Chris Jerup’s Polka in G and D
Players: Dwight Lamb, fiddle; Nate Kemperman, fiddle; Amber Gaddy, pump organ; David Cavins, tenor banjo
This tune comes from Dwight’s Grandpa Jerup. He played this on fiddle; he never learned it on the buttonbox because his button box was in the wrong keys. From the album “80,” Missouri Valley Music, 2015.
Bill Gray’s Dubuque
Players: Dwight Lamb & Nate Kemperman, fiddles; David Cavins, guitar.
Dwight Lamb teaches Nate Kemperman an unusual version of a common Midwestern tune, Dubuque. Dwight learned this version from the playing of his father, Clarence Lamb, but he mentions that it’s Bill Gray’s version–Bill Gray, a contemporary of Dwight’s father, was a well-known fiddler in the Loess Hills near Dwight’s boyhood home. Recorded at Dwight’s house in Onawa, Iowa, October 18, 2014.
Players: John White, fiddle; Kenny Applebee, guitar; Kathy Gordon, bass; Howard Marshall, banjo; Musial Wolfe, piano
From “Nine Miles of Dry and Dusty” (Voyager Records VRCD372, 2007)
Bill Driver Tune
Players: Warren Helton, fiddle; David Cavins, guitar
Recorded March 27, 2011 at Warren Helton’s home in Vienna, Missouri by David Cavins.
Players: Billy Lee, fiddle; Vera Blum, electric bass; Howard Marshall, banjo; Phil Peters, guitar
From “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish” (Voyager Records companion CD, 2012).
Heel and Toe Polka
Players: Carol Hascall, fiddle; Don Carricker, guitar; Joyce Carricker, bass
From “Now That’s A Good Tune:” Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling (University of Missouri Cultural Heritage Center, 1989; Voyager Records reissue, 2010). Recorded by Amy Skillman December 11, 1987 at Carol Hascall’s home in Independence, Missouri.
Players: John Williams, fiddle; Howard Marshall, banjo; Michael Breid, guitar
John Williams learned this tune as a teenager from Nile Wilson of Bucklin, MO. From “Fiddling Missouri” (Voyager Records VRCD 344, 1999).
Players: Jake Hockemeyer, fiddle
Recorded at a south Callaway County fish fry, 1965. From “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish” (Voyager Records companion CD, 2012).
Players: Howard Marshall, fiddle; Heinrich Leonhard, guitar; Kathy Gordon, bass
Recorded in Columbia, Missouri, November 22, 2013 by Kathy Gordon.
Players: Howard Marshall, fiddle; John Williams, fiddle; Kenny Applebee, guitar
Performed during Marshall presentation at the State Historical Society of Missouri annual meeting in Columbia, October 13, 2013. Recorded by Sam Griffin.