In 1938 Bouchard began recording for RCA Victor's Bluebird label, completing 13 78s; his most popular titles, according to the folklorist Gabriel Labbé, were his own Lancier Sème partie, Reel Pointe-au-Pic, the four-part Quadrille Bouchard, and his versions of Les Joyeuses Québécoises and Reel de Rimouski by the older violoneux Fortunat Malouin. Several Bouchard recordings from this period have served as models for performances by later Quebec folk instrumentalists, including Philippe Bruneau and Jean Carignan. Bouchard also made two 78s in 1946 for Columbia and in later years recorded for Carnaval (the LP Reel Carnaval CS-530), Tamanoir (Portrait du vieux Kébec, vol 13, TAM-513) and Opus (Jos Bouchard: Violoneux Île d'Orléans OP-221). In 1975 he performed at the Mariposa Folk Festival.
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