Audio Recordings Shooting Creek
- Shooting Creek
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 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
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Compass: 12
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 2-2)
- - Rendition: (2)-(spoken)-1r-2r-1r-2r
- - Phrase Structure: AB QR (aba'c qrqs)
- - Related Tune(s): Walk Around
- - Shooting Creek rises at the Blue Ridge, along the Floyd County-Franklin County line, and flows down the eastern flank of the mountain into Franklin County in the Virginia Piedmont. The hollow along Shooting Creek had a reputation for moonshining in the earlier twentieth century. Another tune entitled "Shooting Creek" has been recorded along the creek itself and in other locales in Virginia and West Virginia. Both strains of this tune end on the fifth degree; see Person, A Collection of Popular Airs (1889), p. 15, "Walk Around"; J. W. (Peg) Hatcher, Ferrum, Virginia, AFS 2740a2; Oscar Wright, Princeton, West Virginia, AFS 13034b19. Henry Reed's "Shooting Creek" is similar enough to be compared to the other tune, but different enough that it cannot be flatly called a variant. His two sets of "Shooting Creek" vary between themselves; this one ends by descending to a low D on the D-string in the second strain, while the other (AFS 13037b01) ends the second strain on a D on the A-string, an octave higher. The tune is of that simpler variety, lending itself to performance on the banjo, that seems especially popular with musicians along the Blue Ridge.
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 58 seconds
- - Stylistic features: This and the next cut [AFS 13037b01] are both "Shooting Creek," but there are interesting differences between the two performances, particularly in the second strain.
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: Is that the way he played it?/ALAN JABBOUR: No. Go ahead, play that again./HENRY REED: That's "Shooting Creek."/ALAN JABBOUR: Let's hear it. No, he didn't play it like that at all. Go ahead./NETTIE REED: . . . recorder on, Henry./HENRY REED: H
- - Recording chronology: 097
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A27
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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