Lonnie's Breakdown - Classic Fiddle Music from Missouri
CAT # 11661-0375-2
1. Lonnie's Breakdown 1:13 2. Ozark Mountain Waltz 1:56 3. Mountain Reel 1:36 4. Old Parnell 1:36 5. Untitled Reel in Bb 1:20 6. Old Time Breakdown in A 1:21 7. Lady on a Steamboat 1:38 8. The Fiddler's Blues 1:35 9. Lonnie's Hornpipe 2:02 10. Big Sandy River 1:19 11. Jump Fingers 1:28 12. Saddle Old Kate 1:40 13. Rock All the Babies to Sleep 1:55 14. Speed the Plough 1:12 15. Caney Mountain Hornpipe 1:23 16. Hazy Hills Waltz 2:22 17. Taney County Breakdown 1:21 18. Lantern in the Ditch 1:56 19. Lonesome Polly Ann 1:56 20. Kaiser Waltz 2:31 21. Old Joe 2:08 22. Johnny, Bring the Jug Around the Hill 1:32 23. Cincinnati Hornpipe 1:27 24. Natural Bridge Blues 1:38 25. Untitled Reel in D 1:31 26. Wink the Other Eye 1:40 27. Malindy 1:57 28. Unnamed Bb Waltz 1:45 29. Rag in C 1:37 30. Rosebud Reel 1:29 31. A & E Rag 1:08 32. Bluebird Waltz 1:50 33. Arkansas Stomp 1:46 34. Katy Hill / Darky's Dream / Brown Leaf Rag 4:52
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Here was the best Missouri fiddler I ever heard. Not enough could be said about Lonnie and his fiddling, and all of it would be favorable. He had a long career and played (on the radio) in several states. . . I knew Bob Walters before I knew Lonnie; Bob very seldom mentioned any other fiddlers, favorably or unfavorably, but one day I turned our conversation towards Lonnie and Uncle Bob said, `Boy, he sure had some good tunes'. . . Lonnie knew an inordinate number of good tunes, could play them all well, and probably took more tunes to the cemetery than any other Missouri fiddler.' --R.P. Christesen, The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory, V. 2 (Undoubtedly the best single collection of American fiddle music yet compiled.) Fortunately, R.P.'s worries about Robertson's legacy were unfounded, for Lonnie left behind a large body of privately recorded work. We have assembled some of the best of it here, providing a representative portrait of one of America's finest folk violinists.
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