Podcast: Fleet Fingers Pt. 3 The U.K. and Beyond
Episode #17-03 | airing 1-18-17

The traditional music world lost a champion on January 15 with the passing of Alan Jabbour. Through his 23 years of service for the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts he was a wonderful representative of the Folk Arts in America. In addition to his time with the Government he was also a very talented fiddler and assisted in the production of the classic American Fiddle Tunes and the Hammons Family collections for the Library of Congress eventually released on Rounder Records. We’ll hear music from Alan’s Graduate School days in North Carolina with the Hollow Rock String Band, selections from American Fiddle Tunes and The Hammons set and some recent recordings with his friends. This program is For Alan.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / If I Had A Hammerexcerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Mike Compton & David Grier / Over the Waterfall/ Climbing the Walls / Rounder
Alan Jabbour, Ken Perlman & Jim Watson / Love Somebody-Shoo Fly / You Can’t Beat The Classics / Self Produced
The Hollow Rock String Band / West Virginia Rag/ The Hollow Rock String Band / Rounder
The Hollow Rock String Band / Betty Likens/ The Hollow Rock String Band / County
Alan Jabbour, Mike Seeger & Bob Dalsemer / Billy in Waynesboro/ Fresh Old-Time String Band Music / Rounder

W H Stepp / Bonaparte’s Retreat/ American Fiddle Tunes / Rounder
Luther Strong / Pickett’s Hornpipe/ American Fiddle Tunes / Rounder
Burl Hammons / The Big Scioty/ The Hammons Family / Rounder
Maggie Hammons Parker / Ireland’s Green Shore/ The Hammons Family / Rounder
Lee Hammons / Walking in the Parlor/ The Hammons Family / Rounder
This Big Stringband / Over the Waterfall/ The Next Small Thing / Self Produced

Bill & Libby Hicks / Fog Passed a Rye Straw/ South of Nowhere / Copper Creek
The Red Clay Ramblers / Fifty Miles of Elbow Room/ Twisted Laurel / Flying Fish
The Red Clay Ramblers / Flying Cloud Cotillion/ Twisted Laurel / Flying Fish
The Fuzzy Mountain String Band / Sally Ann/ The Fuzzy Mountain String Band / Rounder
Dwight Diller / Old Mother Flanagan/ New Plowed Ground / Yew Pine
Alan Jabbour, Tommy Thompson & Sandy Bradley / Liza Jane-Liza Jane/ Sandy’s Fancy / Flying Fish-Jabbour
Pete Seeger / If I Had A Hammer (excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He's been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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