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Cajun Champs
     

Cajun Champs

 
Cajun Champs is an excellent sampler that explores traditional Louisiana music lovingly compiled by two well-known scholars of the genre, Chris Strachwitz, the president of Arhoolie Records, and Beausoleil fiddler Michael Doucet. The 22

Overview

Cajun Champs is an excellent sampler that explores traditional Louisiana music lovingly compiled by two well-known scholars of the genre, Chris Strachwitz, the president of Arhoolie Records, and Beausoleil fiddler Michael Doucet. The 22 tracks cover five decades of music dominated by the finest traditional fiddlers, accordionists, and vocalists, including Joe Falcon, Dewey Balfa, the Hackberry Ramblers, and Harry Choates. While all of this material has been previously released, the disc sounds great and is highly recommended as a starting point for the novice.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297032725
catalogNumber:
327
Rank:
255263

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nathan Abshire   Accordion,Vocals
Dewey Balfa   Fiddle,Vocals
Harry Choates   Fiddle,Vocals
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Guitar
Wade Frugé   Fiddle
Marc Savoy   Accordion
Chuck Guillory   Fiddle
Octa Clark   Accordion,Vocals
Lawrence Walker   Accordion,Vocals
Rodney Balfa   Guitar
Luderin Darbone   Fiddle
Hector Duhon   Fiddle
Cyprien Landreneau   Accordion
Lionel LeLeux   Fiddle
Lurlin Lejeune   Guitar
Joe Manuel   Banjo
Preston Manuel   Guitar
D.L. Menard   Guitar,Vocals
Austin Pitre   Fiddle,Vocals
Ann Savoy   Guitar,Vocals
Johnnie Mae Smirle   Piano
Jerry Whiten   Bass
B.D. Williams   Bass
Amédé Breaux   Accordion,Vocals
Ophy Breaux   Guitar
Edwin Duhon   Bass
Jerry Devillier   Harmonica
Adam Landreneau   Fiddle,Vocals
Basile Marcentel   Triangle
Revon J. Reed   Triangle
Floyd le Blanc   Bass,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocal Ad-Libs
Doug Lohman   Bass
Paul Loughridge   Drums
J.W. Pelsia   Steel Guitar
James Pitre   Drums
Papa Cairo   Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Theresa Falcon   Drums
Wilson Savoy   Keyboards
Isom H. Jontenot   Harmonica
Allen Richard   Guitar
Lennis Sonnier   Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Doucet   Contributor
Marc Savoy   Composer
Octa Clark   Arranger
Chris Strachwitz   Liner Notes
Kathleen Joffrion   Cover Illustration

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