Tis Sweet to Be Remembered

Tis Sweet to Be Remembered

by Jim & Jesse


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Fans of traditional music become so accustomed to the longevity of favorite bands that it's easy to imagine they'll always be around. Jim & Jesse had been performing mostly good old-fashioned bluegrass since 1947, combining top-notch harmony and Jesse McReynolds' fancy mandolin work. It came as shock to the bluegrass community, then, when Jim McReynolds died of cancer on December 31, 2002. Tis Sweet to Be Remembered serves partly as a memorial and partly as Jim & Jesse's final project. Jesse McReynolds is joined here by Luke McKnight (his grandson), Matthew Allred (Jim's son-in-law), and Charles Whitstein for a dozen songs performed in the classic bluegrass style. Jesse McReynolds delivers fine versions of "As Long as I Live" and "Grin and Bear It," but the real excitement gets started when he's joined by McKnight and Allred for some good harmony on the choruses. The album is solid, but Jim McReynolds' tenor, an essential component of the brother's distinct sound, is missed. To compare, one only has to listen to "Tennessee" and "She's Running Wild," the two songs on which his vocals have been lifted from early recordings. Tis Sweet to Be Remembered is a fine tribute to a great singer and one of bluegrass' most enduring bands.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2018
Label: Pinecastle
UPC: 0755757112628
catalogNumber: 1126
Rank: 155760

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim & Jesse   Primary Artist
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Vocals
Vic Jordan   Banjo
Blaine Sprouse   Fiddle
Jesse McReynolds   Dobro,Mandolin,Vocals
Jimmy Capps   Guitar
Jim McReynolds   Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Dobro
Charles Whitstein   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Matthew Allred   Bass,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Charlie Cushman   Guitar
Lloyd Douglas   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Mac Wiseman   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Amani A.W. Murray   Liner Notes
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sonny Curtis   Composer
Clyde Moody   Composer
Jesse McReynolds   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Tom Riggs   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Bob Murray   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Wally Fowler   Composer
Ben Surratt   Engineer
Joe "Cannonball" Lewis   Composer
Odell McLeod   Composer
Ben Hall   Engineer

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