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ALTAMONT [1]. American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Altamont is a town on the Cumberland Plateau (Ky./Tenn. border area). The tune was in repertoire of the African-American string band the John Lusk Band. It was their version of that tune that was issued on the Rounder CD "Altamont" and was from taken from a 1949 recording session that Stu and Gloria Jamieson (and others) had with Lusk, Gribble, and York, according to Kerry Blech. They also recorded the tune in a 1946 session that was recorded onto instantaneous aluminum disks. The 1949 session was recorded on a wire recorder (the version is noticeably different than their 1946 recording).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Gren Canote [Silberberg]; John Lusk (Milliner & Koken).

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner & Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 7. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 3.

Recorded sources : - Cartunes 105, Bruce Molsky and Bob Carlin - "Take Me as I Am" (2004. Sourced to Gribble, Lusk and York). Rounder CD 0238, Gribble, Lusk & York - "Altamont - Black String Band Music From the Library of Congress."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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