Martha Campbell (2)

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MARTHA CAMPBELL [2]. Bluegrass, Texas-Style; Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A bluegrass-style variant of the old-time "Martha Campbell (1)", popularized by fiddler Orville Burns. Burns was born in Oklahoma City, but moved to Texas in his adult years. A similar version was also in the repertoire of fiddler Warren Helton (b. 1937), of whose playing Tiny Moore characterized as a 'cross between Texas and Tennessee fiddling'.

Orville Burns (1921-)

Source for notated version: Orville Burns (Oklahoma/Texas) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 150.

Recorded sources: Orville Burns - "Art of the Texas Breakdown" (2000). Voyager VRCD-377, Warren Helton - "Play Me Something Quick and Devilish" (2013).

See also listing at:
Hear a clip of Burns playing the tune [1]
See/hear Vi Wickham play the tune on youtube.com [2]
See/hear Julie Amundson play the tune on youtube.com [3]
Hear Warren Helton's recording at Slippery Hill [4]




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