FRC 709 - Rector Hicks: Sugar in the Morning (Joe Larose & Kerry Blech collections)

by Rector Hicks

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about

Rector Hicks was born in 1914 in Calhoun County, West Virginia, a region rich in fiddling traditions that included among its top practitioners Rector’s older cousin Laury Hicks and the legendary Ed Haley. Rector learned from both of these men, but went on to develop a style distinctively his own, at once sturdy and ornate, authoritative and graceful. Rector came to Akron, Ohio in the early 1940s to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He lived in Akron until his death in 1989. These recordings, most made in Rector’s home in Akron during the 1970s and early ‘80s, in which he is accompanied variously by Roy Combs, Gary Hawk, Joe LaRose, and Rector’s wife, Bonnie, include his unique versions of familiar tunes, rarely-heard hymns, waltzes, and marches, some Ed Haley pieces, and two fine self-composed tunes. – Joe LaRose

credits

released October 2, 2015

Rector Hicks, fiddle (all tracks); Joe LaRose, guitar (tracks 1-3, 6-7, 10, 12-13, 15-19, 21-23, 25-28, 31, 36, 39-42, vocal (tracks 10, 28, 39), fiddle (tracks 33, 37); Gary Hawk, banjo (tracks 6, 8, 10, 28, 38); Roy Combs, guitar (track 30); Bonnie Hicks, slide guitar (track 41).

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