The Speed of the Old Long Bow

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The Speed of the Old Long Bow
Studio album by John Hartford
Released May 5, 1998
Recorded June 11 – December 1, 1997
Genre Bluegrass
Length 57:53
Label Rounder
Producer Bob Carlin
John Hartford chronology
The Bullies Have All Gone to Rest
(1998)
The Speed of the Old Long Bow
(1998)
Retrograss
(1999)

The Speed of the Old Long Bow (or more completely The Speed of the Old Long Bow: A Tribute to Ed Haley) is an album by John Hartford of traditional American fiddle music, released in 1998. It is a tribute to the legendary Kentucky\West Virginia old-time fiddler Blind Ed Haley.

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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written or arranged by Ed Haley.

  1. "Hell up Coal Holler" – 3:13
  2. "Yellow Barber" – 3:02
  3. "Lost Indian" – 4:44
  4. "Dunbar" – 4:42
  5. "Brushy Fork of John's Creek" – 3:15
  6. "Bonaparte's Retreat" – 4:50
  7. "Forks of Sandy" – 3:49
  8. "Cattlettsburg" – 4:03
  9. "Half Past Four" – 4:36
  10. "Blackberry Blossom" – 2:42
  11. "Pumpkin Ridge" – 4:19
  12. "Brownlow's Dream" – 4:24
  13. "Rebel Raid" – 3:58
  14. "Boatman" – 3:38
  15. "Ida Red" – 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Bob Carlin – producer, mixing
  • Mark Howard – engineer
  • Wes Lachot – engineer, mixing
  • John Hartford – art direction, liner notes
  • Luanne Price Howard – art direction
  • Billy Adkins – research
  • Kirk Brandon – research

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