Set canadien de Québec 1ère partie

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X:1 T:Set canadien de Québec 1ère partie 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 N:Boulay 'swung' his rhthm, playing the first two eight notes of every three-note N:group as nearly dotted. D:Victor 263575a (78 RPM), A.J. Boulé (i.e. Boulay), 1928. D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D f/g/|a2f b2f|afd dcd|ecA ABc|de=f ^fg^g| a2f b2f|afd dcd|ecA ABc|d3d2:| K:A |:e/d/|cea aga|cea aga|gab bag|baf e2d| cea aga|cea aga|gab bag|bag a2:|

Arthur Jospeh (A.J.) Boulay

SET CANADIEN DE QUÉBEC, 1ÈRE PARTIE. AKA and see "Rolling off a Log (1)," "Up the River." American, Canadian; Jig and Quadrille (6/8 time). D Major (1st part) & A Major (2nd part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Franco-American fiddler Arthur Joseph Boulay (1883-1948) recorded this 6/8 time jig as the first figure in a three-part quadrille set in Montreal in December, 1928, released by Victor Records the following March. The recording features figures called in English by an uncredited dance caller. The tune, however, was first printed in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883) under the title "Rolling off a Log (1)," later recorded by New England fiddlers as "Up the River." Boulay's recording was predated by a nearly a decade by violnist/fiddler Percy Scott, who recorded it as the first tune in "Jig Medley" for the Apex label in Montreal in 1920.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Apex 504 (78 RPM), Percy Scott - "Jig Medley" (1920. 1st tune of two). Victor 263575a (78 RPM), A.J. Boulé (i.e. Boulay), 1929.

See also listing at :
Hear A.J. Boulay's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]

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