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Blues Fiddle

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Subject: Blues Fiddle
From: GUEST,Scaramouche
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 06:29 PM

Does anyone know of good recordings of blues played on the fiddle?


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 06:51 PM

Louie Blue by Howard Armstrong


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 06:52 PM

Make that Louie BLUIE.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Severn
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 07:14 PM

Willie Thomas & Butch Cage were on a Folkways Newport 59-60 LP and also recorded on Arhoolie.

Check out The Mississippi Shieks, or for R&R-R&B Don "Sugarcane" Harris w/ Don & Dewey, Zappa, Mayall, or on his own.

Some of the black Caji\un fiddlers, like Canray Fontenot leaked over into blues. He can be heard on his own or guesting w/ Beausoleil.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Stewie
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 07:22 PM

Check out the 2 superb releases on Old Hat: 'Violin Sing the Blues for Me' and 'Folks He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!'. Info can be found here: CLICK.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Severn
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 09:11 PM

"....Pull Some Bow" is indeed excellent. A lot of Jug Bands used fiddles, and some of them, like The Dixieland Jug Blowers & Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band are featured on the two Yazoo "Ruckus Juice & Chittlins" anthologies and some of the other jug band collections, but the Old hat stuff concentrates on it exclusively.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: GUEST,Scaramouche
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 04:18 AM

Wow, thanks. These look very good indeed.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 08:20 AM

Certainly the ones listed, also "Sugarcane" Harris and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 05:40 PM

Gatemouth Brown is indeed a great fiddler and a true blues artist, although he most often plays guitar. Over 80 years old, and still performing regulalrly and going strong.

What about that old fellow Papa John who spent a few years teaming up with Jack and Jorma of the Jefferson Airplane as part of Hot Tuna? Are there any pre-hippy-era recordings of his work? He could play up a storm, and Hot Tuna was a fairly "pure" blues group.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Troll
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 06:37 PM

That was Papa John Creech. His training was as a classical violinist. Toward the end, his arthirtis was so bad that he coudl not walk but he could still play. He died just a few years ago but I'm not sure when.

troll


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: GLoux
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 08:32 AM

Be sure to check out Big Bill Broonzy playing fiddle on "Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!" by the State Street Boys...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Mark Ross
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 10:40 AM

Lonnie Johnson played the fiddle as well as the guitar and the piano.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Wesley S
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 11:34 AM

There was a great all acoustic recording called "Git-Fiddle Blues" with Roy Bookbinder on guitar and Fats Kaplin on fiddle. I'm not sure if it's still in print but it was a great recording. The fiddle really stood out. Highly recomended.

I seem to remember that Vasser Clements - who ailing right now - that is mostly a blues record. I'm not sure of the name but I'm pretty sure it's a recent release.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: GUEST,Quentin
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 05:59 PM

Last year I recorded half an album of fiddle blues by a lovely bloke called Sugarbeet Phillips. Sadly lost his contact details and Google isn't helping. All I can remember is he's based in the west country.

Great album, half acoustic blues half electric.


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:13 PM

Sugarcane Harris plays on 'Directly from my heart to you' with Frank Zappa on -- I think -- 'Weasel's Ripped my Flesh' album. Incidentally, an excellent foreplay piece ... ;o)


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 05:49 AM

Just to link things up, there was a similar thread to this one a few years back:

click here


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Subject: RE: Blues Fiddle
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 10:05 PM

Muddy Waters' first recordings were Library of Congress field recordings done by Alan Lomax from 1941-1942 featuring Muddy with Percy Thomas on guitar, Louis Ford on mandolin, and Henry Sims on violin. I've heard some of these tracks but I don't know where. Henry Sims is mentioned at this site
Also, three cuts of blues fiddle are available on Raw Fiddle from Rounder. I think they include cuts in other compilations already referred to in this thread (e. g., Eddie Anthony, Peg Leg Howell's associate). Arhoolie has recently released a lovely CD by Suzy Thompson called Stop And Listen which is mostly modern versions of string-band/jug-band fiddle music.


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