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X:1 T:Texas Fair N:From the playing of fiddler Will Gilmer with the Leake County N:Revelers (Mississippi) M:C| L:1/8 R:Country Rag or Two-Step Q:"Moderately Quick" D:Columbia 15691 (78 RPM), Leake County Revelers (1930) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/texas-fair Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C B,2-|SC2[E2c2][E2c2][E2c2]|C2[E2c2][E2c2][E2c2]|a2g2B4|a2g2c4| C2[_EB]-[=Ec]-[Ec]d [E2c2]|C2[E2c2][E2c2] ef|g^fga- age2|+slide+[E3c3]d [E2c2]:| ef|g^fga- ag3|B8|g^fga- ag-e2|[E6c6]+slide+[e2e2]| g4e4|cBcd- dcA2|G^FGA BABc|d2[E2c2][E2c2][E2c2]S||



TEXAS FAIR. American; Country Rag or Two-Step. C Major (Phillips): B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Phillips). "Texas Fair" was a rather down-tempo two-step or country rag by fiddler Wil Gilmer with his group The Leake County Revelers, all of whom resided in and around Sebastopol, Mississippi. The quartet (which also included Dallas Jones on guitar, R.O. Mosley on mandolin and banjo-mandolin, and Jim Wolverton on banjo) formed in 1926 and made some forty recordings from 1927 to 1930. They were already regionally popular when they recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929, and had accompanied Louisiana politician Huey Long on his campaign for governor in 1928. Their record sales, propelled by live broadcasts from the 1000-watt WJDX (Jackson, Mississippi) in a coveted 6PM-7PM Saturday night spot, made them sought after performers across the southeast. The group members still kept their 'day jobs' however. In the 1980s their descendants, appearing as the Leake County String Band, provided music for the 1976 movie Ode to Billie Joe.
The Leake County Revelers


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kerry Blech (Seattle) [Phillips, Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliener-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 653. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1994; p. 239. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 158.

Recorded sources : - Columbia 15691 (78 RPM), Leake County Revelers (1930). Document Records DOCD 8030, "Leake County Revelers vol. 2" (). Whoop it Up! Recordings, Red Mountain - "Throw the Old Cow over the Fence" (2009)

See also listing at :
Hear the Leake County Revelers' 1930 recording at Slippery Hill [1] and youtube.com [2]



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