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Format: CD
Sku: 63936537
UPC: 688907004828
UPC 14: 00688907004828
Release Date: 1/11/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Uncle Pen ~ Bill Monroe
2. On And On ~ Bill Monroe
3. Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake, The ~ Bill Monroe
4. Sitting Alone In The Moonlight ~ Bill Monroe
5. I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home ~ Bill Monroe
6. Walking In Jerusalem (Just Like John) ~ Bill Monroe
7. In The Pines ~ Bill Monroe
8. I Hope You Have Learned ~ Bill Monroe
9. River Of Death ~ Bill Monroe
10. Memories Of Mother And Dad ~ Bill Monroe
11. Letter From My Darling ~ Bill Monroe
12. I'll Meet You In Church On Sunday Morning ~ Bill Monroe

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Bill Monroe (mandolin); Jimmy Martin (vocals).
Muze PNote The King and the Father features a dozen of Bill Monroe's early-'50s Decca recordings on which Jimmy Martin provided lead or duet vocals. Although these performances were originally billed only to Monroe, the anthology cleverly gives joint credit to Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass," and Martin, the "King of Bluegrass," to emphasize Martin's contribution and to target his audience. Many bluegrass devotees regard Martin as the finest bluegrass vocalist of all time, and at the very least, his high lonesome tenor is a model for the genre. He harmonizes sublimely with Monroe, and the two join together in a heartsick cry that matches their penchant for unvarnished, sorrowful bluegrass songs about tragedy and suffering. Many of Monroe's classic recordings are included, such as "Uncle Pen," "The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake," and "In the Pines," as well as less-frequently anthologized performances. There is much overlap between Monroe and Martin's audiences, but, in the years since Monroe's death, Martin has inherited the "elder statesman of bluegrass" mantle and continued to perform, reaching new and younger listeners. As a result, Martin's stature has only grown, and he may be reaching some new bluegrass fans that investigate Monroe because of his association with Martin, instead of the other way around. Whatever the listener's motivation, The King and the Father provides a sampling of Martin's collaborations with Monroe for old and new fans alike at an affordable price. ~ Greg Adams

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Appalachian Stomp-Bluegrass Cl
Muze Music Compilations Part 1-Folk Music-At Newport
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Masters
Muze Music Compilations True Life Blues
Muze Music Compilations American Roots Music
Muze Music Compilations Cool Blue & Lonesome: bluegrass For Th
Muze Music Compilations Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Back Roads To Cold Mountain
Muze Music Compilations Great Country Hymns / Various
Muze Music Compilations Classic Southern Gospel From Smithson
Muze Music Compilations Classic Bluegrass 2
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Americana
Muze Music Compilations Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Friends Of Old Time Music:folk Arriva
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bob Dylans Theme Time Radio H
Muze Music Compilations Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Muze Music Compilations Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkwa
Muze Music Compilations Giants Of Gospel
Muze Music Compilations Classic American Ballads
Muze Music Compilations LIVE IN NASHVILLE 1995(Live)

Associated Artists and Works

Bluegrass Masters ~ Artists, Various
True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Artists, Various
Bluegrass Album Band (The)
Flatt & Scruggs
Flatt, Lester
Jim & Jesse
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
True Life Blues: The Songs Of Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/11/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 70048
Music Label Name Label : Music Mill
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00688907004828

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Monroe,Bill
Product attributeLabel:   Music Mill
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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