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BENNY MARTIN 'Just Me and My Fiddle'

Price: $6.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BACM-298-CD
Weight: 0.33 LBS


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It is generally agreed that Benny Martin was one of the finest fiddlers ever in country and Bluegrass music, and some would argue that he was THE best when it came to backing up a singer. Over the years Martin played with Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack and Flatt & Scruggs, as well as doing session work for other acts like Wilma Lee & Stoney, Reno & Smiley, and the McCormick Brothers—fortunately there are many good examples of his fiddling on record. Martin also was a good singer with a distinctive style, but he was not served well on wax in this capacity, and the culprit was simply an endless stream of mediocre material. His great talent was recognized in the country music industry, where he was given recording contracts by RCA Victor, Mercury, Decca, MGM and other labels, but as was the trend at the time, the good songs were saved for the most popular artists of the day like Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow, while Benny and other very talented singers were given silly novelties and junky songs that had no chance to go anywhere regardless of who sang them. This album has 25 songs—mostly from the Mercury label—none of them of real interest except for Benny’s early Pioneer label recording of his signature song, JUST ME AND MY FIDDLE (and this was done better on a later recording). Martin deserved much better than this. TAKE MY WORD, GIRLS GIRLS, TOP GUN, UNTRUE YOU, BORDER BABY, DO ME A FAVOR, HOEBE SNOW, etc.


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Track Listing:
  • JUST ME AND MY FIDDLE
  • SO BLUE TO CRY
  • UNTRUE YOU
  • IF I CAN STAY AWAY LONG ENOUGH
  • TAKE MY WORD
  • WHO PUT THOSE TEARS IN YOUR EYES
  • YES IT'S TRUE
  • I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE WRONGIF I DON'T HAVE A CONSCIENCE
  • YOURE GUILTY DARLIN'
  • DO ME A FAVOUR
  • HOEBE SNOW
  • THE THIRTEENTH OF MAY
  • TRYING TO CHASE THESE BLUES AWAY
  • GIRLS GIRLS
  • I'M CHECKING' OUT
  • COMING ATTRACTIONS
  • BY THE LAW OF MY HEART
  • TO CRY THE BLUES EACH DAY
  • GOING DOWN THE ROAD
  • TOP GUN
  • LITTLE DARLIN' GIVE ME ON MORE CHANCE
  • THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO TO YOU
  • BORDER BABY
  • MY FORTUNE
Artists:
BENNY MARTIN

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