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001 - Pete McMahan Ozark Mountain Waltz 002 - Taylor McBaine Boone County Fiddler 004 - Lyman Enloe Rugged Road 101 - Vee Latty Fever in the South
102 Casey Jones Rocky Road to Jordan 103 - Cyril Stinnett Grey Eagle in C 104 Cyril Stinnett Salty River Reel 105 - Cyril Stinnett Mahoney's Reel
006 - Bob Walters Drunken Waggoner 107 - Luther Caldwell One-Armed Fiddler of Boone County, MO 109 - Bob Walters Drunken Wagoneer 110 - Keith Orchard Zig-Zag Hornpipe
115 - Uncle Dick Hutchison Sharecropper's Blues 116 - Red Williams Dallas Fiddler 117 - Charlie Cook Boone County Waltz King 202 - Nile Wilson Tie-Hacker Hoedown
203 - Travis Inman Championship Fiddling 204 - Howe Teague Ozark Memories  205 - Sac River Jones  206 - Dwight Grover & The Sunshine Twinsters 
402A - Pete McMahan & Charlie Walden 402B - Pete McMahan & Charlie Walden (Part 2) 301 - Bill Graves Sugar in the Coffee  
Compact Discs
 
Nile Wilson: Tie Hacker Hoe-Down (MSOTFA 202CD)

A fiddler of the old school, Nile Wilson learned directly from his father the unique repertoire of North Central Missouri. Especially interesting are the "tie hacker tunes" learned by his father from itinerant crews of lumbermen who followed the railroad across north Missouri cutting fresh ties from stands of white oak timber that grew along the many rivers that crisscross the region. Guitar accompaniment by Chris Germain. Price: $10.00 ppd.

Tunes included are: SPOON RIVER JIG, TIE HACKER TUNE #1, TIE HACKER TUNE #2, SUGAR IN THE GOURD, ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS, WAGNER, NORTH MISSOURI WAGNER, RACOON TAIL WITH THE RINGS ALL-AROUND, NEW BOSTON HORNPIPE, OAK RIDGE STOMP, LOST INDIAN, STONEY POINT, OLD REUNION, BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND, MISSISSIPPI SNAG, TUNE IN A, SHORTIN' BREAD, LEAD OUT, BUFFALO GALS, TUNE IN C, UNCLE JOE, YELLOW BOSTON, FLOP-EARED MULE, LITTLE WHISKEY, HAL SCOTT'S SPECIAL, BELL COW, HASTE TO THE WEDDING, CLIMBING UP THE GOLDEN STAIRS.
 
Bill Graves - Sugar in the Coffee (MSOTFA 301-CD)

A true Ozark original, Bill Graves is the real deal. Recordings of primitive fiddle, old-time songs and important performances of pre-revival lap dulcimer (before it succumbed to the saccharin sensibilities of modern folk musicians). Read a detailed review of this CD at: http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/b_graves.htm. Price $7.00 postpaid.

Tunes & songs include: Sugar in the Coffee, Marmaduke's Hornpipe, Waltz, Jesse James, Old Old Indian & One Old Squaw, Fire on the Mountain, Brush Arbor Story, Great Judgment Morning, Got a Little Home to Go To, Lindy Long, Old Square Dance Tune, Spring Creek, Let Jesus Take Hold of the Wheel, Cabin in Caroline, Turkey in the Straw, Log Cabin in the Lane, Jaybird, Old Tune, I'll Be With You When the Roses Bloom Again, It's Long Way Back to Texas, You Write to Your Sweetheart and I'll Write to Mine, On My Way to the Old Home, Old Grey Mare, Liza Jane, Sugar in the Coffee, Leaning on the Everlasting Arm, Civil War Story, Paddle Your Own Canoe.
 
203 Travis Inman Championship Fiddling  Travis Inman - Championship Fiddling (MSOTFA 203)

Missouri hasn't seen a contest winning machine of Travis' caliber since the late Pete McMahan and Cyril Stinnett garnered most of the trophies at county fair and pie suppers around the Show-Me State. Travis exemplifies what we like to call "Contest Old-Time". With his numerous State Fair contest wins, plus innumerable local and regional titles this is true Championship Fiddling! Price: $13.50 postpaid.


Tunes include: Leather Britches, Just A Fine Scotch Lady, "A" Waltz, Soldier's Joy, Wagner, Jack of Diamonds, Bitter Creek, Martin's Waltz, Jack Danielson's Reel, Fiddler's Dream, 50 Years Ago Waltz, Cotton Patch, Sally Goodin, Runaway Blues, Secret Love, Sunrise on the Guinea Farm, Clark's Waltz, Performance at 2015 Missouri State Fair.
 
