Narmour and Smith recorded Avalon Quickstep at a June 7, 1930, session in San Antonio. It was released on OKeh’s country 45000 series as OKeh #45469. It was also released on OKeh’s Mexican 16000 series as #16732. The Mexican series issue was titled Tiempo Alegre, and, per Tony Russell’s discography, may have been credited to ‘Duo Instrumental.’

Avalon Quickstep is one of several Narmour and Smith tunes that reference their Mississippi roots. Others include Avalon Blues, and what is likely their best-known tune, Carroll County Blues. Avalon Quickstep is in D major and is structured AAB, with a repeated eight bar A strain and a ten-bar B strain.

Avalon Quickstep

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