Annotation:Knoxville Rag (1)

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KNOXVILLE RAG [1]. American, Country Rag (cut time). USA; Ky., Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The name of the city of Knoxville, east Tennessee, commemorates an American hero of the Revolution, Henry Knox, George Washington's commander of Artillery. The tune was recorded for Gennett in Richmond, Indiana, on October 29, 1928, played by the trio of Dick Taylor (fiddle), Richard Burnett (banjo) and Byrd Moore (guitar). It is sometimes credited to the more famous pairing of Burnett and Rutherford, and in fact the flip side of the 78 RPM recording ("Goodnight Waltz") was credited to Moore, Burnett & Rutherford, indicating that all were in attendance during the recording session, and that the musicians configured and reconfigured at will. The recording was issued on several of Gennett's labels: Gennett 6760 matrices list the performers as Leonard Rutherford and Byrd Moore, Champion 15690 cites Asa Martin & Doc Roberts, while Supertone 9310 gives Moore, Burnett & Rutherford. See also "Grandma's Rag," an unrelated tune also recorded at the session.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Ralph Troxell [Phillips]; Taylor, Moore & Burnett [Milliner-Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 364. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 73.

Recorded sources: -Carryon Records 002, "Ace Weems & the Fat Meat Boys." Gennett 6760 (78 RPM), Burnett, Moore & Taylor (1928). Marimac 9054, The Ill-Mo Boys - "Fine as Frog Hair" (1995). Morning Star 45004, Taylor, Burnett & Moore - "Wish I Had My Time Again." Rounder 1004, "Ramblin' Reckless Hobo; the Songs of Burnett and Rutherford."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Taylor, Moore & Burnett's 1928 recording at Slippery Hill [2] and [3]

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