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Jesse McReynolds & Charles Whitstein

By Mandolin Cafe
June 27, 2005 - 5:00 pm

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Jesse McReynolds & Charles Whitstein - A Tribute to Brother Duets

Jesse McReynolds & Charles Whitstein - A Tribute to Brother Duets

Jesse McReynolds and Charles Whitstein's musical history lesson—A Tribute To Brother Duets—arrives in record stores Tuesday, June 28. Released on Pinecastle Records, the 12-cut album revisits songs made popular by 11 of country music's most beloved brother acts, including the Stanleys, the Louvins and the Delmores.

McReynolds is the surviving member of the famed bluegrass brothers duo, Jim & Jesse. He is also a mandolin virtuoso whose development of the "split string" or "cross-picking" style. A gifted vocalist and guitarist, Whitstein performed and recorded for years with his late brother, Robert.

A Tribute To Brother Duets testifies to the fact that brother acts have been a mainstay of country music since the beginning. Indeed, at the famed Bristol Sessions of 1927 that discovered Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family and which launched country music as a commercial art form, one of groups recorded was the Johnson Brothers. This family configuration has continued to today with such prominent pairings as the Bellamy Brothers and the Warren Brothers.

Gone But Not Forgotten
Remember Me
Rose Of My Heart
Are You Missing Me
When I Stop Dreaming
Blues Stay Away From Me
White Dove, The
Somebody Loves You Darling
That's All I Want From You
Which One Is To Blame
What Would You Give

Genre: Bluegrass
Released: June 2005
Purchase: From amazon.com

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