Happy One-Step (The)
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HAPPY ONE STEP. Cajun, One Step (4/4 time). USA, Louisiana. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A very popular Cajun fiddler tune, especially over the past few decades, played by Michael Doucet and others. It was originally recorded by fiddler Dennis McGee along with Sady D. Courville (1905-1988) on 2nd fiddle in March, 1929, in New Orleans, billed as as 'Courville and McGee' on the label.
Source for notated version: Dennis McGee (La.) [Francois].
Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; p. 159.
Recorded sources: Morning Star 45002 - "The Early Recordings of Dennis McGee 1929-1930." Green Linnet GLCD 3127, Sharon Shannon - "The Best of Sharon Shannon: Spellbound" (1999. Appears as second tune of "Blackbird"). Morning Star 45002 - "The Early Recordings of Dennis McGee 1929-1930." Swing Cat 1612, "Al Berard & Friends." Yazoo 2012, "The Complete Early Recordings of Dennis McGee: 1929-1930."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources