Leake County Two-Step
X:1 T:Leake County Two-Step S:Freeny's Barn Dance Band (Mississippi) M:C| L:1/8 D:OKeh 45524 (78 RPM), Freeny's Barn Dance Band (1930) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/leake-county-two-step Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Bc|dcBd g2g2|dcBd [B2g2][B2g2]|fefg [c2a2][c2a2]|g2ga bage| dcBd g2g2|dcBd [B2g2][B2g2]|f2e2 dcBA|B2G2G2|| |:A|B2G2 [G2B2]FG|AFFG F3(D|E2)[c2e2]E2[c2e2]|[G2d2]Bd BAGE| D2[G2B2]D2[G2B2]|AFFG F3(e|f2)e2 dcBA|B2G2[G3B3]:|]
LEAKE COUNTY TWO-STEP, THE. American, Two-Step. USA, Mississippi. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): ABB' (Phillips): AABB (Songer). The melody is played at a decidedly moderate pace, slower than a breakdown. It was recorded on Dec. 16th, 1930, for OKeh records in Jackson, Mississippi, by Freeny's Barn Dance Band of Leake County, an excellent string band ensemble consisting of Leslie Freeny and Hendrix Freeny on fiddles, Cleveland Freeny on mandolin, tenor banjo player S. Carlton Freeny, and guitarist/vocalist Fonzo Cannon. Kerry Blech remembers the Rhythm Gorillas of Kent, Ohio, played this tune extensively in the early 1980's, and Blech himself popularized it in Seattle when he moved there in 1984. "Limber Neck Blues" is a related melody.