Eighth of January (2)
X:1 T:Eighth of January  N:From the playing of fiddler Ted Gossett with his Band (western Kentucky) M:C| R:Reel N:Play AA'BBBB D:Supertone 9776-B (78 RPM), Lee County String Band (1930. A pseudonym D:for Tedd Gossett's String Band). D:Morning Star Records 45004, Ted Gossett's String Band - "Wish I had My Time Again: Old D:Time Fiddle Band Music from Kentucky vol. 2" (1980). D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3AAS4NC54k Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D E-|:D2b2a2fe|df b2a2=f2-|^f2 b2a2fe|1dfed BdAF :|2[M:2/4] D2|| |:DE|[M:C|]F2 AB A2 F2|ABAF [E2A2][E2A2]|DEFG AFAB|AFEF D2:|
EIGHTH OF JANUARY . American, Reel (cut time). USA, northern Ky. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Eighth of January " comes from the playing of Ted Gossett, a western Kentucky fiddler born in 1904 who learned the tune from his father, Noah "Big Son' Gossett. It is somewhat distanced from the 'standard' "Eighth of January (1)" melody, particularly in the first strain, but the second is easily recognizable as related to the core version. Gossett and his string band (Pete Woods, banjo; Earl Nossinger, guitar; Enos Gossett, guitar) hailed from near Graham, Muhlenberg County and recorded six sides for Gennett Records in September, 1930. The records were sometimes released under pseudonyms; on the Supertone label they were called the Lee County String Band, also called Marvin's String Band. Gossett died in 1990.