backing vocals



- Mike Auldridge (solo efforts)

- Chesapeake (Mike Auldridge)

- The Seldom Scene (Mike Auldridge)





Genre: country

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Mike Auldridge & Old Dog

Company: Flying Fish

Catalog: FF-054

Year: 1977

Country/State: Kensington, Maryland

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: original textured cover

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4786

Price: $10.00

Cost: $1.00


I'm not a big country/bluegrass fan, but if you live in Northern Virginia it's probably only a matter of time before you're exposed to The Seldom Scene, or one of their spin off groups. 


Mike Auldridge's been an on/off again member of The Seldom Scene since the early 1970s.  He's an immensely talented dobro and pedal steel guitar player which has ensured steady employment over the years.  


Featuring bassist Beth Sommers Rosenthal, singer/guitarist Phil Rosenthal and brothers Barry (guitar) and Bruce (banjo) Stockwell, Old Dog was one of Auldridge's mid-1970s side projects. I'll be perfectly honest and admit I'm simply not qualified to tell anyone whether 1977's "Mike Auldridge & Old Dog" is any good.  The reviews I read tend to be mixed.  I've listened to the set a couple of times and Auldridge is clearly an amazing player.  That said, lead singer Rosenthal doesn't do much for me, nor does the group's weird taste in covers (Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot).  Besides, if you're looking at this album, you're already aware of what this stuff sounds like.  


"Mike Auldridge & Old Dog" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Hot Stuff (instrumental)   (Phil Rosenthal) - 2:39

2.) Cold Decembers   (Alex Hassilev) - 2:14

3.) A Step In the Right Direction   (Harvey Blau) - 3:14

4.) Sweet Georgia Brown(instrumental)   (B. Bernie - H. Pinkard - K. Casey) - 2:21

5.) Old Dog   (Beth Sommers Rosenthal - Phil Rosenthal) - 2:31

6.) Age   (Jim Croce) - 2:36

7.) Steel Guitar Rag (instrumental)   (Leon McAuliffe) - 2:59


(side 2)
Willie Baker   (Phil Rosenthal) - 3:10

2.) Bud's Bounce   (Bud Isaacs) - 2:01

3.) Thursday   (S. Joseph) - 2:08

4.) Wild Kentucky Roan   (Phil Rosenthal) - 2:22

5.) That Same Old Obsession   (Gordon Lightfoot) - 3:28

6.) Sledd Ridin'   (Sonny Osbourne - Dale Stedd) - 2:15





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