Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith at home

Photo courtesy of Don Clark and the Bluegrass Bus.

Here's some of the best recordings of Arthur Smith that I think I've ever heard. His fiddling on these recordings is absolutely incredible. Sadly, the recording quality is really bad, I think from dubbing over and over. Judging from how good Arthur is fiddling here, I really think that these recordings were made in the mid, maybe early 1950s. I'm sure that y'all will enjoy these!

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I've posted anything. My life has been extremely busy in the last 2 months, and I've been out of town alot of that time. I actually got these recordings from a friend while I was out of town last week. If there is anyone out there has better dubs of these, please let me know.

Arthur Smith - fiddle, vox
Ernest Smith - guitar

Walking in My Sleep
Red Wing
Indian Creek
Florida Blues
Dill Pickle Rag
Sally Goodwin
Sail Away Ladies
Bound to Ride
Sweet Sixteen on Sunday
Bonaparte's Retreat
Freight Train Moan
Dixie Stomp
Dickson County Breakdown
Hickory Leaf
Evening Shade
Polly Ann
Black Mountain Rag
Katy Hill
Sally Johnson
Fiddler's Dream
Forked Deer
Bill Cheatham
Devil's Dream
Paddy on the Turnpike
Tennessee Wagoner
Arkansas Traveler
Eighth of January
Old Hen Cackle
Pig in the Pen
Leather Britches
Sugar Tree Stomp
Turkey in the Straw
Listen to the Mockingbird
Whistling Rufus
Wednesday Night Waltz
Chicken Reel
Soldier's Joy
Buck Creek Gal
Twinkle Little Star

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  1. Glad to see you back & posting again. Great stuff!

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  3. Sorry for the deleted post (I couldn't edit it)

    Thanks ! Your site is a goldmine for old time country lovers.

    I posted an Arthur Smith tune (but with the McGee Bros) in my recent post about fiddle tunes on River's Invitation

  4. Hey Jeremy, tune #6, which is unlabeled, to my ears sounds like tune #16, which Arthur calls Hickory Leaf. It appears to be a combination of the first part of No Corn on Tygart (or Old Mother Flannagan) and the midwestern tune, Jefferson CIty.

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