Discography Missouri/Midwest Fiddling 
and Related Traditions

Most of the recordings listed below are no longer available.  For information on currently available recordings click this link: RECORDINGS OF MISSOURI FIDDLING AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
 
 
Brandenberger, Kirk
Title of Recording Fiddlin' Around
Label / No. / Date St. Louis: Professional Artist Recording, PAS 7733-145 (c. 1978)
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Brandenberger, Kirk
Title of Recording Fiddler on the Hoof
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Pete McMahan - Kansas City Rag (MSOTFA 003)

Missouri's premier contest fiddler, Pete McMahan was at a time the most widely known Missouri fiddler. There was time when if Pete showed up at a contest the other contestants knew they were all playing for second prize. This cassette is a re-issue of Pete's Missouri Fiddlin' #3 LP. The same material is included on the two CD set below.

Tunes include: Echoes of the Ozarks, Sugar in the Gourd, Over the Waves, Morris Hornpipe, Fiddler's Shuffle, Bitter Creek, Martin Waltz, Jack of Diamonds, Sally Johnson, "A" Waltz, Kansas City Rag, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Bradley's Hoe-Down, Fiddler's Waltz.
   
   
   

Pete McMahan - Ozark Mountain Waltz (MSOTFA 001)

Missouri's premier contest fiddler, Pete McMahan was at a time the most widely known Missouri fiddler. There was time when if Pete showed up at a contest the other contestants knew they were all playing for second prize. On this recording McMahan departs from typical contest fare and delves into the old tunes he learned as a lad growing up in Montgomery County, Missouri. Guitar accompaniment by Mickey Soltys.

Tunes include: Ozark Mountain Waltz, Gilsaw, Grandmother's Waltz, Old Spinning Reel, Buckley's Reel, Dark & Curly Hair (Cotton Blossom), Rose O' My Heart, Happy Jack, Stars & Stripes Waltz, In the Garden, Fiddler's Hoe-Down, Pretty Polly, Johnny Don't Come Home Drunk, Ford One Step, Messer's Memorial Waltz, Zig-Zag Hornpipe, Favorite Hornpipe, Liberty, Waltz You Saved for Me, Silver Threads Among the Gold, Red Wing, Hell on the Wabash, Black Sally Goodin.

Taylor McBaine - Boone County Fiddler (MSOTFA 002)

Taylor McBaine of Columbia, MO, influenced an entire generation of Missouri fiddlers.  He grew up in a log cabin north of Columbia where he first picked up the fiddle and he never set it down again for the rest of his life. His strong, powerful approach to the bow and clean and articulated noting has led some to call him the Clark Kessinger of Missouri.  Session recorded at KOPN Radio in Columbia, MO, with John Stewart on guitar and Forrest Rose on bass.

Tunes include: Hooker's Hornpipe, Rachel, Jack of Diamonds, 50 Year Ago Waltz, Grey Eagle, Kansas City Rag, Dance Around Molly, Pacific Slope, Western Waltz, Marmaduke's Hornpipe, Angus Campbell, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Ragtime Annie, On the Right Cheek, Kiss Me Again Waltz, Tom & Jerry.

Vee Latty - Fever in the South (MSOTFA 101)

Archival recordings of Vee & Marie Latty of Fulton. By virtue of his many performances at WOS radio (Jefferson City) Latty became one of the most popular fiddle performers in Mid-Missouri and beyond.  This is truly music of the "ancients" and gives a glimpse into Missouri-style playing back to the 19th Century.  Essential. 

Tunes include: Fever in the South, Mother's Waltz, Smokey Mountain Rag, Cowboy Waltz, Sweet Hour of Prayer, If I Hadn't Been a Fool - I Might Have Been a Lady, Shenandoah Valley, If I Had My Way..., Sweet Evalina, Peach Tree Limb, Flop Eared Mule, Golden Slippers, Over the Waves, Marmaduke's Hornpipe, When The Work's All Done This Fall, Waltz You Saved for Me, Mexicali Rose, Buffalo Gals, When I Grow Too Old To Dream, Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.


Lyman Enloe - Rugged Road (MSOTFA 004)

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.

Tunes include: Rugged Road, Cowhide Boots, Paddy on the Turnpike, Don't Let the Deal Go Down, Walking in my Sleep, Echoes of the Hills, Soap Suds, Lonesome Indian, Forgotten Waltz, Tony' Tune, Buck Snort and more...

 

Casey Jones - Rocky Road to Jordan (MSOTFA 102)

Archival recordings of Missouri fiddler Casey Jones.  Casey was the brother of Lena Hughes, another well-known fiddler and banjoist from NW Missouri.  Jones plays in a similar clean and melodic style as Bob Walters.  He is a perfect example of the Missouri Valley fiddle style.

