RIP Alan Jabbout

RIP Alan Jabbout

I just heard that American old time fiddler and scholar Alan Jabbour passed away this morning. I know some of you probably know his work both as a musician and a tune collector. He was to have taught a workshop in these parts a few weeks ago, but had to cancel due to poor health. He will be missed.

Re: RIP Alan Jabbour

I shouldn’t try to post on the phone, sorry for the typo

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Oh, man, that’s really sad news! I was just listening to his (with Ken Perlman) Southern Summits CD last night, a real jewel. I played old time banjo before I got into Irish trad, and still love that music. I was growing up in Durham, NC while Alan was a grad student at Duke, and lived only a few miles from Hollow Rock, whence came his Hollow Rock String Band. But sadly, didn’t "discover" old time string band music until I moved away to Indiana for college (where I found a Hollow Rock String Band album in a little record store). I’ll go get my banjo out and play a tune for him. RIP Alan Jabbour.

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Sad to hear. I was watching a video of him just this last week. We’ve enjoyed his music more directly in the past…

Alan Jabbour’s Home Page
http://www.alanjabbour.com/
http://www.alanjabbour.com/cant_beat_the_classics.html

Alan Jabbour ~ & recordings on site

Alan Jabbour, Jim Watson, Tommy Thompson: Hollow Rock Legacy: CD 1 of 2: The Hollow Rock String Band
https://thesession.org/recordings/4370

Sandy Bradley, Alan Jabbour, Tommy Thompson: Hollow Rock Legacy: CD 2 of 2: Sandy’s Fancy
https://thesession.org/recordings/4371

Alan Jabbour, Bertram Levy & James Reed: A Henry Reed Reunion
https://thesession.org/recordings/4372

Re: RIP Alan Jabbout

I picked up a Hollow Rock String Band LP in a record fair nearly 25 years ago - that was my introduction to Old Time music. Although I have never committed myself to that music to the same exetent as to Irish music, it has been an interest of mine ever since. Sorry to hear of the passing of Al Jabbour.

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I had the privilege of sitting in on a session with Alan and Ken a few years ago at the Goderich festival. A very warm and friendly man. I remember during a break for a chat, In another corner of the room Brian MacNeill started up Frosty Morning and Kitchen Girl (way too fast) and Alan said quietly "I was the one who brought those tunes out from Henry Reed." Truly a giant in fiddling.

I’m glad to have had the privilege to meet him and play a few tunes with him.