Folksongs Of The Louisiana Acadians - Creole Folk - LP

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Folksongs Of The Louisiana Acadians

Label: Arhoolie Records
Catalog#: 5009
Format: Vinyl, LP,
Record: VG VG+
Cover: VG VG+ ringwear, two inch pen mark backcover, cover split 3 inches top one inch bottom edge. taped all the way down.
Country: US
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Cajun, Field Recording
Year: 1959

Original 1960's pressing on Arhoolie. French-cajun swamp folk from Louisiana.


Side A : 19th Century And After

A1 Chuck Guillory – Grand Texas

A2 Wallace "Cheese" Reed – Colinda

A3 Mrs. Odeus Guillory – Tu Peux Cogner

A4 Mrs. Rodney Fruge – La Patate Chaude

A5 Wallace "Cheese" Reed – Je Charche Tout Partout

A6 Wallace "Cheese" Reed – T'Es Petite, Mais T'Es Mignonne

A7 Mrs. Rodney Fruge – La Danse De La Limonade

A8 Isom J. Fontenot – La Bataille Dans Le 'Tit Arbre

A9 Savy Augustine – Grand Mamou

Side B : 18th Century And Earlier

B1 Bee Deshotels – La Danse De Mardi Gras

B2 Bee Deshotels – Mes Souliers Sont Rouges

B3 Isom J. Fontenot – Contredanse Francaise

B4 Bee Deshotels – Y Avait Boitine Boiteuse

B5 Bee Deshotels – Aux Natchitoches

B6 Shelby Vidrine – Contredanse De Mamou

B7 Isom J. Fontenot – Saute Crapeau

B8 Isom J. Fontenot – Cadet Roussel

B9 Bee Deshotels – L'Arbre Est Dans Ces Feuilles

B10 Isom J. Fontenot – J'Ai Traverse La Mer Et Les Montagnes

Recorded By, Edited By - Dr. Harry Oster
Reissue Producer - Chris Strachwitz

Previously issued as Folklyric LP A-4.

The roots of Cajun music go back a long way, probably as far back as the time of the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia and the forced trek to Louisiana made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline". This LP tracks those origins and brings the story up to modern times. As always with an Arhoolie product there are copious liner notes to help fill in the story. Unlike other Cajun LPs I have reviewed in this space like those of the Hackberry Ramblers, this one has many early Acadia pieces that are untouched, or barely touched, by other musical influences. These tunes are similar in simplicity to the music of other isolated regions of America like the Appalachian Mountains. Fiddle, a bass, maybe a drum but some just have that pure, lonesome fiddle. Feast on "Mes Souliers Sont Rouges", "Contredanse Francaise", `Y Avait Boitine Boiteuse", "Aux Natchitoches" and "Contredanse De Mamou" in the middle of this LP to see what I mean
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