Soppin' the Gravy

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Soppin' The Gravy
Studio album by Mark O'Connor
Released 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Bluegrass
Length 32:44
Label Rounder
Producer Marty O'Connor
Mark O'Connor chronology
On the Rampage
(1979)
Soppin' the Gravy
(1979)
False Dawn
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Soppin' the Gravy is an album by Mark O'Connor. It consists mostly of traditional Texas Fiddle music, with O'Connor's own piece, "Misty Moonlight Waltz", and an instrumental version of "Over the Rainbow". O'Connor can be seen on the cover with the white-painted fiddle that he used for competition. At the time of this album's release, O'Connor had won numerous fiddle championships, including a win in the National Old Time Fiddler's Contest Open division in 1979 and a 1975 win in the Grand Masters Contest in Nashville, Tennessee.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soppin' the Gravy" – 1:52
  2. "Misty Moonlight Waltz" (O'Connor) – 3:15
  3. "College Hornpipe" – 1:43
  4. "Calgary Polka" – 1:15
  5. "Morning Star Waltz" – 1:54
  6. "Peaches 'N' Cream" – 1:58
  7. "Skater's Waltz" – 2:34
  8. "Tennessee Wagoneer" – 1:49
  9. "Yellow Rose Waltz" – 1:58
  10. "Medley: Speed the Plow/The Maid Behind the Bar/Teatottler's Reel" – 1:58
  11. "Jesse Polka" – 1:59
  12. "The Dawn Waltz" – 2:00
  13. "Wild Fiddler's Rag" – 1:57
  14. "Over the Rainbow" (instrumental) (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

also

  • Fred Cameron - Recording Engineer
  • Bill Wolf - Mixing Engineer, Mastering
  • Marty O'Connor - Executive Producer
  • Gail Lipson - Photography
  • Tim Garvin - Cover Design and Calligraphy