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Vassar Clements

Vassar Carlton Clements (April 25, 1928 – August 16, 2005) was a Grammy Award-winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and borrows from swing, hot jazz, and bluegrass along with roots also in country and other musical traditions.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 25th, 1928 (Kinard), Died August 16th, 2005 (Goodlettsville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 2076 2/3/1950 Blue grass ramble (Instrumental) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2077 2/3/1950 New mule skinner blues Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2078 2/3/1950 My little Georgia Rose Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2079 2/3/1950 Memories of you Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2080 2/3/1950 I'm on my way to the old home-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2081 2/3/1950 Alabama waltz Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2082 2/3/1950 I'm blue, I'm lonesome-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2118 4/8/1950 I' ll meet you in church Sunday morning Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2119 4/8/1950 Boat of love-1 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 2120 4/8/1950 The old fiddler-2 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 9179 9/16/1955 Brown County breakdown (Instrumental)-2, 3 Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 11803 11/9/1961 Little Maggie Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 11804 11/9/1961 I'm going back to Old Kentucky Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 11805 11/9/1961 Toy heart Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14765 8/9/1967 Goin' ape Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14766 8/9/1967 Steal away somewhere and die Jimmy "Timmy" Martin, Jr. instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14837 11/9/1967 Is the blue moon still shining? Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  
Decca NA 14838 11/9/1967 Train 45 (Heading South) Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clements, Vassar," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308848.

Clements, Vassar. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308848.

"Clements, Vassar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/308848

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