Audio Recordings [Rocky Mountain Goat]

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Jabbour, Karen Singer
Reed, Henry
Dates 1966
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Hornpipes
Instrumental Music
Music
Title
[Rocky Mountain Goat]
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
-  Hornpipes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abce qrst qrsu)
-  Compass: 15
-  This tune is well-known in America but not clearly traceable beyond its shores. Henry Reed neither named it nor assigned it a genre, but it is a tune sometimes known as "Rocky Mountain Goat," and the slightly slower pace suggests a connection with the hornpipe genre. Shaking Down the Acorns (Rounder 0018) contains a performance of the tune by Mose Coffman from Greenbrier County, West Virginia.Henry Reed performed this tune on three occasions. In one performance (AFS 13705b07, recorded on July 17, 1967), he inserted a third strain between the usual first and second strains that leaps up dramatically to a high D in third position on the E-string. This extra strain seems to be unique to Henry Reed.
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: That's a good tune./HENRY REED: Yeah, that's a pretty good piece, that.
-  Recording chronology: 031
-  Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13033B23
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13033b23

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