Lost Acres String Band
1. COLLINS STREET BLUES: Gordon wrote this when living on Collins St. In Hartford. 2. DEVIL'S DREAM / RED-HAIRED BOY / FISHER'S HORNPIPE: Some of our favorite Irish-American fiddle tunes. 3. CHACONA: Gordon's intro to TWO NEW MEXICO WALTZES, Valse de los Paños and Valse Emiliano, learned from the playing of violinista Cleofes Ortiz. 4. DEAN REED'S FAVORITE: From Henry Reed, the legendary Virginia fiddler, named for his son Dean. We learned this from Alan Jabbour's version. 5. SIR BORMAN WALTZ: After the playing of Clem Meyers, old-time fiddling champion from Vermont. 6. RUBBER DOLLY: Instrumental version of the song based on a children's rhyme, covered by everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Woody Guthrie. 7. ALHAMBRA: Named for the Moorish citadel in Granada, Spain; this name was the winning entry when Gordon invited audience members to suggest a title for his piece. 8. CUMBERLAND BLUES: First recorded in 1927 by Doc Roberts; we learned this from the playing of Adam Tanner. 9. CONSTITUTIONAL: Originally for solo baritone violectra; Jon suggested arranging this for the band-now it's our rock 'n' roll number. 10. LA LLORONA: The Mexican folksong, adapted for violin and guitar from Cipriano Vigil's version for voice and guitar. The Weeping Woman is tragic, very beautiful, and dangerous to men. "If I could climb up to the sky, Llorona, I would bring down the stars for you. The moon I would set at your feet, Llorona, and crown you with the sun." 11. TEMPERANCE REEL / BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM: Thom's choice of reels for guitar picking. 12. LONG RIVER: Gordon named this air for the Connecticut, an Algonquian word meaning "Long Tidal River." 13. FIDDLING AROUND: By Clem Myers, a good break tune. Don't go away-we'll be right back!