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THE SOLOMON FAMILY    OLD BLUE CD-701
Three Generations of Champion Texas Fiddlers

The Solomon FamilyThe great fiddle music on this CD comes from the hands, heads and hearts of revered Texas fiddlers Ervin Solomon, his brother Jim, his sons Vernon and Norman, and his grandson Mike (Vernon's son)—three generations of one family of truly outstanding Texas-style fiddlers.

Ervin Solomon and his sons Norman and Vernon have been elected to the Texas Old-Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame. Norman won 20 Texas contest in a row, and Vernon took home the first-place trophy at the first Grandmasters Fiddle Contest held in Nashville in 1972.

The music here is not confined to contest fiddling; the selections include pieces found outside competition, such as The Texas Social Medley jam that Norman and Vernon might play at a Texas musical or during breaks at a contest. Some of the tunes, such as Sugar Roll and Pepper Tea, have not been previously released.

TRACK LISTINGS
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1 Black and White Rag 2:12 Vernon Solomon
2 General Lee's Hornpipe 2:23 Norman Solomon
3 Liberty (756K) 2:39 Norman & Vernon Solomon
4 Texas Social Medley 8:24 Norman & Vernon Solomon
5 Sally Johnson 2:57 Ervin Solomon and Jim Hughes
6 Sugar Roll And Pepper Tea 1:14 Jim Solomon
7 Don't Let The Deal Go Down 2:29 Mike Solomon, Fiddle
8 Kill 'um (Joe Bob Rag) 2:35 Vernon Solomon
9 Wind That Shakes The Barley 2:35 Norman Solomon
10 Ragtime Annie 2:59 Ervin Solomon and Jim Hughes
11 Waggoner 1:22 Jim Solomon
12 Opera Reel 2:28 Norman Solomon
13 Lost Train Blues 2:19 Vernon Solomon
14 Lone Star Rag 2:28 Vernon Solomon
15 George Booker 2:00 Mike Solomon
16 Mississippi Sawyers 1:44 Vernon Solomon
17 Polly Put The Kettle On 2:12 Mike Solomon
18 Ragtime Annie 2:43 Vernon Solomon
19 Fort Worth Rag 2:12 Vernon Solomon
20 Big Bend 2:13 Norman Solomon
21 Miller's Reel 1:36 Norman Solomon
22 Sally Johnson 2:19 Vernon Solomon
23 Cripple Creek 1:58 Vernon Solomon
24 Smith's Reel 2:02 Norman Solomon
25 Down Home Rag (419K) 2:24 Vernon Solomon
26 Kaw River 1:19 Norman Solomon
27 Bonnie Kate's Reel (309K) 1:13 Norman Solomon
28 Limerock 1:40 Norman Solomon
29 Snowshoes 1:06 Norman Solomon

Additional information on Lewis can be found in the liner notes to Texas Hoedown Revisited. This CD is available from County Sales, www.countysales.com.

Any one who has additional information about Lewis Thomasson or these tunes is invited to contact me at the Old Blue Records website: info@oldbluerecords.com

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