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FROSTY MORNING [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Brody). A tune by this name is mentioned as having been played in a 1931 account of a LaFollette, northeast Tenn. fiddle contest. In the 1960's it was collected by Alan Jabbour from Glen Lyn, Virginia, fiddler Henry Reed (born c. 1885, Peterston, Monroe County, West Virginia). See his notes on the tune [1]. Jabbour popularized it with his influential late 1960's recording with the Hollow Rock String Band.

Source for notated version: Joel Shimberg (Arlington, Va.) [Krassen]; Henry Reed [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 114. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 49. Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; pp. 38-39. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 221. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 56.

Recorded sources: Cassette C-7625, Wilson Douglas – "Back Porch Symphony." Reed Island Rounders – "Wolves in the Wood" (1997). Rounder 0010, "Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972. Learned from Henry Reed via Alan Jabbour). CD, Alan Jabbour, James Reed, Bertram Levy – "A Henry Reed Reunion" (2002). Library of Congress, "Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection". [2]

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Listen to Henry Reed, recorded in 1966 [4]




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