Brown Kelly Waltz

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BROWN KELLY WALTZ. AKA - "Brown's Kelly Waltz." AKA and see "Keller's Waltz," "Kelly Waltz." Old-Time, Waltz. USA, Texas. Recorded by Texas fiddler Eck Robertson for Victor Records with his family band in 1929 (released in 1930), the waltz was, according to Blanton Owen, one of the most performed numbers at live shows. Charles Wolfe (1997) believes this tune may have come from another Texas fiddler named Matt Brown, who composed "Done Gone," and whose hey-day was in the early 20th century. Actually, the core of the tune is the well-known "Kelly Waltz," popular in fiddling circles throughout the western United States, to which a part was added by Brown, starting on the IV chord.

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Recorded sources: Victor 40334 (78 RPM), Eck Robertson (Texas) {1929}.

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