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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).

Bob Larkan (sitting, 2nd from left)


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ron Andrico (Corvalis, Oregon) [Songer]; Ruthie Dornfeld [Silberberg]; Bob Larkan [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; pp. 354-355. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 136. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 80. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 117.

Recorded sources : - Alcazar Dance Series ALC 202, Sandy Bradley - "Potluck and Dance Tonite!" (1979). County 519, Fiddlin' Bob Larkan & Family - "Echoes of the Ozarks, vol. 2" (1995). OKeh 45205 (78 RPM), Fiddling Bob Larkin & His Music Makers (1928).

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



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