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Evening Star Waltz - The Jonny Booker Band Live

Playing for the Blue & Gray Ball, 2016

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Comment by Al Smitley on April 30, 2016 at 7:15pm

Nice fiddling and combination.  Source?  Date?

Comment by Mark Weems on April 30, 2016 at 7:33pm

Benteen published it in 1846, but we got it from our fiddler whose family has been playing it for generations.

Comment by Al Smitley on April 30, 2016 at 8:14pm

Thanks for the source.  I think I've seen the title before but didn't recognize the tune.  Very likely, there are/were more than one "Evening Star Waltz"....After typing the previous sentence, I checked and found another "Evening Star Waltz" in the Home Circle (1859) and again in "Foster's Social Orchestra" (1854), both of those are the same but differ from the one you are playing.

Comment by Wes Merchant on May 1, 2016 at 9:57am
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters recorded in the 1920's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eWWOZbUyGgA&autoplay=1
Comment by Al Smitley on May 1, 2016 at 11:47am

Yes, Wes, that's the one that's in Foster's Social Orchestra.  Here's another version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TolILvL_WX0

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