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Devil in the Haystack

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Size: 1,304kb, uploaded 5/25/2013 2:00:32 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the Tune of the Week, 5/24/13, from the fiddling of Pappy Taylor of Illinois.

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Dick's Handspike (CB)

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Size: 820kb, uploaded 5/4/2014 4:05:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Samuel Bayard collected this tune from fiddler and fifer Isaac Newton Morris. It's tune #45 in his book Dance to the Fiddle and March to the Fife. I learned it from the excellent recording by Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers in their CD Up in the Batten House. It's one of these tunes where the melody is embedded within some wandering passages. I'm playing in SRB tuning with tab in the BHO archive.

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Dixie Hoedown

Posted by JanetB, written by Jim and Jesse McReynolds

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Size: 781kb, uploaded 10/2/2011 5:37:38 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Listening to a David Grisman collection called Mandolin Extravaganza, this one caught my attention.

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Doc Corn's Tune (TOTW)

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Size: 1,017kb, uploaded 1/29/2017 7:31:10 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 1-28-17, I listened to an Illinois fiddler John Ray "Doc" Corn recording, made on his birthday in 1976. The tune was also recorded by Lynn Chirps Smith, a fiddler whose work I respect and enjoy. There's not much other information yet on this tune other than it had another title that isn't so nice.

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Don't Drink Nothin' But Corn (TOTW)

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Size: 968kb, uploaded 12/2/2016 10:52:20 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 12/2/16, from the playing of Virginia fiddler Taylor Kimble (1892 - 1979). I wouldn't know much at all about this kind of corn, so I'm sure this version won't "set your head on fire," as the lyrics said.

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Double File (TOTW)

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Size: 1,640kb, uploaded 11/14/2017 10:17:22 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 11/12/17, Double File was recorded by Gaither Carlton. Anything that brings me closer to Doc Watson's family makes me hapy. I added a bit of cello banjo accompaniment.

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Down at the Mouth of Old Stinson

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Size: 877kb, uploaded 12/27/2013 10:56:25 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the fiddling of WV fiddler French Carpenter. I also heard Gerry Milnes play this, learned from Wilson Douglas' fiddling. It was a Tune of the Week a while back. I like the slide in the B part--it gives it a swing feel.

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Down in the Valley to Pray

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Size: 875kb, uploaded 1/23/2013 6:36:37 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Comparing this song to another I came to record it with the tuning f#DADE. I remember Doc Watson's singing of it best.

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Dream Song

Posted by JanetB, written by Sarah Armstrong

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Size: 1,651kb, uploaded 10/24/2017 4:44:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Sarah Armstrong came from a large family in southwestern Pennsylvania and learned fiddling at the age of 5. Her favorite mentor was her Uncle Laney and her Dream Song came to her in a dream about him. She woke up and learned it. Samuel Bayard listened and transcribed many of her tunes in 1943 and 1944. You can see these transcriptions in an 80-page book called Hill Country Tunes. I'll post the pdf file in the discussion thread with another one of her tunes.

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Dry and Dusty

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Size: 1,040kb, uploaded 10/28/2012 8:14:09 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I really liked how Don Courchie fiddled this with Don Borchelt's banjo at their Clifftop jams, so I've learned it listening to their playing. Don's fiddle certainly had embellishments to challenge me.

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Dry and Dusty--gourd banjo

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Size: 1,267kb, uploaded 10/30/2012 6:11:19 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Classical

After posting a fast version of Dry and Dusty, here's a slowed up one on the little gourd banjo. The title insinuates struggles, perhaps relating to the Dust Bowl era, since the Morrison brothers most credited with this tune came from Arkansas.

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Ducks on the Pond

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Size: 1,436kb, uploaded 7/24/2015 11:59:20 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This nice modal tune is usually attributed to West Virginian fiddler Henry Reed, but I learned it from the fiddling of West Virginian Dwight Diller. It was a BHO old-time Tune of the Week in 2010 with lots of information in this TOTW link: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/187542.

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Dull Chisel (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Garry Harrison

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Size: 1,388kb, uploaded 8/14/2015 12:00:06 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 8/14/15, this one was actually written by the great collector of the Dear Old Illinois compilation (soon to be released again), Garry Harrison. The fine part expresses a bit of the over-exertion needed if your chisel needs sharpening.

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Dunbar

Posted by JanetB, written by Ed Haley

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Size: 2,198kb, uploaded 2/23/2017 2:12:45 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

All of Ed Haley's fiddle pieces are a good challenge. Dunbar is a little town in West Virginia though Haley had moved to nearby Kentucky.

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Durang's Hornpipe (TOTW)--3 different versions

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Size: 1,137kb, uploaded 8/7/2014 8:00:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 8-8-14, the first version is from Bruce Molsky, the second from Kentucky fiddler Jake Phelps (1885 - 1977), and the third from Donald Zepp.

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Durang's Hornpipe (TOTW)--3-part version

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Size: 1,455kb, uploaded 8/7/2014 7:58:07 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 8-8-14. I learned this from Adam Hurt who learned it from Jarred Nutter, who learned it from Bobby Taylor, who learned it from Clark Kessinger. Adam calls this the "folk process in action." It's the only 3-part Durang's Hornpipe I've heard and Adam plays it with lots more intricate variations.

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Eagle's Nest

Posted by JanetB, written by Kit & Janet Burton

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Size: 732kb, uploaded 2/18/2012 2:42:08 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Kit and I wrote this over the phone years ago. It sounds like a hornpipe. He wrote the A part and I wrote the B part. He always wondered how my part ended in a chord other than the tonic, but then the song goes back to his A part and ends right on the tonic note. Maybe my part was a bridge, not a B part. This goes to show how tabbing (or recording) something as you create it is wise. I tabbed it, but never really learned it until today, played on my Gold Tone Cripple Creek mini openback.

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Eagle's Nest with the KIDD

Posted by JanetB, written by Plinky & Plunky

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Size: 2,850kb, uploaded 3/18/2012 12:41:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This is the song Kit and I wrote over the phone. John "the KIDD" Kuhn added guitar. What a nice difference!

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Early Times (TOTW w/CB)

Posted by JanetB, written by Ben Winship

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Size: 2,024kb, uploaded 10/16/2018 2:36:21 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Lew Hendrix' banjo duet inspired me to try Early Times with a cello banjo accompaniment on this current Tune of the Week for 10/12/18. (Previously I accidentally posted the original Ben Winship mandolin learning recording, sorry.)

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Ebenezer

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Size: 659kb, uploaded 5/5/2012 8:01:10 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This lively song comes from the fiddling of Frank George of West Virginia and is in the popular clawhammer tab book of the 70's by Miles Krassen. I learned it for the Tune of the Week.

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