I really can’t mention Soppin’ the Gravy without harkening back to the 80’s and Mark O’Connor‘s album. I totally wore that Album (Record) out.
In more recent times, I really enjoy the way the Doug Fleener plays Soppin’ the Gravy. He’s got some great rhythmic bump to it.
Sopping the Gravy according to Fiddler’s Companion
SOPPING THE GRAVY . AKA – “Soppin’ Up the Gravy.” Old‑Time, Breakdown. USA; Missouri, Texas. D Major. Standard tuning. One part (Phillips/1989). See also the related “Acorn Hill (Breakdown).” Source for notated version: Bartow Riley [Phillips/1989]; Art Stamper (Mo.) [Phillips/1994]. Phillips (Fiddlecase Tunebook), 1989; Pg. 39. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; pg. 228. Arhoolie C‑334, Alison Krauss ‑ “Masters of the Folk Violin” (1989). Kanawha 315, Bartow Riley. Voyager 309, Benny & Jerry Thomasson – “The Weiser Reunion” (1993).
SOPPING THE GRAVY . Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Texas. D Major. Standard tuning. AB (Silberberg): AABB (Phillips). Some similarities to version #1. Sources for notated versions: Bob Wills (Texas) [Phillips]; Mel Durham [Silberberg]. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; pg. 228. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pg. 147.
SOPPING THE GRAVY . Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning. AABBCC. Source for notated version: Floyd Engstrom [Silberberg]. Silberberg (93 Fiddle Tunes I Didn’t Learn at the Tractor Tavern), 2004; pg. 42.