PETE McMAHAN '50 Old-Time Fiddle Gems'

PETE McMAHAN '50 Old-Time Fiddle Gems'

  • $13.50


Seattle’s long-established Voyager label has done a good thing here by re-issuing all four of the LPs (vinyl) that the late, fine Missouri old-time fiddler recorded in the 1970s. McMahan was one of a small group of Ozark fiddlers who were still in fine form at the time and who managed to get their music out through mostly self-produced LPs (Lonnie Robertson and Lyman Enloe were two others in this category). McMahan played in a smooth, clean style with excellent noting, and was backed with open string guitar and bass fiddle. He had a wealth of good tunes that ranged from ancient old-timers to Bill Monroe pieces like GOLD RUSH and VIRGINIA DARLIN’; (about a quarter of the pieces here are waltzes) With a nice 20-page booklet of notes by Howard Marshall, this is a fine and very worthwhile album, and a great chance to hear and learn some of the classic regional fiddle tunes like ANGUS CAMPBELL, ECHOES OF THE OZARKS, TOM & JERRY, SALT RIVER, BITTER CREEK, RACHEL, SOLDIER’S JOY, TALK TO DINAH, FORKED DEER, etc. This is a 2- CD set,

Track Listing:

  • CD 1:
  • GREY EAGLE
  • LEATHER BRITCHES
  • WALTZ OF SHANNON
  • SARAH'S REEL
  • TOM & JERRY
  • CLARK'S WALTZ
  • KATY HILL
  • SALLY GOODIN
  • COOK WALTZ
  • TENNESSEE RAG
  • DANCE AROUND MOLLY
  • SWEET BUNCH OF DAISIES
  • BILL CHEATEM
  • RACHEL
  • FORKED DEER
  • LAST WALTZ
  • LIGHTENING HORNPIPE
  • FIDDLER'S DREAM
  • GOLD RUSH
  • WOODCHOPPER'S BREAKDOWN
  • FLOWERS FROM HEAVEN
  • REUBEN'S RIDGE
  • FIDDLER'S HOEDOWN
  • ADRIAN'S REEL
  • DISC 2:
  • ECHOES OF THE OZARKS
  • SUGAR IN THE GOURD
  • OVER THE WAVES
  • MORRIS HORNPIPE
  • FIDDLER'S SHUFFLE
  • BITTER CREEK
  • MARTIN'S WALTZ
  • JACK OF DIAMONDS
  • SALLY JOHNSON
  • "A" WALTZ
  • KANSAS CITY RAG
  • WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST
  • BRADLEY'S HOEDOWN
  • FIDDLER'S WALTZ
  • TALK TO DINAH
  • EIGHT OF JANUARY
  • SALT RIVER
  • MISSOURI WALTZ
  • PRETTY POLLY
  • ANGUS CAMPBELL
  • SOLDIER'S JOY
  • RAGTIME ANNIE
  • VIRGINIA DARLING
  • CAPRI WALTZ
  • TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  • WALKING IN MY SLEEP