Cajun Social Music

Cajun Social Music

     
 
This is a re-release of a Smithsonian Folkways recording which was neither essential nor representative when first put out in 1977. This, however, is not to disparage what is an important, in documentary way, series of studio and live recordings of Cajun musicians ranging from the obscure to the now well-known, such as Junior Basco, who offers a blistering rendition

Overview

This is a re-release of a Smithsonian Folkways recording which was neither essential nor representative when first put out in 1977. This, however, is not to disparage what is an important, in documentary way, series of studio and live recordings of Cajun musicians ranging from the obscure to the now well-known, such as Junior Basco, who offers a blistering rendition of his own "Basco Stomp" here. The album opens with the classic "Trape Mon Chapeau" and follows it with two nice instrumentals, of which "Tout Ca C' Est Duru a Croire" features some nice accordion work. Besides the Basco track, other highlights include a Creole version of "Midnight Special" and the double fiddle-led ballad "La Valse de Lawtell." A couple of two-steps round out the album. While it captures the continuing evolution of a unique musical culture and several spontaneous outbursts of true musical genius, this album is not epoch-making.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1992
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093074000625
catalogNumber:
40006
Rank:
264398

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nathan Abshire   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Marc Savoy   Fiddle,Accordion,Track Performer
Rodney Balfa   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sady Courville   Fiddle,Track Performer
Bessyl Duhon   Fiddle,Guitar,Track Performer
Hector Duhon   Fiddle,Track Performer
Hadley Fontenot   Accordion,Track Performer
Lurlin Lejeune   Guitar,Track Performer
Preston Manuel   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Milton Melancon   Fiddle,Track Performer
Adausas Thibodeaux   Vocals,Track Performer
Allison Young   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Armand Babineaux   Triangle,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Scott Billington   Art Direction
Gerard Dole   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Randy King   Producer

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