Kansas City Reel
X:83 T:Kansas City Reel N:Transcribed by Bruce Thomson M:C L:1/8 K:A (3EFG|:"A"A2Ac BAcB|Acega2ga|"E"bgeg fecd|efed cABG| "A"A2Ac BAcB|Acega2ga|"E"bgeg fecd|[1ecBG "A"A2(3EFG:|[2ecBG"A"A4|] |:"A"e4e3a|fecd ec3|"E"B2efg2ef|gfeg fecd| "A"e4e3a|fecd ec3|"E"B2eg fefg|[1"A"afecA4:|[2"A"a3aa4|]
KANSAS CITY REEL. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Arkansas. A Major/Mixolydian. Standard or AEae tunings (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AA'BB (Phillips). The tune was first recorded by Bob Larkin (d. 1942) in Memphis, Tennessee, February, 1928, for OKeh Records. The group consisted of Bob Larkan (fiddle), son Forrest Larkan (piano), daughter Alice Sherbs (guitar), and William Holden Sherbs (guitar), who lived in Prairie County, Arkansas. "Kansas City Reel" has some 'musical DNA' from "Lardner's Reel (1)" evident in the first strain (see "Bill Driver Tune" for another example of this).