Interview and music performance with fiddlers Horace Fletcher and Robert Blackwelder

Date: April 22, 1978

Source: S1576 , T78-322, T78-323

Type: Sound

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  • Unidentified song (Fletcher) (T78-322, Side 1)
  • Leather Britches
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Sally Goodin
  • Two unidentified songs
  • Billy in the Lowground
  • Two unidentified songs
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Fisher's Hornpipe (twice)
  • Rickett's
  • Salt Creek
  • Monymusk
  • June Apple
  • Trot Along, My Honey
  • Pig in the Pen
  • Unidentified song
  • June Apple (Blackwelder) (T78-322, Side 2)
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Sally Goodin
  • Sugar Foot Rag
  • Cripple Creek
  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Mississippi Sawyer
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Down Yonder
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Shear 'Em
  • Flop-eared Mule
  • Donegal
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Salty Dog Rag
  • Alabama Jubilee
  • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Leather Britches
  • Hey Good Looking
  • Casey Jones
  • Red Wing
  • Wreck of the Old 97 (Blackwelder) (T78-323, Side 1)
  • Goodnight Waltz
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Somewhere My Love
  • Shall We Gather at the River
  • Lilies in the Valley
  • Amazing Grace
  • Turn Your Radio On
  • Up Jump the Devil
  • Devil's Dream
  • Cotton Eye Joe
  • Black Mountain Rag
  • Bonaparte's Retreat
  • Teddy Bear Song
  • Listen to the Mocking Bird
  • Chicken Reel
  • Yellow Bird
  • La Cucaracha
  • La Cucaracha (T78-323, Side 2)
  • South of the Border
  • San Antonio Rose
  • The Old Ferris Wheel

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  • Two reel to reel recordings. Blackwelder began fiddling at 18, a self-taught musician. Born in 1910 in Bradford County, he was in the citrus business. His influences included Chubby Wise and Broward Green. In the recordings, Blackwelder discusses his life and fiddling styles. He plays several fiddle tunes.

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