07/08/12 113 W - + 5 - 2 Orange Blossom Special


For your Sunday morning entertainment, let's go off-topic with a musical (and comic) interlude. Here's Roy Clark and a number of other talented instrumentalists performing the fiddler's national anthem "Orange Blossom Special" in concert in 1987. The quality of the footage isn't the greatest, but the audio recording is aces. The train song was written by Ervin. T. Rouse in 1938, and the first recording made one year later. Notes the Wikipedia entry, for a long time you couldn't get hired in a bluegrass band as a fiddler unless you could play the song. It's also a great number for drummers, one of my favorites for playing along.
 
 




Great find Mike! This little tune is also featured on the soundtrack for Smokey and the Bandit, which is one of my favorites!
T. Loy (Email) - 07/08/12 - 23:26

And there’s a bit of “Beer Barrel Polka” in there on the banjo, no less!
Legeros - 07/09/12 - 21:11



  
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