Ladies Quadrille

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LADIES QUADRILLE. AKA and see "Yellow Knife," "Mother's Reel," "Reel de mon maton (Le)," "Reel du régiment." Old-Time, Quadrille (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Mandolinist Kenny Hall (1923-2013, Fresno, California) maintained the tune was called "Yellow Knife" by the Klickitat Indians in Washington State [1]. North Dakota/Washington State fiddler Joe Pancerzewski also sometimes used the name "Yellow Knife" for "Mother's Reel."

The Happy Hayseeds

Source for notated version: Happy Hayseeds [Ivan Lamm (fiddle), Fred Lamm (banjo), Bill Simmons (guitar)], a west-coast group who recorded the tune in Culver City, California, for Victor in 1930. The group performed on the radio and eventually obtained their own radio show from Stockton, California.

Printed sources: Vykki Mende Gray & Kenny Hall (Kenny Hall's Music Book), 2011; p. 109.

Recorded sources: Victor 23722 (78 RPM), Happy Hayseeds (1930). Voyager VRLP 328-S, "Kenny Hall and the Long Haul String Band" (Learned from the Lamm brothers, the Happy Hayseeds.)

See also listing at:
Hear the Happy Hayseeds recording at Juneberry 78's [1] [2]
and at Slippery Hill [3]




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  1. Vykki Mende Gray & Kenny Hall, "Kenny Hall's Music Book", 2011; p. 109.