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    Default Tenor on King of Bluegrass

    Who sang the tenor harmony on Jimmy Martin's "King of Bluegrass"? Or were there different singers on different cuts? For all I know, it might very well be a compilation album. (I've been listening to it on Spotify, and they date it as 2004, but that could be a reissue date.) I'll try and find the answer myself (using my almost nonexistent internet search skills), but in the meantime, I figured you guys might know.

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    Alright, so my exhaustive (5 min?) search turned up that it is indeed a compilation pulled from his Decca recordings. The cuts that really caught my ear (harmony-wise) were "God Guide Our Leader's Hands" and his version of "What Would You Give In Exchange".
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    Default Re: Tenor on King of Bluegrass

    Paul Williams sang tenor and played mandolin on both of those Decca recordings.

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    Aha! Thanks, that was my guess, but I had absolutely no info to back it up. Much appreciated! I've been on Jimmy Martin binge on Spotify all day.
    Mitch Russell

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    Love Paul's singing and mandolin playing on all those old Jimmy Martin records. Not sure if it's on that compilation but check out the songs "What Was I Supposed To Do" and "Deep River," they feature Paul on lead vocal but were released under Jimmy's name, great stuff.

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