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One audio cassette. Side A Mr. Reaves discusses the history of his family and the area; how he learned to play from a traveling violinist; other family members who play music; his playing style; bands in which he played; community gatherings for music; his father, a square dance caller; quitting and starting back again with the fiddle; meeting to play with his cousin twice a year; his mother, a guitar player; his FFA quartet; different fiddles he had owned; other musical family members. Side B Mr. Reaves performs: "Sally Goodin"; "Waltz You Saved for Me" (his mother's favorite); "Orange Blossom Special"; "Rye Whiskey" (first song he learned); Mr. Reaves plays with three fingers. For images of Reaves, see S 1577, v. 22.