Early American Cajun Music

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1999
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351204226
  • Catalog Number: 2042
  • Sales rank: 125,921

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blind Uncle Gaspard Primary Artist, Track Performer
Leo Soileau Fiddle
Mayeus Lafleur Accordion
Delma Lachney Track Performer
John Bertrand Track Performer
Technical Credits
Michael Doucet Composer
Ron Brown Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Remastering
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