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Fiddle Tunes for Banjo


Download links and information about Fiddle Tunes for Banjo by Béla Fleck / Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 49:02 minutes.

Artist: Béla Fleck / Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka
Release date: 1981
Genre: Country
Tracks: 16
Duration: 49:02
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No. Title Length
1. Bill Cheatham 3:15
2. Dust on the Needle/Paddy Kelly's Jig 4:05
3. Fiddler's Dream 2:48
4. Barbara's Waltz 2:58
5. Salty 3:11
6. Clinging Vine 3:06
7. Black Mountain Rag 2:54
8. John Hardy 2:32
9. Mead Mountain Blues 3:17
10. Vanished 3:05
11. Silverbell 2:57
12. Christina's Jig/Plain Brown Jig 3:51
13. Jolly Waffle Man 3:26
14. Old Sandy River Belle 2:40
15. Panhandle Country 1:55
16. Salt Creek 3:02



What unites these three banjo players — Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, and Béla Fleck — is their shared status as stylistic innovators on an instrument that, to most people, embodies strict traditionalism. There's still debate as to whether Trischka or Keith originated the "melodic" style of bluegrass banjo playing, one which tends to follow the melody exactly and fill in the spaces with scalar embellishments, rather than hitting occasional melody notes from within cascades of arpeggios, as is the practice in traditional, Scruggs-style picking. Neither Trischka nor Keith has proved willing to claim precedence over the other, so the debate may never be settled. At the time of this recording, Fleck (who would later go on to great fame playing a sort of banjo-based jazz fusion) was a young player expanding the boundaries of the Trischka/Keith school. On most of the program, the banjoists take turns leading separate groups through bluegrass standards such as "Black Mountain Rag" and "Fiddler's Dream" (as well as unusual fare like the Irish tune "Paddy Kelly's Jig"), but on the two bonus cuts provided on this CD reissue, the three team up for barnstorming trio arrangements of "Bill Cheatham" and "John Hardy." Needless to say, the playing is amazing, but you don't have be a banjo player to enjoy the rapport these guys share or the music they make.