Backstep Cindy

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BACKSTEP CINDY. AKA - "Backstep." AKA and see "Step-Back Cindy," "Old Time Back Step Cindy," "Holly Ding," "Hollyding," "Rockingham Cindy;" this despite the fact that "Backstep Cindy" was frequently collected in North Carolina repertoire.

Sources for notated versions: The Fuzzy Mountain String Band (Durham, N.C.), who learned the tune from Fred Cockerham (Low Gap, N.C.) [Brody]; Uncle Charlie Higgins (Galax, Va.) [Krassen]; Tommy Jarrell (Mt. Airy, N.C.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 30. Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; p. 47. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 18.

Recorded sources: County Records 701, Fred Cockerham & Kyle Creed - "Clawhammer Banjo" (1966). County Records 748, Tommy Jarrell- "Come and Go With Me." County 756, Tommy Jarrell - "Sail Away Ladies" (1976). County CO-CD-2711, Kirk Sutphin - "Old Roots and New Branches" (1994. Appears as "Old Time Back Step Cindy"). Folkways 3832, William Marshall & Glen Smith. Heritage XXIV, Tommy Jarrell - "Music of North Carolina" (Brandywine 1978), 1979. Musical Traditions MTCD321-2, William Marshall (et al) - "Far on the Mountains, vols. 1 & 2" (2002). Rounder Records 0035, The Fuzzy Mountain String Band- "Summer Oaks and Porch" (1973). Rounder 0197, Bob Carlin - "Banging and Sawing" (1985).

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