Audio Recordings [Grover Jones's Waltz]

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Reed, Gene
Reed, Henry
Dates 1967
Location Giles County
Glen Lyn
United States
Language English
Subjects Appalachian Region
Fiddle Tunes
Field Recordings
Folk Music
Guitar Music
Instrumental Music
[Grover Jones's Waltz]
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
-  Waltzes
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Guitar music
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Field recordings
-  Key: C
-  Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
-  Compass: 17
-  Rendition: 1-2-1-2-1
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Meter: 3/4
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Waltz."
-  Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abcd abce qrcd qrce)
-  Stylistic features: Extension to C on E-string.
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What's the name of it?/HENRY REED: I don't know./GENE REED: I did know the name of it. It's a waltz, but . . . ./HENRY REED: Grover Jones knows the name of it./ALAN JABBOUR: Is he the one--you got it from him?
-  Recording chronology: 112
-  Duration: 1 minute, 53 seconds
-  Henry Reed gave no title for this waltz, and no other versions of it have been located. He associated it with another musician from that community, Grover Jones, and Henry Reed's children have occasionally referred to it as Grover Jones's waltz, which earned it the name given here. The Hollow Rock String Band learned it from Henry Reed and circulated it in the old-time music revival by including it on their original record (Kanawha 311).
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B12
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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