I posted a few weeks about about the halo-and-choir-of-angels experience with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken album. Well, I finally scored one of my other musical Holy Grails:
The R.P. Christenson Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory, Volumes 1 and 2.
Here is the song listing from Slippery Hill. My Missouri fiddle friends taught me well; I know easily two-thirds of these by name/tune, even if I can't play most of them (on any instrument).
This collection was out of print for a while and very hard to get, so thank goodness it's been reissued. It doesn't have guitar chords so I see a lot of note-taking in my future, but that's OK. I'm also not sure I can read music well enough to figure some of these out without sound recordings (the accompanying CD is on my wish list), but that's hardly an insurmountable problem.