Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tommy Jackson - Popular Square Dance Music

Here is some mighty fine fiddlin`! Tommy Jackson perhaps had the most popular fiddling records at the time this was released, although fiddle instrumental records were falling out of fashion at the time and has never been mainstream since. When was the last time a fiddle instrumental made the charts?!
There were some great fiddlers recording at the time this was recorded, such as Howdy Forrester, Benny Martin, etc. This was the latest country country fiddling styles at the time. Not old-time, bluegrass or western swing in style, but a new-ish niche in country fiddling that could be describes as sort of a jazz or blues influence due to inprovisition, but still not as modern as such fiddlers as Vassar Clements or Johnny Gimble.
I wonder what ever happened to Tommy Jackson. I have never heard of him since he was a star fiddler in the 1950`s and early 1960`s. Give this a listen and enjoy!

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  1. Thank you very much. I'll listen carefully. Greetings.

  2. I read that he passed away in 1979, but it never said how, BTW he's from my hometown!!!