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The Lost Acres String Band

by The Lost Acres String Band

An eclectic mix of acoustic string music including exotic originals, traditional fiddle tunes, blues (a quirky old one and a jazzy new one), a rock 'n' roll number, and a haunting Mexican ballad.
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Collins Street Blues
3:13 album only
2. Devil's Dream / Red-haired Boy / Fisher's Hornpipe
3:55 album only
3. Chacona / Two New Mexico Waltzes
4:31 album only
4. Dean Reed's Favorite
2:20 album only
5. Sir Borman Waltz
2:46 album only
6. Rubber Dolly
3:13 album only
7. Alhambra
4:58 album only
8. Cumberland Blues
3:42 album only
9. Constitutional
3:02 album only
10. La Llorona
3:19 album only
11. Temperance Reel / Blackberry Blossom
3:35 album only
12. Long River
3:44 album only
13. Fiddling Around
2:47 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
1. COLLINS STREET BLUES: Gordon wrote this when living on Collins St. in Hartford.
2. DEVIL'S DREAM / RED-HAIRED BOY / FISHER'S HORNPIPE: Some of our favorite Irish-American fiddle tunes.
3. CHACONA: Gordon’s intro to TWO NEW MEXICO WALTZES, Valse de los Paños and Valse Emiliano, learned from the playing of violinista Cleofes Ortiz.
4. DEAN REED'S FAVORITE: From Henry Reed, the legendary Virginia fiddler, named for his son Dean. We learned this from Alan Jabbour’s version.
5. SIR BORMAN WALTZ: After the playing of Clem Meyers, old-time fiddling champion from Vermont.
6. RUBBER DOLLY: Instrumental version of the song based on a children’s rhyme, covered by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Woody Guthrie.
7. ALHAMBRA: Named for the Moorish citadel in Granada, Spain; this name was the winning entry when Gordon invited audience members to suggest a title for his piece.
8. CUMBERLAND BLUES: First recorded in 1927 by Doc Roberts; we learned this from the playing of Adam Tanner.
9. CONSTITUTIONAL: Originally for solo baritone violectra; Jon suggested arranging this for the band—now it’s our rock ‘n’ roll number.
10. LA LLORONA: The Mexican folksong, adapted for violin and guitar from Cipriano Vigil’s version for voice and guitar. The Weeping Woman is tragic, very beautiful, and dangerous to men. “If I could climb up to the sky, Llorona, I would bring down the stars for you. The moon I would set at your feet, Llorona, and crown you with the sun.”
11. TEMPERANCE REEL / BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM: Thom‘s choice of reels for guitar picking.
12. LONG RIVER: Gordon named this air for the Connecticut, an Algonquian word meaning “Long Tidal River.”
13. FIDDLING AROUND: By Clem Myers, a good break tune. Don’t go away—we’ll be right back!



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