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X:1 T: Redbird T:Red Bird [2] N:From the playing of Clark Kessinger (1896-1975, N:Lincoln County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Folkways Records FA 2336, "Clark Kessinger, Fiddler" (1966) D:Rounder 0004, "Clark Kessinger: Old TIme Music with Fiddle and Guitar" (1972) D: D: D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A ((3e/f/g/|:a2) A2 A2Ac|BAFG ABce|fgaf eceg|begb egfg| "*"a2 A2 A2 Ac|BAFG ABce|fgaf edcB|1A2A2A2ag:|2 A2A2A2|| |:[de]-[ee]-|[ee]fec efec|defg agfa |efed cBAc|BAGF E2 (3FGA| +slide+e2 fe ecAc|defg agfa|efed cABc|(A2[A4e4]):| P:Substitution "*"a2A2 +slide+c2+slide+c2||

RED BIRD [2]. AKA - "Red Bird Hornpipe." American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Silberberg): AABBCC (Phillips). A showpiece tune for West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger (1896-1975), who recorded it several times, albeit later in life. The earliest Kessinger recording of the tune is from 1964 (Kanawha 308, "The Legend of Clark Kessinger"). No apparent relation to "Red Bird (1)." According to Gus Meade (Folkways FA 2336), "This hornpipe is very similar to Uncle Jimmy Thompson's (1848–1931) 'Billy Wilson', recorded in October, 1926 (Columbia CO 15118-D)."
Clark and Luches Kessinger with dance caller Earnest Legg, 1928

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Clark Kessinger 1896-1975 (Kanawha County, West Virginia) [Phillips]; Glenn Berry [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 197. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 125.

Recorded sources : - County 733, "The Legend of Clark Kessinger" (reissue of Kanawha 308). Folkways Records FA 2336, "Clark Kessinger, Fiddler" (1966). Rounder Records ‎0004, "Clark Kessinger--Old-Time Music with Fiddle and Guitar" (1972). Rounder Heritage 11599, Clark Kessinger - "Old Time Music: The Essential Collection." Rounder Heritage CD 1166, Clark Kessinger - "The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music." Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40193, Clark Kessinger - "Classic Old-Time Fiddle" (2007).

See also listing at :
Hear Clark Kessinger's Recording on [1][2] and Slippery Hill [3]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index for Recorded Sources [4]

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