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 Theme code Index    3126L 6L251H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    1995
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 26
 Year of publication/Date of MS    p. 26
 Artist    Milton Brown and His Brownies
 Title of recording    Brownie Special
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Decca Records De 5174-A (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1935
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BROWNIE SPECIAL. Old-Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies were a seminal Western Swing band who first recorded in the early 1930's and continued until Brown's untimely death in 1936 from complications stemming from an auto collision. Brown was the lead vocalist for the group (fiddle was played by Cecil Brower) and has been credited (by critic Robert Palmer, for one) as being the real 'Father of Western Swing'.

Source for notated version: Cecil Brower with Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies [Phillips].

Printed source: Phillips (Fiddle Case Tunebook: Old Time Southern), 1989; p. 8. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 26.