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.

Hi-Lo Schottische

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.

Tiehacker Hoedown

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).

Marmaduke’s Hornpipe

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).

Missouri Waltz

Players: Howard Marshall, fiddle; Heinrich Leonhard, guitar; Kathy Gordon, bass

Recorded in Columbia, Missouri, November 22, 2013 by Kathy Gordon.

Red Wing

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.

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