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SLEEPY LOU. American, Country Rag (cut time). USA, Virginia. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Milliner-Koken, Phillips); AA'BB' (Devil's Box). The tune was recorded in 1927 by Uncle Dave Macon's Fruit Jar Drinkers, featuring fiddlers Mazy Todd, a neighbor of Macon's, and Kirk McGee. Like the Fruit Jar Drinkers, Virginia fiddler John Ashby and his group The Free State Ramblers played this tune fast, almost at reel tempo, but it is at heart a country rag tune. Ashby's version is recognizably the same tune, albeit distanced from Todd's original.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Ashby (1915-1979, Farquhar County, Va.) [Phillips]; Kirk Magee & Mazy Todd on Uncle Dave Macon's recording [Hartford/Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 29, No. 3, Fall 1995; p. 49. Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 614. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 132.

Recorded sources : - Bear Family BCD 15978, Uncle Dave Macon (2004). Brunswick 5156 (78 RPM), Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers (1927). County 745, John Ashby and the Free State Ramblers - "Down on Ashby's Farm" (1974). Field Recorders Collective FRC 727, "John Ashby & the Free State Ramblers" (2015. From concert recordings in NYC, 1972). Front Hall FHR 024, Fennig's All Star String Band - "Fennigmania" (1981. Learned from Allan Block).

See also listing at :
Hear John Ashby's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Uncle Dave Macon/Mazy Todd's recording at Slippery Hill [2] and [3]

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