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WESTERN UNION. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, southwestern Virginia. A very rare fiddle tune from southwestern Virginia, in the repertoire of Franklin County, Va., fiddler Howard Maxey (1882-1947), who recorded it in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in September, 1927, backed by guitarist Doctor Lloyd.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: County 727, John Ashby and the Free State Ramblers - "Old Virginia Fiddling" (1970). OKeh 45150 (78 RPM), Doctor Lloyd & Howard Maxey (1927).
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Hear Maxey's 1927 reocrding at youtube.com