BENNY THOMASSON 'Legendary Texas Fiddler'

BENNY THOMASSON 'Legendary Texas Fiddler'

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Probably the best-known—and certainly one of the best—of the practitioners of the special art of Texas Contest style fiddling, Benny Thomasson was a mentor to the amazing Mark O’Connor and extremely popular in Texas and Oklahoma as well as in the pacific Northwest, where he lived his later years. Recorded by Charlie Faurot from 1966-1969, and released on two County LPs, many of the tunes on this wonderful album have become the standards by which later & younger followers of the style are judged by. Check out such masterpieces as MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER, JACK OF DIAMONDS, TOM & JERRY, BONAPARTE’S RETREAT and LAUGHING BOY to see what decorative elements can be added to standard old-time tunes. There are 4 previously unissued cuts here, including a wonderful HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS and FORKED DEER. With a 20-page booklet of notes by Faurot & O’Connor, this is a must for any lover of the highly ornamented Texas fiddle style.

Artists:

  • BENNY THOMASSON
  • JERRY THOMASSON
  • DALE THOMASSON
  • E.J. HOPKINS
  • DAVE DAVISON
  • DALE DAVISON
  • PETE OSBORNE
  • EDDIE THOMASSON
  • BETTY SOLOMON
  • SLEEPY JOHNSON
  • MIKE SOLOMON
  • OMEGA BURDEN
  • CARROLL WILLIAMS

Track Listing:

  • DRY & DUSTY
  • JACK OF DIAMONDS
  • BUMBLEBEE IN THE GOURDVINE
  • BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
  • DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN
  • HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS
  • TOM & JERRY
  • MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER
  • DUSTY MILLER
  • BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND
  • LAUGHING BOY
  • CATTLE IN THE CANEBREAK
  • FORKED DEER
  • DRUNKARD'S HICCUPS
  • TUG BOAT
  • BLACK & WHITE RAG
  • LOST INDIAN
  • BITTER CREEK
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
  • LIMEROCK