Natchez Under the Hill

Players: Dwight Lamb, fiddle; Elvin Campbell, guitar

From “Old-Time Fiddle Classics,” a re-release of Dwight’s two LPs from the 1970s.

Monkey in the Dog Cart

Players: Jim Herd, fiddle; Laura Smith, banjo; Vivian Williams, guitar; Phil Williams, bass

Recorded by Phil Williams at a jam session at Weiser, ID, during the week-long National Contest. Included on the “Play me something Quick and Devilish” CD. Courtesy Voyager Records.

Isabelle Waltz

Players: Warren Helton, fiddle; Howard Marshall, banjo; David Cavins, guitar

Warren’s father, Vernon Helton, often played this at dances in Brinktown; the tune is related to an untitled central Missouri melody called “Kemp’s Waltz,” or “Norma Lou’s Waltz.” Recorded by David Cavins. Included on the “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish” CD.

Golden Eagle Hornpipe

Players: George Morris, fiddle; Dan Foster, accordion

From a 1955 recording. Included on the “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish” accompanying CD. Courtesy Charlie Walden.

Fever in the South

Players: Jim Lansford, fiddle; Kim Lansford, keyboard.

Recorded at a dance in Columbia, MO, 2008.

St. Anne’s Reel

Players: Travis inman, fiddle; Charlie Walden, guitar; Patt Plunkett, piano

A tune from Canadian fiddler Joseph Allard, learned from a Tommy Jackson record. From Travis’ CD “Missouri Fiddler” available on the Voyager Records label.

Peacock Rag

Players: Travis inman, fiddle; Charlie Walden, guitar; Patt Plunkett, piano

An Arthur Smith tune Travis learned from a Tommy Jackson record. From Travis’ CD “Missouri Fiddler” available on the Voyager Records label.

I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight

Players: Travis inman, fiddle; Charlie Walden, guitar; Patt Plunkett, piano

A country music standard popularized by the 1934 Carter Family 78 rpm record on Bluebird. Travis learned it from his fiddling uncle Othello Smith. From Travis’ CD “Missouri Fiddler” available on the Voyager Records label.

New Five Cent Piece

Players: John White, fiddle; Amber Gaddy, banjo; David Cavins, guitar

Recorded February 2011 as part of a teaching CD for John’s students.

Ninth of January

Players: Bob Holt, fiddle; Alvie Dooms, guitar; Jim Beeler, rhythm banjo; Patty Beeler, bass; Ted Heavner, guitar

Excerpted from “Got a Little Home To Go To” produced by Rounder Records. The story goes that Bob played this tune for a square dance and was asked what tune it was. Bob said it was “The Eighth of January.” The person who asked the question shook his head and said, “That’s not the ‘Eighth of January’.” Bob replied, “Well, then, it’s the ‘Ninth of January’!”

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