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Record Details

Artist: Al Cherny
Title: North American Fiddle Champion Plays Contest Winning Tunes
Format: 12"
Label: Arc Records (4)
Cat No: ARC-520
Released: 1965
Genres: PolkaCountry
Status Have
Added To List 9th August 2018
Disc 1 | 12"
No Notes 
A Matrix:
ARC-520-S1 2  
B Matrix:
ARC-A-520-S2 2  

Additional Information

Comments A section of the back cover promotes seven ARC releases: one is this release, described there as "A520 Old Time Fiddle Champion - Al Cherny"
"Al Cherny, North American Open and Novelty Champion" appears on the Front cover, ""Old Time Fiddle Champion" on the back cover and "North American Fiddle Champion Plays Contest Winning Tunes" is the title on the Disc Labels.

On August 5th, 1960, Al Cherny of Wingham, Ontario, stepped on the stage of the Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest in Shelburne, Ontario and played a waltz, jig and a reel. Twenty-four hours and 114 contestants later, Al Cherny was declared the North American Open Champion and also won the Novelty class Championship. Al also won the novelty class the previous year and was runner up 6 years in a row - 1960 was Al’s big year, two championships at a time - and the first time a Canadian old time fiddler ever to win both.

Arc Records are proud to present Al Cherny in a show case of old time fiddle tunes by the World’s best Old Time Fiddler.

In Order to give Al the best professional accompaniment on his first long play album, Arc records obtained the following specialists for the recording session: Mike Crosty, drums; Bill Gibbs, bass; Hap Swatridge, piano; Maurice Bolyer, banjo & guitar
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