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One of Joe Morley's iconic pieces, whose title, like that of "The Palladium March", reminds us of when he led a troupe of 34 banjoists in the "London Palladium Minstrel Show" in 1912 in what was probably the most famous West End theatre.
This piece has some pretty challenging and tricky bits but it's a blast to play! The best performance I've ever heard is from an early cylinder home recording, as a duet between Richard "Dick" Tarrant Bailey Snr. and one of his friends, which really nails that characteristic foot-tapping cakewalk rhythm.
I've made a new (decent) recording of this one as my earlier recording was... well, let's just say it wasn't very good ;-)
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