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    Default Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    Tom Russel's tribute to Jimmy Martin.


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    Default Re: Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    Sorry about the typo on the thread title.
    Last edited by Mike Bunting; Mar-19-2012 at 10:23pm.

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    Default Re: Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    "Blurgrass" is when you play so fast, everything is a blur...

    Nice mando on that vid (oval-hole from the sound, like Jimmy's F-4), but some really bitter lyrics!
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    Default Re: Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    Tom Russell doesn't pull any punches.

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    An OK song, but Russell's singing-style sounds exactly like the people he is castigating in it so vitriolically.
    I'll tell you what he can do with that marching-band drum kit as well....
    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

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    Default Re: Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    So tell us how you really feel. Yeah, pretty harsh; doubt many will be humming this. But then there's that definition of country music - three chords and the truth. This is a lot closer to that than 90% of what I have heard coming out of Nashville the last several years.

    Funny thing - that same typo showed up n two threads on the same day. That makes it a movement ... I prefer to think of "blurgrass" as being more akin to what might come from the hippie/jam types. Leastways, that's what I told the folks at last night's gig, after we got done with "Friend Of The Devil" - "blurgrass" got a good round of laughter from the crowd. I think we've stumbled onto something there, accidentally on purpose possibly, after the fact.
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    Default Re: Not Blurgrass but an ode to Jimmy Martin

    It wasn't hypocrisy or snobbery that kept Jimmy Martin off the Opry, it was propriety. For one thing Martin talked too much and his so-called jokes were in extremely poor taste.

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