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 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Piedmont), USA(Southeast)
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 Artist    Biography:Georgia Yellow Hammers (The)
 Title of recording    Moonshine Hollow Band (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Rounder 1032
 Year recorded    1979 (reissue recording)
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BLACK ANNIE. Old-Time, Breakdown and Song Tune. USA; North Carolina, north Georgia. GDgd tuning. Kerry Blech (writing in the Old Time Herald) says the tune is "seldom collected from other black old time musicians (beside Joe and Odel Thompson of the Piedmont region of N.C.), but is found in the repertoires of white musicians." Joe Thompson uses it as one of his tunes of choice for calling in a frolic. Charles Wolfe (1979) suggests that the Georgia Yellow Hammer's piece by this name was probably an old minstrel song.

Recorded source: Global Village C217, Joe and Odel Thompson - "Old Time Tunes From the Morth Carolina Piedmont." Folk Legacy Records FSA-17, Hobart Smith - "America's Greatest Folk Instrumentalist" (appears as first tune of "Banjo Group 1"). Rounder 1032, The Georgia Yellow Hammers - "The Moonshine Hollow Band" (1979). Voyager VRCD-354, Hart & Blech - "Build Me a Boat."