World's Hottest Fiddlers by Drew Beisswenger. For Fiddle. Saddle-stitched, Transcribed Solos. Country. Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20281).
ISBN 9780786671410. Country. 8.5 x 11 inches.
All the fiddle tunes on the CD The World's Hottest Fiddlers (C.M.H. Productions 8651; 2002), except one, are transcribed in detail for this book. These fifteen cuts, which include seventeen tunes, incorporate old-time standards such as "Sally Ann" as played by Kenny Baker, bluegrass standards such as "Orange Blossom Special" as played by Steve Thomas, Texas swing tunes such as "Beaumont Rag" as played by Johnny Gimble, and song tunes such as "Blue Moon of Kentucky" as played by Benny Martin. Other highlights include the complete twin fiddling parts for Benny Martin and Buddy Spicher's "Down Yonder," and the twin fiddle parts for Johnny Gimble's "Black and White Rag." Eleven other tunes are featured by fiddlers Barbara Lamb, Mike Hartgrove, Glen Duncan, Sonny Mead, Ramona Jones, Paul Warren, and Fiddlin' Red Herron.