Howard Hamil

Country Fiddle

Born: 1917  Ashland, AL

Died: 1992

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

Chicken in the Barnyard

Lost John

$15.00

This CD features rare recordings of 19th Century Alabama fiddlers and field recordings of 20th century fiddlers who play in older styles. It was recognized by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress as an outstanding folk recording and earned great reviews from scholars and fans of traditional fiddle music. Included is a 24-page CD sized booklet with photos and bios of the fiddlers, and information about the tunes.

 

A. Nineteenth Century Fiddlers

1. Charlie Stripling: Lost John (2:56)

2.  Charlie Stripling:  Get Off Your Money (2:56)

3.  D. Dix Hollis:  Walking in the Parlor (2:52)

4.  D. Dix Hollis:  The Girl Slipped Down (2:54)

5.  Y. Z. Hamilton: Hamilton's Special Breakdown (2:55)

6.  Y. Z. Hamilton: Fifty Years Ago (3:12)

7.  Joe Lee:  Georgia Wagoner (1:24)

8.  "Fiddling" Tom Freeman:  Flop-eared Mule (2:31)

9.  Johnson Family:  Bile Dem Cabbage Down (2:36)

10. Johnson Family:  Katy Hill (2:36)

11.  Sam McCracken:  8th of January (1:44)

12.  Sam McCracken:  Chuck-a-luck (1:26)

 

B. Twentieth Century Fiddlers:

13.  Jess Moore:  Smoke Above the Clouds (2:12)

14.  Noah Lacy:  All Around the World and Back to Citaco (2:03)

15.  Leonard Keith: Chickens Don't Roost Too High (3:11)

16.  Matt Hill:  Dew Drop (1:58)

17.  Howard Colburn:  Home Again Blues (1:42)

18.  George Frye:  Flower's Mill (1:46)

19.  Henry Lee Hudson: Messenger (1:05)

20.  Monte Sano Crowder: Chicken in the Barnyard (2:05)

21.  Monte Sano Crowder:  Roaring River (2:05)

22.  Howard Hamil:  Coon on a Rail (1:38)

23.  Ralph Whited:  Turkey Foot (2:12)

24.  Ralph Whited: Possum Up a Gum Stump (3:26)

Source: http://alabamafolklife.org/content/possum-gum-stump-home-field-and-commercial-recordings-alabama-fiddlers

Musicologist and AFA executive director Joyce Cauthen performs with Clay County fiddler Howard Hamil. JOYCE CAUTHEN WITH HOWARD HAMIL Musicologist and AFA executive director Joyce Cauthen performs with Clay County fiddler Howard Hamil. Alabama State Council on the Arts; Alabama Center for Traditional Culture. Photograph by Anne Kimzey

 

10. Coon on a Rail / Devil On the Stump: We learned “Coon on a Rail” from Howard Hamil (1917-1992) of Clay County, Alabama. It is also on Possum Up a Gum Stump. “Devil on the Stump” comes from the playing of Art Stamper of Eastern Kentucky as heard on his “Lost Fiddler” LP (County 779).

Source: http://sites.google.com/site/redmountainstringband/recordings/liner-notes-for-fire-in-the-dumpster

 

 

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