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New Five Cents

Posted by M-D


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Size: 2,875kb, uploaded 2/3/2008 4:28:09 PM
Genre: Old-Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

Played by Billy Mathews, 2 February 2008, at the Old-Time Fiddle Workshop held at the Inn at Mountain View, Mountain View, Arkansas. Key of D, Italian (standard) tuning.

9 comments on “New Five Cents”

OTJunky Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @5:14:57 PM

Now this is really interesting.  I'd never heard Billy Matthews play before.

If I were guessing, I'd guess his style's pretty much unique and that he doesn't sound much like any other Ozark fiddler.  Is that right?


OTJunky Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @5:20:45 PM

Oh - I forgot to say that I like his fiddling.


M-D Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @5:26:04 PM

You'd be right about that, OTJ. Billy's pretty much got his own thing going on. I like it, as well.

fiddlebob Says:
Monday, February 4, 2008 @12:11:19 PM

Good tune-well played.

bellawaltz Says:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @5:49:49 AM

I had never heard this tune until this weekend.  How exciting to listen to your music and find it here with Billy playing it.  Now, I know where I can find it when I ready to learn it.  I just ran into Billy at the Indiana Fiddler's gathering.  Great selection of songs!

M-D Says:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @6:26:08 AM

It's most often known as Buffalo Nickel in these parts, but there is another tune by that name which bears no resemblence, which we call Crooked Stovepipe, but which is most often known as Chiny Pin.

Hmm, this is almost like learning another language. :o) 

Feodosia Says:
Saturday, January 9, 2010 @11:43:25 AM

Me and Kevin's 90 year old fiddling friend , Jody, taught me this many years ago and called it " New Buffalo Nickle "
Jody's owned a place in Missouri since before WWII ... he was always out there in his younger days ..

Tom Hanway Says:
Monday, June 1, 2015 @1:01:24 PM

That's a lovely version, I'm picking it up by ear to play on 5-string banjo, the melody (not back-up), 3-finger style in Double C tuning (capo 2), and it's the melodic contours, regional and local variations that I'm hoping to find for his tune, aka Buffalo Nickel and Ruffled Drawers. This sounds great!

M-D Says:
Monday, June 1, 2015 @1:29:16 PM

Glad that you've found it useful, Tom. :)

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