Small House of Everything

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

FORGOTTEN MUSIC: MAC WISEMAN

Mac Wiseman is a country/bluegrass singer who has earned the nickname "The voice with a Heart".  Born in Virginia in 1925, Wiseman studied music at the Shenadoah Conservatory and was a disk jocky before he began performing as a bass player in a bluegrass band.  He went on to play guitar for Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the for Earl monroe and The Bluegrass Boys.  Wiseman began his solo career in the Fifties and has been winning fans ever since.  With his tenor voice and husky looks, it was said that he "sings like Gene Vincent looks, and looks like Ernest Tubb sings."  He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 1993.

Let's start off with some Plum' Pitiful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI-6F5mqD3Q

One of his most popular songs was a cover of "Love Letters in the Sand".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUC7oQIVa8Q

Another classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2QLDNgHv8

There are a lot of Plum' Pitiful songs in bluegrass and country music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p502LQvp3s&NR=1

Here, Mac puts his stamp on an old favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MKXgdnllZ8&feature=related

"Catfish John":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-908sJ7UQY&NR=1

Here's a great medley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8HHFCDRFBk&feature=related

Let's close with song by Mac and Lester Flatt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5BSg9x9T9I&feature=related

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Hop on over to Scott D. Parker for more toe-thumping music.

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