Audio Recordings Red Fox

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Instrumental Music
Red Fox
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
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
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Compass: 12
-  Key: G
-  Stylistic features: Slurred bowing.
-  Rendition: tag-1r-2r-1r-2r-1r-2
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abcb abde qrst qrd'e')
-  Related Tune(s): The Welsh Jig
-  Related Tune(s): The Priest in His Boots
-  Related Tune(s): Tivoli--Jig
-  "Red Fox" is an unusual, and so far untraceable, tune in Henry Reed's repertory. It may be that some of these fiddle tunes of the old frontier began life as jigs and were converted to the prevailing reel-breakdown meter in the Upper South. Compare, for example, Longman & Broderip's Fifth Selection of the Most Admired Dances, Reels, Minuets & Cottilons (1780), p. 11 "The Welsh Jig"; Riley's Flute Melodies (ca. 1814), p. 6 "The Priest in His Boots"; One Thousand Fiddle Tunes, p. 52 "The Priest in His Boots--Jig," p. 60 "Tivoli--Jig." The oscillation between tonal centers in D (most of the first strain) and G (the second strain) is known in British tradition but less familiar in the Upper South.
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What's that?/HENRY REED: That's "Red Fox."/ALAN JABBOUR: "Red Fox," that's right./HENRY REED: [Laughs]
-  Recording chronology: 052
-  Duration: 1 minute, 30 seconds
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A41
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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