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Don Richardson plays Mississippi Sawyer

By Kenneth Rainey. Filed under: Audio, TweedBlog. Tags: , , ,

Don Richardson recorded some of the earliest examples of American country fiddle known. His first recordings were made in the 1914 for the Columbia label, eight years before Eck Robertson cut his celebrated sides for Victor in the summer of 1922.

Mississippi Sawyer is a popular dance tune in ‘D’, with two eight bar strains played AABB. Tangleweed has played it for square dances many times, usually in a medley with other tunes in ‘D’, such as Liberty.

Mississippi Sawyer (MP3)
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Earlier posts:
Eck Robertson playing Sally Gooden