Here’s an out-of-print lp issued by Davis Unlimited of Old-Time fiddler Norman S. Edmonds. People who love Harry Smith ‘s Anthology of American Folk Music (see my blog “The Old Weird America) may know and love already Edmonds’s fiddling from the track “Train on the island”, a great fiddle and banjo driving piece of music. Born in 1889 in Virginia, Edmonds recorded only a ccouple of tracks in the 1920’s with banjo player J.P Nestor, but appeared in many fiddler’s conventions in Virginia and North Carolina, often with his band called The Old-timers. He was a genuine old-time fiddler, playing in the archaic style of the mountains and with driving rhythm, the old traditional dance tunes.
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