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LOGAN COUNTY BLUES. Old-Time, Country Blues. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. The tune may be named for Logan County, West Virginia, or Logan County, Kentucky; however, there are also Logan Counties in Ohio, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois. See also the closely related "Dickson County Blues (2)" by Tennessee fiddler Arthur Smith. Guitar player Frank Hutchison (1897-1945), who grew up in Logan County, West Virginia, recorded a guitar solo called "Logan County Blues" for OKeh Records (OKeh 45121) in 1927; however, it is unrelated to the tune usually played as "Logan County Blues" and is instead a version of "Spanish Fandango."

Source for notated version: Ruthie Dornfeld (Seattle) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 79.

Recorded sources: Reed Island Rounders - "Wolves in the Woods" (1997).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear/see Benton Flippen play the tune on youtube [2]
Hear/see the Freight Hoppers play the tune on youtunbe [3]
Hear Mt. Airy, N.C., musician Fred Cockerham fiddle the tune at Juneberry 78's [4]

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