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Thread #115462   Message #2472219
Posted By: GUEST,BanjoRay
21-Oct-08 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Logan county blues
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Logan county blues
The original recording I believe was from Frank Hutchison who was a guitar playing coal miner from Logan County West Virginia. He recorded a bunch of tracks back in the twenties, which are now available on a Document CD.

I don't know if this is the same as the wordless fiddle tune that is normally played in Old Time sessions. The fiddle tune was recorded by Fred Cockerham of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and by many others since eg Kyle Creed and Tommy Jarrel and the Freighthoppers.

You can find a notated version in Phillips Vol 2 (called something like American Fiddle Tunes) by Stacey Phillips, but I've failed to find an abc file on the web.

Cheers
Ray