VASSAR CLEMENTS '20 Fiddle Tunes & Waltz Favorites' RUR-236-CD
Tunes Include: Cloumbus Rag, Alomo Wlatz, Polly Anne, Black Hawk Waltz, Drifting Back to Dreamland, Fast Traveling, Gulf Coast Waltz, Katy Did, Before I knew You, Ft. Worth Waltz, Duck Hill, Mississippi Waltz, Fifty Years Ago, Loudondary Air, Our Last Waltz, Pride of the Ball, and Red Rose Waltz.From the liner Notes-- When we normally think of Vasar Clements' fiddle work through his career, we probably recall his work with the Old and in the Way band with David Grisman, as one of Jim and Jesse's Virginia Boys, ans as an early fiddler for Bill Monroe, as the stalwart fiddler with Rual Yarbrough's Dixie Gentlemen, or possibly as the leader of his own Vassar Clements Band..." "...In 1949, at twenty -one, Clements learned that Bill Monroe was looking for a fiddle player, so he took the bus to audition for Monroe, unannounced Clements said that "by the time I go to the Opry in Nashville all I has was my return ticket and enough change to buy a box of crackers of somethng. I had bought an old fiddle for about $3.50 and it was stolen from me at the bus station when I left it behind the counter for a while. I cought the bus anyway. You know when you are younger you don't think about it that much. So as it turned out when I got here, Monroe had one and I used his"Vassar can also be heard in re releases of the Earl Scruggs Review and The Circle be Unbroken album of 1971.