Marcus Martin – FRC502

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Description

These recordings, made by Peter Hoover in the late fifties and early sixties near Swannanoa, North Carolina, document the seminal fiddling of Marcus Martin. Recorded first by field workers from the Library of Congress in the thirties, Marcus combined in his repertoire the archaic tunes he learned from Manco Sneed with jazzy numbers from then-contemporary recordings of Arthur Smith. A primary source for many of the crosstuned fiddle tunes that were such a novelty to the folk revival, his recordings remain a singular insight into Appalachian fiddling.

Track List

FRC502 – Marcus Martin

  1. Happy Hollow (1:22)
  2. Way Up on Clinch Mountain (1:28)
  3. Unknown (1:15)
  4. Sourwood Mountain (0:54)
  5. Paddy on the Turnpike (0:56)
  6. Billy in the Low Ground (0:56)
  7. Polly Put the Kettle On (1:12)
  8. Sugar Tree Stomp (1:11)
  9. Freight Train Moan (0:47)
  10. Forked Ear (0:51)
  11. Durang’s Hornpipe (0:54)
  12. Nubin Ridge (0:56)
  13. Unknown (1:22)
  14. Grey Eagle (1:06)
  15. Florida Blues (0:58)
  16. Honey Babe (1:01)
  17. Ragtime Annie (1:21)
  18. I Don’t Love Nobody (1:10)
  19. Unknown (1:15)
  20. Ways of the World/John Henry (vocal) (1:30)
  21. Shavin’ a Dead Nigger (0:37)
  22. Cripple Creek (0:43)
  23. Last Cold Dollar (1:20)
  24. Sugar Tree Stomp (1:09)
  25. Schottische (1:06)
  26. Florida Blues (1:06)
  27. Grey Eagle (Allen Sisson version) (1:09)
  28. Bucking Mule (1:10)
  29. Cripple Creek (0:51)
  30. Cotton-Eyed Joe (0:56)
  31. Amazing Grace (1:39)
  32. Whiter Than Snow (1:30)
  33. Lady Hamilton (1:18)
  34. Fisher’s Hornpipe (1:27)
  35. In the Sweet Bye and Bye (1:36)
  36. Shove the Pig’s Foot a Little Farther in the Fire (1:14)
  37. Fire on the Mountain (1:00)
  38. Booth (1:15)
  39. Happy Hollow (1:06)