78rpm Disc of the Week: John McCormick and Edward Lee: Reidy Johnson Reels
78rpm Disc 165: John McCormick and Edward Lee: Reidy Johnson Reels
This week’s disc features The Four Provinces quartet’s fiddle player, John McCormick, along with Edward Lee on piano. The first tune is an AAB form version of the Star of Munster along with Hand Me Down the Tackle.
The Reidy Johnson referenced here is button accordion player Rose “Redie” Johnston who can be heard on Gennett 5284, courtesy of Frank Dalton, here: https://clyp.it/e4sqil2a?fbclid=IwAR0PkjpmdArLeHnFZlyAKeQ0Zvw64nEqTWkmS45AbQO-0Nx43J-SaiE1YUg
More info about Redie Johnston can be found here: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Reidy_Johnson%27s_(2)
Recorded in 1924 and released on the Vocalion label (14943). From the Ted McGraw Collection, McGraw 78 00-867.