Wise began playing fiddle at age 15, working locally in the Jacksonville area. He joined the Jubilee Hillbillies in 1938, then began playing with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1942, including dates at the Grand Ole Opry. He worked with Monroe through 1948, then played with Clyde Moody in 1948-49. He also played with the York Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, and Connie B. Gay. In Groups: Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys. Variations: Viewing All Chubby Wise.
The fiddle tune "Orange Blossom Special", about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse (1917–1981) in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special . Johnny Cash named his 1965 Orange Blossom Special album after the song. While bluegrass performers tend to play it as strictly an instrumental, Cash sang the lyrics, and replaced the fiddle parts with two harmonicas and a saxophone. Cash would play both harmonicas himself, as heard on At Folsom Prison and seen on The Johnny Cash Show A version by Doug Kershaw peaked at on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada in 1970. Charlie McCoy recorded a harmonica-led cover of the song that peaked at on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1973.
Most closely associated with Western swing and early bluegrass, Chubby Wise was one of the greatest fiddlers in country music. Born Robert Russell Wise in Lake City, Florida, he didn't begin playing the fiddle until age 15, and got his start working night clubs in Jacksonville before becoming a full-time musician in 1938, when he joined the Jubilee Hillbillies. In 1942, he joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys and began playing at the Grand Old Opry
Chubby Wise and His Fiddle, Category: Artist, Albums: Amazing Grace, Amazing Grace, Original Instrumental Recordings, Monthly Listeners: 19, Where People Listen: Burton-on-Trent, Heanor, Mansfield, College Station, Longmont. Listen to Chubby Wise and His Fiddle in full in the this site app. Play on this site. You look like someone who appreciates good music.
Tracklist: 1. Orange Blossom Special, 2. 3 O’Clock In The Morning, 3. Stone’s Rag, 4. Up A Lazy River, 5. Down Yonder, 6. Red Wing, 7. Maiden’s Prayer, 8. Chubby’s Hornpipe, 9. Danny Boy, 10. Daddy Blues, 11. Sweet Bunch Of Daisies, 12. Cacklin’ He. 1. Orange Blossom Special. 2. 3 O’Clock In The Morning.
Old Violin signed by Chubby Wise May 5 1987 & another signnature I can't decipher but the last name is WISE The signatures on the back were sprayed with sealer of some kind, the sides &. I was told by a relation this was a very good sounding fiddle. It is from a deceased fiddler's collection. No lable, Strad looking copy, seam seperation repair on top under tailpiece, crack at "F" hole, sound post crack & some repair around tailpiece saddle under tailpiece--see pics--. Comes with old strings, cast tailpiece w/tuners, bridge, pegs, chinrest, cheep bow, & case with stickers.
Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - Amazing Grace. album: Original Instrumental Recordings. Jimmy Campbell & Chubby Wise - New Five Cents, Cotton Eyed Joe. album: Rags Reels, Breakups and Breakdowns. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - Do Lord Do Remember Me. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - The Last Mile Of The Way. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - This World Is Not My Home. album: Crazy Cajun Vol. 5. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - Amazing Grace. album: Amazing Grace. album: Best Mixtape Ever: Country. album: Fiddler's Hall of Fame. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - If I Could Hear Mother Pray Again. Chubby Wise and His Fiddle - I Believe the Bible.
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