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Re: [ARSCLIST] Old-time fiddle records

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Ross" <johnross@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Two related questions:
First, I've just acquired an LP by the great Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson, entitled "Benny Thomasson Volume Two" on the John's label (BT-48015A), copyright 1980, "recorded at Gillian Studio, Chandler, Oklahoma." I can't find anything about this record -- I knew Benny Thomasson, and I work closely with Voyager Records in Seattle, who issued several other BT records, but I'd like to know more about this one. Anybody know this label? Any other information? Has anybody ever seen Volume One?

And second, a more general question about fiddle records. Is there any kind of comprehensive discography of old-time fiddle recordings? It seems like many of them were vanity issues, on tiny labels, issued by local fiddlers' groups or contests, or otherwise out of mainstream distribution. Has anybody assembled a list of these things?

The BIG problem here is separating the gazillions of "pseudo-fiddling"
records (usually of "jigs & reels") cut by label's "house violinists"...from
the ACTUAL "fiddling" records, which didn't appear until the very early


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