Three Eck Robertson and Two Lowe Stokes Tunes

I have just posted three tunes by Texas fiddler Eck Robertson (two breakdowns and one hornpipe) and two breakdowns by Georgia fiddler Lowe Stokes.

The Robertson tunes are as follows, and may be found in the Eck Robertson Collection:

  • Grigsby’s Hornpipe
  • Leather Britches
  • Stumptown Stomp

The Stokes tunes are as follows, and may be found in the Skillet Lickers Collection:

  • Billy in the Low Ground
  • Katy Hill (Sally Johnson)

I really like Stokes’ version of Katy Hill (AKA Sally Johnson).

Happy fiddling!

Dr. Fiddle

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Five Chicken-Themed Tunes

I have just posted five tunes pertaining to chickens:

  • Cacklin’ Hen (Eck Robertson)
  • Hawk Caught the Chicken (Eck Robertson)
  • Crow Black Chicken (Leake County Revelers)
  • Chicken Reel (Clark Kessinger)
  • Cluck Old Hen (Ed Haley)

The Eck Robertson and Leake County Revelers tunes can be found in their respective collections. The Clark Kessinger and Ed Haley tunes can be found in the Southern Appalachians Miscellaneous Transcriptions Collection. If I keep transcribing tunes by Kessinger and Haley, I’ll have to give them their own collections before long.

Happy fiddling!

Dr. Fiddle

 

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Five Texas-Style Bird Themed Tunes

I have just posted five Texas-style tunes from Texas and Oklahoma fiddlers, with titles related to the subject of birds:

Of these tunes, I really like Birdie, Blue Eagle, and Snowbird in the Ashbank. The two goose tunes are what I call novelty tunes, using fiddling tricks (in this case harmonics) to achieve an effect.

Happy fiddling!

Dr. Fiddle

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Five Eck Robertson Breakdowns

I have just posted five breakdowns (well, one of them is really a hornpipe) to the Eck Robertson Collection:

  • Get Up in the Cool
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • Say Old Man, Can You Play the Fiddle?
  • Uncle Joe
  • Wagoner Hornpipe

Of these, I like Wagoner Hornpipe the best. I am trying to finish up the Eck Robertson Collection, and hope to do so in the coming weeks.

Happy fiddling!

Dr. Fiddle

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