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Mississippi String Bands Vol 1 1928 - 1935

DOCD-8009 Mississippi String Bands Vol. 1 (1928-1935) Floyd Ming & His Pep Seppers: Hoyt Ming, fiddle; Troy Ming, mandolin; Rozelle Ming, guitar; A.D. Coggin, calls on �Indian War Whoop�. Carter Brothers & Son; George Carter: vocal, fiddle; Andrew Carter, fiddle; Jimmie Carter, guitar. Red Whitehaed & Dutch Coleman: Red Whitehead, harmonica; Dutch Coleman, guitar. Freeny�s Barn Dance Band: Leslie Freeny, fiddle, Hendrix Freeny, fiddle; Cleveland Freeny, mandolin; S. Carlton Freeny, tenor banjo; Fonzo Cannon, vocal, guitar. The Freeny Harmonizers: Ira Ellis, fiddle; S. Carlton Freeny, tenor banjo; Neal Babb, vocal, guitar. Genres: Old Timey, Vintage Country, Country fiddle, Country harmonica, Mississippi country. Informative booklet notes by Tony Russell. Detailed discography. Mississippi fiddle music of the '20s and '30s is a hauntingly unusual dialect of old-time music. It differed from contemporary South-eastern styles in both grammar and vocabulary: it offered almost no role to the five-string banjo and, while it embraced a good deal of standard Southern fiddle repertoire, it had much too that was peculiar to it, such as oddly transformed Old World polkas and hornpipes, and a deep vein of blues. Continued...




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