BENNY THOMASSON 'Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle'

BENNY THOMASSON 'Say Old Man Can You Play The Fiddle'

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If you ever had the good fortune to hear this legendary Texas fiddler—either in person or through his relatively few recordings—you will recognize his distinctive tone & style as soon as the first notes of this album come through the speaker. Thomasson was about 65 and no longer at his very best when these recordings were made by Phil & Vivian Williams of Voyager Records during the years Thomasson lived in the state of Washington, but on many, if not most of the 32 tunes on this album Benny’s wonderful playing is little different than might have been heard 10 or 15 years earlier, and is thoroughly enjoyable for anyone who likes Texas fiddling and the repertoire of tunes that is associated with that state. Thomasson uses different tunings on some of his most effective pieces like LOST INDIAN, MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER, LAUGHING BOY and SALLY GOODIN. He is accompanied for the most part by his son Jerry and Dudley Hill on guitars on this important and welcome album of wonderful Texas fiddling.

Track Listing:

  • BUSH IN THE SHUCKS
  • FORTEEN DAYS IN GEORGIA
  • STEELEY'S RAG
  • GARFIELD MARCH
  • POLK COUNTY BREAKDOWN
  • CUCKOO'S NEST
  • LOST INDIAN
  • OLD APPLE BLOSSOM
  • RED APPLE RAG
  • SCOLDING WIFE
  • KANAWHA MARCH
  • SALLY GOODIN
  • BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND
  • DIXIE
  • SCOTCH NUMBER 2
  • LAUGHING BOY
  • DARKIE'S DREAM
  • WILD JOHN
  • ROSE WALTZ
  • RAGTIME ANNIE
  • DUSTY MILLER
  • SHUCKING THE BUSH
  • TUGBOAT
  • TOM & JERRY
  • BONNIE KATE
  • MOTHER'S REEL
  • MIDNITE ON THE WATER
  • OLD BELL COW
  • HERMANS RAG
  • IRISH MEDLEY
  • LIME ROCK
  • SAY OLD MAN.