Vernon Riddle – Old-Time Texas Style Fiddle – FRC120

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Old time Texas fiddle influenced by Eck Robertson, Benny Thomasson and others.

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Description

From the collections of Ashley Carder and Vernon Riddle

When I first met Spartanburg, SC native Vernon Riddle in the early 1980s, I was fascinated by his fiddling style and his vast repertoire of old and unusual tunes. His fiddling was unlike anything I’d ever heard in South Carolina. While he was a young man stationed in the Air Force in Amarillo, Texas in the 1950s, Vernon spent a lot of time with legendary fiddler Eck Robertson. He learned lots of tunes from Eck, many of them in non-standard tunings. He further developed his fiddling style by spending time with Benny Thomasson, Jack Mears, the Solomons, and other Texas fiddlers. This collection presents Vernon’s fiddling from his Texas years in the 1960s up through his time in Spartanburg, SC in the early 1990s. About half of these tunes came from Eck Robertson. – Ashley Carder

Track List

FRC120 – Vernon Riddle

  1. Limerock (2:51)
  2. Rhubarb (1:49)
  3. Brilliancy (2:37)
  4. Vernon intro (0:56)
  5. Texas Waggoner (2:31)
  6. Say Old Man (3:03)
  7. Chadwick (1:58)
  8. Fifty Years Ago Waltz (1:41)
  9. Ball and Pin Hornpipe (2:05)
  10. Sally Goodin (intro) (1:11)
  11. Sally Goodin (3:59)
  12. Grey Eagle (3:10)
  13. General Lee (2:04)
  14. Kelly Waltz (2:34)
  15. Durang’s Hornpipe (2:28)
  16. Raindrop Waltz (2:50)
  17. Hand Organ Hornpipe (1:47)
  18. Wind that Shakes the Barley Reel (1:47)
  19. Forty Years Ago Waltz (3:06)
  20. Lamplighter’s Hornpipe (1:20)
  21. Tom and Jerry (2:40)
  22. The Waltz You Saved For Me (2:18)
  23. Kansas City Rag (1:37)
  24. Lost Indian (1:44)
  25. Sally Johnson (3:16)
  26. Limerock – Old Version (1:20)
  27. Clarinet Polka (2:07)
  28. Grigsby’s Hornpipe (3:14)
  29. Johnny Don’t Go Waltz (2:43)
  30. Hoss and Hoss (1:46)
  31. General Longstreet (1:43)
  32. American Hornpipe (1:18)
  33. Hawk’s Got a Chicken (1:08)