Audio Recordings West Virginia Rag
About this Item
- West Virginia Rag
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Reed, Watha (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
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Compass: 12
- - Key: G
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 34 seconds
- - Performed by Watha Reed, guitar.
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 8-4)
- - Rendition: 1-2r-1-2r-1-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABCD QR (abac adef qrqs)
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: I don't know what . . . ./WATHA REED: That's it. That's good, [unintelligible]./HENRY REED: I don't know what it is, but I can play it.
- - Recording chronology: 091
- - This fine country rag is in the spirit of and follows a chord progression similar to other rags. But it is not possible to cite a clear variant. The Hollow Rock String Band learned it from Henry Reed and recorded it (Rounder 0024), giving the tune some renewed circulation among contemporary fiddlers.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A21
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, and Watha Reed. West Virginia Rag. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000161/. (Accessed January 22, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, W. (1966) West Virginia Rag. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000161/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. West Virginia Rag. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000161/>.