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Chadwick

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Size: 1,061kb, uploaded 9/28/2008 8:36:06 AM
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Here's another old tune that I learned from Vernon Riddle of Spartanburg, SC back around 1984. Vernon learned this tune directly from Eck Robertson back in the late 1950s when Vernon spent a lot of time with Eck during Vernon's time in the Air Force in Texas. What is interesting is that I just noticed that somebody has uploaded what sounds like a field recording of Eck playing this tune in 1959 and it appears that Vernon passed it on to me pretty much true to the way Eck played it.



1 comment on “Chadwick”

OTJunky Says:
Saturday, November 22, 2008 @12:36:46 PM

This tune is on the County Records "Echoes of the Ozarks" CD set. That's a collection of string band music from bands active in the 1920's from mostly Arkansas and Missouri - though one fiddler was from Oklahoma.

Anyhow, there are two different versions recorded there by two different bands - both under the title "Robinson County". One version's very much like this one. The other version has a different B part. I think fiddlepogo plays the other version.

Though Uncle Eck's thought to be - and was - a Texas fiddler, he was born in Northern Arkansas and when his family moved to Texas I think Robertson was already old enough to've heard a lot of fiddling.

--OTJ

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