X:1 T:Apple Jack N:From the playing of Sammy Walker (1910-1987, N:Barren County, south-central Ky.), recorded N:by Bruce Greene, Nov., 1975. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" R:Reel D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1396 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (g/f/|e2) d2B2d2|e2+slide+g4 z((3a/g/f/|e2)a2 abag|f-dd2 d2e-f| g2f2e2d2|e2d2B2cB|A2d2 dedc|B2G2G2:| AB|cBcB A2 AB|cBcB A2 AB|cBcB A2 dc|B2G2G2 AB| cBcB A2 AB|cBcB A2 AB|c2cB A2 dc|B2G2G2 AB||
APPLE JACK. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is sourced to fiddle and banjo player Samuel Jackson "Sammy" Walker (1910-1987) of Barren County, south-central Kentucky, on the Upper Cumberland. Wallace was at one time a blacksmith and farmer. In the 1940's Walker had a band that, after 1946 included his daughter Nell playing mandolin and guitar. She formed her own band a decade later, performing and singing traditional country and bluegrass numbers (with her father playing fiddle). By the 1960's the Nell Walker Band had a regular spot at WTKY, Tompkinsville, and played throughout Bareen and adjacent counties in south-central Kentucky and north-central Tennessee. They were well-regarded at the time.