Various Artists – Louisiana Cajun & Creole Music


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Release Date: 2010

Label: Rounder Records


Track List

  1. Danse de Mardi Gras  (tracks 1-7 The Balfa Freres)
  2. Lacassine Special
  3. La Valse du bambocheur
  4. Hackberry Hop
  5. La Valse des Platains
  6. Lake Arthur Stomp
  7. Parlez-Nous a Boire
  8. La Valse D’orphelin  (tracks 8-10 Austin Pitre & The Evangeline Playboys
  9. Les Flammes D’Enfer
  10. T’as Fini De Me Voir
  11. Hack a Tit Moreau  (tracks 11-14 Edius Naquin)
  12. Si J’aurais Des Ailes
  13. La Ville De Mantoue
  14. Ou t’etais Mercredi Passe
  15. Bonsoir, Moreau  (tracks 15-19 Alphonse “Bois-Sec” Ardoin & Canray Fontenot)
  16. Untitled Dance Tune
  17. Eunice Two-Step
  18. Quo Faire
  19. Jogue Au Plombeau
  20. La Betaille dans Le Tit Arbre  (tracks 20-21 Isom Fontenot, Aubrey Deville, Preston Manuel)
  21. Le Vieux Boeuf Et Le Vieux Chariot
  22. La Robe A Rosalie  (tracks 22-27 Adam & Cyprien Landreneau)
  23. La Prairie Ronde
  24. La Talle D’eronces
  25. Les Pinieres
  26. Treville T’es Pas Pecheur
  27. Danse De Limonade



When folklorist Ralph Rinzler made these recordings and subsequently booked many of the artists at the Newport Folk Festival and at the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, he set in motion a resurgence of interest in Cajun and Creole music that persists to this day. Most importantly, the musicians returned home “to share the echo of the standing ovations they received,” in Dewey Balfa’s words, instilling new pride in these previously marginalized cultures.

“These recordings are among the most important in the history of Cajun and Creole music.” –Barry Jean Ancelet

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