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Nov 11, 2019 - 7:58:48 AM
57 posts since 6/26/2007
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Anyone out there in FHO-land have a recommendation for a good CD of fiddle waltzes?

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:34:45 AM
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DougD

USA

9301 posts since 12/2/2007

Here's a CD of just waltzes rodneymiller.net/spyglass
I don't know if you'd consider it "old time" or not.

Nov 11, 2019 - 11:40:39 AM
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Swing

USA

1921 posts since 6/26/2007

Youtube.....too many waltzes to name, you can extract the waltzes that you like and make your own list and burn it to a CD...

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Swing

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:07:30 PM

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Thanks, David. Good idea.
Thanks, Doug - appreciate the recommendation.

Regards,

Lew Stern

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:15:44 AM
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carlb

USA

2167 posts since 2/2/2008

"Side by Side" - Betty Vornbrock and J.P. Fraley
https://www.reedisland.com/RIR/SbS.htm

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:45:19 AM

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I should have remembered that one! Thanks, Carl. Hope all is well with you.

Lew

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:44:58 AM

Old Scratch

Canada

457 posts since 6/22/2016

Btw, I used to have older people distinguishing between 'Old Time' and 'Modern' waltzes, and requesting specifically one or the other (usually Modern). As I understood it, Old Time waltzes are more up-tempo and 'peppier'; Modern waltzes slower and more relaxed. Of course, a lot could probably fit either category, depending how they're played.

By way of example, in the Canadian context, Black Velvet Waltz would be Old Time; Poor Girl's Waltz, Modern.

Edited by - Old Scratch on 11/12/2019 11:46:17

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:02:55 PM

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Hey, Old Scratch. Interesting point.

Nov 12, 2019 - 9:11:17 PM

Old Scratch

Canada

457 posts since 6/22/2016

@brooklynbanjoboy After I wrote that, I looked up Don Messer's recordings of the two waltzes - and listening to one right after the other, I was surprised to find that the tempo is identical in the two. Still, Poor Girl's Waltz has a more relaxed feel. The two waltzes would have been composed in the same general era, and both would be considered part of the 'Old Time' repertoire - but within that repertoire, one is an 'Old Time' waltz, and the other is 'Modern' - to my understanding, anyway.

Black Velvet

Poor Girl's

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