Tunes include: Rocky Road to Jordan, Cowboy Waltz, Pate Simmon's Schottische, Billy in the Low Ground, Schottische in G, Old Dubuque, Waltz #1, Hell in the Mud, Hell Among the Yearlings, Waltz #2, Tune #1, Turkey in the Straw, Shoal Creek, Waltz #3, Smith's Reel, Dance All Night, Little White Lies, Waltz #4, Jack of Diamonds, Old Melinda, Waltz #5, Tennessee Wagner, Old Mother McCarthy, Tune #2.
 
Lyman Enloe - Fiddle Tunes I Recall  (MSOTFA 106E)

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.  Note: this recording is available as a CD from County Sales http://www.countysales.com/

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.

Cyril Stinnett - Mahoney's Reel (MSOTFA 105)

Archival recordings of Champion fiddler Cyril Stinnett from Oregon, MO.  Clean, smooth and melodic playing.  Accompanied by Lena Hughes on banjo.

Tunes include: Clyde Dirst's Tune, St. Joe Hornpipe, Walkin' in my Sleep, Mahoney's Reel, Lantern in the Ditch, Durang's Hornpipe, Old Mother McCarthy, Five Miles Out of Town, Hell in the Mud, Lazy Kate, Jack of Diamonds, Centerville, Old Dubuque, Mississippi Sawyer, Forked Deer, Pacific Slope, Ned Landry's Tune, Miller's Reel, Sleepy Joe, Bill Cheatum, Dance Around Molly, Jeff City, Old Forth Smith, Dusty Miller, Padgett, Irish Cobbler, Casey's Hornpipe, Thunderbolt Hornpipe, Oklahoma Redbird, Rustic Dance, Polka, Johnny Bring the Jug Around the Hill, Johnny, Don't Come Home Drunk.
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Cyril Stinnett - Grey Eagle in C (MSOTFA 103)

Archival recordings of Champion fiddler Cyril Stinnett from Oregon, MO.  Clean, smooth and melodic playing.  Accompanied by Lena Hughes on banjo.

Tunes include: Grey Eagle in C, Blue Water Hornpipe, St. Joe Hornpipe, Rosebud Hornpipe, Jump Fingers, Dusty Miller, Sleepy Joe, Old Mother McCarthy, Turkey Knob, Lantern in the Ditch, The Threshin' Tune, Hell in the Mud, Sally Johnson, Old Joe, Forked Deer, Ladies on the Steamboat, Dick Sand's Hornpipe. Gypsy Hornpipe, Rustic Dance, Brilliancy, College Hornpipe, Jake's Best Reel, Boys Around the World, Five Miles out of Town, Done Gone, Irish Hornpipe, Lady of the Lake, Little Dog Trottin' Down the River.


MSOTFA 109 Bob Walters - Paddy on the Turnpike (MSOTFA 109)

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. 

Tunes included are: Woodchopper's Breakdown,  Johnny Don't Come Home Drunk, Tugboat, Paddy on the Turnpike, Katy Hill, Fiddler's Dream, Bill Cheatham, Leather Britches, Smith's Reel, Eli Green's Cakewalk, Tune, That Good Tune in A, White Cockade, Beaux of Oak Hill, Paddy on the Railroad, Quadrille, Red Bird Reel, Quadrille, Buck Reel, Quadrille in A, Oyster Girl, Possum Up a Gum Stump, Bark-Haired Girl, Tune, Hell Among the Yearlings, Tune, Ladies on a Steamboat, Cacklin' Hen, Marmaduke's Hornpipe, Comin's Down From Denver, Purcell's Reel.
 
Bob Walters - Drunken Wagner (MSOTFA 106)

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. 

Tunes included are: Eighth of January, Good for the Tongue, Drunken Wagoneer, Champion Hornpipe, Irish Reel, Long John, Miller's Reel, Natchez Under the Hill, Silver Lake Quadrille, Lady on the Green, Little White Lies, Tune in G, Shoot Two Bits, Zinger, Cincinnati Hornpipe, Dundee's Hornpipe, Art Wooten's Hornpipe, A, E, & D Quadrille, Sally Goodin, Leddy's Hornpipe, Little Red Barn, Constitution Hornpipe, 6/8 Quadrille in D, Jim Clark's Hornpipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christeson, R. P. (ed.). The Old-Time Fiddlers Repertory. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1984. LP (2 record set).

Collins, Earl. That's Earl: Collins Family Fiddling. Pasadena, California: Briar Records, 1975.

Enloe, Lyman, Rugged Road. LP.

Enloe, Lyman, Rugged Road. Cassette.

Enloe, Lyman
Title of Recording Rugged Road
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Enloe, Lyman, Fiddle Tunes I Recall. LP.

