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KENION CLOG. American, Clog. USA, Ohio. Recorded by fiddler John Baltzell in New York on April 10, 1928. Paul Gifford finds this tune to be a version of Ed Hayley's (eastern Kentucky/W.Va.) tune "Parkersburg Landing" which is in the "Rustic Dance" family of tunes (see note for "Rustic Dance--Scottische (3)" for range of titles). Baltzell apparently named the tune after nearby Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, near his home town.

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Recorded sources: Edison 52281 (78 RPM), 1928, John Baltzell {Baltzell was from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the same home town as minstrel Dan Emmett (d. 1904). Emmett returned there in 1888, poor, but later taught Baltzell to play the fiddle}.




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