A lost mid 70s gem from mandolin player Roland White – who had earlier, along with his brother Clarence, helped bring bluegrass back into contemporary relevance with their group The Kentucky Colonels and went on to play with giants from Lester Flatt to Bill Monroe. I Wasn't Born To Rock'N Roll was first released on the Ridge Runner label out of Ft. Worth, TX, back in 1976 – and it's as worthy of a rescue mission for Tompkins Square
as even their incredible sets of music from many decades earlier! The musicianship on White's record is excellent, but it's most wonderful for the rawly passionate and purely honest it is. There's just one original in the set, which is more devoted to the tried-and-true, and there's not reason for it not to be. Roland also sings lead and players include Kenny Wertz on guitar and tenor, Roger Bush on bass and high baritone, Alan Munde on banjo and Dave Ferguson on occasional fiddle. Titles include "Kansas City Railroad Blues", "The Storms Are On The Ocean", "Love Please Come Home", "Doin My Time", "Can't You Hear Me Calling", "She Is Her Own Special Baby", "Live And Let Live" and more.
(Original pressing. Cover has some very light wear.)