Enloe, Lyman, Fiddle Tunes I Recall. Floyd, Virginia: County Sales, CO-762. LP.

Ferguson, Woody. Ferguson Family & Friends w/ Woody Ferguson: Fair and Tender Ladies & Gentlemen. American Artists. Not dated. LP

Goforth, Gene. Strike Up the Bow. St. Louis: Professional Artist Record, PAS 7433-21 (c. 1974). LP.

Galbraith, Art. Simple Pleasures: Old Time Fiddling from the Ozarks. Somerville, Massachusetts: Rounder Records, No date. LP.

Hascall, Carol. Spotted Pony. Independence, Missouri: Cavern Custom Recording, No. date.

I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough. New Haven, Missouri: Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts, No date.

Johnson, Ray "Pick". Tunes I Learned From My Uncle Cleve Johnson From Big Springs, Missouri. Graphic 1004. 1978.

Jones, Sac River. Medley of Old Fiddle Tunes and Songs. GR-1006. El Dorado Springs, Missouri: No date.

McBaine, Taylor. Boone County Fiddler. MSOTFA 002. Columbia, Missouri: Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association, 1987 (cassette).

McMahan, Pete. Missouri Fiddlin'. MLP-534. Harrisburg, Missouri: No date.

McMahan, Pete. Missouri Fiddlin' No. 2. MLP-538. Harrisburg, Missouri: No date.

McMahan, Pete. Missouri Fiddlin' No. 3. GR-1002. Warrensburg, Missouri: Graphic Recording, No date.

McMahan, Pete. Missouri Fiddlin' No. 4. Warrensburg, Missouri: Graphic Recording, No date.

McMahan, Pete. Ozark Mountain Waltz. MSOTFA 001. Columbia, Missouri: Missouri State Old-Time Fiddlers Association, 1987.

Perkins, Junior. Ozark Mountain Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Special. Columbia, Missouri: Ozark Records, No date.

Raines, Roy, J. Old Time Fiddlin' Bluegrass Style. No label. Not dated.

Ray, Wade. Down Yonder and Other Old-Time Favorites. CAS 2145. New York: RCA Camden, 1967.

Ray, Wade. Wade Ray and His Ozark Mountain Boys. (78 rpm). 4535Z Hell Amongst the Yearlings; 4535Y Flop-Eared Mule. Capitol Records: #57-40204.

Reed, Frank. Old Tyme Fiddlin'. Overland, Missouri: 1976.

Robertson, Lonnie.

Skiles, Jim. Fiddlin Jim Skiles and his Valley Ranch Boys. (78 rpm). SH-514-A Liberty; SH-514-B Arkansas Traveller. Eldon, Missouri: Sho-Me Records, Phillips Sound Service. No date.

Skiles, Jim. Valley Ranch Boys. (78 rpm). SH-501-A Marmaduke Horn Pipe; SH-501-B Flop Eared Mule. Eldon, Missouri: Sho-Me Records, Phillips Sound Service. No date.

Smith, Leonard. Fiddle Tunes by Leonard Smith, The One-Armed Fiddler, Mountain Style. Stark City, Missouri: Table Rock Records, No date.

Smith, Leonard Fiddle Tunes by Leonard Smith, The One-Armed Fiddler. Stark City, Missouri: Zeta, No date.

Stinnett, Cyril. Plain Old Time Fiddlin'. SLP-1013. Oregon, Missouri: No date.

Stinnett, Cyril. Fiddlers Dream by Cyril Stinnett. SLP 1012. Oregon, Missouri: No date.

Stinnett, Cyril. Cyril Stinnett plays his Favorite Old Time Fiddle Tunes. CLP 234. Oregon, Missouri: No date.

Stoneking, Lee R. Echoes of the Ozarks. Guinn Records. No date.

Stoneking, Lee R. & Sons. Missouri Old Time Fiddlin'. Appleton City, Missouri: No date.

Teague, Howe. Square Dance Music/Ozark Fiddlin' by Howe Teague. GS-SQ D LP1. Nashville: Gold Standard, No date.

Teague, Howe. Ozark's Memories: Fiddle Tune by Howe Teague OMHT-001 (cassette). No date.

Walden, Charlie
Title of Recording Traditional Fiddle Music of Missouri.
Label / No. / Date Marimac 9011 (cassette). Little Ferry, New Jersey: Marimac Recordings, 1987
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Personnel Charlie Walden - fiddle, Emily Buckhannon - piano, Dennis Buckhannon - guitar


 

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Hughey, Ron. Country Fiddlin' Ozark Style. American Heritage Music Corp. No date.

Walsh, Bob. Old Time Ozark Fiddlin'. Cape Fair, Missouri: Ozark Strings, No date (cassette).

 

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