Subject: George Wade and His Cornhuskers

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About Jack Hayes

John Castex "Jack" Hayes (1912-1993) Jack Hayes was a Toronto square dance caller, fiddler and composer of tunes. I played guitar for him as dances and at square dance classes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time he was known for a somewhat "g...

Devil's Dream - George Wade & His Cornhuskers

A 1931 recording of GeorgeWade and His Cornhuskers playing the venerable Scottish reel "Devil's Dream" (aka "Devil Among The Tailors") There are a million different ways to play this tune - and this is one of them. The printed version below - from the Cor...

Fireman's Reel - George Wade & His Cornhuskers

The Fireman's Reel is a tune that everyone associates with Don Messer, (It became his theme) but George Wade and His Cornhuskers actually recorded it first. It's a lot like "The Cowboy's Reel" and these two tunes both seem to me to be the offspring of the...

George Wade's Book of Square Dance Calls Only

Here are some selections from a slim volume (4.45" X 6.75" - 48 pages) of square dance Calls from George Wade, leader and caller of the famous Cornhuskers dance band. These are just a few of them. Some others are posted as senate entities. The table of co...

Mason's Apron - Square Dance

George Wade calls a square dance to the tune, "The Mason's Apron". George Wade and His Cornhuskers were an important Ontario dance band from the late 1920s into the 1950s. They played a mixture of music for both old-time and "modern" dancing. The books fr...

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