Reel Como

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REEL COMO. French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. An irregular (‘crooked’) tune from Louis Blanchette (1905-1969), whom Hart & Sandell note was a harmonica player hailing from Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, but who moved to Montréal around 1930. Blanchette recorded the tune on a 78 RPM record in 1938.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 20, p. 51.

Recorded sources: Apex 16117-B (78 RPM), Louis Blanchette (1938). Carnaval C-427. Louis Blanchette - "Reels: Musique À Bouche" (). MCA Coral, Louis Blanchette - “Louis Blanchette: Héritage québécois” (1991 reissue). Lisa Ornstein & Denis Pépin - “Les Danseries de l’autre bord l’eau” (1986).

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