Audio Recording [Harmonica Piece]

About this Item

Title
[Harmonica Piece]
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
-  Folk music--Appalachian Region
-  Breakdowns
-  Harmonica music
-  Clogs
-  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: C
-  Rendition: 1r-2r-1
-  Phrase Structure: ABAC QRQS (abcd abef qrst qruf)
-  Compass: 10
-  Title change: The title appeared in the fieldnotes as "Unnamed."
-  Performed by Henry Reed, harmonica.
-  Duration: 1 minute, 5 seconds
-  Recording chronology: 142
-  Spoken: ALAN JABBOUR: I'll be darned. What is that?/HENRY REED: I don't know the name of it. Still, I've played it enough--I've played it ever since I was a little kid./ALAN JABBOUR: Do you play it on the fiddle too?/HENRY REED: I don't know if I ever tried it on
-  Henry Reed had no name for this harmonica piece. It has the pace and arpeggiation of some of the nineteenth-century clogs, but he assigned it neither a name nor a genre. This performance, though brief, is a fuller version of the tune than the performance recorded as AFS 13033b01.
Medium
Audio tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1969/008: AFS 13705A47
Source Collection
Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcreed.13705a47
Online Format
audio

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Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 1 (AFC 1967/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Alan Jabbour duplication project, part 2 (AFC 1969/008), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Fiddle tunes of the old frontier: the Henry Reed collection online presentation (AFC 1999/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, Alan Jabbour, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Henry Reed. Harmonica Piece. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcreed000211/.

APA citation style:

Jabbour, A., Jabbour, A., Jabbour, K. S. & Reed, H. (1967) Harmonica Piece. 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/afcreed000211/.

MLA citation style:

Jabbour, Alan, et al. Harmonica Piece. Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Virginia, 1967. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000211/>.