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    I'm saying the Big Scioto

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    Nahhh....
    'Jerusalem Ridge' by William Smith Monroe.

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    "Snake River Reel" by Peter Lippincot

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    The one I'm trying to learn.
    Scott Rucker
    Silverangel F5
    Silverangel A5
    Breedlove Olympic
    Eastman 504 CS

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    Faded Love

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    2 or 3 of my favorites,
    Sally Goodwin
    Lost John
    Angeline the Baker
    The Gold Rush
    OK so thats 4
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    Big Scioty (as it's titled in my Fakebook) is certainly my favorite, but I don't know enough tunes to claim that one's the best ever. Everyone I know calls it The Big Scioto, why the different spelling in the Fiddler's Fakebook?

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    'Jerusalem Ridge' by Kenny Baker -No?

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    The Big Scioto refers to the Scioto River, which as far as I know, is pronounced "Scioty"

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    Nahhh....
    'Jerusalem Ridge' by William Smith Monroe.
    Monroe wrote it; Baker played it.

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    Hey Evan! - This is kinda' of "thread" - but then again ...it's not : 'bout a month ago I ordered(County Records) "Darkness on the Delta" - Kenny Baker AND Bobby Hicks!! - recorded in the '80's ; Twin fiddle "masters"(particularly Hicks IMHO!!) - Buddy, if ya' don't have this ya' gotta get it. Louisville Breakdown.., Tallahassee.., Panhandle Country, Roanoke.., great aggangement of Farewell Blues...(et al..) - Bought it 'cause County "highly recommended" it ; Man, what a "keeper" - twin fiddle'n at its best by two "masters" - If you don't get "goosebumps" ya' better check yer' pulse - you could be dead. Sorry to ramble.., but I LOVE THAT CD!!!

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    Man...there's a lot of extreeeeemely good fiddle tunes. I'll second the votes for Gold Rush & Jerusalem Ridge, & throw in a few extra:

    Up a Lazy River
    Brother & Joycelyn
    Mark'z Waltz
    Billy in the Lowground

    But, to tell more of the truth, almost any fiddle tune can be great when played with great tone and taste. I can listen to a really well-played fiddle tune and my brain will disconnect from reality, & I get lost in the world of melody and variation. Beautiful rhythm playing helps, too.
    You can't have everything--and if you did, where would you put it?

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    I agree with Davestem ... it's too hard to pick the "best" fiddle tune ... too many good ones out there.

    I would be willing to say my most recent favorite is Richmond ... I like to play along with Molsky ... he rips it up.
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    I like Jerusalem's Ridge too. The late Jimmy Campbell
    could play it very well.
    How about Sugar in the Gourd? Fire on the Mountain?
    I guess I cant pick a best of all.

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    June Apple!

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    I think Sally Ann's the best one now

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    OLD DANGERFIELD!!!!
    Mandofiddle

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    Nail That Catfish To A Tree by Steve Rosen.

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    Ah! - fiddle tunes,fiddle players and Monroe ; Take a few minutes and try to count the great fiddle players that he had work for him through the years - I also like to believe there were "greats"... that he inspired to be "greater"... - just my ramblings and .02. Moose.

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    To quote that great computer, "Deep Thought"

    "42"

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    Why, Sally Goodin of course!!
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    'Jerusalem Ridge' by William Smith Monroe.

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    jerusalem shmerusalem.

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    Now..now!~ It ain't nice to make fun of the ... "Holy Places" - "Jerusalem Ridge" by William Smith Monroe - as played by Kenny Baker!!

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    Yeah!! You'd not like to request that number by that name in front of William Smith Monroe hisownself, if he were alive to play it. #The look would make you cower, wet your panties and regret the blasphemy. #And then Monroe would tell you that the fellow who wrote that number was a pahr'ful man and no man had ever put him down!!!
    Of course, he might just ignore you.




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