Howard Miller – Sixty Years of North Carolina Fiddling – FRC706

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Howard Miller (1912-1990) of Ashe County, North Carolina, was taught to fiddle by his father, Charles, and grandfather, Monroe Miller. These sessions establish Howard Miller as a prime interpreter of the G.B. Grayson repertoire and as a dynamic fiddler in his own right whose talent remained undiminished through the years.

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Description

Howard Miller (1912-1990) of Ashe County, North Carolina, was taught to fiddle by his father, Charles, and grandfather, Monroe Miller. During his teenage years, Howard played music with master fiddler Gilliam Banmon (G.B.) Grayson, and learned much of Grayson’s repertoire. In 1928, Charles and Howard Miller recorded a session for Columbia Records as members of the Carolina Night Hawks. Over the next four decades, Howard won prizes at many regional fiddling contests, including the famed White Top Folk Festival. In 1978 and again in 1989, Howard’s son Harold Dean Miller made home recordings that captured the essence of his father’s music. These sessions establish Howard Miller as a prime interpreter of the G.B. Grayson repertoire and as a dynamic fiddler in his own right whose talent remained undiminished through the years. – Marshall Wyatt

Additional Notes: “Governor Al Smith For President – The Story of the Carolina Night Hawks” by Marshall Wyatt

Track List

FRC706 – Howard Miller – 60 Years of North Carolina Fiddling

  1. What Makes You Do Me Like You Do Do Do (1:53)
  2. Old Hen Cackle (2:07)
  3. Twinkle Little Star (1:59)
  4. Stoney Point (2:19)
  5. Midnight Waltz (2:40)
  6. Ragtime Annie (0:52)
  7. Train 45 (1:45)
  8. I Saw a Man at the Close of Day (1:39)
  9. East Tennessee Blues (2:00)
  10. Flop Eared Mule (1:02)
  11. Pig In a Pen (1:17)
  12. Sally Ann (1:53)
  13. Turkey in the Straw (1:41)
  14. Lee Highway Blues (2:33)
  15. John Henry (1:46)
  16. Florida Blues (1:55)
  17. Walking in My Sleep (2:10)
  18. Soldier’s Joy (1:18)
  19. Billy in the Lowground (2:05)
  20. Spoken (0:44)
  21. Old Hen Cackle (1:46)
  22. Handsome Molly (1:40)
  23. I’ve Always Been a Rambler (1:27)
  24. Lonesome Road Blues (1:36)
  25. Chicken Reel (1:27)
  26. Little Liza Jane (1:24)
  27. I Saw a Man at the Close of Day (1:51)
  28. Cumberland Gap (1:25)
  29. Lee Highway Blues (1:51)
  30. Little Maggie (1:17)
  31. Old Joe Clark (1:47)
  32. Train 45 (2:46)
  33. Billy in the Lowground (2:11)
  34. Lost Indian (1:25)
  35. Sally Goodin (1:25)
  36. Back Up and Push (1:54)
  37. Stoney Point (2:18)
  38. Black Eyed Susie (1:37)
  39. Cotton Eyed Joe (1:22)
  40. Sally Ann (1:40)
  41. Short Life of Trouble (1:20)
  42. Governor Al Smith for President (2:58)