Hi-Flyer Stomp

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HI-FLYER STOMP. AKA - "Pickin' My Way." Western Swing. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Phillips): AA'BB' (Brody). The melody was originally recorded by jazz guitarist Eddie Lang as "Pickin' My Way." Re-named "Hi-Flyer Stomp", it was the signature tune of the western swing band The Hi Flyers, originally from Ft. Worth, Texas. The band was active in the 1930's, until World War II duty scattered the members.

Source for notated version: The Texas Hi-Flyers (Texas) [Brody], Darrell Kirkpatrick with the Hi-Flyers (Texas) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 134. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 63.

Recorded sources: Kicking Mule 205, Delaware Water Gap- "From the Rivers of Babylon to the Land of Jazz" (1979). President PLCD 552, Hi-Flyers - "Roots of Rock and Roll, Vol. 2: Stompin' Western Swing." String STR 801, Hi-Flyers - "Beer Parlor Jive: Western Swing 1935-1941" (1977).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the tune at the Internet Archive [2]




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