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George Tapley: The Chorus Jig (reel)

The week's disc features accordionist George Tapley - along with accompaniment from Dan Sullivan - on The Chorus Jig. Which is actually a reel. The Traditional Tune Archive notes that 'Linscott (1948) explains: "The 'Chorus Jig' has always been a favorite with pipers. It is an Irish melody whose author and date are unknown. Jigs were originally tunes sung after a play by the clowns. During the 17th century everyone sang them, and the dances were performed by persons of all ranks. They are generally thought of as Irish, but jigs were common in England and Scotland. The word 'jig' applied to a form of rhyme and is of uncertain derivation."' (tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Chorus_Jig_(1)).

This was recorded in 1929 and released on the Victor label (V-29065). From the Ted McGraw Collection, McGraw 78 03-191.

Performers: George Tapley, Dan Sullivan
Record Label and Issue Number: Victor V-29065
Year: 1929
Collection: Ted McGraw Collection
WIMA ID: McGraw 78 03-191

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