Audio Recording Granny
About this Item
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, August 27, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r
- - Key: A
- - Compass: 11
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-2)
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QC' (abcd abef egef)
- - This tune can not be clearly traced, though it bears some very general resemblances to tunes like "Fire on the Mountain," which is represented elsewhere in this collection (AFS 13035a43). The second strain is short and has the character of filler, eked out of the melodic material in the first strain. Henry Reed supplied the title "Granny" in a quite tentative way, and single-word titles (other than place names) are not normal. Henry Reed learned this tune from a Mr. Drummond(s) from Texas.
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Granny...."
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: That'd be good enough . . . ./ALAN JABBOUR: Is that the one that was "Granny"--something about "Granny"?
- - Recording chronology: 065
- - Duration: 54 seconds
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13035B09
- 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, and Henry Reed. Granny. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000135/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) Granny. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000135/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Granny. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000135/>.