As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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Recording released on the album Texas Hoedown Revisited


Texas fiddle patriarch Eck Robertson recorded a tune called Brilliancy Medley, consisting of this tune, Billy Wilson, and Bill Cheatum. The first part of the medley is sometimes called Brilliancy by modern Texas fiddlers. Robertson constructed Brilliancy with strains from the tunes Billy Wilson, Drunken Billy Goat, and Wake Up Susan. Benny Thomasson’s version of Brilliancy, presented here, is quite nice, but lacks the dramatic variations for which he is known.

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Texas Fiddle

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