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CHARLESTON POLKA. Old-Time, Breakdown. The tune was mentioned in the Atlanta Journal as being "one of the best selections" of the group the Mud Creek Symphony, who broadcast in 1924 on WSB, the Atlanta station. The group, from Pea Ridge, Habersham County, Georgia, consisted of two pair of brothers, the older two uncles of the younger set. New and Ed Tench, both fiddlers, were in their sixties at the time and claimed to have been fiddling for forty-five years or more. The Journal wrote they had played so long that "harmony between the two is merely a matter of second nature" [see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree, 1990, p. 54).

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