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Jun 5, 2020 - 1:39:33 PM
1256 posts since 7/26/2015

One of the old fiddlers around here who passed away recently had an interesting take on "Lost Indian". I like his B section, and I'm trying to find his source. I've attached sheet music. Have you heard any recordings of "Lost Indian" with the lick from the first two bars? Where do you think he learned this version of "Lost Indian"? All I know about his fiddle influences is that he was a big fan of Scotty Stoneman.


Edited by - soppinthegravy on 06/05/2020 13:43:48

Jun 5, 2020 - 3:45:25 PM

2497 posts since 9/13/2009

I've heard lot's of various similar, though not exactly same.

But as far as exact detail... might suggest to you another possibility...

That there are many people that didn't come from a culture that ascribes to playing "as written" or only play exact reproductions of others (live or recording). They instead are free to adapt tunes for themselves, borrow various other ideas, or put in their own creative ideas, twists and turns. 

I came from that type of culture...  don't recall anyone really dwelling on the source.  Kind of puzzled me when I encountered folks that seem to make that important. 

Jun 5, 2020 - 7:14:10 PM

1256 posts since 7/26/2015

I agree, but I still like to try to track down the stuff that influenced my heroes.
quote:
Originally posted by alaskafiddler

I've heard lot's of various similar, though not exactly same.

But as far as exact detail... might suggest to you another possibility...

That there are many people that didn't come from a culture that ascribes to playing "as written" or only play exact reproductions of others (live or recording). They instead are free to adapt tunes for themselves, borrow various other ideas, or put in their own creative ideas, twists and turns. 

I came from that type of culture...  don't recall anyone really dwelling on the source.  Kind of puzzled me when I encountered folks that seem to make that important. 


Jun 6, 2020 - 6:03:06 AM

2257 posts since 10/1/2008

THat's a cool line. Though I admit my reading skills are poor. The dancing dots often confuse me. Good luck in your sleuthing. I stick close to Baker's version on this tune. And hope that any mistakes on my part are thought ot be interesting variations.... Luck. R/

Jun 6, 2020 - 7:49:25 AM

4259 posts since 6/23/2007

When I read the notation the melody seemed similar to the versions I have heard and play. This is especially true of the first part of the tune. I have heard more unusual endings for the second part of the tune.

Jun 6, 2020 - 10:07:20 AM

4653 posts since 9/26/2008

Any of these shows have him playing play that tune?
http://www.necatnetwork.org/access-nashville/the-johnny-daniels-show/

Jun 6, 2020 - 10:09:06 AM
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8255 posts since 3/19/2009

Who is to say that Johnny Daniels didn't just get creative one day? Most decent fiddlers come up with variations on some of their favorite tunes..!!

Jun 6, 2020 - 12:45:39 PM

1256 posts since 7/26/2015

Certainly. "Lost Indian" was the show's theme song.
quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

Any of these shows have him playing play that tune?
http://www.necatnetwork.org/access-nashville/the-johnny-daniels-show/


Jun 6, 2020 - 3:14:46 PM

4653 posts since 9/26/2008

quote:
Originally posted by soppinthegravy
Certainly. "Lost Indian" was the show's theme song.
quote:
Originally posted by ChickenMan

Any of these shows have him playing play that tune?
http://www.necatnetwork.org/access-nashville/the-johnny-daniels-show/


 


Great! I'm carving out some time to delve into his show. 

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