Vassar Clements

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Vassar Carlton Clements (April 25, 1928 – August 16, 2005) was a Grammy Award- winning American jazz, swing, and bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and borrows from swing, hot jazz, and bluegrass along with roots also in country and other musical traditions.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Crossing the Catskills Vassar Clements 1
1975 Vassar Clements Vassar Clements 1
1975 Hillbilly Jazz Vassar Clements 1
1975 Norman Blake/Tut Taylor/Sam Bush/Butch Robins/Vassar Clements/David Holland/Jethro Burns Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Butch Robins, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Jethro Burns 2
1976 Superbow Vassar Clements 1
1977 Vassar Clements Band Vassar Clements 1
1987 Hillbilly Jazz Rides Again Vassar Clements 1
1988 Vassar Clements, John Hartford, & Dave Holland Vassar Clements 1
1993 Once in a While Vassar Clements 1
1995 An Americana Christmas Norman & Nancy Blake, Vassar Clements, Roy Huskey, Jr. & Friends 1
1998 20 Fiddle Tunes & Waltz Favorites Vassar Clements 1
1999 Back Porch Swing Vassar Clements 1
2000 Dead Grass Vassar Clements 1
2001 Full Circle Vassar Clements 1
2004 Livin' With the Blues Vassar Clements 2
2011 Hartford, Rice & Clements John Hartford, Tony Rice & Vassar Clements 1
Grass Routes Vassar Clements 1
The Bluegrass Sessions Vassar Clements 1
Together at Last Stéphane Grappelli & Vassar Clements 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Bottom Line Encore Collection Vassar Clements 1
2000 Three August Nights Live Northern Lights & Vassar Clements 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Vassars Jazz Vassar Clements 1

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