Across the Blue Ridge #111 - Fiddle Tunes,Tracing an Old Song, and Classic Brother Duets

Across the Blue Ridge #111 - Fiddle Tunes,Tracing an Old Song, and Classic Brother Duets

4:00pm Feb 02, 2018
Kyle Creed was an influential banjo picker, luthier, fiddler and record producer in the Blue Ridge. We feature him this week with two of his best fiddle tunes – Roscoe and Alabama Gals, both performed with the Camp Creek Boys, including Bobby Patterson on bluegrass-style banjo.
Paul Brown collection

This week, we feature some classic Blue Ridge old time fiddle tunes and songs, from fiddlers Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham, Tim Smith, and Tommy Jarrell.  That’s just the start.  In the center segment of the show, host Paul Brown tells us about an old Virginia song he learned from his mother, and how he’s slowly tracing its lineage.  The emergence of the internet is helping, as Paul discovers recordings he was not previously aware of.  We’ll hear Paul’s Down to Tampa with Mike Seeger, and old recordings of a related song, Tampa Blues.  Finally, Doc Watson and Bill Monroe performed some duo shows over the years, and we hear two great songs … plus earlier music of the Monroe Brothers, Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners, and Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys.  It’s an hour of power this week in old time tunes and songs.

Playlist

  1. Roscoe
    Kyle Creed & The Camp Creek Boys
    Square Dance Time Blue Ridge Style
     
  2. Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
    Fred Cockerham, Oscar Jenkins, Shag Stanley
    Stay All Night & Don't Go Home
     
  3. Stay All Night
    Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
    Stay All Night & Don't Go Home 
     
  4. Alabama Gals
    Kyle Creed & The Camp Creek Boys
    Square Dance Time Blue Ridge Style
     
  5. Katy Hill
    Tim Smith
    Straight from the Heart
     
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky
    Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Lonesome & Blue
     
  7. Break 1 - Salt Creek
    Matt Bright
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music Vol.1 
     
  8. East Virginia Blues
    Kathy Kallick
    My Mother's Voice
     
  9. Down To Tampa
    Mike Seeger & Paul Brown
    Way Down in North Carolina
     
  10. Tampa Blues
    Skoodle Dum Doo & Sheffield
    Lonesome Blues
     
  11. Tampa Blues
    James Lowry
    Virginia Traditions: Western Piedmont Blues
     
  12. All The Good Times Are Past And Gone
    Kathy Kallick
    My Mother's Voice
     
  13. Steamboat Bill
    Billy C. Hurt
    Fiddlin'
     
  14. Break 2 - Stay in the Middle of the Road
    Doc Watson
    Portrait
     
  15. Banks of the Ohio
    Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
    Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol. 2
     
  16. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul
    Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
    Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol. 2
     
  17. Where Is My Sailor Boy
    The Monroe Brothers
    Just A Song Of Old Kentucky, Vol. 2
     
  18. Campin’ In Canaan’s Land
    Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners
    Charlie Monroe His Recordings 1938-1956
     
  19. Cryin' Holy Unto My Lord
    Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    Mule Skinner Blues