Dwight Lamb - Old-Time Fiddle Classics (Missouri Valley Music - 01)

Dwight Lamb of Onawa, IA, was the principal protégé of Uncle Bob Walters. His playing was also influenced heavily by Cyril Stinnett of Missouri.  Dwight is without question the greatest living exponent of the Missouri Valley Style and repertoire. These recordings are a re-issue of two LPs produced by Dwight to sell and fiddle contests and for friends and neighbors to enjoy. Previously re-issued by MSOTFA as an audiocassette titled Old Ladies Picking. Thanks to Bill Peterson for making these recording available once more.  Price $12.00 postpaid.

Tunes include: PURCELL'S REEL CENTERVILLE PACIFIC SLOPE CANARY WALTZ FOX CHASE DUBUQUE'S HORNPIPE BENNETT'S REEL ADRIAN'S HORNPIPE THUNDERBOLT HORNPIPE OLD PARNELL JOHNNY BRING THE JUG AROUND THE HILL COMIN' DOWN FROM DENVER GRANNY WILL YOUR DOG BITE JACK DANIELSON'S REEL PAGEANT DUSTY MILLER GRAY EAGLE BURT COUNTY BREAKDOWN DAD'S WALTZ WART ON THE PUMPHANDLE BILL POWELL'S WALTZ FIVE MILES OUT OF TOWN RYE STRAW LAZY KATE TENNESSEE WAGNER TROMBONE RAG CASEY'S HORNPIPE WALTZ IN G OLD LADIES PICKIN' CHICKENS KATY HILL BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND NATCHEZ UNDER THE HILL STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND COWBOY WALTZ
 
Pete McMahan - 50 Old-Time Fiddle Gems (Voyager Records - V366)

Two-disc compilation by Voyager Records of all four of Pete's LPs. Pete produced the original recordings himself and sold them out of this trunk at pie suppers, fiddle contests, and such. I personally wore out several copies of these records on my turntable back in the 70s. These are awesome recordings and truly show Pete at his finest.  Price $16.00 postpaid.


Tunes include: Grey Eagle, Leather Britches, Waltz of Shannon, Sarah's Reel, Tom & Jerry, Clark's Waltz, Katy Hill, Sally Goodin, Cook Waltz, Tennessee Rag, Dance Around Molly, Sweet Bunch of Daisies, Bill Cheatum, Rachel, Forked Deer, Last Waltz, Lightning Hornpipe, Fiddler's Dream, Gold Rush, Woodchopper's Breakdown, Flowers from Heaven, Reuben's Ridge, Fiddler's Hoedown, Adrian's Reel, Echoes of the Ozarks, Sugar in the Gourd, Over the Waves, Morris Hornpipe, Fiddler's Shuffle, Bitter Creek, Martin's Waltz, Jack of Diamonds, Sally Johnson, "A" Waltz, Kansas City Rag, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Bradley's Hoedown, Fiddler's Waltz, Talk to Dinah, Eighth of January, Salt River, Missouri Waltz, Pretty Polly, Angus Campbell, Soldier's Joy, Ragtime Annie, Virginia Darling, Capri Waltz, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Walking in my Sleep.
 

Bob Walters - The Champion (Missouri Valley Music - 02)

Archival recordings of Uncle Bob Walters, radio fiddler from Tekamah, NE, and the mentor of Dwight Lamb, Cyril Stinnett and others.  Most influential of all players in the Missouri Valley Style.  Thanks to Bill Peterson for making these recordings available.  Read more at: http://missourifiddling.blogspot.com/2009/11/bob-walters-champion.html. Price: $16.00 postpaid.

