After mastering Bill Monroe’s style of mandolin in the 1950s and 60s, Frank Wakefield was encouraged by the father of bluegrass himself to create his own style on the mandolin. This famous meeting of the mandolin minds and its results have been well-documented, both on recordings and in print. What has not been emphasized previously is Wakefield’s songwriting talent. This album showcases several of his songs, some collaborations and some by his “own self.”

Canadian born Leon Morris settled in the Washington DC area in the late 1950s. He partnered with Buzz Busby for several years and continues to  preform with his own band, Leon Morris and Associates. In addition to his singing and superb lead and rhythm guitar playing, Leon’s songwriting skills are presented here as well.

In their first collaboration since the 1960s, Wakefield & Morris, along with some of the greater Washington area’s finest musicians and harmony singers, have put together an outstanding  recording that any lover of bluegrass music will thoroughly enjoy.

Tom Mindte

 

Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris

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Frank Wakefield, & Leon Morris
2016
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Frank Wakefield – mandolin & vocals
Leon Morris - guitar & vocals
Nate Leath – fiddle
Stefan Custodi – bass
Mark Delaney - banjo
Danny Knicely - guitar
Danny Paisley - vocals
Scott Brannon - vocals
Bryan Deere - vocals
Brennen Ernst - vocals
Tom Mindte - vocals




You’re the One * Blue Monday * My Endless Love *
Find ‘em Fool ‘em and Leave ‘em Alone * Made Up My Mind *
Lena * Here Today and Gone Tomorrow *
I Don’t Believe You’d Do Me Wrong * I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling *
Musician’s Waltz * Play Me the Waltz of the Angels *
Never Fall * Sitting Here Waiting for You * Rondo *


More recordings by Leon Morris


 Thinking Today of my Home
      
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LEON MORRIS
DRIFTING WITH THE TIDE
BUY CD
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LEON MORRIS & BUZZ BUSBY
JESSUP 113 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS BUY CD $13.50


BUZZ BUSBY & LEON MORRIS
ROUNDER 0031 HONKYTONK BLUEGRASS
BUY CD 
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