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Notated Music Jump Jim Crow [music transcription]

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Title
Jump Jim Crow [music transcription]
Contributor Names
Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
Rice, Tom, 1808-1860 (Composer)
Created / Published
[Between 1966 and 1968]
Subject Headings
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Clogs
-  Ethnography
-  Sheet Music
-  Music score
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Sheet Music
Music score
Notes
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Transcribed by Alan Jabbour, from a performance by Henry Reed.
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r-1
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-2)
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QR (abac abde qrsc)
-  Compass: 11 (14 including drone on the low A on the G-string)
-  Handwritten: Recorded: aabaaba. [mistake]
-  Composed by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice, 183-?
-  "Jump Jim Crow" has its origins in the minstrel stage, where the tune was used for an often extravagant or elaborate set dance. The song and dance were created by Thomas ("Daddy") Rice in the later 1830s. The published versions show connections to Henry Reed's set, but they are also different in many respects--frequently a bit rough and angular--suggesting that the folk process has extracted some grace from the angularity of the minstrel originals. The pace in this set is slower than in typical breakdown tunes, suggesting its use in a clog or other slower-paced fancy dance.
Medium
manuscript; 1 page
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1967/007: Notebook 3: p. 15a
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.reedt039
Online Format
image

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Jabbour, Alan, and Tom Rice. [Jump Jim Crow music transcription]. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000054/. (Accessed August 24, 2016.)

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Jabbour, A. & Rice, T. (1966) [Jump Jim Crow music transcription]. [Between 1966 and 1968] [Notated Music] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000054/.

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Jabbour, Alan, and Tom Rice. [Jump Jim Crow music transcription]. [Between 1966 and 1968, 1966] Notated Music. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000054/>.