Audio Recordings Georgia Camp Meeting

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Mills, Kerry
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Ragtime Music
Georgia Camp Meeting
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Mills, Kerry, 1869-1948 (Composer)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, August 27, 1966
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Ragtime music
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-8)
-  Rendition: 1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQSR'TC
-  Compass: 8
-  Stylistic features: Syncopation patterns interesting. Recorded beginning with second strain, which sounds like a chorus in a ragtime song.
-  Composed by Kerry Mills, words & music, 1897
-  "Georgia Camp Meeting" was originally published in 1897 by Kerry Mills as "At a Georgia Camp Meeting" and became a turn-of-the-century classic. It was intended originally for the "cake-walk," a popular dance of the period; see Spaeth, A History of Popular Music in America, p. 284. Henry Reed's performance preserves the original emphasis of this and other ragtime-era tunes on a particular "snappy" syncopated pattern: (eighth note-quarter note-eighth note) or (sixteenth note-eighth note-sixteenth note).
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Spoken: HENRY REED: That's the "Georgia Camp Meeting."
-  Recording chronology: 042
-  Duration: 37 seconds
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A31
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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