Reel de Valcourt
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REEL DE VALCOURT. French-Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From the playing of harmonica player Jean-Ludger Foucault (1915-1989). Foucault was visually impaired, and accompanied himself on the guitar, using a rack for his harmonica. Foucault was born at Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, and died in Montreal.
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Recorded sources: Apex 16887 (78 RPM), Jean-Ludger Foucault. Carnaval C-519, Jean-Ludger Foucault - "La Chanson de L'Aveugle" (1968). Starr 16887-A (78 rpm), Jean-Ludger Foucault (1949). Raz de Marée/Tidal Wave – “Marche du St-Laurent” (2010).