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Jul 19, 2020 - 7:03:51 AM
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135 posts since 11/24/2018

I had never heard of Jimmy Tripplett before - I assume that he might be related to another WV Fiddler, Lee Tripplett. Anyway, he recorded this great album of Lee Hammons tunes. I think that its free although he accepts donations

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Jul 20, 2020 - 4:23:31 AM

11248 posts since 9/23/2009

Oh that's so cool. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 5, 2020 - 7:05:54 AM

89 posts since 6/8/2020

Yes, both the playing and recording are really good. I always love to find solo fiddle recordings of which there doesn’t seem to be too many.

After discovering this new recording by reading the original post (thanks), I set out to learn some of the tunes as played by Jimmy Triplett. So far, I’ve managed to get Wild Hog in the Red Brush and Falls of Richmond under my fingers. I’m not quite playing them with the beauty and balance he manages. I emailed Mr. Triplett concerning tunings. He replied
that most of the tunes are cross-tuned G or A with a few exceptions. He also at times tunes a bit low to match pitch with Lee Hammons.

Sep 11, 2020 - 9:57:28 AM

135 posts since 11/24/2018

Thanks for this. I actually just e-mailed him as well about this.

Sep 12, 2020 - 6:06:20 AM

89 posts since 6/8/2020

NIce. Let us know if he’s finished the liner notes.

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