George Frye

Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Fiddle

Born: 1912 Uriah, AL

Died: June, 2000

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Track 18-Flower’s Mill/Jimmy in the Swamp:  “Flower’s Mill” is a hypnotic, Mississippi-esque tune that we learned from George Frye (1912-2000) of Uriah, in Monroe County, Alabama. His mother, Ada Dunn Frye, who played fiddle, banjo and organ, often played “Flower’s Mill” in a band with her brother and a cousin.  You can hear Mr. Frye play it on the CD version of Possum Up a Gum Stump: Home, Field, and Commercial Recordings of Alabama Fiddlers. “Jimmy in the Swamp” comes from Bob Walter as transcribed in The Old-Time Fiddler’s Repertory, Vol. 1,” by R.P. Christeson but we learned it from the playing of James Bryan and Norman and Nancy Blake.

 

Source: ttp://sites.google.com/site/redmountainstringband/recordings/liner-notes-for-sweet-bama

 

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