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X:1 T:Snow Shoes T:Snowshoes [1] N:From the playing of fiddler Tommy Jackson (1926-1979), for many years N:the most sought-after session musician in Nashville. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Dot DLP-3454, Tommy Jackson - "Swing Your Partner" (1962) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/snow-shoes Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (3A,B,C|D2 DF [E2A2][EA]G|FEFD GFGG|AFAc df-ed|c2[A4c4](3A,B,C| D2 DF [EA]DEG|FEFD GFG2|AFAc df-ed| cABc [d2f2]:| |:((3ABc|d2)a2 (=f^f2)d|ABdB AFDF|ABdf ed-Bd|c2[c4a4]((3ABc| d2)a2 (=f^f2)d|ABdB AFDF|ABdf ed-Bd|fe d4:|]



Tommy Jackson
SNOWSHOES [1]. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Snowshoes" was popularized by Nashville, Tennessee, session fiddler Tommy Jackson (musician) (1926-1979), who recorded it in 1962. Jackson played with many of the greatest country-and-western Nashville stars for forty years or more and was one of the most sought after session musicians of his era

This tune is sometimes called "Spotted Pony" because Pete McMahan's performance was mis-titled on the 1967 Voyager LP "More Fiddle Jam Sessions," which was an influential recording in West Coast old time music circles at the time. When the original field recording was made, Pete did not announce the name of the tune, but Vivian Williams, who edited the tape for producing the LP, heard someone say "Spotted Pony" and erroneously assumed that it was the name of the tune Pete played.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Blaine Sprouse (Brody).

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 262.

Recorded sources: -Dot DLP-3454, Tommy Jackson - "Swing Your Partner" (1962). Rounder 0117, "Blaine Sprouse." Voyager 319 S, Ace Sewell- "Southwest Fiddlin.'" Voyager 301, Pete McMahan (called "Spotted Pony) - "Fiddle Jam Session" (1967).

See also listing at:
Hear Tommy Jackson's 1962 recording at Slippery Hill [1]


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