Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman


‘Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman’ by BOB L. COX

(Univ. of Tennessee Press, 224 pp, softbound).

Author Cox does a very nice job in exploring and documenting the fiddler Bowman, a good part of whose life was involved with various musical groups (at the expense of his family life). Bowman’s first appearance on record was as a member of The Hill Billies, one of the pioneering old time string bands to make records. Bowman was the fiddler on  the  “Moonshiiner and His Money” skit, which featured 2 all-time classic fiddle tunes: “Boys, My Money’s All Gone,” and “Money in Both Pockets.” (edited from



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