Complete Early Recordings 1929-1930

Complete Early Recordings 1929-1930

by Dennis McGee
     
 
Revered as a pioneer of traditional Cajun music, fiddler and vocalist Dennis McGee (1893-1989) was posthumously honored in 1994 with a 26-track Yazoo compilation focusing upon his early recordings, waxed in New Orleans during the years 1929-1930, with fiddlers Ernest Fruge and McGee's brother-in-law Sady

Overview

Revered as a pioneer of traditional Cajun music, fiddler and vocalist Dennis McGee (1893-1989) was posthumously honored in 1994 with a 26-track Yazoo compilation focusing upon his early recordings, waxed in New Orleans during the years 1929-1930, with fiddlers Ernest Fruge and McGee's brother-in-law Sady Courville. Fortunately, the ancient 78 rpm pressings were cleaned up using noise reduction technology. This will allow post-postmodern listeners to relax and enjoy music recorded so long ago. In addition to traditional Acadian songs, this assortment of old-fashioned performances includes the lively one-step and 2-step dances, various waltzes, a Cajun reel, and one melody designated as a blues, although in truth the blues element is strongly present throughout all of McGee's recorded works. With its roots in France, Nova Scotia, and the swamps of Louisiana, this rugged, at times hauntingly beautiful music has a magical quality all its own. It will sound best when heard while driving on dirt roads or steaming up the kitchen during spicy food preparation.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/1994
Label:
Yazoo
UPC:
0016351201225
catalogNumber:
2012
Rank:
124994

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Tracks

  1. Mon Chère Bébé Créole
  2. Madame Young
  3. Two-Step de la Ville Platte
  4. Allons À Tassone
  5. Blues de Texas
  6. Happy One-Step
  7. La Valse a Pop
  8. La Valse de Vacher
  9. One-Step de Mamou
  10. Courville and McGee Waltz
  11. La Danse Carrée
  12. La Valse Pènitentiaire
  13. lanse des Belaires
  14. Jeunes Gens de la Campagne
  15. Vous M'Avez Donné Votre Parole
  16. One-Step de Chupic
  17. Two-Step de Grand Marais
  18. MySelf
  19. La Valse de Lance Au Paille
  20. La Valse des Reids
  21. Reel Cajun
  22. Desez Goodbye À Votre Mére
  23. Adieu, Rosa
  24. La Valse de Rosalie
  25. La Valse de la Puit d'Huile
  26. One-Step des McGees

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