Canadian Set I 1st Change

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X:1 T:Canadian Set I, 1st Change N:From the playing of fiddler Arthur-Joseph (A.J.) Boulay (1883-1948), N:who was born in New Hampshire, but who spent much of his life in Quebec. M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig/Quadrille Q:"Quick" D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/11423.mp3 D:Victor 216391a (78 RPM), A.J. Bouley (1923) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (3A/B/c/|:dcd Adf|e^de Bef|gba gfe|dcB A2B/c/| dcd Adf|e^de Bef|gba gfe|def d2|| f/g/|aga dfa|bgb e2f|gba gfe|dcB A2 B/c/| dcd Adf|e^de Bef|gba gfe|def d2||



CANADIAN SET I, 1st CHANGE. AKA and see "Reel du secours direct." The jig was recorded by fiddler Arthur Joseph Boulay (1883-1948) in 1922, playing solo fiddle while a dance caller called the figures (Victor Records did not release the side until March, 1923, however). It was the dawn of the 78 RPM era, and Boulay would record for another eight years. Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard recorded the tune nearly ten years after Boulay, under the title "Reel du secours direct," referring to the Depression Era dole. Boulay made another set of recordings two years later, in 1924, of different tunes with dance calls, also issued as "Canadian Set" (see "Canadian Set II").


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Recorded sources : - Victor 216391a (78 RPM), A.J. Bouley (1923).




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