Audio Recording Shoes and Stockings
About this Item
- Shoes and Stockings
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, October 28, 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
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Compass: 12
- - Key: A
- - Strains: 2 (low-high, 4-4)
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 1 minute, 40 seconds
- - Related Tune(s): Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel
- - Rendition: 2-(spoken)-1r-2r-1
- - Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abac abde qrsb qrst)
- - Spoken: [before tune]/HENRY REED: That's the way that one plays./ALAN JABBOUR: Oh! You did it in G the other time./HENRY REED: I know, but it plays in D./ALAN JABBOUR: Do it, I'd like to hear it./HENRY REED: [Laughs][after tune]/HENRY REED: That's the way it's su
- - Recording chronology: 177
- - Henry Reed said that "Shoes and Stockings" was a tune of Quince Dillion's (see his discussion preceding the performance of "New Castle," AFS 13705b15). The title may possibly link the tune to the song "His Old Shoes and His Leggings," some Southern versions of which resemble this tune, but no clear correlation can be made. This tune bears some resemblance to another tune in Henry Reed's repertory "Jawbones," usually known by the title "Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel" (AFS 13705b24). It is an interesting performance, played in what might be called a spare melodic style with few sixteenth notes and a lot of quarter and eighth notes. A recording of the tune, learned from Henry Reed, on the album Sandy's Fancy (Flying Fish FF-260) gave "Shoes and Stockings" some renewed circulation in the old-time music revival.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705B25
- 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, and Henry Reed. Shoes and Stockings. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000246/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1967) Shoes and Stockings. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000246/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Shoes and Stockings. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000246/>.