Picks and Pans Review: Sweet Temptation

UPDATED 07/16/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/16/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT

Ricky Skaggs

Skaggs sings and plays fiddle, mandolin and acoustic guitar in Emmylou Harris' rockabilly band, and this well-produced solo effort carries on the enormous vitality of her best performances. Skaggs sings so expressively and sweetly with Harris in most of these cuts, particularly the slow Could You Love Me One More Time and Put It Off Until Tomorrow, that the harmonies make you shiver (or at least sing along). Skaggs has also corraled some of the finest sessions players—including Buddy Emmons (steel guitar), Joe Allen (bass), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Albert Lee (guitar) and Bobby Hicks (fiddle)—and their support throughout the LP is wonderfully balanced. You may have to search out this LP, on Sugar Hill Records of Durham, N.C. It's worth the hunt.

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