Belle Waltz

Players: Casey Jones, fiddle; Jake Hughes, guitar; Lena Hughes, banjo

From the County CD “Three Fiddlers From the Show-Me State.”

Blackberry Waltz

Players: Fred Stoneking, fiddle; Alita Stoneking, guitar; Gordon McCann, guitar

From “Saddle Old Spike: Fiddle Music From Missouri, Rounder Records

Casey’s Waltz #1

Players: Casey Jones, fiddle; Jake Hughes, guitar; Lena Hughes, banjo

Probably from the home recordings of Lena Hughes.

Clark’s Waltz

Players: Dwight Lamb, fiddle; Elvin Campbell, guitar

Iowa State Folklorist David Brose recorded this tune while visiting with Dwight Lamb and Elvin Campbell in 1988.

Goodnight Waltz

Players: Billy Lee, fiddle; Phil Peters, guitar; Howard Marshall, banjo; Vera Blum, electric bass

From Voyager Recording’s CD #357: Billy Lee: Up Jumped the Devil”

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.

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.


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).

Missouri Waltz

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

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

Over the Waves

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

“Sobre Las Olas” was the original Spanish-language title of Over The Waves, a waltz written by Juventino Rosas in 1888. It’s become a chestnut in fiddle repertoires of all sorts and remains a very popular waltz at dances today. John learned this from his mother, Lucille White, early in his fiddle playing days.

Included on the 2017 CD “A Little Further Down the Road.”