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Belle Breezing was born in 1860 and was a nationally known Madam in Lexington, Kentucky. Belle's first job began when she was 19 years old, in a brothel hous...

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Comment by Al Smitley on September 6, 2016 at 5:09am

Nice!  Do you know of a first source besides Emmett Lundy's recording?

Comment by Sonny Bryan on September 6, 2016 at 8:01am
Very good Tom.....you have to love those Lexington gals. Is there written music for this tune?
Comment by Chris Prieto on September 6, 2016 at 9:39am

lovely, makes me think of uncle dave's pickaninny lullaby

Comment by Tom Berghan on September 6, 2016 at 5:52pm

Thanks Al, Sonny, and Chris! I was only just infromed today that the tune comes from Kitty's Wedding published in 1907, Dance Music of Ireland, published by Lyon & Healy

Chris, yes! I do hear a similarity to Pickaninny Lullaby! That is funny! Thank you! Best Wishes, Tom

Comment by Tom Berghan on September 6, 2016 at 5:58pm

Sonny, I just looked at a few online versions of the tune.  This one looks pretty close to what I am playing.  Naturally I added a few "banjo touches" of my own.  I pieced my version from a few Old TIme fiddle books I own.  Best Wishes, Tom

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/old-time-music/000855.GIF

Comment by Wes Merchant on September 6, 2016 at 6:25pm

This is also known as "Smith's Reel" in Ryan's (1883) and in Saunders (1847)

Comment by Tom Berghan on September 6, 2016 at 6:44pm

WOW!  Thanks Wes!  I REALLY appreciate it!  Best WIshes, Tom

Comment by Sonny Bryan on September 7, 2016 at 6:58am
Thanks Tom.....I thought I recognized a portion of the tune, but parts, I never heard before. I will give it a shot. Keep the videos coming! Great sound!! Sonny
Comment by James Pentecost on September 7, 2016 at 7:19am

Beautiful! 

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