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Traditional CD's

Can anyone suggest some Cajun CD's recorded more recently that are feature music played in the older, traditional style (not trying to start a debate on what's traditional here!). I have some great 1920's-30's stuff, but the sound quality is not that great. I want to be able to hear the accordion clearly. And I like the older style of playing and arranging the music.

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May I suggest Ray Abshire?

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Wayne Toups' new one. Just released a month ago. Totally traditional. I couldn't believe it was Wayne on the box AND the cover!

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These were recorded twenty or thirty years ago, but the recording quality is good and the accordion and fiddle lines stand out clearly:

Octa Clark & Hector Duhon "Old Time Cajun Music" Arhoolie CD9018

DL Menard, Marc Savoy, and Dewey Balfa "Under a Green Oak Tree" Arhoolie CD312



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Try Horace Trahan. He only has one cajun cd, I think its called "Ossun Blues", and its really good. He definately captures that older sound with good accordian and vocals. The cd label also has the song lyrics.

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Cory McCauley & His Evangeline Aces
Jason Frey & Travis Matte
Jason Frey & Al Berard 337-344-2975
Robert LeBlanc with Mitch & Lisa Reed.

P.S. Jersey Jeff huh...What Exit?

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GSP 129, Turnpike 9.

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GSP 154 Turnpike 16W for me. Now live in FL.

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Thanks Gang! Found the Horace Trahan & Octa Clark CD's on Amazon and ordered them. Jeff

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somehow i just cant picture joe falcon singing dat butt thing...

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different horace cd


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Horace seems to be better known for his zydeco than his traditional cajun songs. That is a shame, because though he did only one, it is one of my favorites and I rank him right up there with all the old time favorites.

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My latest CD has some interesting "traditional" tracks on it...namely #4 Ton tit bec est doux (accordion, fiddle, guitar, triangle), #9 One step de Bashoot LeBlanc (same line plus snare drum and a washtub) #10 In the Pines #12 Dansez Codinne...also has two old contredanses (fiddle tunes)track#6...some of the tracks can be previewed at my site www.bayouroots.com....all of them can be previewed at CDbaby.com One of tunes mentioned above is original, the others are traditional...but not "over-recorded" (except for maybe "In the Pines")

Bayou Roots CD

I just visited your website, and listened to your song clips. I really enjoyed the sound.
Is your CD distributed in Canada?
On a different note, I noticed two "Broussard" on your band - they must be direct descendants of famous Acadien hero Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard?

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I wouldn't doubt that Tim and Marty are descendants of "Beausoleil!"

The CD is not distributed through retail stores in Canada, although it is available through numerous online retailers as it is from my site--bayouroots.com. See also floydsrecords.com, CDbaby.com, louisianamusicfactory.com

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Very, very good stuff! Bayou Roots is awesome! Gonna buy the CD next weekend -- I'll be in Lake Charles. Hey Chris, when Rockafeller reopens, let's go off-shore fishing. I'll make the shark courtbullion if you show me how to play the Calcasieu Waltz!

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206 N from 295 Btown. Now in FL

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Tee-Joe, where in FL? 4 & 98. Originally Trenton.
Jersey Joe, There is a gal from Lambertville on the Cajun Fiddle site looking for other like minded people to jam with. She has played down in the Pine Barrens.

Jamey Hall's most excellent Cajun Accordion Music Theory

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

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