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Mac Wiseman - The Voice With A Heart - The Singles Collection 1951-61

Mac Wiseman - The Voice With A Heart - The Singles Collection 1951-61

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Mac Wiseman was a an American bluegrass and country singer, as well as a bass player and guitarist, who hailed from Virginia.

His musical career began as upright bass player in the Cumberland Mountain Folks, the band of country singer Molly O'Day. When Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs left Bill Monroe's band, Wiseman became the guitarist for their new band, the Foggy Mountain Boys.  Later he played with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. In 1951 he signed a solo deal with Dot Records and immediately shot to prominence with his big seller Sweet to Be Remembered, was released. According to Rolling Stone this song “catapulted him to solo stardom”. He sang with a clear, mellow tenor voice that helped him stand out from the usual run of bluegrass performers in his early career, with his appealing style earning him the nickname of “The Voice With A Heart”.

This 59-track collection includes selected A & B sides from his releases on Dot during this era, as he gradually moved from bluegrass towards more mainstream country and pop-flavoured material. It features his Top 10 country hits from these years with “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” and “Jimmy Brown The Newsboy”. Overcoming polio, which he had from the age of six months, Wiseman went on to become a noted ambassador for traditional country music over the years and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1993. He died at the age of 93 in Nashville on 24 February 2019.

This collection provides an admirable showcase for his distinctive style of the genre.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Are You Coming Back To Me Mac Wiseman
2 Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Mac Wiseman
3 I'm A Stranger Mac Wiseman
4 Little White Church Mac Wiseman
5 I Still Write Your Name In The Sand Mac Wiseman
6 Four Walls Around Me Mac Wiseman
7 Georgia Waltz Mac Wiseman
8 You're The Girl Of My Dreams Mac Wiseman
9 Going To See My Baby Mac Wiseman
10 Fire In My Heart Mac Wiseman
11 Waiting For The Boys Mac Wiseman
12 Six More Miles Mac Wiseman
13 It's Goodbye And So Long To You Mac Wiseman
14 Shackles And Chains Mac Wiseman
15 You're Sweeter Than The Honey Mac Wiseman
16 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die Mac Wiseman
17 Crazy Blues Mac Wiseman
18 You'd Better Wake Up Mac Wiseman
19 I'd Rather Die Young Mac Wiseman
20 Remembering Mac Wiseman
21 The Waltz You Saved For Me Mac Wiseman
22 Love Letters In The Sand Mac Wiseman
23 Reveille In Heaven Mac Wiseman
24 My Little Home In Tennessee Mac Wiseman
25 I Saw Your Face In The Moon Mac Wiseman
26 You Can't Judge A Book (By Its Cover) Mac Wiseman
27 Keep On The Sunny Side Mac Wiseman
28 I Love You Best Of All Mac Wiseman
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Blame It All On Me Mac Wiseman
2 The Little Old Church In The Valley Mac Wiseman
3 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Mac Wiseman
4 Danger! Heartbreak Ahead Mac Wiseman
5 The Kentuckian Song Mac Wiseman
6 Wabash Cannon Ball Mac Wiseman
7 Fire Ball Mail Mac Wiseman
8 When The Roses Bloom Again Mac Wiseman
9 I Hear You Knockin' Mac Wiseman
10 I'm Eating High On The Hog Mac Wiseman
11 These Hands Mac Wiseman
12 Be Good Baby Mac Wiseman
13 I'm Drifting Back To Dreamland Mac Wiseman
14 Smilin' Through Mac Wiseman
15 One Mint Julep Mac Wiseman
16 I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In Mac Wiseman
17 Step It Up And Go Mac Wiseman
18 Because We're Young Mac Wiseman
19 Put Me In Your Pocket Mac Wiseman
20 When The Work's All Done This Fall Mac Wiseman
21 Promise Of Things To Come Mac Wiseman
22 Thinkin' About You Mac Wiseman
23 Did You Stop To Pray This Morning Mac Wiseman
24 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Mac Wiseman
25 The Preacher And The Bear Mac Wiseman
26 When It's Lamplighting Time In The Valley Mac Wiseman
27 Driftwood On The River Mac Wiseman
28 There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere Mac Wiseman
29 Now That You Have Me You Don’t Want Me Mac Wiseman
30 Glad Rags Mac Wiseman
31 Dark As A Dungeon Mac Wiseman
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    August 2023
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