Jimmy Martin - Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground

Jimmy Martin - Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground
Genre: Country
Duration: 30:03
Recording Date: January 14, 1960 - May 5, 1970
Artist: Jimmy Martin
Album: Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground
Release Date: March 29, 2005
Styles: Traditional Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Close Harmony

Jimmy Martin may have helped keep bluegrass music on the country charts in the '60s with his secular, mainstream approach to music-making, but he had a spiritual side, too. He recorded two bluegrass-gospel albums for Decca Records, This World Is Not My Home and Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground, both of which Music Mill reissued in 2005. The latter album was originally released on LP in 1970 with a dozen recordings of mixed chronology. Most of the cuts come from a 1970 session with a band that includes Doyle Lawson and Alan Munde backing Martin on a mixture of original and classic gospel songs. The remaining five recordings date from 1960-1962, two of which feature a young J.D. Crowe on banjo. The album begins with the celebratory title track, ends with the tragic "Little Angels in Heaven," and runs the gamut in between. Martin's original "God Is Always the Same" echoes the melody of "Tramp on the Street," and "Stormy Waters" is simply a gospel classic. Despite the range in recording dates, the tracks blend together well, although the cuts from 1970 have a softer edge. Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground isn't a masterpiece on par with This World Is Not My Home, but it is a typically excellent effort from the King of Bluegrass.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground / Bill Yates / Jimmy MartinJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:47
Lift Your Eyes to Jesus / Vernon Derrick / Jimmy MartinJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:44
My Lord Keeps a Record / Carl Story / William YorkJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:57
God Is Always the Same / Jimmy Martin / Paul WilliamsJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:06
When the Savior Reached Down for MeJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:37
Shake Hands With Mother AgainJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys3:47
Help Thy Brother / Vernon Derrick / Jimmy MartinJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:33
A Beautiful Life / Jimmy Martin / Paul WilliamsJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys1:45
Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Paul WilliamsJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys3:31
Hold to God's Unchanging Hand / TraditionalJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:18
Little Angels in Heaven / Jimmy Martin / Paul WilliamsJimmy Martin feat: Sunny Mountain Boys2:58

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