Alabama Trot

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Originally a mandolin piece. The Roane County Ramblers fiddler Jimmy McCarroll called the melody "Georgia Fox Trot," but the tune was issued by Columbia under the 'Alabama' title, for some reason. Kerry Blech traces modern popularity of the tune to Major Contay and the Canebreak Rattlers who played the tune a lot in the 1970's, and to Blech's own Ohio band, the Rhythm Gorrillas, in the 1980's. Blech himself helped popularize it on the west coast when he moved there.

Recorded sources: County 403, Roane County Ramblers (East Tenn.., featuring "Uncle" Jimmy McCarroll on fiddle) - "Complete Recordings 1928-29" {1971. Originally recorded 1929 on Columbia 15570}. County CD 3511, The Roane County Ramblers - "Rural String Bands of Tennessee" (1997).