Reel des Esquimaux (2)

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REEL DES ESQUIMAUX [2] (Eskimos’ Reel). AKA - "Reel du Highway." French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Songer): AA’BB’ (Hart & Sandall). The tune was first recorded by fiddler Isidore Soucy in 1939 (as "Reel des eskimos"), in a 'crooked' version (i.e. having irregular strains), that was subsequently 'straightened' for contra and square dancing. Soucy recorded it on 78 RPM in 1939, and later recorded it with La Famille Soucy as "Reel du Highway" (1954).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Isidore Soucy, who recorded it on a 78 RPM disc in 1939 [Hart & Sandell]; harmonica player Eric Schlorff (Olympia) [Songer].

Printed sources : - Hart & Sandell (Danse ce Soir!), 2001; No. 1, p. 42. Songer & Curley (The Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 58.

Recorded sources: - Carnaval C-470, Isidore Soucy - "Les Années d'Or, vol. 3" (1963). Starr 16257 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1939). Isidore Soucy – “Chez Isidore…Isidore Soucy” (reissue). Isidore Soucy – “Isidore Soucy Héritage Québécois.”

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1939 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1][2]



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