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X:1 T:Sweet Rose of Heaven N:From the playing of the Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers, a family band consisting N:of F.R. Taylor (fid.), Clavie Taylor (voc.), Lorean Grigg (mand.), Ione Grigg (gtr.) and Austin N:Grigg (string bass), from northwestern Louisiana, active in the Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas area. N:F.R. Taylor is credited as composer in the Victor recording ledgers. Recorded by Ralph Peer for N:Victor in Memphis, Tenn., Sept., 1928. M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Song and Waltz N:Lots of sliding into and down from notes D:Victor 21768 (78 RPM), Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers (1928) D:New World Records NW 236, Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers - "Going D:Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Styles in Folk Music" (1977) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/sweet-rose-heaven Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C E6|+slide+E6|G6-|G2E2-G2|c6|c6|+slide+e6-|e6| +slide+c6-|c4-A2|"*"G6|E4 C2-|D6|D4C2|D6-|D6| E6-|E4E2|G6-|G4E2|c4-cd-|c6|+slide+e6-|e6| +slide+c6-|c4-A2|"**"G4g2|g6|G4G2|A2B4|c6-|c6|| P:Substitutions: "*"G4+slide+e'2|e'6|d'6|d'4e'2|d'6-|d'6|| "**"G4ga-|gedBAG|G6|e4d2|c6-|c6||



SWEET ROSE OF HEAVEN. American, Waltz and Song Air (3/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Sweet Rose of Heaven" is a waltz and song credited to fiddler/violinist and attorney Foster R. Taylor, of Arcadia, La., in the Victor recording ledger. It was recorded in Memphis, Tenn., by Victor recordist Ralph Peer in September 1928, of the playing of the Taylor Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers, a family band from northwestern Louisiana, active in the Louisiana/Arkansas/Texas tri-state region. The group consisted of F.R. Taylor (fid.), Clavie Taylor (voc.), Lorean Grigg (mand.), Ione Grigg (gtr.) and Austin Grigg (string bass). Taylor's son occasionally played with the group, and personnel changed somewhat on the last recording session. The family name is 'Grigg', of Bear Creek, La., and it was thought the 's' was added on the record label due to their being several members of the Grigg family in the group. As with many similar ensembles, the group gained professional experience through countless appearances in their home area, at house parties, school plays, civic banquets, and the like. They were seasoned entertainers by the time they were hired by W. K. Henderson to appear on KWKH during the summer of 1928. The trip from Louisiana to Memphis took the better part of a week in the late 1920's, much of it on dirt or poorly maintained/constructed roads.


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Recorded sources : - New World Records NW 236, Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers - "Going Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Styles in Folk Music" (1977). Victor 21768 (78 RPM), Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers (1928).




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