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Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson
Born: Dec 9, 1918 in Mebane, NC
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Died: Feb 20, 2012 in Burlington, NC
Genre: Country, Folk, World
Biography: Some memories last a life time, especially sweeter memories of the forbidden. For old-timey North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson, some of his fondest and earliest memories revolve around music and more specifically around his father's fiddle, which was forbidden to him when he was a boy. Well into his ...Read full biography
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson
Released: 2009
Label: Music Maker
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As a band that based itself on the template of the old black string bands, the Carolina Chocolate Drops were mentored in such things by the venerable fiddler and vocalist Joe Thompson, himself a veteran ...Read full review
Family Tradition
Released: 1999
Label: Rounder Records
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Thompson's fiddle playing is raw and honest and this disc captures him in an informal setting. While he plays all too familiar tunes on the disc, such as "Old Joe Clark" and "Soldier's Joy," his style ...Read full review
More Joe Thompson albums: Main Albums (4)