Audio Recordings [Sugar in the Gourd?]

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Jabbour, Alan
Jabbour, Karen Singer
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
Instrumental Music
Music
Reels
Title
[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
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A39
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13705a39


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