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REEL DU DIABLE. AKA and see "Devil's Dream (1)," "Deil Among the Tailors (The)," "Devil Among the Tailors (1) (The)," "Rêve du Diable (1) (Le)," "Satan's Nightmare." French-Canadian, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Lisa Ornstein showcases Avila Leblanc's 'crooked', exquisite, Acadian (Magdalen Islands) version of the well-known "Devil's Dream." The tune was recorded in 1938 by fiddler Jos Bouchard in a virtuostic performance that included numerous variations. Isidore Soucy's similarly-titled (and very 'crooked') "Rêve du Diable (2) (Le)", recorded in 1927 [1], is in some ways reminiscent, but is a different tune. However, fiddler Joseph Laroque's 1931 "Rêve du Diable (1) (Le)" [2] is a fairly straight-forward version of the "Devil's Dream" tune.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Avila Leblanc (Magdalen Islands, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada) via Lisa Ornstein [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources : - Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 62.

Recorded sources : - Apex Records 16646-A (78 RPM), Les Rigolos [3] (a standard "Devils's Dream" version). Bluebird B-1168 (78 RPM), Joe Bouchard (1938). Bluebird 57-0324 (45 RPM), Fernando St. Georges. Disques Mérite, "Jos Bouchard: Les grands folkloristes Québécois" (2006). Disques Mérite, Ti-Noir Joyal: Les grands folkloristes Québécois" (2006). Patrimoine PAT 19001, "Musiciens Traditioinnels Québécois – Jean Carignan – de Ti-Jean… le violoneux à Jean Carignan" (1977). Revels Records, Lisa Ornstein - "Valse de Noël: An Acadian-Cajun Christmas Revels" (2016). Starr 15782 (78 RPM), Joseph Larocque (1931, recorded Dec., 1930). Starr 16689 (78 RPM), L'Ensemble Isidore Hubert. Starr 16646, Los Rigolos. Henri Lacroix & Édouard Picard (fiddle & accordion) - "Reel du diable" (1930). Jean Carignan - "The Newport Folk Festival 1963: The Evening Concerts, vol. 2."

See also listing at :
Hear a field recording of Lisa Ornstein playing the tune at the Old Town School of Folk Music [4] and Paul Tyler's learning versions [5][6]
Hear Jos Bourchard's 'crooked' 1938 virtuoso recording at the Virtual Gramophone [7]
Hear Joseph Larocque's 1930 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [8]




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