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Play me something quick and devilish : old-time fiddlers in Missouri

Author: Howard W Marshall
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
Beginning with the French villages on the Mississippi River, the author explores the heritage of traditional fiddle music in Missouri. Leading us chronologically through the settlement of the state, Marshall considers the place of homemade music in people's lives across social and ethnic communities from the late 1700s to the World War I years and into the early 1920s. Through the settlement of the state of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Howard W Marshall
ISBN: 9780826219947 0826219942
OCLC Number: 792881730
Notes: Accompanying CD contains sound recordings of 39 tunes, by various performers.
Includes discography (p. 363-370).
Description: xvii, 400 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Notes on old-time fiddling and people's history --
Fiddle music in the old French district --
Going west --
The old-stock Americans --
African American old-time fiddlers in Missouri --
The legacy of German-speaking Missourians --
Music and memory in the Civil War era --
The Irish and the railroads in post-Civil War rural Missouri --
Indian old-time fiddlers --
Musical literacy in Victorian times --
Traditional fiddling and the dawn of jazz. CD tracks: Golden eagle hornpipe ; Electric hornpipe (George Morris) --
Leather britches (Gene Goforth) --
Devil's dream (Taylor McBaine) --
Liverpool hornpipe (Ed Tharp) --
Hickory hornpipe (George Helton) --
Durang's hornpipe (Cleo Persinger) --
Marmaduke's hornpipe ; Fisher's hornpipe (Jake Hockemeyer) --
Dance around Molly (Pete McMahan) --
Flowers of Edinburgh (Art Galbraith) --
Paddy on the turnpike (Cyril Stinnett) --
Spokane waltz (Emanuel Wood) --
Adrian's reel (Fred Stoneking) --
Bonaparte's retreat (Bunk Williams) --
Wake up Susie (Taylor McBaine) --
Bill Driver tune (R.P. Christeson) --
Coming down from Denver (Johnny Bruce) --
Billy in the low ground (Kelly Jones) --
Raking the leaves (Lyman Enloe) --
Monkey in the dog cart (Jim Herd) --
Vallé Winters' waltz (Lloyd Lalumondier) --
Ninth of January (Bob Holt) --
Old grey bonnet (Pete McMahan) --
Rye straw (Gene Goforth) --
Louisiana hornpipe (Geoff Seitz) --
Oak ridge stomp (Nile Wilson) --
Whistling Rufus (Gary Johnston) --
Moselle (John Hartford) --
Arkansas traveler (Vesta Johnson) --
Listen to the mockingbird (Leroy Canaday) --
Black-eyed Susie (Cliff Bryan) --
Lauterbach (Billy Lee) --
Nine miles (John White) --
Martha Campbell ; Isabelle waltz ; Texas picnic (Warren Helton) --
Darling Nelly Gray (Bobby Joe Caldwell) --
Tennessee Wagner (Charlie Walden)
Other Titles: Old-time fiddlers in Missouri
Responsibility: Howard Wight Marshall.


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The world of Missouri fiddling is cataloged in great detail here. Bob Buckingham, "Fiddler Magazine" All-in-all, Marshall s text offers a comprehensive look at a music that most of us know of, but Read more...

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