Audio Recordings [Sugar in the Gourd?]
Jabbour, Karen Singer
- [Sugar in the Gourd?]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, July 17, 1967
- 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
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Rendition: Fragmentary
- - Phrase Structure: Fragmentary
- - Compass: Fragmentary
- - Duration: 35 seconds
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Fragment."
- - Strains: 2
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: That, that sounds just like what I used to play "Sugar in the Gourd" but I ain't got it right./ALAN JABBOUR: [Laughs]/HENRY REED: I know that./KAREN JABBOUR: [Sneezes]
- - Recording chronology: 134
- - Related Tune(s): Cumberland Gap
- - This fragment is instructive if one is trying to understand the roles of memory and imagination in a tradition such as Henry Reed's. Here he is trying to recall a tune, and what comes out is a fragment sounding a bit like both "Sugar in the Gourd" and "Cumberland Gap." He remembers the former but declares that he has not recalled the tune correctly.
- Audio tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A39
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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