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SALES TAX TODDLE. Old-Time, Breakdown (cut time). USA, Mississippi. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Not a real breakdown, but a 'noodling' kind of ‘irregular’ tune, from fiddler Shelton Nations and his brother Marshall, The Nations Brothers, who recorded the tune in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1935.

Mississippi was one of the first states to adopt a retail sales tax, in 1930 (the other contender was Kentucky), although twenty-three other states followed suit in the 1930's.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Shelton Nations [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 121.

Recorded sources: - Rebel Records REB-CD-1737, Richard Greene - "The Grass Is Greener" (1997). Vocalion 03184 (78 RPM), The Nations Brothers (1935).

See also listing at:
Hear the Nations Brothers 1935 recording at [1]

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