Mississippi Square Dance--Part 2

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MISSISSIPPI SQUARE DANCE - PART 2. AKA and see "Sally Ann (1)." American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mississippi Square Dance", a version of the tune best known as "Sally Ann (1)," was recorded in two parts (back to back on the recording) in Jackson, Mississippi, in December, 1930 by Freeny's Barn Dance Band (consisting of fiddler Leslie and Hendrix Freeny, mandolinist Cleveland Freeny, tenor banjo player S. Carlton Freeny, and guitar player Fonzo Freeny). OKeh issued it in 1931. The dance calls on the recording were by Carlton Freeny who also was part of the group that recorded five years later as the Freeny Harmonizers.One of them is also known as “Sally Anne,” the other seems to be a tune that has one part resembling “Fire On the Mountain” and the other reminiscent of “Little Brown Jug.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: County Records, "Mississippi String Bands, vol. 2" (1975). OKeh 45533 (78 RPM), Freeny's Barn Dance Band (1931, twin fiddle band from Leake County, Mississippi).

See also listing at:
Hear the Freeny's 1930 recording at Slippery Hill [1] and at youtube.com [2]




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