Kenny Hall

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Kenny Hall Etching by Harry Liedstrand

Kenny Hall (1923-2013) was an amazing mandolin player and an exciting fiddler who was born blind in San Jose, California.  For over 50 years he was a major force in the California old-time music tradition. Kenny is also recognized as being important to the entire Western fiddle and string band revival that started in the 1960’s.  He acquired a phenomenal repertoire of traditional folk songs and string band music by listening to the radio, collecting 78-rpm records, and playing with other fiddlers and musicians from Missouri, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Eventually, Kenny learned tunes and songs from every part of the United States as well as from other countries including Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, and many parts of Europe.  Kenny’s energetic musical style could lift a room and inspire musicians while spreading cheerfulness to players and listeners alike.  The notes from his mandolin would sparkle, and the art of his fiddling was compelling.  He was eager to teach and share his music with others, always encouraging those around him.  He continued to play regularly in Fresno, California, where the hot weather suited him, until his passing in 2013.  

Five professional recordings of Kenny’s music were commercially produced.  At least another six collections were made with friends from the Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley in California.  There are surely countless recordings of his concerts, workshops, jam sessions, and lessons in the possession of his friends and fans.

Harry Liedstrand 
Lafayette, CA
April, 2017

Title Media Source Track Order
Lil' Brown Jug Guitar For Pervis 200.01
Gold Mine In The Sky Guitar For Pervis 200.02
I Don't Work For A Living Guitar For Pervis 200.03
Hallelujah I'm A Bum Guitar For Pervis 200.04
I Ride An Old Paint Guitar For Pervis 200.05
Roll On Little Dogies Roll On Guitar For Pervis 200.06
Oh For The Life Of A Cowboy Guitar For Pervis 200.07
What A Big Bum I Am Guitar For Pervis 200.08
When The Work's All Done This Fall Guitar For Pervis 200.09
Jealous Hearted Me Guitar For Pervis 200.10
Hesitation Blues Guitar For Pervis 200.11
Mother The Queen Of My Heart Guitar For Pervis 200.12
Roving Gambler Guitar For Pervis 200.13
TB Blues Guitar For Pervis 200.14
Women Make A Fool Out Of Me Guitar For Pervis 200.15
North Sanger Blues Guitar For Pervis 200.16
Buddy Won't You Roll Down That Line Guitar For Pervis 200.17
Too Dul Um Too Guitar For Pervis 200.18
It's A Long Way To Tipperary Guitar For Pervis 200.19
Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle Guitar For Pervis 200.20
Still My Curly Headed Baby Waits For Me Guitar For Pervis 200.21
Utah Trail Guitar For Pervis 200.22
Old Spinning Wheel Guitar For Pervis 200.23
Ti-ee Ti-oh Guitar For Pervis 200.24
Footprints In The Snow Guitar For Pervis 200.25
Golden Slippers Guitar For Pervis 200.26
Gay Caballero Guitar For Pervis 200.27
Voice Of Portugal Happy Neighbor Club 300.01
Stone Rag Happy Neighbor Club 300.02
Mananitas, Clarence's Waltz, Maripossa Happy Neighbor Club 300.03
Highland Pipe Medley Happy Neighbor Club 300.04
Tex Mex Polka Happy Neighbor Club 300.05
Lou Nova's Chamaritza Happy Neighbor Club 300.06
Swedish Schottische Happy Neighbor Club 300.07
Happy Neighbor Club Happy Neighbor Club 300.08
Fado Happy Neighbor Club 300.09
Beautiful Ohio Waltz Happy Neighbor Club 300.10
Hilo Hawaiian March Happy Neighbor Club 300.11
Old Man Old Man, Rattler Treed A Possum Happy Neighbor Club 300.12
Portugueza Happy Neighbor Club 300.13
Somebody's Waiting For Me Happy Neighbor Club 300.14
Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.01
Rose Tree Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.02
Rainbow Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.03
Copper And The Gunman Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.04
Brazilian Tune Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.05
Peeler Creek Waltz Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.06
Sandy Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.07
Flowers Of Edinburgh Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.08
Hobb Dye Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.09
Ti-E Ti-O Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.10
Old French Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.11
Shaskeen Reel Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.12
She's Got The Money Too Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.13
Sullivan's Hollow Kenny Hall Philo LP 1008 (1974) OOP 380.14
East Tennessee Blues Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.51
Wilbur Forbes Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.52
Jawbone Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.53
Red River Valley Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.54
Little Dixie Boy Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.55
Wee Doch n Doris Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.56
Bully Of The Town Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.57
Snow Deer Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.58
Raise The Roof In Georgia Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.59
Baroushka Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.60
Watermelon On The Vine Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.61
The West A Nest And You Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.62
Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.63
Spanish Tune Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.64
Walk Along John Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.65
Dixie Medley Long Haul String Band - Raise The Roof 401.66
Crushkeen Lawn Merritt Herring And Kenny Hall - Jug Of Punch 450.01
Dance Of The Fairies Merritt Herring And Kenny Hall - Jug Of Punch 450.02
Sail Away Ladies New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.01
West Fork Gals New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.02
Hawaiian Blues New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.03
Cherokee Shuffle New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.04
Worried Man Blues New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.05
Noah's Snoa New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.06
Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.07
Take Me Back To Texas New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.08
Mississippi Sawyer New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.09
My Creole Belle New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.10
Seneca Square Dance New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.11
Bill Cheatham New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.12
Jack Of Diamonds New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.13
Bright Shines The Moon New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.14
Sicilian Polka New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.15
Texas State Anthem New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.16
Boatman New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.17
All Night Long New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.18
T Is For texas New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.19
Uncle Bud, Sugar In The Gourd New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.20
Black Eyed Susie New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.21
Whiskey Before Breakfast New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.22
Indian War Whoop New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.23
North Sanger Blue New Santa Fe Ramblers - North Sanger Blues 475.24
Number 11 On The Jukebox New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.01
Jambalaya New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.02
