Rest in Peace Alan Jabbour

robert schuler
@robert-schuler
2 months ago
231 posts
Strange coincidence. But I've been playing Over the Waterfall, for the last week. A Henry Reed tune popularized by Alan. I hope there will always be young people coming along as Alan did in the sixties. To keep the music alive .. Robert.
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
840 posts

The Henry Reed repertoire is treasure! 

Though I never really got the B part of Poplar Pole nailed down, I love the tune. 




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Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
2 months ago
492 posts

Lisa, your impression of Alan is correct. His contribution to preserving and disseminating folk music; especially fiddle tunes, is tremendous. We owe him a great debt of gratitude for his hard and enduring work in this field. He will missed by family, friends, and colleagues. Rest in peace, Alan.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,700 posts

Alan was not only a wonderful fiddler, but he helped to preserve and bring deserved attention to the rich tune repertoire of Henry Reed.  From watching him at a music camp, my impression was that Alan was not only a fine musician, but a real gentleman as well.




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Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
840 posts

http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/01/alan-jabbour-1942-2017/?loclr=fbafc




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