VARIOUS ARTISTS, “Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls American Fiddler,” Pa’s Fiddle Recordings. 17 tracks.
Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books will probably enjoy this album of 19th century fiddle tunes mentioned in her autobiographical series.
These are 17 tracks are among the 127 songs that Wilder mentions her father, Charles Ingalls, playing in various books.
Band members include Shad Cobb, Matt Combs, Dennis Crouch, Matt Flinner, Buddy Greene, Bryan Sutton and Jeff Taylor.
It’s obviously not a bluegrass album because bluegrass as a genre wasn’t born until the 1940s. And it features a piano, accordion and pennywhistle.
But if you’re a fan of Wilder’s books or early American fiddle tunes, you might want to check it out.
Songs include “Buffalo Gals,” “Jesus Hold My Hand,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Polly Put The Kettle On,” “Mary of the Wild Moor” and “The Campbells Are Coming.”
Can’t find it in stores? Try http://www.laura-ingalls-wilder.com.