JOHNNY WARREN & CHARLIE CUSHMAN 'A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren'

JOHNNY WARREN & CHARLIE CUSHMAN 'A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren'

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Paul Warren, longtime stalwart in Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys never got to put out records of his own fiddling, because in the 1950s it was customary for bandleaders to forbid their sidemen from making records and selling them at shows (my, how things have changed). Fortunately, quite a few of the old Martha White TV shows of the late 1950s and early 60s have been preserved, and we can enjoy and admire Paul Warren’s excellent fiddling by watching those—every one of those shows includes at least one Warren fiddle tune, and most are backed up by Earl Scruggs’ banjo. But now to this superb CD: Paul’s son, Johnny Warren, a great fiddler in his own right, has teamed up with Nashville banjo picker par excellence Charlie Cushman on this really fine 17 tune collection. The album features a lot of the obscure tunes that Warren learned growing up in central Tennessee. In addition to his better known tunes (HOLLOW POPLAR, KATY HILL, BUCK CREEK GAL and SUGAR TREE STOMP (both Warrens were big fans of Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith”), there are tunes you will never hear anywhere else: WAIT IN THE KITCHEN TIL THE COOK COMES HOME, WEEKENDER’S TWO-STEP, TWO HOG WEEDS AND ONE STALK OF CORN, OLD JOE CAN’T PLAY THE FIDDLE, etc. Warren and Cushman work together beautifully, and they are joined on some tunes by guests Earl Scruggs, Curly Seckler, and Marty Stuart. This recording is beautifully done and a very appropriate tribute to one of the great country/Bluegrass fiddlers. With notes by Eddie Stubbs.

Artists:

  • JOHNNY WARREN
  • CHARLIE CUSHMAN
  • EARL SCRUGGS
  • CURLY SECKLER
  • TIM GRAVES
  • KENT BLANTON

Track Listing:

  • KATY HILL
  • POPLAR TOP
  • LOVE SOMEBODY
  • SUGAR TREE STOMP
  • LITTLE BLACK MUSTACHE
  • SUGAR IN MY COFFEE-O
  • OVER THERE
  • WAIT IN THE KITCHEN 'TIL THE COOK COMES HOME
  • OLE JOE CAN'T PLAY THE FIDDLE
  • HOLLOW POPLAR
  • LITTLE PAUL
  • PRETTY GIRL GOIN' TO MILK THE COW
  • TOW HOG WEEDS AND ONE STALK OF CORN
  • WEEKENDER'S TWO STEP
  • LORIE'S REEL
  • BUCK CREEK GAL
  • FORT SMITH