Gypsy Blossom Special New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.03
Dem Blues New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.04
Zitka New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.05
Heel & Toe Polka New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.06
Cielito Lindo New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.07
New River Train New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.08
Peeler's Creek, Peeler's Jacket New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.09
Little Luly New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.10
Clinch Mountain Home New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.11
John Brown's Dream New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.12
Beer Barrel Polka New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.13
Little Beggerman New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.14
In The Jailhouse Now New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.15
Leaving Home New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.16
All Around The Water Tank New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.17
Bucking Mule New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.18
White House Blues New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.19
Irish Washerwoman New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.20
Soldier's Joy New Santa Fe Ramblers - Number 11 On The Jukebox 480.21
Buck Dance Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.00
Who Broke The Lock Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.01
Cacklin' Hen Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.02
I Took My Gal A Walkin' Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.03
Shanty In Old Shanty Town Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.04
On The Other Side Of Jordan Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.05
Jealous Hearted Me Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.06
Buddy Won't You Roll Down That Line Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.07
Three Leaves Of Shamrock Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.08
Wind That Shakes The Barley Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.08
Dark Town Strutters Ball Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.09
Chamaritza Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.10
Tanner's Blues Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.11
Lil' Brown Jug Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.12
Flop Eared Mule Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.13
Cripple Creek Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.14
Texas State Anthem Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.15
Texas Barb Wire Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.16
Roly Poly Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.17
Hawaiian Blues Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.18
That Blue Eyed Girl Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.19
Stop Waltz Skiffle Symphony: All Day Long 700.20
Old Molly Hare Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.01
Apricot Stealer’s Waltz Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.02
Ebenezer Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.03
Flower Waltz Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.04
Buck Dance Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.05
Toodle Um Too Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.06
Rights Of Man Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.07
Green Valley Waltz Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.08
Indian War Whoop Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.09
Hallelujah! I’m A Bum Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.10
Buffalo Gals Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.11
All Night Long Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.12
Happy Hayseeds Two Step Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.13
If I Lose Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.14
Tommy Don't Go Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.15
Whistlin’ Rufus Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.16
Mount Shasta Waltz Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.17
Sandy Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.18
Peter Piper Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.19
Christmas Carols By The Old Coral Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.20
Welch Christmas Carol Skiffle Symphony: All Night Long 701.21
I'm Free From Chain Gang Now Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.01
Highway Bogie Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.02
My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.03
Little Rabbit Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.04
Walkin In The Parlor Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.05
Victory Rag, Bourbon Street Parade Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.06
Big Boss Man Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.07
Flowers Of Edinburgh Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.08
I Like Mountain Music, Chicken Reel Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.09
Goin' Back To Texas Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.10
High Hop Ladies Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.11
Down Yonder Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.12
La Espanola Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.13
Little Lady Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.14
Finger Picking Medley Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.15
Tennessee Waltz Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.16
It's A Long Way To Tipperary Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.17
Sally Ann Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.18
Chinese Breakdown Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.19
Little Dixie Boy Skiffle Symphony: I Like Mountain Music 703.20
Angeline The Baker Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.01
Stony Point Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.02
Campbells Are Coming Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.03
Old Mother Flanagan Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.04
Wearing The Green Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.05
Little Girl Dressed In Blue Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.06
Crying Holy Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.07
Devilish Mary Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.08
Cotton Eyed Joe Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.09
Willow Garden Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.10
Little Beggerman Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.11
Policeman Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.12
Little Rabbit Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.13
Leaving Home Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.14
Susanah Gal Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.15
Highland Pipe Medley Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.16
Lonesome Road Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.17
Old And Gray Sweets Mill String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.18
Sweet Sunny South Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.19
Kenny's Farm Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.20
Katy Nora Medley Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.21
It's Nice To Get Up In The Morning Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.22
Dinah Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.23
Maggie Walker Blues Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.24
Golden Slippers Sweets Mills String Band Bay Records CD 727 704.25
Please Home Recording 750.01
Sittin' On Top Of The World Home Recording 750.02