Texas Shorty Chancellor
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....Also taught by Benny, Shorty Chancellor's
is known for the waltz his Father wrote,
the wonderful "Chancellors Waltz"
If you knew Benny Thomasson's music,you may recognize his teachings in this recording,
as most of the breakdowns and rags recorded here were learned from Benny. I first met
Benny in 1956, when I was 13 years old, and Benny had just become the two time World
Champion Fiddler at Crockett, Texas. I got to know Benny, who, in my opinion, is the greatest
fiddler I ever met. I had played the mandolin since I was six, but after I met Benny, I couldn't'
get enough of him or his music, and immediately started taking fiddle lessons from him. Benny went on
to win his third World Championship at Crockett in 1957, and, thanks largely to Bennys
tutelage, I was fortunate in following him to be only the second ever to win that honor
three times consecutively in 1959, 60 and 61.