Tunes included are: Adrian's Hornpipe, Art Wooten's Hornpipe, The Beaux of Albany, The Bell Cow, Bill Cheatum, Bob Walter's Tune in G, Boys Around the World, The Bucking Mule, Casey's Irish Hornpipe, Champion Hornpipe, Clyde Durst Tune, Coming Down from Denver, Cowboy Waltz, Cuckoo's Nest, Dick Sands Hornpipe, Durang's Hornpipe, The Dusty Miller, The Drunken Wagoner, Duncan's Reel, Eli Green's Cakewalk, Five Miles Out Of Town, Flannagan's Polka, Friendship Waltz, Give the Fiddler A Dram, Good for the Tongue Hornpipe, Guilderoy, Gypsy Hornpipe, The Inimitable Reel, Irish Hornpipe, Jake's Best Reel, Jefferson & Liberty, Johnny, Don't Come Home Drunk, Jump Fingers, Katon's Reel, Lady on the Green, Lazy Kate, Leddy's Hornpipe, Long John, Lost Indian, Mahoney's Reel, Missouri Mud, Money Musk, Mother's Reel, Natchez Under the Hill, Old Dubuque, Opera Reel, Padgett, Pretty Lies, The Prodigal Son, Purcell's Reel, Quadrille A, E, & D, Rocky Road to Jordan, Rose Waltz, Sally Johnson, Salty River Reel, Shaw's Reel, Shoal Creek Breakdown, Silver Lake Quadrille, Sleepy Joe, Smith's Reel, Steamboat Round the Bend, Tennessee Wagner, Tobacco Hills, Topeka Polka, Trombone Rag, Trouble Among the Yearlings, Turkey in the Straw in A, Two Bits, Wart on the Pumphandle, Woodchopper's Breakdown and a handful of tunes for which no title is given.
 
Lamb Accordion CD

Dwight Lamb Accordion Tunes: Danish & American Melodies
(Missouri Valley Music - 03)


Archival recordings and modern recordings of performances by Dwight Lamb on single-row diatonic button accordion performing traditional Danish dance tunes and American fiddle tunes.  There are also recordings of Dwight's grandfather, Chris Jerup, a Danish immigrant, on the accordion.  Of particular interest to fiddle fans are the several duets featuring Dwight on accordion and Uncle Bob Walters on fiddle. One track features two fine musicians from Denmark, at the time new friends and admirers of Dwight's music, Kristian Brugge (fiddle) and Mette Jensen (accordion). For more of Brugge and Jensen with Dwight see the two CDs below. Price: $12.00 postpaid.

Tunes included are: Chris Jerup's Old Dane Tune, Galop, Tomorrow I Shall Wed..., Polka, Waltz, Quadrille, Waltz, Schottische, Chris Jerup's Storm, Storm, Grandpa's Waltz, Crested Hen, Waltz, Polka, Chris Jerrup's Dane Waltz, Waltz, Quadrille, Schottische, Polka, Waltz, Chris Jerup's Fyn's Polka, Kraen Jerup's Homborg, Centerville, Champion Hornpipe, Thunderbolt Hornpipe, Irish Hornpipe, Tugboat, Shoal Creek, Adrian's Hornpipe.
 
Lamb Live in Denmark 2010

Dwight Lamb with Jensen & Bugge: Live in Denmark 2010 (Missouri Valley Music - 04)

Dwight Lamb, best know for his fine fiddle playing, is also the last tradition bearer of a unique style and repertoire of Danish accordion music. While friends of Dwight's in America enjoyed Dwight's accordion tunes, It was folklorists and musicians Kristian Jensen and Mette Brugge from Denmark who grasped the true significance of Dwight's repository of music. Since that discovery they have been to visit Dwight several times and Dwight had traveled to Denmark to demonstrate and teach these "lost" tunes. Price: $12.00 postpaid.

Tunes included are: Quadrille, Two-Part Waltz, Polka, Tomorrow I Shall Wed...,Isle of Fin, Quadrille, Three-Part Waltz, Schotische I, Storm Polka, Den toppede hone, Quadrille, Mor jeg skal tisse Schottische, Polka, Four-Part Waltz, Schottische, Polka, Schottische 2, Oh Susanna, Galop.
 

Lamb in Denmark - 2013

Dwight Lamb with Jensen & Bugge: Live in Denmark 2013 (Missouri Valley Music - 05)

Another concert in Denmark as described above featuring Dwight, Kristian and Mette. Price: $12.00 postpaid.

Tunes included are: Mette's Opposite Polka, Crooked Waltz, New Schottis, Solo Polka, Polka, Four-part Waltz, Brand New Polka, Brand New Schottis, Dagmar Polka, Crooked Waltz, Made Up Tune, Kraen Jerup's homborger, Mor Jeg Skal tisse...,Three-Part Polka, Crested Hen, Two Quadrilles, Oh Susanna, Two-Part Waltz, Galop.
 
