FRC 737 - John Rector - Galax Fiddle & Banjo (Tom Carter & Blanton Owen recordings)

by John Rector

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Ebenezer 01:31
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Old Dad 01:29
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Forked Deer 01:14
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Sally Ann 01:22
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Richmond 00:25
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Susannah Gal 01:39
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Richmond 01:28
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Talk 00:10
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Talk 00:18
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Fanny Hill 00:46
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Old Dad 01:04
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Ebenezer 01:45
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Forked Deer 01:09
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Talk 01:00
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Talk 00:23
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Sally Ann 01:32
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about

John Rector was an influential old-time fiddle and banjo player from Galax, Virginia. These recordings were made between January and June of 1974 by Tom Carter and Blanton Owen, during a period when they documented and preserved the work of many wonderful old-time musicians. He was also recorded by John Lomax in 1937. On this disk, you'll hear Mr.Rector play many of his favorite tunes and discuss his influences. Mr.Rector had a unique sound and style and was a frequent winner at the Galax Fiddlers' Convention. Special thanks to John's granddaughter, Nancy Atakan, for her permission and help with releasing this project.

credits

released January 15, 2021

John Rector - fiddle and banjo
Blanton Owen - banjo on tracks where present with John on fiddle

license

all rights reserved

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