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Polly's Mountain Kettle

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Size: 3,997kb, uploaded 10/3/2012 12:50:00 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A different tune than "Polly Put the Kettle On." Great crooked tune, since although it is typically written out in 4/4, it contains an extra 2/4 measure in the middle of Part B. Recorded myself in four tracks: Clawhammer Banjo, Bass (probably will need headphones to hear), Rhythm Guitar, Fiddle.

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Poplar Pole

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Size: 4,608kb, uploaded 10/15/2015 7:03:54 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

In the key of D, clawhammer banjo paired with fiddle (cross tuned to ADAE).

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Richmond

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Size: 2,930kb, uploaded 6/9/2014 10:44:04 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Actually, the fiddle is perhaps a little more prominent than the clawhammer banjo in this one, but it's still very much there. Based on versions of Ken Kolodner and Bruce Molsky. Recorded myself in multitrack: Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Guitar, Bass. Headphones/earbuds/decent speakers help pick up the bass.

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Seneca Square Dance (Waiting for the Federals)

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Size: 4,730kb, uploaded 12/15/2012 1:36:24 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Recorded in four tracks: Fiddle lead (center), Clawhammer Banjo (left), Bass (center), Guitar (right). This is another one I've heard played several ways, and this is just a simple, unadorned, basic version. Pretty much the way it sounds when I play it on fiddle in one of my jam groups.

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Sift the Meal and Save the Bran

Posted by hayesdt, written by Wilson Mabe

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Size: 4,109kb, uploaded 1/9/2020 1:10:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Multitrack (layering) recording (I use the name of Big Sugar Creek for these multitrack recordings) of a tune by Kentucky fiddler Wilson Mabe and played by the group Black Twig Pickers. Fiddle (GDGD), clawhammer banjo, bass, guitar, hammered dulcimer for melody sparkle).

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Snowdrop

Posted by hayesdt, written by Kirk McGee

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Size: 6,024kb, uploaded 3/4/2013 9:35:52 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A "cover" of "Mary Z. (and Bob) Cox's 'cover'" of the McGee Brothers banjo tune, recorded by me in three tracks: Clawhammer Banjo (Ome Wizard), Bass (Marimbula by Michael Allen), and Guitar (Martin 00-28VS). Use headphones.

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Sugar in the Gourd (Ashby version)

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Size: 3,449kb, uploaded 1/13/2017 11:35:48 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A multitrack version of the tune with me playing fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bass, and guitar under the "virtual band" name of Big Sugar Creek. John Ashby's rendition is my favorite version of the tune, and this is but a very beginner / elementary version that I play. Sorry that my fiddle skills just don't permit me to play it any faster, and I wish I could have made the banjo a little more prominent.

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Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase

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Size: 4,656kb, uploaded 5/1/2012 7:14:57 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

One of my favorite instrumental Old Time tunes. Similar to Jesper Deleuran's Big Hungry Joe (among my favorite Old Time bands, and from Denmark) version, except tuned to key of A (G tuning capoed up two frets. Recorded myself in 4 tracks: Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Fiddle. As someone else has mentioned before, the three parts of the song (A, B, C) always remind me of: A. The release of the fox; B. The dogs chasing the fox; and C. the cornering of the fox.

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Tippin' Back the Corn

Posted by hayesdt, written by Jordan Wankoff

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Size: 3,230kb, uploaded 1/25/2017 8:28:20 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Multitrack recording. Little ornamentation, simplified, skeleton version of this newer fiddle tune by Jordan Wankoff. Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo with Bass and Guitar backing. The artist name on the recording, "Big Sugar Creek," is just the name of my "virtual" one-man band!

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Tippy Get Your Hair Cut

Posted by hayesdt, written by Jilly Grace

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Size: 3,441kb, uploaded 1/7/2019 1:34:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Most likely from fiddler Jilly Grace, who Bob Wine (Melvin's father) heard play it, and Melvin subsequently learned it. Multitrack recording: Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, Marimbula (bass), Guitar, Dulcimer.

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Wild Shoat

Posted by hayesdt, written by [most likely] Mack Blalock

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Size: 3,629kb, uploaded 3/11/2020 12:38:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A fiddle tune often played by fiddler James Bryan. This multitrack recording is a "skeleton" version of the tune [just can't hit all the fiddle 8th notes anymore] and features medlody banjo and fiddle in the first round and throughout, guitar starting with latter part of round one, and bass and lightly played clawhammer rhythm starting in the second round. Earbuds improve audibility of all the parts.

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