Audio Recordings [Breakdown in A]
About this Item
- [Breakdown in A]
- 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
- - Guitar music
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Key: A
- - Compass: 10
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 56 seconds
- - Performed by Gene Reed, guitar.
- - Rendition: (1)-2r-1r-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQC (abac ab'db qbqr qb'db)
- - Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: What is that?/HENRY REED: I forget the name of it, it's as old as the mountains./ALAN JABBOUR: It is? That's a pretty tune.
- - Recording chronology: 124
- - Related Tune(s): Clinch Mountain Backstep
- - Ralph Stanley has recorded an instrumental tune, "Clinch Mountain Backstep," that sounds like a version of this tune; see for example Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys Play Requests (Rebel-SLP-1514). Henry Reed plays it accompanied by his son Gene (here) and unaccompanied (AFS 13703b25).
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B24
- 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. [Breakdown in A]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000193/. (Accessed August 31, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Reed, H. & Reed, G. (1967) [Breakdown in A]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000193/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. [Breakdown in A]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, May 6, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000193/>.