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GEORGIA BLUES. Old-Time, Breakdown. The melody was recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, for Victor Records by fiddler Bill Helms of Thomastown, a village south of the city. Helms was backed on the recordings by Grady Owens (fiddle), John Hogan (banjo, guitar) and Ty Cobb Hogan (guitar). Later, "in 1931, Helms recorded for Columbia with Riley Puckett and Gid Tanner as the Home Town Boys" (Wayne W. Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree, 1990, p. 81).

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Recorded sources: County 514, Bill Helm's Upson County Band - "Hell Broke Loose in Georgia" (orig. rec. 1928).




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