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Frank Wakefield: A Tribute to Bill Monroe

By Mandolin Cafe
September 11, 2011 - 5:00 pm

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Frank Wakefield: A Tribute to Bill Monroe

Frank Wakefield: A Tribute to Bill Monroe

Bluegrass mandolin legend Frank Wakefield has released his own tribute in honor of Bill Monroe's 100th birthday.

Frank Wakefield: A Tribute to Bill Monroe, from Patuxent Music, is a collection of some of Monroe's finest classic compositions and was recorded with an all-star cast that includes former Bluegrass Boy Tom Ewing on guitar and vocals along with Audie Blaylock, Michael Cleveland, Mark Delaney, Tom Ewing, Marshall Wilborn, Tom Mindte and Taylor Baker.

Selections:
When You are Lonely
Rawhide
That's All Right
Bluegrass Breakdown
A Beautiful Life
Letter from My Darling
Panhandle Country
When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall
Pike County Breakdown
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Blue Grass Stomp
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Close By
Wheel Hoss
On and On
The One I Love is Gone

Additional information:
Purchase: From Elderly
Purchase: From amazon.com
Purchase: From Patuxent Music
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sgarrity
September 12, 2011 07:42 PM
If you're a fan of Monroe's music (and Wakefield's for the matter) this is a must have recording. Frank plays so much like Monroe it's scary. Listen to Bluegrass Breakdown and then listen to the same tune on the Monroe 16 Gems recording. Frank nails it and his Loar sounds wonderful! There's a good dose of Frank in here too but he pretty much sticks to the Monroe doctrine as it were. Not to mention you get to hear Tom Ewing, Audie Blaylock, and Tom Mindte sing. Even though I had just left the Monroe Mandolin Camp and was slightly bummed about having to return to reality I was smiling the entire drive home while listening to this cd. You won't be disappointed!
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