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Frank Wakefield, & Leon Morris

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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 *

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



More Patuxent Albums by Frank Wakefield:

Frank Wakefield, Taylor Baker & Friends
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Frank Wakefield – 1st mandolin
Taylor Baker – 2nd mandolin, solo mandolin on Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 1
Brennen Ernst – guitar
Tom Mindte – 3rd mandolin, accordion
Stefan Custodi – bass
Echo Blues * Beautiful Dreamer * Ghost Riders in The Sky * Home Sweet Home * Beer Barrel Polka  / Under the Double Eagle *
Red River Valley * The Girl I Left Behind Me * The Last Thing on My Mind * Red Wing * Bonaparte's Retreat * Golden Slippers *
Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player No. 1 * Arkansas Traveler * My Old Kentucky Home * When You and I Were Young Maggie * Rockwood *

 The WDON Recordings 1963

Red Allen - guitar & vocals, Frank Wakefield - mandolin & vocals, Pete Kuykendall - banjo & vocals
Tom Morgan - bass & vocals

Deep Elem Blues * Somebody Loves You Darling * You’ll Always Be My Blue Eyed Darling *
Pistol Packin' Mama * Will You Be Satisfied That Way * Old Joe Clark * Give Me the Flowers While I'm Living *
I Guess I'll Go On Dreaming * I’m Blue and Lonesome Too * All I Want Is You * Poor Ellen Smith * Alone and Forgotten * I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye * I Thought I'd Never Fall in Love Again * Sweet Sunny South *
I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do * Wayfaring Stranger * Little Rosewood Casket * Don't Laugh * Red Apple Rag *
I Wouldn't Change You If I Could * Sing, Sing, Sing *

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A Tribute to Bill Monroe

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Frank Wakefield - mandolin, vocals, Audie Blaylock - vocals, Michael Cleveland - fiddles
Mark Delaney - banjo, Tom Ewing - guitar, vocals, Marshall Wilborn- bass
Tom Mindte - vocals, 2nd mandolin, Taylor Baker- 3rd mandolin


When You are Lonely * Rawhide * That's All Right *
Bluegrass Breakdown * A Beautiful Life * Letter from My Darling *
Panhandle Country * When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall *
Pike County Breakdown * Blue Moon of Kentucky *
Blue Grass Stomp * Swing Low Sweet Chariot * Close By *
Wheel Hoss * On and On * The One I Love is Gone


Ownself Blues

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Frank Wakefield -mandolin, Michael Cleveland - fiddle. Mike Munford - banjo reviews
Jordan Tice - lead guitar, Audie Blaylock - rhythm guitar, Darrell Muller - bass

Guests: Taylor Baker, Nate Leath, & Jessie Baker

Ownself Blues listen(mp3)* Saratoga Ride * Flying Strings * This is for Bill *
Beethoven: Theme and Variations in D *The Runaway Train * The Old Cat Sneezed *
New Camptown Races * Bach: Bourée from Lute Suite in E minor * Double Stoppin' the Blues *
Sabbatical *Rockville Special *Mandolin Solo # 2

Don't Lie to Me
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Frank Wakefield, Mandolin     Bill Keith, Banjo    John Glik, Fiddle   Victoria McMullen, Bass 
 Jack Leiderman, Guitar     Plus Many Guest Artists

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El Nino * Don't Lie to Me * Early Morning Train * I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name *
Miss Marsha * My Aching Heart * Banks of the Ohio * Two Lonely Hearts * Bluegrass Mandolin *
White Silver Sands * Daughter of Midnight * Danny Boy

Midnight on the Mandolin
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Frank Wakefield , Mandolin      Mark Delaney, Banjo     John Glik, Fiddle     Victoria McMullen, Bass
Jack Leiderman, Guitar     Plus Many Guest Artists

Midnight on the Mandolin * Faded Memory * Charl * The Convict and the Child *
Bluegrass Band No. 1 * Alone and Forgotten * The Greek * Affection * Hovanna * Faded Love *
 Darlin’ Cindy *   Countin’ on David

Other Frank Wakefield products in Stock:

That Was Now
on Rosewood Records


Introduction to Bluegrass Mandolin


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Topics Covered:
Chords And Tremolo
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Red River Valley
Ragtime Annie
Boil Dem Cabbage Down
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
I'll Fly Away
In the Pines

Intermediate Bluegrass


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Topics Covered:
Fishers Hornpipe
Blackberry Blossom
Devils Dream
Monroe Kickoffs
Uncle Pen
New Camptown Races
East Tennessee Blues
Tennessee Wagoner
Billy in the Lowground
I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Rose of Old Kentucky
Wheel Hoss
Bluesgrass Stomp
Arkansas Traveler
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Rag Time Annie
Lonesome Road Blues
Pike County Breakdown
Solders Joy
Lonesome Indian
Waltz In Bluegrass
Bluegrass Band No 1
Black Mountain Rag