JIMMY MARTIN & THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS (5CDs)

JIMMY MARTIN & THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS (5CDs)

  • $95.00


This wonderful set from Bear Family essentially covers Jimmy Martin’s recording career, & does it beautifully. Though his 4 early cuts with Bobby Osborne for King are not included, nor are his more recent Starday sessions, the 5 CDs here include his entire Decca/MCA output plus his 6 fine songs for RCA with the Osborne Brothers—a total of some 146 songs & tunes spanning a 20-year period from 1954-1974. Martin had very few weak recordings over that period, and has always been known for maintaining a really tight band and getting the most from the members. The list of sidemen over the years is indeed impressive, with names like J.D. CROWE, PAUL WILLIAMS, VIC JORDAN, BILL EMERSON, DOYLE LAWSON, EARL TAYLOR, ALAN MUNDE, CHRIS WARNER, BUDDY SPICHER, VASSAR CLEMENTS and so on. Along with his best-known songs like HIT PARADE OF LOVE, TENNESSEE, SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, OCEAN OF DIAMONDS and WIDOW MAKER, there are the well-known instrumentals (BEAR TRACKS, SWEET DIXIE, ARAB BOUNCE, THEME TIME) plus some of the finest Bluegrass gospel recordings ever cut (STORMY WATERS, I LIKE TO HEAR THEM PREACH IT, WHO’LL SING FOR ME). A 42-page booklet of notes by Chris Skinker, plus discography & many photos is up to the usual Bear Family standard of excellence and adds greatly to the enjoyment of this fine & important body of work. This will be a must for most Bluegrass lovers.

Artists:

JIMMY MARTIN

Track Listing:

    Disc 1:
  • SAVE IT! SAVE IT!
  • CHALK UP ANOTHER ONE
  • I PULLED A BOO BOO
  • THEY DIDN´T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE (BUT I DID)
  • 20/20 VISION
  • THAT´S HOW I CAN COUNT ON YOU
  • BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN
  • SKIP, HOP AND WOBBLE
  • YOU´LL BE A LOST BALL
  • HIT PARADE OF LOVE
  • GRAND OLE OPRY SONG
  • I´M THE BOSS (OF THIS HERE HOUSE)
  • DOG BITE YOUR HIDE
  • I´LL DRINK NO MORE WINE
  • OCEAN OF DIAMONDS
  • SOPHRONIE
  • I´LL NEVER TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
  • ROCK HEARTS
  • I LIKE TO HEAR `EM PREACH IT
  • VOICE OF MY SAVIOR
  • NIGHT
  • IT´S NOT LIKE HOME
  • SHE´S LEFT ME AGAIN
  • HOLD WHATCHA GOT
  • BEAR TRACKS
  • CRIPPLE CREEK
  • IN FOGGY OLD LONDON
  • THE JOKE´S ON YOU
  • WOODEN SHOES
  • HOME RUN MAN
  • WHO´LL SING FOR ME

  • Disc 2:
  • GOD IS ALWAYS THE SAME
  • ALL THE GOOD TIMES ARE PAST AND GONE
  • YOU DON´T KNOW MY MIND
  • HOMESICK
  • OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
  • HI-DE DIDDLE
  • DON´T CRY TO ME
  • MY WALKING SHOES
  • HOLD TO GOD´S UNCHANGING HANDS
  • UNDO WHAT´S BEEN DONE
  • DEEP RIVER
  • WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO
  • I CAN, I WILL, I DO BELIEVE
  • THERE WAS A LOVE
  • POOR LITTLE BULL FROG
  • STEPPIN´ STONES
  • THERE AIN´T NOBODY GONNA MISS ME WHEN I´M ...
  • LITTLE ANGELS IN HEAVEN
  • PRETENDING I DON´T CARE
  • LEAVIN´ TOWN
  • DON´T GIVE YOUR HEART TO A RAMBLER
  • GOD GUIDE OUR LEADER´S HAND
  • TRAIN 45
  • MR. ENGINEER
  • THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME
  • DRINK UP AND GO HOME
  • LORD I´M COMING HOME
  • GOODBYE
  • PRAY THE CLOUDS AWAY
  • GIVE ME THE ROSES NOW

  • Disc 3:
  • PRAYER BELL OF HEAVEN
  • GIVE ME YOUR HAND
  • STORMY WATERS
  • WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE IN EXCHANGE
  • SHUT-IN´S PRAYER
  • A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
  • LITTLE WHITE CHURCH
  • THE OLD MAN´S DRUNK AGAIN
  • MOONSHINE HOLLOW
  • HEY LONESOME
  • TENNESSEE
  • WIDOW MAKER
  • I´M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
  • RED RIVER VALLEY
  • JOHN HENRY
  • TRUCK DRIVING MAN
  • THERE´S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE
  • SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD
  • TRUCK DRIVER´S QUEEN
  • I´D RATHER HAVE AMERICA
  • LITTLE ROBIN
  • THERE´S BETTER TIMES A´COMING
  • 20/20 VISION
  • GUITAR PICKING PRESIDENT
  • IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
  • SNOW WHITE GRAVE
  • POOR ELLEN SMITH
  • SHENANDOAH WALTZ

  • Disc 4:
  • I´M COMING BACK BUT I DON´T KNOW WHEN
  • IN THE PINES
  • THE LAST SONG
  • SWEET DIXIE
  • WILD INDIAN
  • RUN BOY RUN
  • THEME TIME
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • I CAN´T QUIT CIGARETTES
  • LOST HIGHWAY
  • THE GOOD THINGS OUT WEIGH THE BAD
  • THE SUMMER´S COME AND GONE
  • FRAULEIN
  • YOU´RE GONNA CHANGE (OR I´M GONNA LEAVE)
  • TENNESSEE WALTZ
  • LITTLE MAGGIE, SHE´S SO SWEET
  • BIG COUNTRY
  • RED ROOSTER
  • CROW ON THE BANJO
  • YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
  • GOING UP DRY BRANCH
  • LIVING LIKE A FOOL
  • UNION COUNTY
  • UPTOWN BLUES
  • GOIN´ APE (OVER YOU)
  • STEAL AWAY SOMEWHERE AND DIE
  • FREEBORN MAN
  • LOSING YOU

  • Disc 5:
  • JUST AN OLD STANDBY
  • SLOWLY
  • LONESOME PRISON BLUES
  • SHACKLES AND CHAINS
  • DOIN´ MY TIME
  • MILWAUKEE HERE I COME
  • ARAB BOUNCE
  • HOMESICK
  • (I´VE GOT MY) FUTURE ON ICE
  • MIDNIGHT RAMBLER
  • BETWEEN FIRE AND WATER
  • SINGING ALL DAY AND DINNER ON THE GROUND
  • LIFT YOUR EYES TO JESUS
  • SHAKE HANDS WITH MOTHER AGAIN
  • WHEN THE SAVIOR REACHED DOWN FOR ME
  • HELP THY BROTHER
  • MY LORD KEEPS A RECORD
  • I´D LIKE TO BE SIXTEEN AGAIN
  • I CRIED AGAIN
  • CHATTANOOGA DOG
  • MARY ANN
  • I BURIED MY FUTURE
  • JUST PLAIN YELLOW
  • FLY ME TO FRISCO
  • GRAVE UPON THE GREEN HILLSIDE
  • LOST TO A STRANGER
  • BEAUTIFUL BROWN EYES
  • YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE