Bill wrote: "...when I used the New England Chestnuts recording, I slowed that
version down from 121bpm to 116bpm, but the other Money Musk Moment dances on
youtube seem to be slower than that 112 bpm and 105 bpm."
Opinions differ about how fast it should be played. You'll notice great
variation in the various video clips and recordings, with McQuillen and the
Rhythm Rollers setting a steady tempo on the slow side compared to others.
Rodney Miller et. al on the New England Chestnuts album have it at about 120
beats per minute; an early Ralph Page recording is more like 116 bpm. Northern
Spy played it at 111 at our dance; Dudley Laufman recorded it at 103 bpm, which
is close to the 106 tempo played by the Rhythm Rollers in the video clip. And at
the other end, that 78 rpm recording of Benjamin Lovett calling with the Henry
Ford Orchestra (32-bar version) is at 127 bpm!
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