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Jimmy Martin: King Of Bluegrass - The Life And Times [DVD]

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  • Actors: Jimmy Martin
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Thrill Jockey
  • DVD Release Date: 17 May 2004
  • ASIN: B00015YVEU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,612 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Jimmy Martin's childhood dream was to become a regular at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. This film follows his dream to become the Bluegrass legend he is today. Known for his over-the-top dress sense, his notorious hunting trips and overall bad behaviour, Martin is the bad boy of bluegrass; and from 1949 to 1954 he was instrumental in forming the 'High Lonseome Sound' that is well known today.

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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 15 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell dear friend. 3 Aug. 2005
By Duane C. Becker - Published on Amazon.com
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Knew Jimmy in Nashville and had breakfast every morning with him for over a year at Cracker Barrel, I knew the man and he was wonderful, this is a fiting tribute to a man who was a giant and snubbed by the Opry because he didn't fit their profile, warm, friendly, generous and a true King of Bluegrass, highly recommend you have this if you love Bluegrass as I do, he was larger than life and should be remembered for who and what he was.
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't understand the man's music without hearing the story and seeing some footage... 27 Dec. 2012
By rh_alabama - Published on Amazon.com
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Martin was definitely a talent, and an incredible character. He was also obsessive and bipolar, is what I took from this documentary. But, his music was definitely great, and so is this documentary.
4.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy Martin 10 Sept. 2012
By mamas bluegrass - Published on Amazon.com
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this dvd was great to watch. The story of his life was straight to the point and know beating around the truth of what went on in his life. Rather it be on stage or off.
5.0 out of 5 stars He really did like it. 4 Aug. 2014
By Dana G. Boyd - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this for my husband. He really did like it.
5.0 out of 5 stars King of Bluegrass 14 July 2013
By cmp - Published on Amazon.com
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King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin Great tape - up close and personal about Jimmy Martin's career
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