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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Fiddle Noir, African American Fiddlers 1925-1949
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Catalog Number:5001
Barcode:670725500118 itemnumber=1000123049
Price: $23.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BLUES
Release Date: 11/16/2018
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Deluxe, full-color, 8-page booklet enclosed. 

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During the 1920s and 1930s, many African American musicians were still rooted in string-band traditions of the previous century, an era when the fiddle was king. Yet even the best of those players were seldom recruited by the record labels, due to marketing strategies that favored white fiddlers. Fortunately, black fiddlers and string bands were not entirely ignored by the industry. Some of them, through persistence or luck, were able to record their dance tunes, folk songs, ballads, blues and breakdowns. Here on this album are fourteen rare and noteworthy examples of African American fiddle music, or, to coin an expression, "fiddle noir." Includes a deluxe full color 8 page booklet.

Track Listing
Side One:

[2:47] Bill Cheatem - James Cole String Band

[2:23] Neck Bone Blues - Jack Kelly

[2:44] Fattenin' Frogs - Mobile Strugglers

[2:51] Steel String Blues - Instrumental Trio

[2:54] Midnight Special - State Street Boys

[3:07] Warm Wipe Stomp - Macon Ed & Tampa Joe

[3:11] I Seen My Pretty Papa Standing On A Hill - Eva Parker

Side Two:

[3:05] Rolling Mill Blues - Peg Leg Howell

[3:14] My Business Ain't Right - Memphis Jug Band

[3:07] Bamalong Blues - Andrew & Jim Baxter

[2:42] Forked Deer - Taylor's Kentucky Boys

[2:34] Atlanta Town - Chasey Collins

[3:11] That's It - Walter Jacobs & Carter Brothers

[3:11] I'll Play My Harp In Beulah Land - Brothers Wright & Williams

Performers on this Album
James Cole String Band
Jack Kelly
Mobile Strugglers
Instrumental Trio
State Street Boys
Macon Ed & Tampa Joe
Eva Parker
Peg Leg Howell
Memphis Jug Band
Andrew & Jim Baxter
Taylor's Kentucky Boys
Chasey Collins
Walter Jacobs & Carter Brothers
Brothers Wright & Williams
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: LP         
Release Channel Configuration: Mono Channel(s)
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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