Fiddler Nelson

Fiddler Nelson: We Didn't Make This Stuff Up! (Missouri Valley Music - 06)

Missouri Valley Fiddle Tunes played by this fine old-time band from South Dakota. Members are all admirers of Dwight Lamb and via recordings other great Missouri Valley fiddlers like Bob Walters, Casey Jones & Cyril Stinnett. Personnel are Tom Carlson - fiddle, Nathan Glazier - clawhammer banjo, concertina, piano, guitar & vocals, Bill Peterson - fiddle, Al Slaathhaug - bass, Tom Weisbecker - guitar, harmonica and vocals. Other musicians include John Everist, Tom Parliman and Carol Skallerud. Price: $12.00 postpaid.

Tunes included are: Dusty Miller, Dad's Waltz, Danish Polka, Jefferson & Liberty Quadrille, Come On In, Irish Hornpipe, Johnny Bring the Jug Around The Hill, Peader on the Turnpike, Durang's Hornpipe, Bill's Polka, Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down, Prodigal Son/John Kelly's Cliffs of Moher/Penfield's Irish Two-Step, 6/8 Danish Piece,Thunderbolt Hornpipe, Wilse Walter Old-Timer in C, Steamboat Around the Bend, Raise a Ruckus Tonight, Sandhills Tune, Zach Wheat's Piece, Natchez Under The Hill, Sant's Quadrille, Coming Down From Denver.
 
Vinyl LPs
 
Lyman Enloe - Fiddle Tunes I Recall  (County 762)

This is original LP from which the audio our cassette release and subsequent re-issue by County Sales was drawn.  Performances by Central Missouri fiddle great Lyman Enloe. Enloe, who grew up in Miller County, is the Nephew of Tony Gilmore of Jefferson City. He cut his teeth playing for square dances on the "ol' puncheon floor", but later in life moved to Kansas City and enjoyed great notoriety as a Blue Grass fiddler with the Blue Grass Association. New and in the original shrink-wrap Note: this recording is available as a CD from County Sales http://www.countysales.com/.  Limited quantities.  Price: $10.00 postpaid.

Tunes include: Comin' Thru the Rye, Back in '89, Sunflower Hornpipe, Sugar in the Coffee, Brickyard Joe, Wake Up Susan, Waldo, Fiddler's Dream, Melinda, Down Home Rag, Durham's Reel, Ten Nights in a Bar Room, Nervous Breakdown, Shaeffer's Lumber Wagon, Lost Train Blues, Oklahoma Redbird, Fourteen Days in Georgia, Stoney Point, Chinese Breakdown, Sleepy-Eyed Joe, Old Judge Parker, Birdie, Tom & Jerry.
 
Tom Doucet - Down East Star (Vinyl LP - FRLP-001)

One of our favorite non-Missouri fiddle LPs as the style of play and tune selection are compatible with the Missouri approach.  Tremendous technical playing and musicianship. Many tunes can be sourced to Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes.  LP is now hard to find and our stock is limited. New and in the original shrink-wrap. Price: $15.00 postpaid.

Tunes include: Herrin' Brook Reel, The Still On The Hill, Elvira Polka, Old French Reel, Ostinelli's Reel, Abegwait Reel, Don Messer Medley, Irish Reel, East Tennessee Blues, The Down East Star, Niagara Hornpipe &Tom Marsh's Hornpipe, McDonaugh's Hornpipe & The Jaunting Car Hornpipe, Spellman's Clogs & The Leaves Of Spring, The High Level Hornpipe & Dill Pickles Rag, The Autocrat Hornpipe & The Recluse Hornpipe, Tom's E-Flat Clog & The Banks Hornpipe, The Panhandle Swing, Miss Hamilton's Reels.
 
Books
 
Old Time Violin Melodies Book No. 1 by W. H. Morris

Published in St. Joseph, MO, in 1924, by physician and fiddler W. H. Morris. This is an important collection as it, along with E. F. Adams Old Time Violin Melodies (St. Louis, 1924), is one of the  earliest printed collections of Midwestern fiddle tunes believed to be taken directly from tradition.  Morris contains 32 transcriptions in standard notation. Additionally, there is a biography and tune annotations provided by Bill Shull.  Price: $8.00 postpaid.
 
 
Thirty Fiddle Tunes from the Manuscript Collection of William Sidney Mount
Compiled & Edited by Alan Buechner & Bill Shull


Based on a loose collection of handwritten manuscripts from an important American painter William Sidney Mount, this volume brings together music from a specific region (rural New York ) and time (mid-19th Century) making it accessible to modern fiddlers and violinists. Read more about Mount's life at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sidney_Mount. There are some very interesting tunes in this book and each melody is ably annotated by Messrs. Buechner and Shull, giving historical and contextual meaning to each tune.  Price: $20.00 postpaid.
 
