Le Musique Creole

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The superb La Musique Creole is most notable for its inclusion of the rare 1966 Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot LP Les Blues du Bayou, the record cut in the wake of the duo's triumphant appearance at that year's Newport Folk Festival. Long renowned as among the finest Creole records ever made, its 16 tracks capture Ardoin and Fontenot at the peak of their powers; their interplay on cuts like "Les Blues du Voyager," "Duralde Ramble," and the bluesy instrumental "La Danse de la Misere" borders on the telepathic. The inclusion of eight tracks from a 1971 Arhoolie LP also titled La Musique Creole, as well the Ardoin Family Orchestra's previously unreleased ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The superb La Musique Creole is most notable for its inclusion of the rare 1966 Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot LP Les Blues du Bayou, the record cut in the wake of the duo's triumphant appearance at that year's Newport Folk Festival. Long renowned as among the finest Creole records ever made, its 16 tracks capture Ardoin and Fontenot at the peak of their powers; their interplay on cuts like "Les Blues du Voyager," "Duralde Ramble," and the bluesy instrumental "La Danse de la Misere" borders on the telepathic. The inclusion of eight tracks from a 1971 Arhoolie LP also titled La Musique Creole, as well the Ardoin Family Orchestra's previously unreleased "Ardoin Two-Step," is just the icing on the cake. A must for all Creole fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/1996
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297044520
  • Catalog Number: 445
  • Sales rank: 171,652

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Canray Fontenot Fiddle, Vocals, Track Performer
Lawrence "Black" Ardoin Drums
Gustave Ardoin Bass, Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Morris Ardoin Track Performer
Isom Fontenot Triangle
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Composer
Richard K. Spottswood Engineer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Revon J. Reed Liner Notes
Wayne Pope Cover Design
M. Doucet Composer
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