Jude Moreau And The Bon Temps Playboys – Retourner au Les Vieux Temps “Return To The Old Times” (CD)


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Release Date: 2002

Label: Louisiana Radio Records


Track List

  1. Les Flammes d’Enfer (The Flames Of Hell)
  2. Grande Mamou
  3. Valse a Tolan
  4. The Turtle Tail Song
  5. La Valse de Pecaniere
  6. Pour la Daniere Fois (For The Last Time)
  7. The Papa George Special
  8. Valse de Alida
  9. Viens m’Chercher (Come And Get It)
  10. Midnight Playboy Special
  11. ‘Tes Yeux Bleu (Little Blue Eyes)
  12. Love Bridge Waltz
  13. The Evangeline Special
  14. J’aimerais d’ Connaitre (I’d Like To Know)
  15. Valse de Bayou Chene
  16. The Choupique Two-Step



  • Jude Moreau – accordion, vocals
  • Roland Ledet – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Edward Poullard – fiddle
  • Leanna Ledet – bass guitar
  • Blain Thibodeaux – drums



Jude Moreau fondly remembers his family roots in the rural community of Pecanière, near Leonville in St. Landry Parish. His “La Valse de Pecanière” on the group’s 2002 CD is a tribute to his father, the late Ashton Joseph Moreau. He sings the lyrics in French and recites an English translation near the end.

Other songs on the CD, titled Retourner au Les Vieux Temps, are Cajun standards by Iry LeJeune, Adam Hebert, and others.  Most of them are sung by Roland Ledet, a great Cajun vocalist for whom everything in the music seems to be a natural expression of who he is and what he feels.  Among the cuts are “Les flammes d’enfer,” “Valse à Tolan,” “La Queue d’tortue,” “Pour la dernière fois,” “Valse de Alida,” “Viens m’ chercher,” “Love Bridge Waltz,” and “The Evangeline Special.”

Roland Ledet’s twin daughters, Leona and Leanna Ledet, offer some beautiful harmony vocals on “Grand Mamou” and “Tes yeux bleus.” They have been nominated by the Cajun French Music Association to receive a Le Cajun Award as female vocalists of the year for 2003.

Another strength of the CD is the fiddle playing of Edward Poullard, who is completely at home with both Cajun and Creole fiddling. Rather than concern himself with musical categories, he has always found true pleasure in making beautiful, heartfelt music, “la musique française.”

Blaine Thibodeaux plays drums on the CD.


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