Audio Recording Lake County Blues
About this Item
- Lake County Blues
- Contributor Names
- Jabbour, Alan (Transcriber)
- Jabbour, Alan (Collector)
- Reed, Henry, 1884-1968 (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, November 26, 1966
- Subject Headings
- - Blues (Music)
- - Instrumental music
- - Fiddle tunes
- - Folk music--Appalachian Region
- - Ethnography
- - Music
- - Field recordings
- - United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
- Field recordings
- - Key: D
- - Meter: 4/4
- - Strains: 2 (high-low, 4-4)
- - Compass: 15
- - Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
- - Duration: 53 seconds
- - Rendition: 1-(spoken)-1r-2
- - Phrase Structure: ABCD QRST (aab ccde qrst uvw)
- - Spoken: [middle of performance]/HENRY REED: You ever hear the "Lake County Blues"?/ALAN JABBOUR: Uh-uh./HENRY REED: [Laughs][after tune]/HENRY REED: That doggone bass is just over there so far I can't get it.
- - Recording chronology: 093
- - This should properly be titled "Leake County Blues," the title under which it was recorded by the Leake County Revelers in 1930. Leake County is in Mississippi. The recording must have struck a responsive chord among fiddlers, for the tune is now widely diffused across and beyond the South. The blues as an instrumental genre was already embedded in the playing of younger White fiddlers by the 1920s, and tunes such as this were as popular as rags had been in the preceding generation. They are one more piece of evidence of the continuing cultural interchange between Blacks and Whites in the creation and performance of Southern music.
- Audio tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037A23
- Source Collection
- Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Chicago citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Lake County Blues. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000163/.
APA citation style:
Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) Lake County Blues. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000163/.
MLA citation style:
Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Lake County Blues. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000163/>.