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Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!

Dale Rose 28 Apr 00 - 11:34 AM
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Subject: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 11:34 AM

Here is a message from Alan Jabbour, which I just got via Email, courtesy of Kerry Blech. It concerns the Library of Congress online release of the Henry Reed Collection. IMPORTANT STUFF! for fiddlers, and friends of Old Time Music.

Dear friends,

Appended is the press release regarding the latest online collection to be presented by the American Folklife Center and the National Digital Library Program through the Library of Congress Web site. FIDDLE TUNES OF THE OLD FRONTIER: THE HENRY REED COLLECTION is now available online. It's been exciting to work on the Henry Reed collection again over the last few months, and it is deeply satisfying to see and hear my mentor presented to the wider world for research, enjoyment, and contemplation. I hope you enjoy it!

Best regards,
Alan

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress Presents
FIDDLE TUNES OF THE OLD FRONTIER: THE HENRY REED COLLECTION

The American Folklife Center's Henry Reed Collection is now available online through the Library of Congress American Memory Web site at the following URL:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/hrhtml/

This unique American music collection, released on the 116th anniversary of his birth in Peterstown, West Virginia, features traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed. Recorded in Glen Lyn, Virginia, by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, these tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of the Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes presented in this collection have enjoyed new popularity during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century, and are performed today by a new generation of musicians.

The online presentation includes 184 sound recordings, available in WaveForm, MP3, and RealAudio formats; Jabbour's fieldnotes; and sixty-nine musical transcriptions. New descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features accompany the sound recordings, and an extensive listing of related publications and a glossary of musical terms provide further avenues for exploration.

An essay by Alan Jabbour (with photographs by Carl Fleischhauer, Karen Singer Jabbour, and Kit Olson) discussing Reed's life, art, and influence accompanies the collection as a special presentation.

Other folklife-related online collections, selected publications of the American Folklife Center, and information about products and services are available from the Center's home page:

http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife

American Memory is a project of the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress, which, in collaboration with other institutions, is bringing important American historical materials to citizens around the world. Through American Memory, over seventy multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, motion pictures, and text are now available online, free to the public for educational purposes. This collection is the eighth collection from the American Folklife Center to be added on the American Memory Web site. All American Memory collections can be accessed through:

http://memory.loc.gov

Please direct any questions to ndlpcoll@loc.gov


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 11:49 AM

Interesting info on Henry Reed at the Henry Reed Memorial, done by his grandson, Terry Reed.


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 02:13 PM

Gee, I've got other stuff to do, but I just keep coming up with good things. As noted above, this is being released today, April 28, the 116th aniversary of the birth of Henry Reed. Check out Today in History at the Library of Congress. The Henry Reed story is the lead article. You can access the info through the yesterday/archive links after today. (Now I'll get to work)


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: NancyZ
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 09:58 PM

Wow! Thanks for the great site! I've actually been at the "library" before looking for folkdances. I don't know why I didn't think to look for fiddle tunes too. I could spend way too much time there:) Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 28 Apr 00 - 10:46 PM

Thanks, Dale.  Oh, no!  Even more things to do instead of working...

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: GUEST,Second Banana
Date: 29 Apr 00 - 01:40 AM

Dale, you have my eternal gratitude for posting the Henry Reed collection. On the same site I found two numbers I have been searching for the last fifty years, "The Poor Married Man," and "The Belle of The Ball." I grew up hearing my father sing these tunes. They are classified as comic numbers but when I was very young they made me want to cry. Now finding them makes me joyous!!! Thank you.

Second Banana


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Apr 00 - 09:12 PM

Well boys and girls, if ya don't see me online much you'll know Hardiman the Fiddler has commandeered the old computer!

Rats!

~Susan~


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Subject: RE: Henry Reed Fiddle Collection/184 tunes!
From: open mike
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 02:38 PM

great resource here..deserves mention again...after these few comments
5 years ago! more info here:
http://www.henryreed.org/
http://www.henryreed.org/2003convention/2003convention_flyer.html
http://www.gilesmountainstringband.com/henryreed.html
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/va/fiddler_1
Hollow Rock String band--pre-cursers of Red Clay ramblers:
http://redclayramblers.tripod.com/hrsb3.htm
article about Alan Jabbour and Hollow Rock:
http://www.indyweek.com/durham/2001-01-24/music.html
and more info:
http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/hol_rock.htm
Fuzzy Mt. String Band: http://redclayramblers.tripod.com/fmsb.htm
to continue this thread with current and recent info:
Tommy Thompson, (not the Secretary of Health & Human Services)
deceased in 2003 was one of the Red Clay Ramblers,
and he wrote one of my favorite christmas songs,
Hot Buttered Rum. http://redclayramblers.tripod.com/tommy/index.htm
Bertram Levy now is in the Pacific North West and is involved with Tango and accordion/concertina music.http://www.tangoheart.com/duo.htm
http://www.tangoheart.com/tangoheartsextet.htm
http://www.efolkmusic.org/ArtMusic/ViewArtist.asp?aid=1133
Jim Watson, one of the founding members of Red Clay Ramblers,
now tours with Robin and Linda Williams, and the O'Blurs and
the Green Level Entertainers.
http://redclayramblers.tripod.com/jimnow.htm
http://www.robinandlinda.com/band.html

ok that's enought URL's now...if some enterprising
person with lots of time on their hands wants to
turn them all into links...go blickie! otherwise,
have fun cutting and pasting...and happy surfing...
Laurel


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