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Jerry Rogers | Alabama Fiddler

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Alabama Fiddler

by Jerry Rogers

Traditional Old-Time Fiddler, archaic, backwoods southern fiddle tunes. Handed down from generation to generation.Pre and post Civil War tunes . The forerunner to Bluegrass music.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alabama Skip Step
3:11 $0.99
2. Boatin' up Sandy
3:01 $0.99
3. Everybody to the punching
3:06 $0.99
4. Booth Shot Lincoln
2:50 $0.99
5. Lost Indian
2:33 $0.99
6. Turkey in the straw
3:01 $0.99
7. Jack Wilson
3:02 $0.99
8. Piney Woods
3:44 $0.99
9. Bad Days Comin'
3:00 $0.99
10. Joe Clark
3:27 $0.99
11. Fisher's Hornpipe
2:58 $0.99
12. Abe's reteat from Bull Run
2:33 $0.99
13. Girl I left behind me
3:09 $0.99
14. Williams Fork
3:00 $0.99
15. Deep Gap
3:06 $0.99
16. Flop-eared Mule
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Album Notes
I was fortunate enough to be raised where music was very important.My Granddad played piano ,guitar ,banjo and was a very fine fiddler.My Dad played piano ,guitar and called dances.At the age of 7 I took piano lessons and hated it! But I was given no selection.It was part of my schooling just like homework. After a couple of years of what I considered torture I finally figured a way out. My piano teacher would not tolerate a student playing by ear so I made a concerted effort to do just that. after a while she had a meeting with my Dad and expressed grave concern about my future as a pianist.The next week or so I was setting on my front porch strumming on my first guitar

At 13 I was playing the guitar pretty good . My Granddad's place was within rock throwing distance of our house so I spend a lot of time helping out with the farming chores,I started taking my guitar with me and he would get out his fiddle and play some of the old tunes and I would second him on the guitar.He taught me to fiddle when I was about 14.I continued to visit and play with him till his death in 1961. He was 67 I was 16.Granny gave me his fiddles and said he wanted me to have them that he thought someday I would be a pretty good fiddler.I struggled with the fiddle till the mid 60s and finally laid it down and started playing blues and gospel music.There just wasn't anyone playing the old-time tunes....

About 10 or 12 years pasted and I heard about a Bluegrass/Old-time fiddlers convention in Steele ,Al.It was there I once again heard some of the old tunes I had heard as a kid.I started back playing in 1977 and haven't looked back. I retired from farming last year and my friends and family convinced me to record some of my fiddle tunes.. So I did and it is now available .I still live on the family farm in Eastaboga,Al. I Hope you enjoy my music and I thank you for your time..



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Pete Sutherland

review for: Old Time-Herald Magazine,fall 2005
On this CD Alabama old -time fiddler Jerry Rogers gives us a no-frills picture of a musical life influenced in equal parts by family tradition and keeping his ears open to the best of the old-time revival.This is a bare-bones,no reverb,one mic recording of a man telling his musical story and its worth listening to.

Alvin Coffield

The Real Deal
Fine fiddling from an accomplished musician.

James E. Coley

Under Ground Music !
Bad days Comin'"track 9" is a perfect example of wonderful music that one would never expect to hear on commerical radio..The rest ain't bad either .! Keep it Up Mr. Rogers, fiddlers like you are rare indeed..