Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground

Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground

by Jimmy Martin
     
 
Jimmy Martin may have helped keep bluegrass music on the country charts in the '60s with his secular, mainstream approach to music-making, but he had a spiritual side, too. He recorded two bluegrass-gospel albums for Decca Records, This World Is Not My Home and Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground, both of which Music Mill reissued in 2005. The

Overview

Jimmy Martin may have helped keep bluegrass music on the country charts in the '60s with his secular, mainstream approach to music-making, but he had a spiritual side, too. He recorded two bluegrass-gospel albums for Decca Records, This World Is Not My Home and Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground, both of which Music Mill reissued in 2005. The latter album was originally released on LP in 1970 with a dozen recordings of mixed chronology. Most of the cuts come from a 1970 session with a band that includes Doyle Lawson and Alan Munde backing Martin on a mixture of original and classic gospel songs. The remaining five recordings date from 1960-1962, two of which feature a young J.D. Crowe on banjo. The album begins with the celebratory title track, ends with the tragic "Little Angels in Heaven," and runs the gamut in between. Martin's original "God Is Always the Same" echoes the melody of "Tramp on the Street," and "Stormy Waters" is simply a gospel classic. Despite the range in recording dates, the tracks blend together well, although the cuts from 1970 have a softer edge. Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground isn't a masterpiece on par with This World Is Not My Home, but it is a typically excellent effort from the King of Bluegrass.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Music Mill
UPC:
0688907005429
catalogNumber:
70054

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Martin   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Doyle Lawson   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Hank Garland   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Benny Martin   Fiddle
Alan Munde   Banjo
Lois Johnson   Baritone (Vocal)
Bill Emerson   Banjo,Vocals
Paul Craft   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
J.D. Crowe   Banjo,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Vernon Derrick   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Kirk Hansard   Bass (Vocal),Drums
Buddy Harman   Drums
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Herb Hooven   Fiddle
Brent Burkett   Bass (Vocal)
William Paul Ackerman   Drums

Technical Credits

Carl Story   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer,Audio Production
Vernon Derrick   Composer
Jimmy Martin   Composer
William York   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bill Yates   Composer

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