 
Higgins Collection Original Dances, Waltzes & Hornpipes for the Violin composed by M. Higgins

This collection, published in 1829, purports to be compositions of one M. Higgins. It is more likely that the included tunes were in currency in New York in this early period. The historical significance of this volume is that it is probably the first American-published tune collection with the scores written out in rendition-form, with running 16th notes. 17 pages. 43 tunes.
Price: $8.00 postpaid.
 
 
Uncle Pink and other Central Missouri fiddle tunes from Lyman Enloe
Compiled and Edited by Bill Shull


Transcriptions in standard notation of performances by Central Missouri fiddle great Lyman Enloe. Enloe, who grew up in Miller County, is the Nephew of Tony Gilmore of Jefferson City. He cut his teeth playing for square dances on the "ol' puncheon floor".  These very accurate transcriptions are of older family and regional tunes from Enloe's youth.  Also available as a downloadable PDF - see below. Price $15.00 postpaid.

Tunes include: Cowhide Boots, Danged if I Know, Back in '89, Old Ben Hines, Load of Poles, Uncle Pink, Soapsuds over the Fence, Call Your Dogs and Let's Go Huntin', Rakin' the Leaves, High D Tune, Rugged Road, The Rough Scotsman, Vichy, Waldo, Drunk at Four O'Clock in the Morning, Sunflower Hornpipe, Old Judge Parker, Sidewalk Waltz, Oklahoma Redbird, Goin' Up Dry Branch, Forgotten Waltz, Tony' Tune, Hang Around the Kitchen 'til the Cook Comes Home, Comin' Through the Rye, Sugar in the Coffee, 'Taters.
 
DVDs
 
Legendary Master Missouri Fiddler Cyril Stinnett (Missouri Valley Music - 03)
Videos from the Collection of Dwight Lamb


Incredible video footage of one of Missouri's greatest fiddlers.  DVD compiled from U-Matic black & white videos made by Dwight Lamb in the 1970s & 80s.  87 tunes in all by the master himself.  For complete listing: http://tinyurl.com/o6hjk6a.  Thanks to Bill Peterson and David Cavins for compiling and editing these rare performances and making them available.  Price: $15.00 postpaid.
 
Gear
 
Official MSOTFA Guitar Pick

What better way to accompany your favorite Missouri fiddler than with the official MSOTFA logo guitar pick. White with black imprint. MSOTFA logo on one side and our web address on the other. Ideal .91mm thickness so you can really punch out those bass runs. Custom made by Legend Picks to our exacting specifications.  Sold in pack of 5 - $4.00.
NOTE: This is an add-on item and must be included as part of a larger order.
 
Book Downloads
 
Uncle Pink and other Central Missouri fiddle tunes from Lyman Enloe (PDF Format)
Compiled and Edited by Bill Shull


Transcriptions in standard notation of performances by Central Missouri fiddle great Lyman Enloe. Enloe, who grew up in Miller County, is the Nephew of Tony Gilmore of Jefferson City. He cut his teeth playing for square dances on the "ol' puncheon floor".  These very accurate transcriptions are of older family and regional tunes from Enloe's youth.  $10.00 from www.lulu.com.

Tunes include: Cowhide Boots, Danged if I Know, Back in '89, Old Ben Hines, Load of Poles, Uncle Pink, Soapsuds over the Fence, Call Your Dogs and Let's Go Huntin', Rakin' the Leaves, High D Tune, Rugged Road, The Rough Scotsman, Vichy, Waldo, Drunk at Four O'Clock in the Morning, Sunflower Hornpipe, Old Judge Parker, Sidewalk Waltz, Oklahoma Redbird, Goin' Up Dry Branch, Forgotten Waltz, Tony' Tune, Hang Around the Kitchen 'til the Cook Comes Home, Comin' Through the Rye, Sugar in the Coffee, 'Taters.
Download at: Lulu.com
 
MSOTFA Guide to Running a Fiddle Contest (PDF Format)
by Bill Shull & Charlie Walden


This is the official "how-to" guide for running a fiddle contest prepared by the Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association. This guide is essential for anyone new to fiddle contests, however, even seasoned veterans can benefit from the suggestions presented in this guide. Includes official MSOTFA contest rules and scoresheet along with advice on planning, advertising and running your contest.  $10.00 from www.lulu.com.
Download at: Lulu.com