Audio Recordings [Breakdown in D]
About this Item
- [Breakdown in D]
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Jabbour, Karen Singer (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, July 17, 1967
- 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
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Compass: 7
- - Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 38 seconds
- - Rendition: (2)-1-2r-1-2-1-2r-1-2r-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAB' QRQ'B (abcd abc'd qrcb qrcd)
- - Stylistic features: A lot of syncopation.
- - Spoken: HENRY REED: [Laughs]
- - Recording chronology: 127
- - Related Tune(s): Poplar Pole
- - Henry Reed did not give the name for this tune, but he said it came from "East Virginia," and he probably acquired it during a period of his life when he was working in Floyd County, Virginia. Compare the tune he played immediately after this one, "Poplar Pole," which is similar but distinct. The simple melodic style, the tendency to assemble the tune cumulatively by varying similar phrases, and the heavy and consistent syncopation suggest African-American influence on this whole class of tunes.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A32
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Henry Reed. [Breakdown in D]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000196/. (Accessed October 25, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Jabbour, K. S. & Reed, H. (1967) [Breakdown in D]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000196/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, et al. [Breakdown in D]. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000196/>.