FIDDLIN' VAN KIDWELL with the Hot Mud Family  FRC-412-CD

FIDDLIN' VAN KIDWELL with the Hot Mud Family FRC-412-CD

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My father came from Rockcastle County, Kentucky. My mother was born and raised in Madison County. Dad played the fiddle and I picked the banjo with him. He just played a few of the old ones—Soldier’s Joy, Tennessee Wagoner, Black Eyed Susan. We’d play for square dances—just banjo and fiddle. Then I got started on the fiddle and eventually quit the banjo. There used to be a lot of fiddlers around and some of ‘em was pretty fair. I’d catch a lot of these tunes off them. Me and Doc Roberts, I’d say we kinda learned together off old Charlie Walker, a colored fellow. I figure he was about eighty when I was twenty-five or thirty. Dealin’ livestock and farming—that’s what I done all my life, now I’m just fiddlin’ around. – Van Kidwell, 1974

Track Listing:

  • Red Lick Rag (V. B. Kidwell) (1:57)
  • Florida Blues (2:40)
  • Van talks about starting to play (0:18)
  • Cat Come Back (2:12)
  • Pretty Little Indian (2:55)
  • Cumberland Blues (1:59)
  • West Virginia Hornpipe (2:10)
  • Last Gold Dollar (2:04)
  • Old Grey Mare (2:02)
  • Brickyard Joe (2:16)
  • All I Got’s Done Gone (3:39)
  • Red Apple Rag (1:55)
  • The Waltz You Saved for Me (3:24)
  • Soppin’ the Gravy (2:29)
  • Sally Johnson (2:43)
  • Drunk Man’s Blues (2:06)
  • Estill County Ramble (V. B. Kidwell) (2:32)
  • Van’s Blues (V. B. Kidwell) (2:27)
  • Charleston Number One (2:07)
  • Tennessee Wagon (2:06)
  • Durham’s Reel (1:59)
  • Shortnin’ Bread (1:24)
  • Gotta See Mama (1:40)
  • Forky Deer (2:06)
  • Midnight Ride (V. B. Kidwell) (2:10)
  • Big Sandy River (1:42)
  • John Henry (1:33)
  • Goodnight Waltz (3:47)
  • Hell Among the Yearlings (3:00)
  • The Shuffle You Saved For Me (V. B. Kidwell) (2:44)
  • Shoot the Turkey Buzzard (2:19)
  • Wang Wang Blues (1:54)
  • East Tennessee Blues (2:36)
  • Bully of the Town (3:12)