Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Gene
Reed, Henry
Dates 1967
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Virginia
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Breakdowns
Ethnography
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Guitar Music
Instrumental Music
Music
Reels
Title
[Quince Dillion's High-D Reel]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
Reed, Gene, 1929-2012 (Performer)
Created / Published
Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Guitar music
-  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)
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abcd abef qrst qref)
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Duration: 53 seconds
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-tag
-  Compass: 14 (17 including grace-note run on G-string)
-  Spoken: HENRY REED: You done?
-  Recording chronology: 109
-  Related Tune(s): [Breakdown in G]
-  Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
-  Henry Reed gave no name to this tune, though he played it twice and also played two sets of a tune in G with the same first strain (see "Breakdown in G," AFS 13037a01, AFS 13033b25). This tune cannot be traced to other sources. It somehow came to be thought of as a tune Henry Reed learned from Quince Dillion, though there is no concrete evidence of this in the fieldnotes from the 1960s, and it has gone back into circulation among some performers in the old-time music revival under the title "Quince Dillion's High-D Reel," the title used here.The guitar accompaniment by Henry Reed's son Gene is interesting in that he uses a minor-seven chord (here a C chord in the key of D). By the testimony of all his children, Henry Reed was a stickler for "the right chords," so we can assume that the chords represent Henry Reed's own musical choices. It is sometimes thought that such chords as minor-seventh chords are "untraditional" among older musicians; this is evidence to the contrary.Henry Reed's son James plays "Quince Dillion's High-D Reel" with four parts and explains that his father used to play the two extra strains but had omitted them in the recordings presented here.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B09
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13703b09


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