Mac Wiseman - Songs that Made the Juke Box Play - MP3
A bluegrass pioneer and a lover of country, Mac Wiseman devoted his life to music. This newly re-mastered album, released in 1980 and available digitally now for the first time, is a unique gem in his work, featuring the bluegrass titan’s take on 22 classics of the once popular (but always timeless) style of Western swing. Wiseman’s voice glides over a remarkably laid-back rhythm section as he takes on both timeless numbers and deep cuts of the genre. With his one-of-a-kind delivery, Wiseman captures all the humor, wit and heart that characterizes Western swing at its best. Supported by an expert backing band (including Western swing master Johnny Gimble on the fiddle and mandolin) and captured in the warm and clear hi-fi production of its time, Songs that Made the Juke Box Play is not only an album of interest to fans of Wiseman and Western swing, but an excellent introduction to both.