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Chips and Sauce (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB, written by Ira Bernstein

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Size: 1,364kb, uploaded 10/28/2016 6:18:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

For the old-time Tune of the Week, 10-28-16, New Yorker Ira Bernstein wrote this tune in the 80's. He is known most famously as a dancer, specializing in Appalachian flatfoot, clogging, and tap. I was quite surprised this week when I learned he wrote a fiddle tune, which is also his favorite instrument to dance to. The A part begins with a minor and the B part modulates, so it's not a common fiddle tune. It's catchy and was actually played in my neck of the woods when Earl White played at a bluegrass festival in Grass Valley, California. However, I admit I'd have learned the tune if it wasn't for this week's TOTW.



4 comments on “Chips and Sauce (TOTW)”

rickhayes Says:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @1:21:05 PM

A cool tune and nicely played Janet.

JanetB Says:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @1:52:29 PM

A neat tune, indeed. Thanks, Rick.

f#dead Says:
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @7:49:21 PM

WOW! Nice playing Janet. Really sweet. Thanks for posting.

JanetB Says:
Saturday, March 24, 2018 @9:34:06 PM

Thanks, Greg! I sure enjoy learning these new old-time tunes. I’m TOTW’s coordinator now and looking for volunteers to present a tune in May or June. Would you like to?

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