Esker Hutchins – FRC107

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Description

Esker Hutchins lived in Dobson, North Carolina and was neighbor to Frank and Oscar Jenkins. He was a fiddle mentor to Benton Flippen (FRC 102) of nearby Round Peak. Benton played banjo with Esker’s band, the Surry County Ramblers. Esker learned some of his tunes from older area fiddlers such as Crawley Hamlin (tracks 3, 4) and Frank Jenkins (track 14), some from newer fiddlers such as Arthur Smith (track 9) broadcast on the radio. Esker and his band regularly appeared at the Union Grove Fiddler’s Convention (tracks 1, 38 and 39) and he often played with Oscar Jenkins (tracks 2, 37). This CD offers a rare visit to Esker’s home, while at the same time giving an idea of the powerful music he made at conventions. – Ray Alden

Additional Notes: Esker Hutchins plays Cumberland Gap

Track List

FRC107 – Esker Hutchins

  1. Mississippi Sawyer (2:43)
  2. Cotten-Eyed Joe (2:05)
  3. Puncheon Floor (1:48)
  4. Sheep Come Walking Through the Pasture (1:56)
  5. Wagoner (2:02)
  6. Fisher’s Hornpipe (2:09)
  7. Cricket on the Hearth (2:03)
  8. Peacock Rag (2:03)
  9. Walking In My Sleep (1:29)
  10. Coalberry Breakdown (1:45)
  11. Little Brown Jug (1:18)
  12. Unnamed Fiddle Tune #1 (2:00)
  13. Black Mountain Rag (1:47)
  14. Sunny Home In Dixie (3:18)
  15. Billy in the Lowground (3:00)
  16. Leather Britches (1:40)
  17. Bonaparte’s Retreat (2:00)
  18. Unnamed Fiddle Tune #2 (1:26)
  19. Ain’t Got No Sugar Baby Now (1:22)
  20. Reuben (1:30)
  21. Cabin in the Pines (1:05) John Henry (1:40)
  22. Darling Nellie Gray (1:21)
  23. Unnamed Banjo Tune #1 Æ (sim. to Shout Lulu) (1:33)
  24. Sugar Hill-Esker Hutchins (1:01)
  25. Unnamed Banjo Tune #2 (1:28)
  26. Kitty Wells (1:58)
  27. Pretty Little Girl (similar to Shortening Bread) (1:08)
  28. Ducks on the Millpond (1:36)
  29. Breaking Up Christmas (1:27)
  30. Mississippi Sawyer (1:32)