Audio Recording [Breakdown in A/Frosty Morning]
About this Item
- [Breakdown in A/Frosty Morning]
- 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
- - Breakdowns
- - Reels
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Key: A
- - Related Tune(s): Frosty Morning
- - Strains: 3 (medley of two pieces)
- - Rendition: low strain of "Breakdown in A," then low and high strain of "Frosty Morning"
- - Phrase Structure: ABCD (abcd a'efg)--ABAC QRST (abcd abef qrst uvef)
- - Compass: 9 + 15
- - This performance combines a strain of an unnamed breakdown in A with "Frosty Morning," which is performed elsewhere in this collection. Henry Reed said that this tune came from East Virginia. Alan Jabbour began playing the initial low strain heard here with the high strain of Henry Reed's tune "Betsy," so that combination of strains by now has a life of its own in the old-time music revival. What Henry Reed actually would have used as a high strain is not knowable.
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed--contam. w. 'Frosty Morning'."
- - Recording chronology: 086
- - Duration: 40 seconds
- - Performed by Watha Reed, guitar.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A16
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1 (AFC 1967/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Henry Reed, and Watha Reed. Breakdown in A/Frosty Morning. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000156/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, W. (1966) Breakdown in A/Frosty Morning. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000156/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. Breakdown in A/Frosty Morning. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000156/>.