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Andrew Baxter, unknown, Jim Baxter
GEORGIA STOMP. American, Country Rag (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by African-American fiddler Andrew Baxter (1869-1955) and recorded (with his son Jim {1898-1950} on guitar) for OKeh Records in Atlanta, Ga., in October, 1928, although the side was not released until January, 1929. Harry Smith (Folkways FA2952, 1952) says the recording is "structurally intermediate between the early rural string band style and the syncopated urban style that was perfected about 1880." Interpolated near the end of the recording is the "Louisiana regional melody" variously called "Gatemouth," "Get it Right," "Mamm'a Baby Boy," or "Pork Chops Rag." The Baxters hailed from Gordon County, North Carolina, as did the white group, the Georgia Yellow Hammers, with whom Baxter sometimes played (see "G Rag").

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Folkways FA2952, Andrew and Jim Baxter - "Anthology of American Folk Music, vol. Two: Social Music" (1952). Victor V-38002B (78 RPM), Andrew & Jim Baxter (1929).

See also listing at :
Hear the Baxters' 1929 recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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