Marcus Martin – FRC502


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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.