Back Step Cindy’s new CD entitled “Don’t You Remember the Time” is now available. We give you 22 cuts with our rendition and interpretation of 28 fiddle tunes, a few recently composed but most traditional. Besides getting your money’s worth on the fiddle tunes, Joe even adds his unique vocals on 5! This is a selection from our dance repertoire as well as our personal favorites. Our arrangements are as spare and sparse as we heard them in our youth and we played the tunes as a group just as we would at home or at a dance. To order our CD, fill out and send in the order form below or go to CD Baby. We hope that you enjoy it!.
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List of Tunes and Sources
- Shelvin’ Rock • Source: Ernie Carpenter, Braxton County, WV (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
- Cranberry Rock/Hell Up Coal Holler • Sources: Burl Hammons, Pocahontas County, WV/Henry Reed, Glen Lyn, VA. The Cranberry River runs through the Monongahela National Forest, Pocohontas & Webster Counties, WV. (f: GDAE; b: gCGCD).
- Point Mountain Waltz • Source: Blackie Cool, Webster County, WV, 1986 – Point Mountain is in the Monongahela National Forest, Webster County, WV. (f: GDAE; b gCGCD).
- Battle of Cedar Creek • Source: Howard Zane, MD, who learned it in the late 1940s from his “Uncle Bob” Pressley, whose father had been a regimental banjo player (AL) in the Civil War. Warren, NH in late 1940’s. (f: GDAE; fretless b: dADF#A).
- Snake River Reel (c 1985 Peter Lippincott, MO)/Cindy • Sources: Portland Collection, v. 2/Brad Leftwich. (f: GDAE b: aDADE).
- The Old Rusty Mill • Source: Melvin Wine, Braxton County, WV (f: GDAE; b: gDGBD)
- Cricket on the Hearth • Source: Jerry Lundy, MD (fiddle: GDAE; b aDADE).
- Going Down to Chattanooga/Magpie/Squirrel Heads and Gravy (Chris Germain, PA) • Sources: James Bryan, AL/ Henry Reed, Glen Lyn, VA/Chris Germain (f: GDAE; b: gDGBD).
- Green Valley Waltz • Sources: Brad Leftwich, IN and Paul Brown, NC (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
- Poca River Blues • Source: Clark Kessinger, Kanawha County, WV. AKA East Tennessee Blues. (f: GDAE; b gCGCD).
- Road to California/Behind the Island (c 2008 Brian Pickell SOCAN) • Sources: Portland Collection vol. 1, Donna Fatur/Brian Pickell. (f: GDAE; b: aDADE).
- Cabri Waltz • Source: Woody Simmons, Randolph County, WV (f: GDAE; b: gDGBD).
- Altamont • Source: John Lusk, TN, 1949 (f: GDAE; b: gCGCD).
- Rock the Cradle Joe • Source: Frank George, Roane County, WV. (f: GDAE b: aDADE).
- Speed the Plow/Big John McNeil • Sources: Rhys Jones, VA/Traditional (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
- Stambaugh Waltz • (Craig Johnson, MD & NC) (f: GDAE; b: gDGBD).
- Wine’s Delight/Grub Springs • Sources: Melvin Wine, Braxton County, WV/W.E. Claunch, MS. (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
- Don’t Drink Nothin’ But Corn • Source: Richard Bowman, VA. (f ADAE b: aDADE).
- The Blackest Crow • Source: traditional. (f: GDAE; b: gDGBD).
- Grey Haired Dancing Girl • (Jumahl, MD) (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
- Let’s All Dance Together • Tune Source: Seneca Square Dance, Sam Long, AR, 1926, Words by Joe Langley (c 2018)(f: GDAE; fretless b: dADF#A).
- Don’t You Remember the Time • Source: C. Freeny, Freeny’s Barn Dance Band, MS, 1930. (f: AEAE; b: aEAC#E).
Note: (fiddle (f): tuning; banjo (b): tuning)
All songs/tunes traditional except as noted, used with permission.
For A tunes Sandy plays an Oral O. Henderson, Elkview, WV, fiddle, no. 45, made in 1992, with Cherry Blossom carving on the sides. For C, D, and G tunes she plays a German-made Strad-style violin found hanging on the wall sans finish at Renninger’s Antique Market in the 1980s and restored by Dalton Potter.
Howard plays a civil-war-style fretless banjo, tuned one-fifth below standard, built by Bob Flesher for the movie “Andersonville (1996),” and played by the actor Ted Marcoux. On the waltzes and marches he plays thumb-lead style, the way he learned from “Uncle Bob,” whose father had been a regimental banjoist for a unit from Alabama during the Civil War. He plays clawhammer and regular “knock down” style banjo on a 1903 Fairbanks Whyte Laydie #7.