Polly Ann Waltz
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POLLY ANN WALTZ. American, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'AA'BB'BB'CC'CC'. The waltz was recorded in New York in February, 1929, by the Blue Ridge Mountain Trio, a group consisting of Frank Wilson on steel guitar, Walter Bowman on banjo and Charlie Bowman on fiddle. The group in this configuration (where Frank Wilson is given 1st credit) made only this sole recording, however, the members recorded with others in different combinations. Frank Wilson and Charlie Bowman were also members of Al Hopkin's 1920's groups, and Charlie Bowman also issued recordings around the same time as "Charlie Bowman and His Brothers", with Walter and Elbert Bowman on guitar.
Source for notated version: Frank Wilson and His Blue Ridge Mountain Trio [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 295.
Recorded sources: Columbuia 15372-D (78 RPM), Blue Ridge Mountain Trio (1929).
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Hear the Blue Ridge Mountain Trio's 1929 recording at Honking Duck