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Steamboat Bill
STEAMBOAT BILL. American, Quadrille (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. According to Wikipedia, "Steamboat Bill" is a 1910 song with music by the vaudeville group The Leighton Brothers and lyrics by Ben Shields which became one of the first hit recordings in the United States through its 1911 recording by Arthur Collins. "Steamboat Bill" notably inspired two major works of American film with long-lasting influence: the 1928 Buster Keaton film Steamboat Bill, Jr. and "Steamboat Willie", the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.



An instrumental version was recorded by Kanawha County, West Virginia, fiddler Clark Kessinger (1896-1975), accompanied on guitar by his nephew Luches (billed as 'The Kessinger Brothers'), in New York in September, 1930.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Ruth (Pioneer Western Folk Tunes), 1948; No. 61, p. 22.

Recorded sources : - Brunswick 563 (78 RPM), The Kessinger Brothers (1930).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the Kessinger Brothers recording at youtube.com [2]
Watch "Steamboat Willie" [3]



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