DON MESSER & NED LANDRY 78s @ archive.org

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I have posted some 78 era tunes by Don Messer and Ned Landry at the Internet Archive (archive.org). I was motivated to do this after downloading a particularly atrocious rip of Messer's old recording of St. Anne's Reel... If there is a significant response to these, I may do more. Enjoy!

The links are below:

Don Messer and His Islanders - Don Messer's Breakdown, Johnny Wagoner's Breakdown
Apex 26222-A (78rpm)
April 8, 1942
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - Favorite Polka, By The Fireside
Apex 26220-B (78rpm)
March 9, 1942
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - Flanigan's Polka
Apex 26272-A (78rpm)
December 1943
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - Little Burnt Potato
Apex 26273-B (78rpm)
December 1943
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - Rippling Water Jig
Apex 26297-B (78rpm)
December 16, 1947
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - Soldier's Joy
Apex 26290-A (78rpm)
March 8, 1947
*click here*

Don Messer and His Islanders - St. Anne's Reel
Apex 26291-A (78rpm)
March 8, 1947
*click here*

Ned Landry (Violin with piano accompaniment by Bruce Holder) - Soldier's Joy
RCA Victor Bluebird Series 55-3254-A (78rpm)
1951
*click here*

Ned Landry (Violin with piano accompaniment by Bruce Holder) - Devil Among The Tailors
RCA Victor Bluebird Series 55-3254-B (78rpm)
1951
*click here*

Incidentally, back on February 2 of this year, Ned Landry celebrated his 90th birthday! There's a great article about it here.

1 comments:

messerfan said...

Don't stop doing this. These tunes are some of Canada's greatest folk music and without people like you reviving these recordings they will be lost forever