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X:1 T:Waldorf Reel N:From the playing of folklorist and musician Guthrie "Gus" Meade (1932-1991, N:Kentucky), recorded in 1974. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/waldorf-reel Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G z|G,B,DB, C2ED|DEFD [E3c3]c|BABB dBAD|FDED D2DC| B,2DB, C2EC|DEFD [E3c3]c|BABB dBAD|FEDF G3:| e|:[B2g2]gB g2ag|egfe BABc|d2 de egfe| dBAB d3e-| g2 gB g2ag|egfe BABc|d2e2 egfe|dBAF G2ef:|]



WALDORF REEL. AKA - "Waldorf's Reel." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is sourced to Guthrie "Gus" Meade and is said to be named after Waldorf, Maryland. It is thought that Meade recorded the tune and named it, although he did not compose it. The UNC Southern Folklife Collection records that Meade had an abiding interest in the tradtional music of Kentucky and spent his summers recording and interviewing Kentucky fiddlers; many of his reel-to-reel tapes are stored in the Library of Congress. "In 1956, Meade began an annotated discography of early traditional country music. The discography includes some 14,500 recordings of 3,500 songs organized into four categories: ballads, religious songs, instrumentals, and novelty songs. He worked on this discography until his death in 1991."

Gus Meade (1932-1991)


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 697. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 164.

Recorded sources : - Vintage Records, Georgia Mudcats - "Barefoot in the Henhouse and Other Southern Delights" (2007).

See also listing at :
See/hear the tune on youtube.com [1]
Hear Guthrie Meade play the tune at Slippery-Hill [2]
See John Lamancusa's standard notation transcription [3], and Ken Torke's banjo tab [4]



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