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Posted on 05/21/2019 3:56:38 AM PDT by cowpoke
Today's selection is Cotton Mill Man, a 1964 recording by Jim & Jesse McReynolds. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
I have a record of Jesse McReynolds playing the Grateful Dead. He originated his namesake cross-picking style for mandolin. I could never master it.
Those bluegrass ‘brother-duets’ were hard to beat. Jim and Jesse, especially. On top of that, they always had top-drawer musicians over the decades. On banjo, Shelton, Shupping and Carl Jackson! All greats! Fiddler Joe Meadows was second to no one and a truly nice guy with a superb sense of humor. I played a few gigs with him before his passing.
I don’t think anymone really ‘mastered’ the cross picking style on the mandolin as Jesse M did, though some have come close. Duffy, used to put on banjo picks and played a roll on mandolin.
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