MAC WISEMAN 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered'

MAC WISEMAN 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered'

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BCD-15976 MAC WISEMAN “Tis Sweet To Be Remembered” (Complete Recordings 1951-1964) With this long-overdue and much-awaited package, every one of the major 1st generation Bluegrass acts is now represented on at least one nicely produced boxed set. As is always the case with the German Bear Family label, this is another amazing work, with a 76-page hard cover book filled with photos & a discography and great notes by Charles Wolfe & Eddie Stubbs. There are a total of 164 recordings, 129 of them from old Dot masters, as well as 35 cuts done for Capitol Records from 1961-64 (many of which were not previously issued). The music on this box is not as consistent as that found on the complete works of other bands like Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, etc. since Wiseman experimented with some pretty mediocre & inappropriate material in the late 1950s, trying to reach pop, country & rockabilly crossover audiences. That having been said, there is still a wealth of great music here: there’s not a weak cut in the first 48 masters that Mac cut for the fledgling Dot label from 1951 –1954. On one cut after another his voice is magnificent, and his backing musicians are stellar (they include Joe Medford, Donnie Bryant, Jimmie Williams, Ralph Mayo, Allen Shelton and the great twin fiddles of Tommy Jackson & Dale Potter —the earliest use of twin fiddles in recorded Bluegrass). The later Capitol tracks are surprisingly solid, with fine work from Chubby Wise, Buddy Spicher, Joe Drumright, Roy Huskey, Benny Williams, etc, and Wiseman in superb voice as usual. It’s wonderful to finally have—in one place—such fabulous songs as LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND, SHACKLES & CHAINS, DREAMING OF A LITTLE CABIN, I’M A STRANGER, ARE YOU COMING BACK TO ME, LITTLE WHITE CHURCH, DON’T BLAME IT ALL ON ME, I HAVEN’T GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE YOU, etc. 6-CDs plus book.

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MAC WISEMAN

Track Listing:

  • LITTLE WHITE CHURCH
  • I’M A STRANGER
  • 'TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
  • ARE YOU COMING BACK TO ME
  • I’LL STILL WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SAND
  • FOUR WALLS AROUND ME
  • GEORGIA WALTZ
  • DREAMING OF A LITTLE CABIN
  • YOU’RE THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS
  • SIX MORE MILES
  • I WONDER HOW THE OLD FOLKS ARE AT HOME
  • GOING TO SEE MY BABY
  • IT'S GOODBYE AND SO LONG TO YOU
  • FIRE IN MY HEART
  • WAITING FOR THE BOYS
  • (I'D RATHER LIVE) BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
  • SHACKLES AND CHAINS
  • GOIN' LIKE WILDFIRE
  • YOU'RE SWEETER THAN HONEY
  • DON'T LET YOUR SWEET LOVE DIE
  • CRAZY BLUES
  • YOU'D BETTER WAKE UP
  • WHEN I GET THE MONEY MADE
  • RAINBOW IN THE VALLEY
  • I'D RATHER DIE YOUNG (THAN GROW OLD WITHOUT YOU)
  • REMEMBERING
  • MY LITTLE HOME IN TENNESSEE
  • LET ME BORROW YOUR HEART FOR JUST TONIGHT
  • LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND
  • I HAVEN'T GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE YOU
  • KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
  • REVILLE IN HEAVEN
  • DREAMS OF MOTHER AND HOME
  • THE WALTZ YOU SAVED FOR ME
  • PARADISE VALLEY
  • I SAW YOUR FACE IN THE MOON
  • YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
  • I LOVE YOU BEST OF ALL
  • WABASH CANNONBALL
  • DON'T BLAME IT ALL ON ME
  • I DIDN'T KNOW
  • THE LITTLE OLD CHURCH IN THE VALLEY
  • WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN
  • WABASH CANNONBALL
  • FIRE BALL MAIL
  • DARLIN' HOW COULD YOU FORGET SO SOON
  • I'M DRIFTING BACK TO DREAMLAND
  • SMILIN' THROUGH
  • THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT
  • DANGER! HEARTBREAK AHEAD
  • THE KENTUCKIAN SONG
  • I HEAR YOU KNOCKING
  • CAMPTOWN RACES
  • DARK AS A DUNGEON
  • I WANT TO BE LOVED
  • THESE HANDS
  • I'M EATIN' HIGH ON THE HOG
  • THE MEANEST BLUES IN THE WORLD
  • BE GOOD BABY
  • I'M WAITING FOR SHIPS THAT NEVER COME IN
  • ONE MINT JULEP
  • HEY MISTER BLUESMAN
  • STEP IT UP AND GO
  • SUNDOWN – GONE
  • TEENAGE HANGOUT
  • BECAUSE WE ARE YOUNG
  • SHAME, SHAME, SHAME
  • I'LL STILL WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SAND
  • 'TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
  • PROMISE OF THINGS TO COME
  • THINKIN' ABOUT YOU - PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
  • WHEN THE WORK'S ALL DONE THIS FALL
  • BESIDE THE STILL WATERS
  • HOW GREAT THOU ART
  • JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
  • STANDING SOMEWHERE IN THE SHADOWS
  • WHEN GOD DIPS HIS LOVE IN MY HEART
  • HOLD FAST TO THE RIGHT
  • DID YOU STOP TO PRAY THIS MORNING
  • WHISPERING HOPE
  • WILL THERE BE ANY STARS IN MY CROWN
  • DOES JESUS CARE
  • IT IS NO SECRET
  • EACH RING OF THE HAMMER
  • JIMMY BROWN, THE NEWSBOY
  • DRIFTWOOD ON THE RIVER
  • WHEN IT'S LAMPLIGHTING TIME IN THE VALLEY
  • LITTLE MOSES
  • THE BAGGAGE COACH AHEAD
  • THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND
  • I'VE GOT NO USE FOR THE WOMEN
  • BARBARA ALLEN
  • THE PREACHER AND THE BEAR
  • JUST TELL THEM THAT YOU SAW ME
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • THE WRECK OF THE OLD '97
  • THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT
  • DARLING NELLIE GRAY
  • THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER
  • TOM DOOLEY
  • HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
  • OLD SHEP
  • SIXTEEN TONS
  • I'M MOVIN' ON
  • THE FOOL
  • EL PASO
  • RUNNING BEAR
  • THE THREE BELLS
  • THERE'S A STAR SPANGLED BANNER SOMEWHERE
  • LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
  • IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE
  • I LIKE THIS KIND OF MUSIC
  • NOW THAT YOU HAVE ME (YOU DON'T WANT ME)
  • I'M THE TALK OF THE TOWN
  • GLAD RAGS
  • THE PRISONER'S SONG
  • THERE'LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT
  • TELL MOTHER I'LL BE THERE
  • THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN OF PRAYER
  • BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF SOMEWHERE
  • PEACE IN THE VALLEY
  • I HEARD MY MOTHER CALL MY NAME IN PRAYER
  • BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES
  • WHERE IS MY BOY TONIGHT
  • IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN
  • SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER
  • ‘LORD I'M COMING HOME
  • FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
  • JUST OUTSIDE
  • PISTOL PACKIN' PREACHER
  • WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME
  • BALLAD OF THE LITTLE BOX OF PINE
  • WHEN THE SNOWFLAKES FALL
  • I'LL REMEMBER YOU, LOVE, IN MY PRAYERS
  • FREE FROM THE OLD CHAIN GANG
  • TWO MORE YEARS (AND I'LL BE FREE)
  • BLUEGRASS FIESTA
  • COTTON FIELDS
  • SING LITTLE BIRDIE
  • ARE YOU MISSING ME
  • FREIGHT TRAIN
  • HAVE A DRINK ON ME
  • JUST A STRAND FROM A YELLOW CURL
  • ‘TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
  • GOIN' LIKE WILDFIRE
  • I LIKE GOOD BLUEGRASS MUSIC
  • THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
  • YOUR BEST FRIEND AND ME
  • WHAT A WASTE OF GOOD CORN LIKKER
  • WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN
  • MOTHER KNOWS BEST
  • OLD PAIR OF SHOES
  • THE MOLE
  • IF I COULD LIVE THAT WAY
  • HEADS YOU WIN TAILS YOU LOSE
  • BLUEGRASS MUSIC'S REALLY GONE TO TOWN
  • DARK HOLLOW
  • BROTHER JOE
  • KATIE WAITS FOR ME
  • SWEET SUMMERS GONE AWAY
  • BRUSH IT OFF (IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND)
  • THEY ALL GOIN' HOME BUT ONE