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Early American Cajun music
Gaspard, Blind Uncle, 1880-1937, singer, instrumentalist.
Publication Information:
[U.S.] : Yazoo, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
"Classic recordings from the 1920s."

Compact disc.

Program notes in English and partial texts of the vocal works with English translations (19 p. : ports.) in container.
Le bebe et le gambleur -- Sur le borde de l'eau -- Cousinne Lilly -- Baoille -- Natchitoches -- Miserable -- La danseuse -- Assi dans la fenetre da ma chambre -- The swallows -- Je me'en vas dans le chemin -- The rabbit stole the pumpkin -- Avoyelles -- Upstairs -- Cher ami ma vie est ruini -- Valse de Gueydan -- La Louisiana -- La fille du geôlier -- Riviere rouge -- Le soldat fatigue -- Mercredi soir passé -- Le pont de Nante -- L'aurevoir d'une mere -- La delaisser -- Je me trouve une jolie fille.
Format :
Music CD


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FOLKUS .ZE12 EA Compact Disc Central Library

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Featuring three Louisiana performers, Alcide "Blind Uncle" Gaspard, John Bertrand, and Delma Lachney, this Yazoo Records release digs deep into the Avoyelles County swamps and presents 24 shining examples of traditional Cajun folksongs. While excellent examples of field recordings, Early American Cajun Music is not for the faint of heart. These down-home, straight from the bayou songs are a far cry from the accordion driven party music now associated with zydeco, rather they creak and croak through the old bones of three French speaking vocalists and their brittle stringed instruments. The honesty and tradition imbued within each of the tracks is as deep as the Delta and the melodies wind around themselves hypnotically, even though their lazy vocal whine could rub some listeners the wrong way. ~ Zac Johnson