P.T. Bell – Master Texas Fiddler – FRC410

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Recorded at age 74 at his home in Carrizo Springs in 1941 by folklorist William A. Owens, the 29 selections here reflect the lifelong interest Peter Bell had in old time music as he learned it from his father and grandfather who came to Texas in 1853.

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Researched by Dan & Christy Foster – The William Owens 1941 Carrizo Springs, Texas recordings

Peter Bell was a second generation Texan, born 1869 into a musical family on the frontier. His fiddling is among the best of very few representations of southern dance music as it may well have been played mid-to-late 19th century in the American southwest. Recorded at age 74 at his home in Carrizo Springs in 1941 by folklorist William A. Owens, the 29 selections here reflect the lifelong interest Peter Bell had in old time music as he learned it from his father and grandfather who came to Texas in 1853. These recordings are from The Center for American History, University of Texas (Austin) Folklore Center Archives. Special thanks to John R. Wheat, Coordinator for the Sound Archives. – Dan Foster

Additional notes: P. T. Bell Also: Bill Owens BiographiesTexas Fiddle Tunes and Square Dance Calls and Texas Fiddlers recorded prior to 1942 (or so)

Track List

FRC410 – Peter Tumlinson Bell – Master Texas Fiddler

  1. Indian War Hoop (2:17)
  2. Ladies Fancy (2:34)
  3. Snowbird In The Ashbank (2:13)
  4. The Campbells Are Coming (2:15)
  5. Devil Shearing The Hog (2:01)
  6. Widow Hays (1:58)
  7. Haste To The Wedding (2:08)
  8. John Lee Shot ‘Em (2:22)
  9. Evening Star Waltz (2:14)
  10. Duck Creek (1:55)
  11. Mike Ashley Schottische (2:06)
  12. Natchez Under The Hill (2:32)
  13. Fishers Hornpipe (2:23)
  14. Killie ‘Ma Crankey (2:19)
  15. Four Roses Waltz (2:09)
  16. Shake Spear (2:17)
  17. Morg Williams Cotillion (4:44)
  18. Sugar In The Coffee (2:19)
  19. Andrew Coon Waltz (2:11)
  20. Sixty Days In Georgia (1:58)
  21. Cotillion (1:52)
  22. Big Taters In The Sandy Land (2:06)
  23. Abner Rymaus Cotillion (2:34)
  24. Mace Bell’s Civil War March (2:51)
  25. Jeff Davis (2:12)
  26. Dusty Miller (1:44)
  27. Seamus O’Bryan’s Waltz (2:20)
  28. Old Time Schottische (1:57)
  29. Leon Alcartez Polka (2:23)
  30. Old Time Waltz (2:30)
  31. Cacklin Hen (2:07)