Audio Recordings Cabin Creek
Articles and Essays with this item:
- Cabin Creek
- 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
- - Key: G
- - Compass: 9
- - Strains: 3 (high-middle-low, 2-2-2)
- - Rendition: 1r-2r-3r-1r-2r-3r-1r-2r-3r-1r-2r-3r-tag
- - Phrase Structure: AB QR UV (abcd qrq's uvus)
- - Cabin Creek, from which this three-part tune takes its name, is a creek that flows into the Kanawha River above Charleston, West Virginia. It was the site of a famous strike in the annals of West Virginia coal, but this tune may evoke the creek generally rather than the battles fought there. It is of that variety of tune, popular in West Virginia, which begins at the top of the tune's compass and cascades downward by degrees--like a creek, one might think. Another name for this tune is "Barlow Knife," and it is often played under that title as a banjo piece with some associated lyrics. Henry Reed said he learned this tune from Mr. Underwood, who had moved from Franklin County to Monroe County, and described it as an old Franklin County piece.
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 39 seconds
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: There, you got it now.
- - Recording chronology: 055
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035A44
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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