Audio Recordings [Rag in C]
- [Rag in C]
- 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
- - Ragtime music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: C
- - Compass: 12
- - Rendition: 1-2
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 8-8)
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QBQC (abcd abce qqcd qqce)
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: So what's the name of that?/HENRY REED: I forget.
- - Recording chronology: 099
- - Duration: 32 seconds
- - Henry Reed offered no title for this ragtime tune in C. Its first strain characteristically runs through a series of short arpeggiated phrases that imply a chord progression (A7-D7-G-C), while its second phrase has an opening gambit in F before resolving back through G to C. Both strains are composed of eight bars broken down into two similar four-bar sections, the first ending on the dominant and the second on the tonic. The first strain ends with a shortened, one-note phrase. Compare Henry Reed's "Ragged Bill," a quite different tune that has structural characteristics similar to this rag. No other versions of this tune have been located.
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037B02
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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