Buddy Thomas – FRC303

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Description

Buddy Thomas, the great northeastern Kentucky fiddler who died a young man of 39, grew up “so poor that even the poor folks said we were poor.” Dave Spilkia and I came across Buddy in Grayson, KY and found him to be an unassuming and kind human being with an enormous musical talent. He learned from sources such as his mother’s whistling, relatives and friends such as Perry Riley, Jimmy Wheeler (FRC401), Morris Allen and a bunch of 78 rpm records gotten in trade. These recordings were made upon our first meeting and a subsequent trip Dave made to Kentucky. On a third trip in 1974, we arrived to hear the sad news Buddy had just past away. – Ray Alden  

Additional Notes: Buddy Thomas’ Autobiography

Track List

FRC303 – Buddy Thomas

  1. Frankie (1:47)

Tracks 2-8: Dave Spilkia, guitar

  1. Blackberry Blossom (1:37)
  2. Billy in the Low Ground (2:14)
  3. Paddy on the Turnpike (1:30)
  4. Katy Hill (1:43)
  5. Cumberland Gap (1:34)
  6. Tennessee Wagoner (2:07)
  7. Stonewall Jackson (1:54)

Tracks 9-14: Lloyd Kiser, harmonica and vocals

  1. Wreck of Old Number 9 (3:11)
  2. Chicken Reel (1:21)
  3. Buffalo Gals (1:33)
  4. I Don’t Love Nobody (1:43)
  5. Turkey in the Straw (1:21)
  6. Susan’s Gone (aka Blue/Grey Goose) (0:58)
  7. Flannery’s Dream (1:22)

Tracks 16-18 Barbara Edwards, guitar

  1. McCloud’s Reel (1:39)
  2. Pigeon on the Gate (1:29
  3. St. Anne’s Reel (1:52)
  4. Tracks 19-30: Dave Spilkia, guitar
  5. Salt Creek (2:37)
  6. Turkey in a Pea Patch (1:19)
  7. Yellow Barber (1:35)
  8. Sheep and Hogs Going to Pasture (1:24)
  9. Fun’s All Over (1:33)
  10. Brickyard Joe (1:22)
  11. Briar Picker Brown (1:47)
  12. Snake Winder (2:41)
  13. Pumpkin Vine (1:39)
  14. Kitty Puss (1:39)
  15. Give the Fiddler a Dram (1:35)
  16. Little Girl Going Down to the River (2:14)

Tracks 31-33 Barbara Edwards, guitar

  1. Nine Miles Out of Louisville (2:16)
  2. Big Footed Nigger (1:46)
  3. Feed My Horse Corn and Hay (1:18)