Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Eck Robertson playing "Sally Gooden" - June/July 1922

eck.jpg This from

"...Recorded on June 30, 1922 or July 1, 1922 in New York City. Although it is indeed possible, if not likely, that country or hillbilly performers had been recorded earlier, these sessions with Texas fiddler Eck Robertson are the earliest documented recording sessions of a country performer. The recordings were not released until about a year later. "Sally Gooden" is another ubiquitous old-time fiddle tune that is rivalled only by "Soldier's Joy" in popularity..."

Here's a post from earlier this year about Ulster-Scots music and the fiddle playing tradition.