Franklin County Blues
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X:1 T:Franklin County Blues N:From the playing of fiddler Oscar Stockton with the Dixie Ramblers, who recorded six N:sides for ARC in March, 1937, in Birmingham, Ala. Apart from Stockton, the group N:iWillie Duboise (banjo), Wallace K. Wimberly (tenor banjo), Henry C. Lowery (guitar N:and vocals), Joe Lowery (guitar and vocals), and an unidentified African-American N:string bass player. M:C| L:1/8 D:American Record Corp. ARC 7-06-33 (78 RPM), The Dixie Ramblers (1937) D:Marimac 9110, The Dixie Ramblers - "Old Time Stringbands: It'll Never Happen Again vol. 1 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/franklin-county-blues R:Country Blues Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C d2-|eg-g2g- g2g2|eg-ge g2G2-|A2c2- cA (3GED|[C6E6]A2-| BABd- d2G2|BABd- d c AG| cA3- AGE-D|[C6E6][d2e2]-| [ee][eg][eg][ee] [e2g2][eg][eg]|J[ee]>[ee][e2g2]- [eg][ee][eg][ee]|J[e2g2][^dg][eg]- [eg][^de][eg]=d|c4 _B3G-| A2c2c2A2|cAcA- AGED|[C4E4]- [CE]CA,-G,|C2 [E2c2]- [E2c2][G2_B2]-| [G=B]ABd- ddBA|JBABd- dGAB |cAcc- cAGE|[C6E6]|| [d2e2]-|[e2e2]g2 _b-=b g2|eg-g_b- =b2g2|egea- age2|c4 J[e4e4]| A2cc- cBAB|cAcA- AGED|[E4c4]- [Ec](DED)|[E2c2][E2c2]- [E2c2]_B2-| =BbBa AG-GA-|BAB2 AG2G|ABcA- AGED|C6||
FRANKLIN COUNTY BLUES. American, Country Blues (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Franklin County Blues" was recorded by the Dixie Ramblers, a string band from Russellville, Alabama, in the northwestern part of the state. The four-piece band released four instrumental sides, recorded in Birmingham in 1937 (their vocal numbers were rejected), and were joined for the recording by an unnamed African American bass player. See also the Stripling Brothers' "Pallet on the Floor."