Welcome to old and new friends who are interested in discussing Cajun and other diatonic accordions, along with some occasional lagniappe....



General Forum
Start a New Topic 
Jo-EL Sonnier "Church Point Breakdown" - 1968

A short clip from the film "Les Acadiens de la Dispersion" released in 1968. Jo-El Sonnier on accordion and vocals. Andrus "Uncle Ambrose" Thibodeaux on fiddle. Smilin' Jack Leblanc on guitar. Believed to have been filmed in Abbeville, LA.

Entire film can be found at ONF (National Film Board of Canada) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaGf1kA590U


Re: Jo-EL Sonnier "Church Point Breakdown" - 1968

a very young Jo El

Re: Jo-EL Sonnier "Church Point Breakdown" - 1968


Re: Jo-EL Sonnier "Church Point Breakdown" - 1968

That looked like Abbeville alright. Looked like the Bank of Abbeville across from Madgdalen Square where the Dairy Festival fais do do would have taken place.

Re: Jo-EL Sonnier "Church Point Breakdown" - 1968

Deeper into the whole video Wade linked to I heard a little speech by Roy Theriot, a Vermilion parish pol who was the organizer of our Dairy Festival in Abbeville where I was born and went to school. Wish I recognized which schools' marching bands were there and who were the waving beauties on the floats! One segment has some scenes of men from Meaux with their cattle, then sitting around listening to the French tv host, but I don't remember their names.

Jamey Hall's most excellent Cajun Accordion Music Theory

Brett's all new Cajun Accordion Music Theory for all keys!

LFR1.gif - 1092 Bytes The April 2011 Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week

augusta.gif - 6841 Bytes

Listen to Some GREAT Music While You Surf the Net!!
The BEST Radio Station on the Planet!