Gettin' Up in the Cool

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GETTIN' UP IN THE COOL. AKA - "Get Up in the Cool." American, Reel (cut time). A Major. EDae or EEae tuning (fiddle). The tune was mentioned in the Atlanta Journal as being "one of the best selections" of the group the Mud Creek Symphony, who broadcast in 1924 on WSB, the Atlanta station. The group, from Pea Ridge, Habersham County, Georgia, consisted of two pair of brothers, the older two uncles of the younger set. New and Ed Tench, both fiddlers, were in their sixties at the time and claimed to have been fiddling for forty-five years or more. The Journal wrote they had played so long that "harmony between the two is merely a matter of second nature" [see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree, 1990, p. 54). A version of the tune was recorded by Texas fiddler Eck Robertson (b. 1887). "Get Up in the Cool" bears a resemblance to Mississippi fiddler W.E. Claunch's "Grub Springs (2)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Eck Robertson (Texas) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 235.

Recorded sources : - Black Rose Productions, The Mando Mafia - "Get Up in the Cool." County 202, "Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler" (1963). County CD CO 3515, "Eck Robertson: Old Time Texas Fiddler" (1998).




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