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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This compilation features 20 songs that major early Cajun music singer/guitarist Vin Bruce recorded for Columbia Records between 1952 and 1954. Most of them found release on 45s at the time, though a couple French-language tunes, "Le D?lece" and "Si Toi Tu M'Aime," make their first appearance on this CD. Though this music doesn't sound startling to modern ears, these are important Cajun recordings, for a couple of reasons. According to Michael Hurtt's liner notes in the accompanying 36-page booklet, Bruce's stint with Columbia "represented the first time that a Cajun artist was marketed to the widespread record-buying public by a major recording company." Bruce was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This compilation features 20 songs that major early Cajun music singer/guitarist Vin Bruce recorded for Columbia Records between 1952 and 1954. Most of them found release on 45s at the time, though a couple French-language tunes, "Le Délece" and "Si Toi Tu M'Aime," make their first appearance on this CD. Though this music doesn't sound startling to modern ears, these are important Cajun recordings, for a couple of reasons. According to Michael Hurtt's liner notes in the accompanying 36-page booklet, Bruce's stint with Columbia "represented the first time that a Cajun artist was marketed to the widespread record-buying public by a major recording company." Bruce was also the first Cajun artist to record with leading Nashville session players as that city became established as the country music capital, including Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley on piano, and Grady Martin, all of whom make contributions to these tracks. Accordingly, the music can sound as country as Cajun, almost like a link between Louisiana sounds and early hillbilly/honky tonk. Singing in both English and French, Bruce had a laid-back, almost low-energy delivery that puts him on the mild side of this hybrid. If you're looking for a Cajunized, less intense version of early-'50s Hank Williams with whom Bruce played at Williams' 1952 wedding, this might do the trick.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127168955
  • Catalog Number: 2716895
  • Sales rank: 309,528

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vin Bruce Primary Artist
Chet Atkins Guitar, Electric Guitar
Owen Bradley Piano
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
Ernie Newton Bass
Jerry Rivers Fiddle
Jack Shook Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
"Papa" John Gordy Piano
Robert Lee "Bob" Foster Steel Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Donald Helms Steel Guitar
Ervin J. Bruce Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Technical Credits
Vin Bruce Composer, Illustrations
Chet Atkins Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Don Law Producer
Mark Webb Composer
Autry Inman Composer
Zeke Clements Composer
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
George Sherry Composer
Buck Bryant Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Traditional Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Michael Hurtt Biographical Information
Jat Herod Composer
Vida Weaver Composer
Ivin Reynolds Composer
Aline Adams Composer
Este Photo Restoration
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