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X:1 T:Salt River [3] S:Norman Edmonds (1889-1976, Hillsville, Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning, drone liberally throughout F:http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-ix.do?ix=recording&id=561&idType=performerId&sortBy=abc Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix [Ae]fee agaf|[Ae]fee [A3a3]f|[A2e2]ef g2 gf|[Ae]fe2+slide+g3f| [Ae]fee aged|gg b2 e4|ede2 edBG|AG3 A4:|| A2 AB cBA2|cB c2 e4|ce2c ecAc|BA G2 E4| [Ae]BAA cBA2|cB c2 e2|e2aa e2d2|BcG2 A4:||



SALT RIVER [3]. AKA and see "Shady Grove (2)." American, Reel (cut time). USA, southwestern Virginia. A Mixolydian. Standard or AEae (Norman Edmonds) tunings (fiddle). AABB. A tune and title common in the Franklin/Floyd County area of southwestern Va. It is a different tune than others with the "Salt River" title, but does share the mixolydian tonality. Tom Carter and Blanton Owen (1976) say the high part of this version resembles the standard "Salt River (2)" versions, the lower "more closely approximates" versions of "Shady Grove (2)." The tune was in the repertoire of Norman Edmonds, a fiddler from Hillsville, in the Round Peak area of western North Carolina/southwestern Virginia. Edmonds and his band, the Old Timers (which included three of his sons on guitar and Rufus Quesinberry on banjo), had a radio show for fifteen minutes every Saturday morning from the mid-1950's to around 1970 on the local Galax, Va., station.
Norman Edmonds (1889-1976)


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Armin Barnett [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 213.

Recorded sources : - Field Recorders Collective FRC-301, "Norman Edmonds & The Old Timers vol​.​1" (2004). Rounder 0057, Sam Conner (Floyd County, Va.) - "Old Originals, Vol. 1." Rounder 0361, Bruce Molsky – “Lost Boy” (1996. Learned from the playing of “Uncle” Norman Edmonds of Hillsville, Va.).




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