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        Starting in the early '20s, Isidore Soucy reigned over the French-Canadian fiddle scene like some kind of hefty king. He was the first to cut records of many tunes that remain in the standard repertoire of this genre. And although he had a successful career for close to half a century, he always remained poor, a factor most biographers attribute to his having fathered a dozen children. Soucy learned fiddle from his father, Elzeor Soucy, who also performed professionally. The fat... Read more

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