Valse-Clog Lacroix

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VALSE-CLOG LACROIX. French-Canadian, Waltz-Clog. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is often preceded by “Valse-Clog Guilmette.” The tune was recorded in Montreal in 1930 by accordion player Joseph Guilmette (1886-1950).

Joseph Guilmette

Source for notated version: harmonica player Henri Lacroix (1895-1962), via accordion player Normand Miron [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 55, p. 90.

Recorded sources: Philo 2003, “Philippe Bruneau” (1973). Smithsonian Folkways FWRBF115, Joseph Guilmette - "Masters of French-Canadian Music, vol. 4" (1982. Appears as "Valse-clog"). Victor 264763 (78 RPM), Joseph Guilmette (1930).

See also listing at:
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [1]
Hear Guilmette's 1930 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]

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