Cajun String Bands 1930's: Cajun Breakdown

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Cajun String Bands 1930's: Cajun Breakdown
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CD Details

  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: Arhoolie Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Ma Jolie Petite Fille - Leo Soileau :: Me Dear Little Girl - Leo Soileau
  • 2.Bonne Valse, La - Leo Soileau :: Good Time Waltz - Leo Soileau
  • 3.Blues de Port Arthur, La - Leo Soileau
  • 4.Quand Je Suis Bleu - Leo Soileau :: When I'm Away From Home - Leo Soileau
  • 5.Chere Tu Tu - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers :: Dearest Of All - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 6.Round-Up Hop - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 7.Anna Mae Waltz - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 8.Cajun Breakdown - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 9.Ma Julie Noir So - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers :: My Pretty Black Eyes - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 10.Redell Breakdown - J.B. Fuselier
  • 11.Ma Chere Basett - J.B. Fuselier :: My Dear Little Woman - J.B. Fuselier
  • 12.Ponce a Moir - J.B. Fuselier :: Think Of Me - J.B. Fuselier
  • 13.Elton Two-Step - J.B. Fuselier / Miller's Merrymakers
  • 14.Valse de Rebot, La - J.B. Fuselier :: Drunkard's Waltz - J.B. Fuselier
  • 15.Gueydan Two-Step - J.B. Fuselier
  • 16.Pourquoi Que Tu Laise Moi - Clifford Breaux :: Why Are You Leaving Me? - Clifford Breaux
  • 17.Continuez de Sonner - Clifford Breaux :: Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In - Clifford Breaux
  • 18.Dixie's Hottets (High Society) - The Dixie Ramblers
  • 19.Ma Chere Belle - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 20.Shreve Breakdown - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 21.Rambling - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 22.Oh Josephine My Josephine - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 23.Se Pas la Pan - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers :: It's No Use - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 24.French Two-Step - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • 25.My Little Girl - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers

Product Description:

Personnel: Clifford Breaux (vocals, fiddle); Cleoma Breaux Falcon (dobro); Hector Stutes (fiddle).
Editor: Chris Strachwitz.
25 Cajun tracks from the 1930s, reflecting the transition of Cajun music to arrangements that placed the fiddle at the fore and did away with the accordion. Almost half of the cuts belong to J.B. Fuselier, with four by Leo Soileau, one by the Dixie Ramblers, and seven by Luderin Darbone, fiddler of the Hackberry Ramblers (who back him on the selections here). Fuselier sounds like early Western swing with a Cajun fiddle; Clifford Breaux has a rawer, lazier charm, particularly on "Continuez de Sonner." There's a lot of spontaneity in these sessions, with unpredictable calls that sound like cousins to the ones that dotted Bob Wills' arrangements, though it can get a little monotonous over the course of the CD. It's not as diverse or interesting as some other early Cajun comps, like Cajun Dance Party, but still of considerable value to enthusiasts of Cajun '30s music, or early roots music in general. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 096297701423
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