Appalachian Fiddle Breakdown

Appalachian Fiddle Breakdown

     
 

Created in 1955, Rural Rhythm Records has released hundreds of classic sessions by bluegrass and country artists like Don Reno, Red Smiley, Mac Wiseman, Vassar Clements, Hylo Brown, J.E. Mainer,See more details below

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Created in 1955, Rural Rhythm Records has released hundreds of classic sessions by bluegrass and country artists like Don Reno, Red Smiley, Mac Wiseman, Vassar Clements, Hylo Brown, J.E. Mainer, and many others, and the label has repackaged these sides in all sorts of combinations for the digital age. Here Rural Rhythm has combined tracks made by fiddlers DeWayne Wear and Mutt Poston, both of whom were smooth and fast fiddlers, into a CD that feels like a bright, breezy sprint around the house and barn, or maybe a chase around the house and barn, because that's what these two players seem to be doing, chasing each other. Every cut here is a fiddle standard, and Wear and Poston both have a habit of keeping the foot down on the accelerator, so it all quickly blurs together into one big fiddle contest. Some performances stick out, though, like Poston's blistering take on "Eighth of January" and Wear's sparkling and chiming redirection of "Cotton Eyed Joe," and there are enough of these to keep this collection from simply being bluegrass wallpaper.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/2009
Label:
Rural Rhythm
UPC:
0732351033320
catalogNumber:
333
Rank:
121713

Tracks

  1. Black Mountain Rag  - DeWayne Wear
  2. Old Joe Clark  - DeWayne Wear
  3. Little Liza Jane  - Mutt Poston
  4. Mississippi Sawyer  - DeWayne Wear
  5. Run Boy Run  - DeWayne Wear
  6. Eighth of January  - Mutt Poston
  7. Beaumont Rag  - DeWayne Wear
  8. Sally Goodin'  - DeWayne Wear
  9. Soldier's Joy  - Mutt Poston
  10. Fire on the Mountain  - DeWayne Wear
  11. The Irish Jig  - DeWayne Wear
  12. Cripple Creek  - Mutt Poston
  13. Cotton Eyed Joe  - DeWayne Wear
  14. Chicken Reel  - DeWayne Wear
  15. Listen to the Mocking Bird  - Mutt Poston
  16. Whistling Rufus  - DeWayne Wear
  17. Chinese Breakdown  - DeWayne Wear
  18. Ragtime Annie  - Mutt Poston
  19. Devil's Dream  - DeWayne Wear
  20. Red Wing  - DeWayne Wear
  21. Cackling Hen  - Mutt Poston
  22. Gray Eagle  - DeWayne Wear
  23. Sailors Hornpipe  - DeWayne Wear
  24. Cindy  - Mutt Poston
  25. Draggin' the Bow  - DeWayne Wear
  26. Stony Point Breakdown  - DeWayne Wear
  27. Dance Around Molly  - Mutt Poston
  28. Turkey in the Straw  - DeWayne Wear
  29. Girl I Left Behind  - DeWayne Wear
  30. Orange Blossom Special  - DeWayne Wear

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