Reel des poilus (Le)

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REEL DES POILUS, LE. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major (Soucy): A Major (Remon/Bouchard). Standard (Soucy) or AEae tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. A ‘crooked’ tune from the playing of Isidore Soucy (who recorded it in 1940); both strains have a measure with an extra beat. "Reel du capitaine (2) (Le)", recorded two years prior to Soucy's "Reel des poilus", uses a similar melodic theme in the first few bars.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, originally from the Rimouski area) [Remon & Bouchard]. Soucy was a well-known entertainer through his television broadcasts from Montréal with the Soucy family.

Printed sources : - Duval (Le Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 276, p. 138. Hart & Sandall (Dance ce soir!), 2001; No 77, p. 113. Remon & Bouchard (25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 2: Québec Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 10.

Recorded sources: - Carnaval C-430, Isidore Soucy - "Mes années d'or vol 2" (1961). Starr 16354 (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1940). Lisa Ornstein - “De l’autre bord de l’eau.” George Wilson & Selma Kaplan - "Off with the Good St. Nicholas Boat". TB-200 CD, Les Têtes de violon - "Les Deux rives/Two Shores" (2009).

See also listing at:
Hear Soucy's 1961 recording on youtube.com [1]



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