Fiddlin’ Van Kidwell – FRC412

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Description

My father came from Rockcastle County, Kentucky. My mother was born and raised in Madison County. Dad played the fiddle and I picked the banjo with him. He just played a few of the old ones—Soldier’s Joy, Tennessee Wagoner, Black Eyed Susan. We’d play for square dances—just banjo and fiddle. Then I got started on the fiddle and eventually quit the banjo. There used to be a lot of fiddlers around and some of ‘em was pretty fair. I’d catch a lot of these tunes off them. Me and Doc Roberts, I’d say we kinda learned together off old Charlie Walker, a colored fellow. I figure he was about eighty when I was twenty-five or thirty. Dealin’ livestock and farming—that’s what I done all my life, now I’m just fiddlin’ around. – Van Kidwell, 1974

Track List

FRC412 – Fiddlin’ Van Kidwell

  1. Red Lick Rag (V. B. Kidwell) (1:57)
  2. Florida Blues (2:40)
  3. Van talks about starting to play (0:18)
  4. Cat Come Back (2:12)
  5. Pretty Little Indian (2:55)
  6. Cumberland Blues (1:59)
  7. West Virginia Hornpipe (2:10)
  8. Last Gold Dollar (2:04)
  9. Old Grey Mare (2:02)
  10. Brickyard Joe (2:16)
  11. All I Got’s Done Gone (3:39)
  12. Red Apple Rag (1:55)
  13. The Waltz You Saved for Me (3:24)
  14. Soppin’ the Gravy (2:29)
  15. Sally Johnson (2:43)
  16. Drunk Man’s Blues (2:06)
  17. Estill County Ramble (V. B. Kidwell) (2:32)
  18. Van’s Blues (V. B. Kidwell) (2:27)
  19. Charleston Number One (2:07)
  20. Tennessee Wagon (2:06)
  21. Durham’s Reel (1:59)
  22. Shortnin’ Bread (1:24)
  23. Gotta See Mama (1:40)
  24. Forky Deer (2:06)
  25. Midnight Ride (V. B. Kidwell) (2:10)
  26. Big Sandy River (1:42)
  27. John Henry (1:33)
  28. Goodnight Waltz (3:47)
  29. Hell Among the Yearlings (3:00)
  30. The Shuffle You Saved For Me (V. B. Kidwell) (2:44)
  31. Shoot the Turkey Buzzard (2:19)
  32. Wang Wang Blues (1:54)
  33. East Tennessee Blues (2:36)
  34. Bully of the Town (3:12)