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The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies
Tommy Jarrell
The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
 
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When talking about old-time music, Tommy Jarrell is the real McCoy. Whereas many "old-time" musicians, especially those who had or sought recording careers, updated, polished, and modernized the traditional styles of the m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tommy Jarrell
Title: The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: County Records
Original Release Date: 5/11/1999
Release Date: 5/11/1999
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 009001272423

Synopsis

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When talking about old-time music, Tommy Jarrell is the real McCoy. Whereas many "old-time" musicians, especially those who had or sought recording careers, updated, polished, and modernized the traditional styles of the mid-Atlantic mountain regions, Jarrell steadfastly refused to alter the fiddle techniques taught to him by his father Ben and other local legends of the Virginia-Carolina border. Thus Jarrell's fiddling has a raw and abrasive sound, although his technique is anything but--it is refined and complex, often mixing in plucked accents with his advanced bowing technique. Like the style of playing, the repertoire mostly dates back to the mid-19th century. Although the 15 songs here are fiddle solos, Jarrell accompanies himself with delightfully offhanded singing and introduces many of the songs with facts about their histories and the tunings he uses. This fascinating record serves as an enjoyable listen as well as a history lesson and an instrumental instruction course. --Marc Greilsamer

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CD Reviews

It don't git no better'n this!!!
Quinton Bradford | Greensboro, NC United States | 12/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OldTime music at its best! A mini-biography of Tommy Jarrell and how he aquired the tunes on this CD. A short story is told before each tune explaining the key of his fiddle and from where he learned the tune. The booklet tells about the tune as well. Highly recommended for the OldTime music player and/or historian!"
Ole time fiddle playing doesn't get any better than this!
Roger | North Carolina | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listening to Tommy Jarrell will take you back to the way real mountain musicians sounded while playing on their front porch. I've had the CD for 4 days and have almost wore it out. If you love ole time mountain music, BUY IT!"
Old Time Fiddle Master
Norman L. Owsley | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tommy Jarrell has been a source of inspiration for old time fiddlers for generations. These CD collections demonstrate why his heartfelt dedication to his music is so infectuous. These tunes are classics."