CHADWELL'S STATION 'Fiddling On The Frontier'

CHADWELL'S STATION 'Fiddling On The Frontier'

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From the notes to this nicely packaged album we see that Wig and Mead’s purpose here was to find & preserve a representative group of fiddle tunes that went back to the country’s frontier days (the late 1700s). They avoid getting too scholarly while yet providing a lot of good information on these tunes, many of which come from the Hamblen Collection of tunes played by David R. Hamblen, a fiddler who was born in Cumberland Gap in 1809. Source fiddlers referred to in this collection (in addition to Hamblen and his son) include Hiram Stamper and Marcus Martin, and tunings for both fiddle and banjo are included for each of the 22 tunes. Wig and Mead include some common tunes like COTTON EYED JOE, POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON and COUSIN SALLY BROWN, but for the most part have concentrated on the more obscure pieces—they do a commendable job on SPECKLED APRON, WHITE COCKADE, YOUNG EDWARD, POMPEY RAN AWAY, BIG TENNESSEE etc. in this nicely done, informative and very listenable collection.

Artists:

  • CHRISTIAN WIG
  • WHITT MEAD

Track Listing:

  • INDIAN EAT THE WOODCHUCK
  • COUSIN SALLY BROWN
  • THREE FORKS OF CUMBERLAND
  • LADY HAMILTON
  • PRIDE OF AMERICA
  • CUMBERLAND GAP
  • SPECKLED APRON
  • BIG TENNESSEE
  • PETER FRANCISCO
  • COTTONED EYED JOE
  • FLOWERS OF EDINBURG
  • DOWN TO THE WILDWOOD TO SHOOT THE BUFFALO
  • CHADWELL'S STATION
  • WHITE COCKADE
  • DRUMMER BOY OF WATERLOO
  • UNTITLED TUNE PAGE 16
  • POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON
  • YOUNG EDWARD
  • POMPEY RAN AWAY
  • GASTON
  • UNTITLED TUNE PAGE 12
  • JOLLY BLACKSMITH