Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Rice, Tom
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Clogs
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Music
Title
Jump Jim Crow
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Rice, Tom, 1808-1860 (Composer)
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
-  Clogs
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r-1
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-2)
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QR (abac abde qrsc)
-  Compass: 11 (14 including drone on the low A on the G-string)
-  Composed by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice, 183-?
-  "Jump Jim Crow" has its origins in the minstrel stage, where the tune was used for an often extravagant or elaborate set dance. The song and dance were created by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice in the later 1830s. The published versions show connections to Henry Reed's set, but they are also different in many respects--frequently a bit rough and angular--suggesting that the folk process has extracted some grace from the angularity of the minstrel originals. The pace in this set is slower than in typical breakdown tunes, suggesting its use in a clog or other slower-paced fancy dance.
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Duration: 1 minute, 12 seconds
-  Recording chronology: 050
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A39
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13035a39


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