Album Details

Country, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass

Album Review

Although traditional fiddler Chubby Wise had appeared on hundreds of recordings by everyone from Hank Snow to Hank Williams, the best place to find his skipping and aching bow work is on the 1995 recording An American Original. Expertly recorded by Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers in late 1994, the nearly 80-year-old fiddler tears through some real barnburners, like "Cotton Eyed Joe" and "Little Liza Jane," but still slows it down for the weepers, "I Can't Stop Loving You" and a great cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Instrumental bluegrass at its finest, Chubby Wise's An American Original truly lives up to its name.
Zac Johnson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cotton Eyed Joe
  2. Green Valley Waltz
  3. Bonaparte's Retreat
  4. I Can't Stop Loving You
  5. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
  6. Under the Double Eagle
  7. Little Liza Jane
  8. The Sidewalk Waltz
  9. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  10. Whispering Hope
  11. Stone's Rag
  12. The Eighth of January
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