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NEW CAMPTOWN RACES. Bluegrass, Breakdown. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by mandolinist Frank Wakefield about 1953, although first recorded in 1957 released on a 45 RPM by the Wayside label. The tune has become a standard of the bluegrass instrumental repertory.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Folkways 2408, Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and the Kentuckians - "Bluegrass" (1964). Folkways FA 2492, New Lost City Ramblers - "String Band Instrumentals" (1964). Smithsonian Folkways SFW40127, Red Allen and Frank Wakefield- "Red Allen: The Folkways Years, 1964-1983" (2001).