Audio Recordings Hell up Cole Holler
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- Hell up Cole Holler
- 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
- - Ragtime music
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: C
- - Compass: 18
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
- - Strains: 3 (high-low-middle, 4-4-4)
- - Rendition: 1r-2r-3r-1r-2r-3r-1r
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC A'RA'C (abcd abef qq'rr' qq'r'f abrr' sbr'f)
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What's the name of that?/HENRY REED: "Hell up Cole Holler."/ALAN JABBOUR: What?/HENRY REED: "Hell up Cole Holler."/GENE REED: "Hell up Cole Holler."
- - Recording chronology: 113
- - Duration: 1 minute, 52 seconds
- - "Hell up Cole Holler" is a local favorite of the last generation in Monroe County and environs. Ross Miller of Monroe County played a similar tune called "Devil up a Stump," which was recorded by the Hollow Rock String Band (Kanawha 311). The tune may have wider ramifications, but none can be shown here. It is of a type that sounds like a breakdown, but also has a touch of the country rag in it, underscored by its choice of the key of C and its alternations between (implied) tonic and dominant chords. A fragment of this tune appears again on AFS 13705b14, followed by a full performance of "Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over."
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B13
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, and Gene Reed. Hell up Cole Holler. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000182/. (Accessed January 17, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, G. (1967) Hell up Cole Holler. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000182/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Hell up Cole Holler. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000182/>.