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Origins: Wake Up Suzie

GUEST,Franz S. 11 Mar 13 - 08:11 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 11 Mar 13 - 08:39 PM
Franz S. 11 Mar 13 - 10:48 PM
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Subject: Origins: Wake Up Suzie
From: GUEST,Franz S.
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 08:11 PM

I've been digitizing the 78s again. Found a 12-inch 78 entitled "Wake Up Suzie". It's on Folkcraft records (a division of K-W Records, the label says), recorded in Texas, doesn't say when. The tune is a very uptempo fiddle piece which bears no resemblance at all to the Everly Brother song as far as I can tell. A quick Google shows nothing on the song or the record company. There is a Folkcraft Record Co. in New Jersey, but I don't know if it's the same one. Interesting. Anyone know anything?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Wake Up Suzie
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 08:39 PM

Franz - There was somebody looking on an old time fiddle forum for a tune he thought was called Wake Up Suzie, which people there thought should be called Wake Up Susan (also called Wart on the Pumphandle according to a poster there). You might check to see if this is the same tune. The discussion was at: Fiddle hangout

There are also a some recordings on youtube entitles Wake Up Suzie reel (which seems to be a version of The Mason's Apron - I think that might have been mentioned on that thread too). You can hear a version here: Wake Up Suzie Reel and Wake Up Suzie (by a German fiddler)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Origins: Wake Up Suzie
From: Franz S.
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 10:48 PM

Wake Up Sizie Reel is the one, all right. Thank you.


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