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NASHVILLE MANDOLINS, BEST OF THE -BEST SELLER 25 SONGS, Bluegrass
 

NASHVILLE MANDOLINS, BEST OF THE -BEST SELLER 25 SONGS, Bluegrass

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NASHVILLE MANDOLINS, BEST OF THE -BEST SELLER 25 SONGS




25 SONGS FEATURING THE MANDOLIN. HIGHLIGHTING NASHVILLES FINEST MANDOLIN PLAYERS.



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THE MANDOLIN IS PROCLAIMED BY SOME ENTHUSIASTS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTRUMENTS IN COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS MUSIC. THE GROWING INTEREST IN BLUEGRASS MUSIC IN RECENT YEARS HAS STIMULATED A NEW APPRECIATION FOR THE INSTRUMENT WHOSE DISTINCTIVE NOTES ARE EQUALLY EFFECTIVE AT PORTRAYING EXCEEDING JOY OR HAUNTING SORROW. THE MANDOLIN WAS THE INSTRUMENT OF CHOICE FOR THE LATE BILL MONROE, THE FATHER OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC. IN FACT, THE 78-YEAROLD MANDOLIN WHICH BELONGED TO THE GREAT BLUEGRASS PATRIARCH SOLD FOR WELL OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WHEN IT WAS PUT UP FOR AUCTION. THE WORD MANDOLIN IS DERIVED FROM THE ITALIAN WORD, MANDOLINO, WHICH MEANS ALMOND-SHAPED. ITS PRDECESSOR WAS THE MANDOLA, A SMALL STRINGED INSTRUMENT WHICH DATES BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES. THE MANDOLIN BEGAN TO EMERGE AS EARLY AS THE 15TH CENTURY. BY THE 1800S, THE MANDOLIN WAS BEING HEARD IN THE MUSICAL WORKS OF FAMED COMPOSERS SUCH AS HANDEL, MOZART AND VIVALDI. BY THE 20TH CENTURY, THE MANDOLIN WAS POPULAR IN FOLD MUSIC IN BOTH GERMANY AND AMERICA. OVER THE LAST FIFTY YEARS, THE MANDOLIN GRADUALLY BECAME A MAINSTAY IN COUNTRY, BLUEGRASS AND GOSPEL MUSIC. THE NASHVILLE MANDOLINS DISPLAY THEIR WORLD CLASS SKILLS AS THEY PLAY BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND GOSPEL MUSIC SELECTIONS ON THIS COLLECTION OF 25 INSTRUMENTALS. IN THE HANDS OF SUCH SKILLED PLAYERS, IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE MANDOLIN SOON BECAME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR INSTRUMENTS OF OUR TIME.



TRACK LISTING:



BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF SOMEWHERE
AMAZING GRACE
TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
IM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
FARTHER ALONG
CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA
ILL BE ALL SMILE TONIGHT
BEAUTIFUL LIFE
PRISONERS SONG
WABASH CANNONBALL
UNCLOUDY DAY
SWEET BUNCH OF DAISIES
RED WING
HES GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS
ALEXANDERS RAGTIME BAND
NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
CRIPPLE CREEK
GOLDEN SLIPPERS
IN THE GARDEN
LORENA
ROCK OF AGES
FLOP EARED MULE
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
SOUTH WIND WALTZ


LABEL; GUSTO - KING RECORDS, Inc., Nashville, TN 2005

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