Cripple Creek

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

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Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


The only word I can think of to describe this version of Cripple Creek from Oklahoma fiddler Gary Lee Moore is Amazing (with a capital A). The first six repetitions of the tune are nice but slightly repetitive, with a pizzicato B part thrown in the fifth time through for good measure. Then, wham! The seventh time through gobsmacks you with a super-cool jazzy/bluesy B part. If I sound excited about this, it’s because I am. Try it, you’ll like it.

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Cripple Creek

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

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