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devilsbox - Posted - 11/27/2010:  02:43:47


I need some help putting names to a bunch of Bill Driver tunes. Any help will be appreciated.

slippery-hill.com/larry/

FiddleJammer - Posted - 11/27/2010:  08:05:14


Nice tunes! Ask Charlie Walden.

fiddlehangout.com/my/charlie%2Ewalden


Edited by - FiddleJammer on 11/27/2010 08:06:16

charlie.walden - Posted - 11/27/2010:  09:01:41


Hi Larry,

I'll can give a listen and try to name them. There weren't too many recordings of Bill Driver beyond what appearred on the OTFR companion record as I think his were among the wires that Bob Christeson had stolen from storage in the early 70s, unless you have another source.

Best Regards,

Charlie

M-D - Posted - 11/27/2010:  09:02:27


Ask Charlie, and Howard Marshall (Timberhill).

Brendan Doyle - Posted - 11/29/2010:  19:44:04


BD-9-01.mp3 sounds like a version of "Kansas City Reel". I think BD-17-05.mp3 is the same tune.

BD-17-18.mp3 sounds like a variant of "Seneca Square Dance" or "Waiting For The Federals".

Several others sound familiar, but I can't place them. I wish I knew more of them - there are some beauties there!

whitetopfiddle - Posted - 11/30/2010:  07:09:50


I recently ordered a large batch (probably equals out to around 3-4 CDs total) of Bill Driver from the University of Missouri's RP Christeson collection. As far as I know, anyone who wants to listen to the material for research purposes can order copies. There doesn't seem to be much documentation with the material available. I've been getting Kerry Blech and some other folks to help me with tune IDs, because he played so many tunes I never heard before. Kerry managed to figure out a good bit by generating tonal files from transcriptions in Christeson's books. I also ordered several full tapes of Tony Gilmore, Cyril Stinnett, George Helton, Ike Helton, and others I like the Old Time Fiddler's Repertory LPs and the tapes give you a great picture of the expanded repertoire's of some of the folks featured in it. It's pretty affordable and certainly great stuff to listen to. Below is a link to the finding aid.
whmc.umsystem.edu/invent/3971.html


Edited by - whitetopfiddle on 11/30/2010 07:11:34

FiddleJammer - Posted - 11/30/2010:  10:13:21


Just for the record, I'd like to point out the PIANO accompaniment on some of these tunes.

M-D - Posted - 11/30/2010:  10:46:13


That piano most likely was R.P. Christenson.

bottel31 - Posted - 11/30/2010:  13:47:30


I like these tunes,i like the piano accompaniment too.Many know how to play that style of accompaniment here in Minnesota.Organ too.

oldlongbow - Posted - 12/07/2010:  10:11:16


Driver has always been a favorite of British button-box phenom John Kirkpatrick, (my concertina playing influence.)

Driver's tunes are great fun to play on the button box of your choice

akilsears - Posted - 02/18/2011:  23:43:03


Wow...I am sooooo excited that I stumbled upon this forum. William Anderson "Bill" Driver is my great, great grandfather! I have never heard actual recordings of my great, great grandfather.....THIS IS AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for this!

akilsears - Posted - 02/18/2011:  23:43:03


Wow...I am sooooo excited that I stumbled upon this forum. William Anderson "Bill" Driver is my great, great grandfather! I have never heard actual recordings of my great, great grandfather.....THIS IS AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for this!

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