Audio Recording [Rocky Mountain Goat]
About this Item
- [Rocky Mountain Goat]
- 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
- - Hornpipes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - This tune is well-known in America but not clearly traceable beyond its shores. Henry Reed neither named it nor assigned it a genre, but it is a tune sometimes known as "Rocky Mountain Goat," and the slightly slower pace suggests a connection with the hornpipe genre. Shaking Down the Acorns (Rounder 0018) contains a performance of the tune by Mose Coffman from Greenbrier County, West Virginia.Henry Reed performed this tune on three occasions. In one performance (AFS 13705b07, recorded on July 17, 1967), he inserted a third strain between the usual first and second strains that leaps up dramatically to a high D in third position on the E-string. This extra strain seems to be unique to Henry Reed.
- - Compass: 17
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
- - Strains: 2 (cuts off)
- - Rendition: 1-2-(cuts off)
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC UVUW (abcd abc'e uvc'd uvc'e)
- - Stylistic features: This take includes the usual first strain and the high-D strain, but not the usual second strain.
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: That's it, yeah.
- - Recording chronology: 116
- - Duration: 20 seconds
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B16
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, and Gene Reed. [Rocky Mountain Goat]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000185/. (Accessed May 25, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, G. (1967) [Rocky Mountain Goat]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000185/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. [Rocky Mountain Goat]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000185/>.