Chicken Reel

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


This is a really nice version of Chicken Reel. Kessinger played it with a lot of syncopation, so it’s almost a rag. There are three distinct variants of the B part, including a raggy variant going up to a high D, and a chord-based variant.

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