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Allons A Lafayette

Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot
Allons A Lafayette

Beausoleil is the project of fiddle, banjo and guitar player Michael Doucet. Inspired by 78s of the old Cajun masters and French folk music, Beausoleil is deeply steeped in tradition while incorporating modern influences of jazz, rock, and blues. On this 1989 release, master fiddler, Canray Fontenot, joins Beausoliel on four tracks. Fontenot learned to play on a homemade cigar box fiddle at the age of nine, carrying on his family’s string tradition while adding his own modern touches. He has long been hailed as “the greatest black Creole Fiddler of our time.” This collaboration between Beausoleil and Fontenot masterfully revives the old sounds of the south with an edge of the contemporary. Liner notes include English translations of the lyrics and a forward by Michael Doucet.

Track Listing

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Allons A Lafayette Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:13
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Tous Les Deux Pour La Meme (For the Same Girl) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:39
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Pauvre Hobo (Poor Hobo) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 2:55
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Mon Vieux Wagon (My Old Wagon) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:42
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La Jolie Blonde Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:31
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Johnny Can't Dance Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:07
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J'ai Ete Au Zydeco Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:57
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Les Blues A Canray Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:34
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J'Ai Marie Un Ouvrier (I Married a Carpenter) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:34
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La Valse Du Vacher (Cowboy Waltz) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:13
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La Table Ronde (The Round Table) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 1:02
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Shoo, Black Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:35
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Canray's Breakdown Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:27
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Donnez Moi Pauline (Give Me Pauline) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:16
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Two Step A Will Balfa Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 2:53
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La Valse Des Jonglemonts (The Pensive Waltz) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 2:36
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Le Bal A Chataignier (The Dance at Chataignier) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:04

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