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OPERATOR'S REEL (Reel de l'opérateur). Canadian, Reel (2/4 or cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Canadian radio and T.V. fiddler Don Messer [1], and one of the first sides he and his group the New Brunswick Lumberjacks waxed for Apex Records, in 1937.

Don Messer (1909-1973)


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Messer (Original Old Tyme Music by Don Messer and His Islanders), 1942. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 70, p. 45.

Recorded sources: -Starr 16079 (78 RPM)/Apex 26300-B (78 RPM), Don Messer & His New Brunswick Lumberjacks (1937). See also listing at:
Hear Don Messer's 1937 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2] and youtube.com [3]



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