I made this simple arrangement of Walking Boss years ago for my tunebook, based on recordings by Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley. I’m not aware of any recordings that precede the Clarence Ashley recording (ca 1960). It has since been performed by artists including Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Mike Seeger, and Meat Puppets.
Doc Roberts recorded The Devil in Georgia at a Richmond, Indiana, session on Friday, March 15th, 1929. It was released on the Gennett label as #6942, paired with Rocky Mountain Goat. The tune bears striking resemblance to Buck Creek Girl, a track he recorded for the same label two years earlier. There are a few…
This transcription is based on a performance by The Carter Brothers and Son in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 24, 1928. It was originally released as Vocalion 5297. This is a modal tune in G. The mode in question is Dorian.
This transcription of Deer Walk is based on the recording Doc Roberts made in 1929 for Gennett in Richmond, Indiana. It’s the only pre-war recording of this tune I’m aware of. Deer Walk was included on the Last Kind Words LP Morning Glory Waltz. Download Deer Walk – Transcription