Knoxville Rag (2)
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KNOXVILLE RAG . American, Old-Time; Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips): AABBCC (Christeson). No musical relation to "Knoxville Rag (1)." Source Frank Reed (1904-c. 1985) was recorded (with banjo player Alva Lee Hendren of Madison) by The Missouri Friends of Folk Arts for the "I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough" (1981) and also issued a private label LP entitled "Ole Tyme Fiddlin'" (1976). Although originally from Randolph County, Reed in later life moved to the St. Louis area.
Source for notated version: Frank Reed, 1976 (Randolph County, Missouri) [Christeson, Milliner & Koken, Phillips].
Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 45. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 363. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 133.
Recorded sources: LP TS76-922/923, "Ole Tyme Fiddlin'" (1976)