Dating victor records
Asleep at the Wheel is a western swing band that began in the 1970s, who strive to emulate the orginal Texas Playboy sound. This pattern is imitated by the two later performances. Hollander goes into a minor version of the tune, which is kind of neat. Two I especially like: a nice Scruggs style version from Virginia picker Billy Wheeler, and a clawhammer version by Rick Hollander, from Kings Park, New York. I also located three bluegrass versions of the tune. The first MP3 is the original 1939 Columbia recording of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, which was strictly an instrumental.
We are going to stay with Blue Ridge Cabin Home this week, incorporating a second up the neck break, using Scruggs type left hand fingering patterns, The up the neck break is at the end of the revised TEF file, with the pick up notes starting on measure 52. For interest, I have also added a link to a You Tube posting of Mississippi John hurt's rendition of the song, which preserves the original ragtime flavor.: Soldier's Joy introduces playing in C tuning, and demonstrates the similarity of C tuning left hand positions with left hand up the neck patterns in G tuning. The Flatt & Scruggs version is based on the 1938 recording by the Morris Brothers, a guitar and mandolin duo who Earl played with for a time before joining Bill Monroe in 1948. This is from a 1999 Acoustic Fisc CD called which is also available from Amazon. There isn't any banjo on this cut, but it is still really great.
There is also a You Tube video of Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys performing the song on their Martha White television show.