John Rector – Galax Fiddle & Banjo – FRC737

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Description

John Rector was an influential old-time fiddle and banjo player from Galax, Virginia. These recordings were made between January and June of 1974 by Tom Carter and Blanton Owen, during a period when they documented and preserved the work of many wonderful old-time musicians. He was also recorded by John Lomax in 1937. On this disk, you’ll hear Mr.Rector play many of his favorite tunes and discuss his influences. Mr.Rector had a unique sound and style and was a frequent winner at the Galax Fiddlers’ Convention. Special thanks to John’s granddaughter, Nancy Atakan, for her permission and help with releasing this project. – Kilby Spencer

Track List

John Rector – Galax Fiddle & Banjo – FRC737

  1. Ebenezer (1:31)
  2. Discussion on last tune, learning to play (1:15)
  3. Talk of Zach Payne (1:33)
  4. Old Dad (1:29)
  5. Talk about John’s fiddle (0:42)
  6. Dance All Night (0:59)
  7. Fisher’s Hornpipe (0:44)
  8. Talk about his family & band (1:37)
  9. Forked Deer (1:14)
  10. Sally Ann (1:22)
  11. Mississippi Sawyer (1:07)
  12. Flop Eared Mule (1:07)
  13. Richmond (0:25)
  14. Susannah Gal (1:39)
  15. Richmond (1:28)
  16. Jack of Diamonds (1:21)
  17. Pretty Little Girl (0:58)
  18. Talk (0:10)
  19. Pretty Little Girl (0:30)
  20. Breaking Up Christmas (1:01)
  21. Talk (0:18)
  22. Cripple Creek (0:43)
  23. Stepback Cindy (0:29)
  24. Stepback Cindy (1:16)
  25. Talk of John’s favorite tune (0:09)
  26. Fanny Hill (0:46)
  27. Chapel Hill Serenade (0:44)
  28. Cleveland Marching to the White House (0:13)
  29. Old Dad (1:04)
  30. Talk (0:13)
  31. Ebenezer (1:45)
  32. Talk of Isom and Fielden Rector (0:46)
  33. Fisher’s Hornpipe (0:49)
  34. Fisher’s Hornpipe (0:30)
  35. Forked Deer (1:09)
  36. Mississippi Sawyer (1:06)
  37. Talk about living in Mount Airy (1:00)
  38. Jack of Diamonds (1:15)
  39. Jack of Diamonds (1:00)
  40. Sally Ann on banjo (0:22)
  41. Talk (0:15)
  42. Arkansas Traveler on banjo (0:25)
  43. Sally Ann on banjo (0:54)
  44. Talk (0:23)
  45. Sally Ann (1:32)
  46. Stepback Cindy (1:24)