John Rawl Jamieson

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JOHN RAWL JAMIESON. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Ky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was known under this title by northestern Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas (1934-1974), who told Mark Wilson (Rounder Records) that it was named after an elderly man "who lived bock on Shouls on a ridge." The tune was also called by the 'Jamieson' title by Morris Allen, a mentor and sometime playing partner of Thomas.

Source for notated version: Buddy Thomas [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 344. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 104.

Recorded sources: Kate Lissauer - "Walk Talk Chicken" (2005). Rounder 0032, Buddy Thomas (northeastern Ky.) - "Kitty Puss: Old-Time Fiddle Music From Kentucky"

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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