Apple Blossom

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)
MIDI

Source:

1972 recording of Benny Thomasson released on The Weiser Reunion album

Comments:

This breakdown was first recorded in 1922, and then again in 1929, by Texas fiddle patriarch Eck Robertson, but those recordings were never released. I am not aware of any surviving recordings of Robertson fiddling Apple Blossom (please contact me if you have one). Regardless, it is now a staple among Texas fiddlers. Benny Thomasson’s version, presented here, has a lot of really nice variations. I particularly like the third and fourth repetitions of the tune.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle


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