Edward and/or Geraldine Berbaum

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Mr and/or Mrs Edward and/or Geraldine Berbaum
Old-Time Music with Ed and Geraldine
20180 SW 97th Place
United States

Jehile B. Kirkhuff was 1954 World champion Old-Time Fiddler (contest held in Texas USA)

Listed here initially were about 120 Old-Time tunes transcribed by Edward Berbaum as played by Jehile Kirkhuff.

Ed Berbaum added to this collection - about 30 scores in November thru April 2011 including Golden Ringlet Waltz, a real beauty, the Lightning Hornpipe (One of the Best) and MANY MORE! Now listing 157 Scores.

Later was added six + tunes in the style of Master Texas Old-Time Fiddler Smokey Butler like Huckleberry Hornpipe and Bill Cheatham.

Please go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/jehile to listen to and/or buy a nice collectors CD called “Jehile Stands Alone” or visit iTunes and search for Jehile. Also available by Ed and Geraldine, “Fiddle Favorites and Songs for Children”.

Hi, I'm Ed Berbaum and I really learned a lot from Jehile …. I have transcribed these tunes from recordings of Jehile Kirkhuff which my wife Geraldine and I made as Field Representatives for the American Folk Life Center of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Included here are some recordings we made just for ourselves while visiting Jehile who was a neighbor and close friend in northeast Pennsylvania.

Geraldine and I met Jehile Kirkhuff, 1954 World Champion Old-Time Fiddler, in 1977. Jehile lived without electricity with his cousin William and had "walking water" not running water (a well out front and a bucket in the kitchen). He and the music he loved and played so well changed our lives, my passion, and our career together. This site features transcriptions of many of Jehile's favorite tunes and some he created; I will not say "written" since he did not write them down.

Along with my transcriptions, you can develop a version of your own of any of these tunes; that is what has happened throughout the history of Fiddle music. You and I can listen to many players of the same tune and the versions are always at least somewhat different if not a lot different. When you can, send an email of YOUR version…we would like to hear it!

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