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LYNCHBURG. American, Reel or Quadrille (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune, classified as either a quadrille or reel, was recorded by Uncle Jimmy Thompson (1848-1931) of Texas and Smith County, Tennessee, in 1930 for Brunswick/Vocalion Records in Knoxville. He was backed on the recording by his niece, Eva Thompson, on piano, and they recorded in a temporary studio set up in a hotel. Thompson introduces the tune on the recording:

"Hello folks, this is Uncle Jimmy Thompson. I'm gonna play you a fine quadrille I learned the fourth day of August in eighteen and sixty-six."

(Bill Brown, producer:) "That's a long time. How old are you, Uncle Jimmy?"

"Eighty-two."

Charles Wolfe identifies Thompson's "Lynchburg" as "an old minstrel show number also known as 'Lynchburg Town'"[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Vocalion 5456 (78 RPM), Uncle Jimmy & Eva Thompson (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Uncle Jimmy's 1930 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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  1. Charles Wolfe and Bill Harrison, "Uncle Jimmy Thompson: His Life and Times 1848-1931", Devil's Box, volume 09, No. 3, September, 1975, p. 35.