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Texas Fiddle Hoard
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Texas Fiddle Collection was recorded in the mid-'70s and features former Texas Playboys fiddler extraordinaire Johnny Gimble. These 28 tunes are timeless in both style and execution, especially with a band consisting of the finest caliber western swing musicians including former Texas Playboys guitarist Eldon Shamblin and, from the Texas Wanderers, Cliff Bruner on electric fiddle! Among the highlights include "Sallie Gooden," "Goodnight Waltz," "Redwing," "Lime Rock," "Draggin' the Bow," "Beaumont Rag," "Fat Boy Rag," and "Dreamy Eyes Waltz." One thing to keep in mind regarding this collection is some of these tunes are not full performances; a few clock in under two minutes. ~ Al Campbell, All Music Guide
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This wonderful record serves as both a stunning example of Gimble's awesome technique and also as a summary of the rich, vibrant history of Texas fiddling. The 28 songs are divided into three categories: contest fiddling in solo and duet form; small-group string-band arrangements that resemble the acts of the early 20th century; and big-band Western swing popularized by Texans such as Bob Wills and Milton Brown. Gimble is equally adept at all styles, and he receives sympathetic support from legendary musicians such as rhythm guitarist Eldon Shamblin (like Gimble a veteran of Wills's Texas Playboys), bassist Jim Boyd (a Light Crust Doughboy), and fiddler Cliff Bruner (once one of Brown's Musical Brownies). The songs range from turn-of-the-century square dances to traditional waltzes to the songbooks of Wills and Brown. The music is ebullient, the players are magnificent, and the varied arrangements keep things interesting. --Marc Greilsamer
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  • 'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

    06/26/15 ,via NPR

    Johnny Gimble: 'The King Of The Swing Fiddle'. Gimble, who died Saturday at the age of 88, spent years playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys. He was regarded by critics as one of the best to ever pick up a bow. Originally broadcast April 9, 2010.

  • Johnny Gimble celebration a star-studded Sunday

    The celebration of famed Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble's life takes place Sunday, June 7, in Luckenbach as previously reported, but a flyer on the event lists the musical stars expected to twinkle at the occasion. It's sort of an earth-bound reflection

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  • Swing Fiddle

    Captain Fiddle Publications. 1990. ISBN: 0931877199,9780931877193. 76 pages.

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  • 'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

    06/26/15 ,via WBUR

    Gimble, who died Saturday at the age of 88, spent years playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys. He was regarded by critics as one of the best to ever pick up a bow. Originally broadcast April 9, 2010.

  • Johnny Gimble: An appreciation

    05/29/15 ,via Examiner

    None other than Willie Nelson cited him as one of the greatest musicians that ever lived, and for sure Johnny Gimble, who also played mandolin, tenor banjo and guitar, was one of history’s top fiddlers. “Every fiddle player is a fan of Johnny Gimble!”

  • Remembering Johnny Gimble: Everyone's Fiddler

    In a career that began before World War II and ended a decade into the 21st Century, Texas fiddler and electrified mandolin virtuoso John Paul Gimble played with some of the greatest in American music onstage and in the recording studio. His death at 88 on ...

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Johnny Gimble - Official Site

Let’s Celebrate the Life of Johnny Gimble in Luckenbach, TX June 7th, 1-5 pm Details will appear here Benefit for HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

Johnny Gimble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Paul Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015), better known as Johnny Gimble, was an American country musician associated with Western swing. Gimble was considered ...

Johnny Gimble - IMDb

Johnny Gimble, Actor: Honeysuckle Rose. Johnny Gimble was born on May 30, 1926 in Tyler, Texas, USA as John Paul Gimble. He was an actor, known for Honeysuckle Rose ...

Johnny Gimble – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats ...

Watch videos & listen free to Johnny Gimble: Fiddlin' Around, Jumpin' Cotton Eyed Joe & more, plus 2 pictures. John Paul Gimble (born May 30, 1926), better known ...

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