Black Hawk Waltz (1)

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X:1 T: Black Hawk Waltz [1] N:Transcribed from the playing of the Kessinger Brothers M:3/4 L:1/8 D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-SLak3gIzk&t=83s D:Brunswick 334 (78 RPM), The Kessinger Brothers (1929) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F SC4 DE|F2- FG A2|c4- B2|D6|(G4 {AG}E2)| {C}B,6|G2F2 ((3DFD)|C2 A,2B,2|C4 D-E|F2GA- A2| cB- B4|F4G2|A6|G6|F6-|F3 A,2B,2|C4 DE| F2- FGA2|{c}B6|D6|G4 E2|C4 B,2|G2 F2 ((3DFD)| C2 A,2B,2|C4 D-E|F2GA- A2|cB- B4|F4G2|A6|G6| F6-|F2||:A2c2|d4 cA|F2- FG A2|c4BG|D6| G4F2| {C}B,6|G2F2 ((3DFD)|C2F2A2|d2- dc {d}cA|F4 GA| {c}B6|F4G2|A6|G6|F6-|1F2:|2 F2A,2B,2S||



Luches (1907-1944) and Clark Kessinger (1896-1975), billed as The Kessinger Brothers, even though Clark was the younger man's uncle.
BLACK HAWK WALTZ [1]. AKA - "Valse de L'Epervier (La)." American, Waltz (3/4 time). American, Waltz (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part: ABB' (Devil's Box). "The Black Hawk Waltz" was recorded in New York by fiddler Clark Kessinger (1896-1975, Kanawha County, W. Va.) accompanied by his nephew Luches (1907-1944) in 1929. They played together from their first radio appearance on WOBU (Charleston, W.Va.) until Luches' death in 1944. The side was also issued as "Valse de L-Epervier (La)" in Quebec with the duo being called Les Joyeux Montrealais (Brunswick 52078). It was later recorded by fiddler J.P. Fraley (Denton, Kentucky) and others.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Transcribed by Frank Maloy from the playing of Earnest Ridgeway (Five Points, Tennessee) [Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box), vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 1994; p 26.

Recorded sources : - Brunswick 344b (78 RPM), The Kessinger Brothers (1929). County 747, Clark Kessinger - "Sweet Bunch of Daisies." Document DOC8011CD, "The Kessinger Brothers, vol. 2: 1929" (1999).




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