Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Folk
In the mid-70s Rounder issued an album of Eastern Kentucky fiddle music by fiddler J.P & guitarist Annadeene Fraley called Wild Rose of the Mountain (Rounder 0037). Among enthusiasts of American old-timey music this classi... more »
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In the mid-70s Rounder issued an album of Eastern Kentucky fiddle music by fiddler J.P & guitarist Annadeene Fraley called Wild Rose of the Mountain (Rounder 0037). Among enthusiasts of American old-timey music this classic record holds a special place of honor -- its airy, graceful fiddle and guitar duets, though light and restrained in character, possess a strength, beauty, and an emotional quality quite that is virtually unique. Now, some 20 years later, comes this album of 26 new recordings by the Fraleys, who, this time, are joined by Doug Chaffin on acoustic bass.
Absolutely the Best
Robert Cox | West Columbia, SC United States | 07/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a lot of fiddle music in my collection but none better than that of Ralph Blizard. After listening to this CD, my friend and I visited him at his Blountville, TN Jam Session on a Friday night. He was as ever bit impressive in person as he is on the CD. Ralph promotes old time music (which is what I love). Ralph, in the CD liner notes, tells how Charlie Bowman, another old time fiddler of the 1920's and 1930's who lived near him, heavily influenced his music. I highly recomment this CD to anyone with a love of old time fiddle music. There is a lot of high energy in Ralph's music."
A great old time fiddler
David B. Moser Sr. | Cleveland, GA USA | 10/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ralph is one of the old time Appalachian fiddlers. He is 80 years old and still strong. I heard him in concert last night playin with the same back up as on this album(they have been together 15 yrs). Good stuff!"