Link #2 for Ambrose Thibodeaux
Sure can spot Ambrose a mile away. Everyone ought to listen to him and learn at least a few of his tunes. Thanks for posting.
Yep. That one is on the yellow album.
Neal, you made me buying those 5 LP's because you wrote that it's a must have :joy:
It takes a while , but at last I have them all :smiley:
Thanks for that :blush:
You have some treasures for sure! I am crazy about the yellow album but I read somewhere he didn't like the key of the accordion he was playing. The bridge on Lacassine Special sends me. And Long Point Two Step.:ok_hand:
You're right Neal.
I put all his music on CD to listen in the car during all those long distance journeys in the Netherlands and last week I hear the bridge of Lacassine and I thought, "I also have to play it like that" :blush:
And Long Point Two Step is also great.
There are some instrumentals who are quite similarwhen I listen to them and I thought to make a the Ambrose Special with those instrumentals :joy:
This morning I listen to Wade Falcon's post of Johnny can't dance(Lawrence Walker) and also there I heared something and thought, I can do that too.
Those old fellows were really giants in what they did on the 10 button box :-)
Don't forget Octa
I was lucky to see Ambrose Thibodeaux and Octa Clark in Lafayette and other places in the 1970s. That means I am at least 30 years old, right? ha!
Neil I was at Festival Acadian when Ambrose was honored. I was glued to the stage right in front of him. I have all of his LP's
I wish I had seen that, Jerry! What was the year? :v:
I am friendly with one of Carol Rachou's sons (Rachou owned La Louisianne records and did the recordings of the 4 La Lou lps.) Maybe he'd know?
Ron - not only Ambrose plays that same bridge on Lacassine by the way. Thanks all for highlighting this musician. Underrated in my opinion.
I suppose you're doing the bridge the same way as Ambrose did :blush:
A lot braves at this forum don't underated Ambrose Thibodeaux at all, I'm sure :wink:
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Ambrose Thibodeaux is confusing to most accordion players for two reasons.
1. His music is very obscure and like the man said...under-rated.
2. And because of these 3 songs....Yes, I said (3), Three, Tres, Trois,
God Bless You Mello for bringing up this subject! No, I did not post the above videos to call you out or hi-jack your thread. I posted them so that the search to solve the mystery of Ambrose Thibodeaux's songs can finally begin!
How do you tell one Cajun melody from another? -They have different names.
A wise man once told me that cajun music in it's right form is still imperfect, so who's to complain?
I have a suspicion that they named some of the Ambrose's songs incorrectly on the album, or albums, or on youtube. So, we can call those 3 songs up above anything we want to. It's not like it hasn't been done before:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Sort of like when they butchered some of the song titles for Amede Ardoin: Tostape de Jennings, La Turtape de Saroied, Tortope D'osrun. and then Iry Lejeune came along, renamed and re-recorded most of them...and the rest is tainted and distorted history. :muscle:
The cool little turn comes right after 00:57. Yes, imperfection plays a huge role when it comes to Cajun music and accordion playing in general. That's all I have to say about that...life is like a box of chocolates. lol
Greezy, I never thought that you were hacking this and it's good to hear/read as much as possible about Ambrose and all those other old masters.
Yesterday I was driving somewhere with my four years old grandson and he allways says, "the music is too loud"
Yesterday when Ambrose was there he yelled , "louder granddad"
I played the Two Steps you put on the forum and he said to me "they sound the same"
We made a medley of it :blush:
good for your grandkid! They DO all sound the same until you hear them many many times, which there is plenty of time for!
by now you know that in Greezy's post Jul 30, 2019 - 1:17PM the first two songs are the same, should be Two Step de Musicien, and from the yellow album, NOT the first black and white album with the stenciled French Acadian Music title.
Say that again Neal 3 times fast without stopping. LOL.
Mello, that Grandson of yern....will he be playing Cajun accordion in the future? Because it sounds like he has a good ear for it. Little feller.
P.S My favorite Ambrose is "La Louisianne Two Step". It is a little repetitive and redundant, but it has a certain Je no c'est quois about it.:smirk:
He want to push the buttons sometime 😊
He maybe is one of the first wooden shoe Cajun 😂😂