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'Tis sweet to be remembered
Jim and Jesse.
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Publication Information:
Orlando, Fla. : Pinecastle Records, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Notes by Amy Murray and Tom Riggs laid in container.
'Tis sweet to be remembered (2:31) -- As long as I live (2:57) -- Standing at the end of my world (2:30) -- Tennessee (2:39) -- Before I met you (2:25) -- Cora is gone (2:38) -- Grin and bear it (2:47) -- If you need me, I'll be around (3:07) -- I couldn't believe it was true (3:38) -- I hope you're lonely (2:29) -- Mississippi moon (3:01) -- She's running wild (2:55).
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Music CD


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Fans of traditional music become so accustomed to the longevity of favorite bands that it's easy to imagine they'll always be around. Jim & Jesse had been performing mostly good old-fashioned bluegrass since 1947, combining top-notch harmony and Jesse McReynolds' fancy mandolin work. It came as shock to the bluegrass community, then, when Jim McReynolds died of cancer on December 31, 2002. Tis Sweet to Be Remembered serves partly as a memorial and partly as Jim & Jesse's final project. Jesse McReynolds is joined here by Luke McKnight (his grandson), Matthew Allred (Jim's son-in-law), and Charles Whitstein for a dozen songs performed in the classic bluegrass style. Jesse McReynolds delivers fine versions of "As Long as I Live" and "Grin and Bear It," but the real excitement gets started when he's joined by McKnight and Allred for some good harmony on the choruses. The album is solid, but Jim McReynolds' tenor, an essential component of the brother's distinct sound, is missed. To compare, one only has to listen to "Tennessee" and "She's Running Wild," the two songs on which his vocals have been lifted from early recordings. Tis Sweet to Be Remembered is a fine tribute to a great singer and one of bluegrass' most enduring bands. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.