"Bonaparte's Retreat" added to the National Recording Registry
Exciting news in the old-time fiddle world: Kentucky fiddler William Hamilton Stepp's legendary rendition of "Bonaparte's Retreat" was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry yesterday! The press release is here. Stepp's life is chronicled in remarkable detail by Stephen Wade in his seminal book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us. The book's publisher, University of Illinois Press, had this to say about Stepp''s inclusion in the Registry.