Audio Recording Shooting Creek

About this Item

Title
Shooting Creek
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
-  Instrumental music
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Reels
-  Ethnography
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  United States -- Virginia -- Giles County -- Glen Lyn
Genre
Ethnography
Music
Field recordings
Notes
-  Key: D
-  Meter: 4/4
-  Strains: 2 (high-low, 2-2)
-  Compass: 10
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1r-2r-1r-2r-1r-2r
-  Phrase Structure: AB QR (aba'c qrqs)
-  Related Tune(s): Walk Around
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
-  Performed by Henry Reed, fiddle.
-  Stylistic features: This and the preceding cut [AFS 13037a27] are both "Shooting Creek," but there are interesting differences between the two performances, particularly in the second strain.
-  Recording chronology: 098
-  Duration: 1 minute
-  Shooting Creek rises at the Blue Ridge, along the Floyd County-Franklin County line, and flows down the eastern flank of the mountain into Franklin County in the Virginia Piedmont. The hollow along Shooting Creek had a reputation for moonshining in the earlier twentieth century. Another tune entitled "Shooting Creek" has been recorded along the creek itself and in other locales in Virginia and West Virginia. Both strains of this tune end on the fifth degree; see Person, A Collection of Popular Airs (1889), p. 15, "Walk Around"; J. W. (Peg) Hatcher, Ferrum, Virginia, AFS 2740a2; Oscar Wright, Princeton, West Virginia, AFS 13034b19. Henry Reed's "Shooting Creek" is similar enough to be compared to the other tune, but different enough that it cannot be flatly called a variant. His two sets of "Shooting Creek" vary between themselves; one (AFS 13037a27) ends by descending to a low D on the D-string in the second strain, while this one ends the second strain on a D on the A-string, an octave higher. The tune is of that simpler variety, lending itself to performance on the banjo, that seems especially popular with musicians along the Blue Ridge.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1967/007: AFS 13037B01
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcreed.13037b01
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Shooting Creek. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000168/.

APA citation style:

Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A. & Reed, H. (1966) Shooting Creek. 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/afcreed000168/.

MLA citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Shooting Creek. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1966. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000168/>.