Old Jake Gillie

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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78rpm Record


This breakdown contains phrases reminiscent of both Ragtime Annie and Eighth of January. Each part consists of two lines. Kessinger played both low and high variants of the B part, alternating the low and high B parts on odd and even times through the tune. He also used a good bit of vibrato, denoted by squiggly lines to the left of notes to be played vibrato.

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