| 1. That's A-Plenty
3. Just Friends
4. Body and Soul
5. If I Had You
6. I'll Never Be the Same
7. Stella by Starlight
9. Golden Earrings
10. You Win Again
11. Fly Me To The Moon
12. Corrina Corrina
13. The Shadow of Your Smile
16. O Solo Mio
SWING LOW, SWEET MANDOLIN
Kenneth "Jethro" Burns
"There's just something special about a mandolin and a guitar," Jethro Burns used to say. And so there is -- especially when Jethro, the late master of swing, is playing the mandolin. Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin, the last recordings of the great Jethro Burns, is the legacy of a string jazz legend. With the help of his good friend Don Stiernberg, a propulsive rhythm guitarist, Jethro goes through a rich repertoire of standards, some familiar ("Body and Soul," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Solitude") and others more obscure ("Estrelita," "Fiddleobia," "You'll Never Be the Same"). The resulting compilation is everything Jethro was - soulful, entertaining, witty, and wonderful.
of his 50-year career, he was best known for the work he did with the
musical comedy team Homer and Jethro, a partnership that yielded 35 albums,
a Grammy, and regular appearances on national TV and radio. But he also
had a profound impact on mandolin players who studied his sophisticated
harmonies and his groundbreaking chord melody arrangements for solo mandolin.
In 1987, just after he learned he had cancer, Jethro set out to document
a lifetime of his favorite music. Over the course of four informal sessions
in the basement of his home, Jethro and Don recorded nearly 50 tunes.
This first volume of Jethro's last sessions is part of the Acoustic Disc
Archive Series featuring rare recordings of artistic and historical merit.