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X:1 T:Stackolee N:From the playing of Rector Hicks (1914-1989, born in Calhoun County, N:West Virginia, in the 1940's moved to Akron, Ohio. Mentored by his older N:cousin Laurie Hicks and Ed Haley. Recorded by Joe LaRose and Kerry N:Blech in the 1970's and early 1980's. M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Blues D:Field Recorders Collective FRC 709, Rector Hicks - Sugar in the Morning (2015). D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C A[_EB]-|[=E2c2]cd eded|c2 cd cBAB|cdcA G2+slide+ED|[C4E4][C2E2][CD]-[CE]| [C2F2]FG AFAB|[E3c3]d [E2c2]AB|[Ec]dc2 G2+slide+ED|[C3E3]D E2F2| G2A-B- BdBA|[G6B6]([GA]B)|c2A2G2 ED|[C6E6]:| |:A[_EB]-|[=E2c2][E2c2] +slide+[e4g4]|[c6e6]cd|c2A2G2+slide+E2|[C6E6]DE| +slide+[A2c2][Ac][Ac] dcA2|[E6c6]cB|ABcc dcA2|[E6c6]D2| g2ga baba|g2g2 agef|gage dcA2|[E2c2]dd edcA|[E6c6]:|

STACKOLEE. American, Country Blues (cut time). USA; West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Stackolee" was in the repertoire of the east Kentucky/West Virginia regionally famous fiddler Ed Haley. It was the only track on Haley's Rounder LP that the late Rector Hicks (1914-1989) thought sounded like Haley at his best, according to Kerry Blech. Hicks, originally from Calhoun County, West Virginia, was highly influenced in his playing by his older cousin Laurie Hicks and by Haley, and had "Stackolee" in his repertory. See also note for iconic blues piece “annotation:Stagolee” and the real-life story of Stack Lee Shelton.

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Recorded sources: -Field Recorders Collective FRC 709, Rector Hicks - "Sugar in the Morning" (2015). Rounder Records, Ed Haley.

See also listing at:
Hear Rector Hicks' c. 1970's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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