Going Up Brushy Fork

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X:1 T:Going up Brushy Fork S:Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Arkansas) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/going-brushy-fork Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz R:Reel K:A e(f/g/|a)baf e2c2|ddfd e2e(f/g/|a)baf eeAB|cBAA E2e(f/g/| a)baf e2c2|ddfd e2 A(A/B/|c)cAc BcAF|EFAB A2:|| |:AB|ccAc BcAB|cBAF E2A2|ccAc BcAF|EFAB A2:| |:AB|c2"+"[c2e2] cBAB|[M:2/4]c2"+"[c2e2]|[M:C|]c2"+"[c2e2] cBAF| EFAB A2:|]



GOING UP BRUSHY FORK. AKA and see "Cripple Creek." American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. "Going up Brushy Fork" is a local West Virginia title for the tune widely known as "Cripple Creek, essentially differing only in the title. It was recorded in New York in 1929 by Kanawha County, W.Va., fiddler Clark Kessinger (1896-1975) and his nephew Luches (collectively, 'The Kessinger Brothers') for the Brunswick label, although not commercially released until the next year. The tune features Kessinger's "brushing pizzicato" effect. Brunswick also released a version in Canada on their subsidiary Melotone label (M18018), giving the band's name as "Les Serenaders Du Lac St Jean." The tune was also recorded by Arkansas fiddler and violin-maker Violet Hensley [1] (b. 1916), in a slightly "crooked" version in her third strain.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Fiddler Magazine, vol. 2, No. 4, 1995; p. 27.

Recorded sources: - Brunswick 458 (78 RPM), The Kessinger Brothers (1930). Violet Hensley - "The Whittling Fiddler and Family" (1983).

See also listing at:
See a standard notation transcription of Clark Kessinger's 1929 recording by Kenneth Rainey [2]
Hear the Kessinger Brother's recording at youtube.com [3]
Hear Violet Hensley's 1983 recording at Slippery Hill [4]



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