Wayne Perry's Waltz in 'A'

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X:1 T:Wayne Perry's Waltz in 'A' N:From the 1935 Library of Congress recording of "Cajun Waltz" N:by fiddler Wayne Perry, Indian Bayou, Louisiana M:3/4 L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) K:A AF|E2 EC EA|c2 cB AA|...



Wayne Perry, Indian Bayou, Louisiana, 1935. Photo by Alan Lomax.

WAYNE PERRY'S WALTZ IN 'A'. American, Waltz (3/4 time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'D. Jody Stecher explains that this Cajun-sounding waltz was played by Wayne Perry on a 1935 Library of Congress recording that is labelled "Cajun Waltz. An old-time Creole Blues." According to Stecher, some of Perry's recordings seem to have been mislabelled, as the "Ceole Blues" tune more accurately describes another of Perry's recordings that has the misfit title "Cajun Two-Step" [1]. It is not known if Perry was of Cajun extraction, but he played a wide range of tunes, including breakdowns such as "Sally Goodin" and "Cackling Hen," and French influenced tunes such as waltzes, mazurkas and blues.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Wayne Perry (Indian Bayou, La.) [Fiddler Magazine, transcription by Jody Stecher].

Printed sources : - Fiddler Magazine, vol. 8, No. 2, Summer, 2001; p. 38.

Recorded sources : - Library of CongressAFS 00020 A03, Wayne Perry (1935).

See also listing at :
Hear Perry's 1935 recording at youtube.com [1]



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  1. Jody Stecher, "Cross-Tuning Workshop, 'Wayne Perry's Waltz in 'A'", Fiddler Magazine, vol. 8, No. 2, Summer, 2001, p. 38.