Kenneth "Jethro" Burns

Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin

Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin

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Set One

That's A-Plenty 151

28600-TRACK

Estrellita 163

28601-TRACK

Just Friends 153

28602-TRACK

Body And Soul 272

28603-TRACK

If I Had You 140

28604-TRACK

I'll Never Be the Same 236

28605-TRACK

Stella by Starlight 127

28606-TRACK

Fiddleobia 171

28607-TRACK

Golden Earrings 228

28608-TRACK

You Win Again 222

28609-TRACK

Fly Me To the Moon 167

28610-TRACK

Corrina Corrina 150

28611-TRACK

The Shadow of Your Smile 141

28612-TRACK

Smiles 170

28613-TRACK

Solitude 201

28614-TRACK

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 171

28615-TRACK

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Show Notes
"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.

For most 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.