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Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat, Part 1: Melody

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Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat, Part 1: Melody
Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat, Part 1: Melody
 
“Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat” was recorded in the late 1920s by Seven-Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles, led by guitarist John Dilleshaw. The fiddler in the band when the recording of “Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat” was made was most likely Harry Kiker, who was the earliest fiddler in his band.  “Streak o’ Lean, Streak o’ Fat” is similar to a tune by Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers called “Hell Broke Loose in Georgia,” but “Streak o’ Lean” has some extra parts, four in all. Bruce walks you through the basic melody of all four parts in this video. 

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