Freight Hoppers (original lineup) play Sugar Hill.
Key of D usually. Two high parts, two low parts. It can go to relative minor (that is Bm from key of D).
- The definitive version was created by Tommy Jarrell on fiddle. There are many field recordings of him. We have a CD called June Apple; Jarrell fiddles and sings while Kyle Kreed banjos. On-line, check out the Miliner-Koken collection at slippery hill [mp3]. There is a clip on-line for this Smithsonian compilation CD.
- We have this tune played slow and fast on Bruce Molsky's CD, Southern Old-Time Fiddle tour. Molsky's liner notes explain he learned to play it in the downbow style from Tommy Jarrell. He tunes the bottom string up to A for drone. He says Tommy sang and improvised on the second (low) part which he repeated 1 to 4 times, no telling.
- This is a hoot! Ryan Thomson and Last Chance [utoob].
- Another great recording by Brian Scott [utoob], solo fretless banjo.
- Kirk Sutphin (interviewed by David Holt) plays Fred Cocherham's version on formica top fretless banjo. [utoob, skip to 1:50].
- Slow, medium, fast fiddle at Old Town School.
- Slow, medium on Matt Brown's instructional CD [CDbaby].
- Back to back fiddle+banjo duet [utoob]
- Royalty free sheet music, key of D. No minor chord.
- Paul Brown & John Schwab in a white tent at Clifftop 2013 [utoob].
- All Day Breakfast Stringband [bandcamp] of Montreal with WV fiddler Ben Townsend.
- Empty Bottle String Band [utoob] on stage.