Mississippi Breakdown (1)

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X:1 T:Mississippi Breakdown [1] S:Willie Narmour M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" D:OKeh Records 45492 (78 RPM), Narmour & Smith (1931) D:County Records CO 3514, Narmour & Smith - Mississippi String Bands vol. 2 (1998) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/mississippi-breakdown-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+g2-|gedB G2G2|[G,B][G,2G2][G,G] [G,2G2]+slide+g2-|gedB G2G2|AGEF [G,2G2][G2_B2]-| [G2=B2][G2B2] ABGG|A(G[GB])G G2D2-|DFEF GG[GB]G|AGEF [G,2G2][G2_B2]-| [G2=B2][G2B2] ABGG|A(G[GB])G G2D2-|DFEF GG[GB]G|AGEF [G,2G2]|| [Bg]-[dg]-|[d2g2][dg][eg][d2g2][B2g2]-|[Bg]a-ba [B2g2][d2g2]-|[dg][eg][d2g2][B2g2]-|[Bg]a-ba [B2g2]||



MISSISSIPPI BREAKDOWN [1]. American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'C. The tune was composed by the Mississippi fiddle and guitar duo William Thomas Narmour (1889-1961) and Shellie Walton Smith (1895-1968) and recorded in San Antonio, Texas, in June, 1930, for OKeh Records, although the side was not released until 1931. The duo was from Carroll County, Mississippi, in the central part of the state, well-known in their region where they played for dances, picnics, country fairs and similar venues.

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Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Willie Narmour [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 422.

Recorded sources : - County 528, Narmour & Smith - "Mississippi Breakdown: Traditional Fiddle Music of Mississippi, vol. 1." County 532, "The Leake County Revelers: 1927 1930 Recordings" (1975). County CD CO 3513, Narmour & Smith - "Mississippi String Bands vol. 1" (1998). Document 8028, The Mississippi Possum Hunters – “Mississippi String Bands, vol. 2” (reissue). Oak Records OOK CD 001, "Brittany Haas" (2004). OKeh 45492 (78 RPM), Narmour and Smith (1931). Victor 23595 (78 RPM), Mississippi Possum Hunters (1930).

See also listing at :
Hear Narmour & Smith's 1931 recording at Slippery Hill [1] and youtube.com [2]



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