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Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, Christian
The legendary fiddler Benny Martin is joined by a host of top Nashville pickers on this amiable 1975 recording, most notably his former employer, childhood friend, and fellow Sparta, Tennessee, native Lester Flatt. Martin ... more »
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The legendary fiddler Benny Martin is joined by a host of top Nashville pickers on this amiable 1975 recording, most notably his former employer, childhood friend, and fellow Sparta, Tennessee, native Lester Flatt. Martin covers a wide variety of material, ranging from traditional fiddle tunes to bluegrass staples to mainstream country. Six of the 14 cuts are charming Martin originals--some autobiographical, some whimsical--and while Martin may not have the world's perfect voice, he offers endearing readings of these nonetheless. Flatt handles lead vocals on four lesser-known tunes from his own repertoire, including the poignant "If I Had My Life to Live Over." --Marc Greilsamer
It Gets Better With Age
Carter Monroe | Mount Olive, NC United States | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album in 1979 when I was playing in a North Carolina band, The Newgrass Edition. I absolutely loved the things that Benny did with John Hartford. Lester Flatt did a killer version of SIX WHITE HORSES. The all star SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN still makes me want to sing along. Recently ran into Tom Britt, one of NC's premier banjo players (I destest the possibility of the existence of a word "banjoist") Tom was the banjo player in Newgrass Edition and during that period would frequently listen to TENNESSEE JUBILEE while visiting in my home. He informed me that he had recently purchased this CD based on his memory of the record all those years ago. He said that he liked it even better now.In this day and age of all star tributes, it would definitely be worthwhile to buy one of the first."
Benny Martin is GREAT
Randy Keehn | 01/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful album. Benny Martin is a phenominal musician. My 9 year old son listen's to this CD over and over. I wish there was more music like this played on the radio today."