Corbett Stamper – FRC306


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Corbett Stamper (1910-1988) was an influential old-time fiddler from Whitetop, VA. He came from a family filled with old-time music, from his brothers to his parents and grandparents. Corbett became a skilled fiddler at an early age and taught many musicians in the nearby area how to play, including old-time fiddle maker and player Albert Hash. He quit playing the fiddle for nearly 30 years before picking it up again in the 1970s until he passed on in July 1988. Today his granddaughter Crystal Mahaffey Blevins, son-in-law Michael Mahaffey, and great grandson Blake Rash carry on his music along with the countless others that were influenced by his playing. Thanks to Mark Sanderford, Andy Cahan, and Blanton Owen for the recordings on this CD and for preserving his music for others to hear. – Kilby Spencer

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Track List

FRC306 – Corbett Stamper

  1. Arkansas Traveler
  2. Alabama Gals
  3. Flop Eared Mule
  4. Where Are You Going, Little Alice
  5. John Henry
  6. Handsome Molly
  7. Billy in the lowground
  8. Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy
  9. Cacklin’ Hen
  10. Where Corbett learned the tune (talk)
  11. Cumberland Gap
  12. Eighth of January
  13. Cripple Creek
  14. Mississippi Sawyer
  15. Wildwood Flower
  16. Sally Goodin
  17. Cacklin Hen
  18. Little Stream of Whiskey
  19. Sourwood Mountain
  20. Sally Goodin
  21. Cripple Creek
  22. Turkey in the Straw
  23. Cluck Old Hen
  24. Soldier’s Joy
  25. Cindy
  26. Alabama Gals
  27. Flop Eared Mule
  28. Uncloudy Day
  29. Old Joe Clark
  30. The Billy Goat Song
  31. White House Blues
  32. Billy in the Lowground
  33. Jimmy Sutton
  34. Black Eyed Susie
  35. Western Country
  36. Cumberland Gap
  37. The Girl I Left Behind Me
  38. Second Hand Rose