Audio Recordings Love Somebody

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Jabbour, Karen Singer
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Love Somebody
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, June 18, 1966
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABA'C QRST (aba'c ab'de qeqr q'stb)
-  Compass: 15 (11 plus low A)
-  Stylistic features: Slurs in bowing.
-  This is a widely distributed song and dance tune, often occurring with this title in the Upper South and points west. Scottish sets are often called "My Love She's But a Lassie Yet," which appeared in the well-distributed eighteenth-century publication Scots Musical Museum (1853 edition), vol. 2, 234 (#225). Sharp recorded it from Mrs. Stella Reynolds along the Blue Ridge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, as "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" (English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, vol. 2, 158, #127-D), and other instrumental sets have titles echoing the same song, such as "Sweet Sixteen." Various manuscript sets show that the instrumental tune was in America by the late eighteenth century, and Knauff has a version called "Richmond Blues" in Virginia Reels (1839).Henry Reed's performance is cut short by a problem he was having with the fiddle he had been lent; its bridge was rounded too much for him, causing his bow to hit the fiddle when he played on the G-string (which he called "the bass").
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Spoken: HENRY REED: That bass right there bothers me./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah, that's alright./HENRY REED: I can't hardly get over on it./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah, I know. That's alright./HENRY REED: I can't hardly get over on it. Feels too round./ALAN JABBOUR: Yeah. What d
-  Recording chronology: 003
-  Duration: 1 minute, 20 seconds
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13034B31
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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