Audio Recording [Breakdown in A]

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Title
[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
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  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).
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13703B24
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcreed.13703b24
Online Format
audio

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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 October 19, 2017.)

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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/.

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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/>.