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Jimmy Martin - Greatest Bluegrass Hits
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Jimmy Martin - Greatest Bluegrass Hits
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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This is the epitome of budget CDs: 12 shorts songs, 32 minutes, and two completely blank pages masquerading as liner notes. (Ironically, the only credit is for the art director, Chuck Young.) The only way you know who's p...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmy Martin
Title: Jimmy Martin - Greatest Bluegrass Hits
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hollywood
Release Date: 8/15/1994
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012676021326, 329849066009

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This is the epitome of budget CDs: 12 shorts songs, 32 minutes, and two completely blank pages masquerading as liner notes. (Ironically, the only credit is for the art director, Chuck Young.) The only way you know who's playing is when Martin calls them out on the instrumentals "Taylor Made Sally Good" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." These remakes of his Decca hits probably come from his 1970s Gusto work, and they find Martin still belting it out in hard-driving style. Martin's howling tenor leads through romping versions of "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Freeborn Man," and "Sunny Side of the Mountain." "Uncle Pen" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" come from his tenure with Bill Monroe. Strong performances, and it's cheap, too. --Marc Greilsamer
 

CD Reviews

A Giant of the Early Times
TheHighlander | Richfield, PA United States | 05/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jimmy Martin stands as one of the giants at the beginning of bluegrass music. But this CD of "His Greatest Bluegrass Hits", unfortunately is (for the most part) covers of other 'giants' bluegrass hits. They are decent renditions but recorded years ago and you can tell. This CD would be good for Martin's fans or fans of the history of the music. it does have a standout instrumental in "Big Country". All in all, not the best but not the worse."