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La Musique Creole

Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin with Canray Fontenot
La Musique Creole CD artwork
La Musique Creole CD artwork
La Musique Creole vinyl LP artwork
La Musique Creole vinyl LP artwork

Cajun musicians accordionist Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin and fiddler Canray Fontenot recorded their first album in 1966 in Falls Church, Virginia, over a thousand miles from their homes in Louisiana. From the 1960s into the 1990s “Bois Sec” (Dry Wood) and Canray Fontenot were two of the best-known exponents of authentic Creole music. Their impact on presenting and preserving Creole music led to their being designated National Heritage Fellows by the National Endowment for the Arts. This collection includes their 1966 recording—one of the first made by African American Cajun musicians—and selections from early 1970s sessions.

Track Listing

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Les Blues Du Voyageur Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:08
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Jolie Bassette Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:23
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Quo' Faire Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:22
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Le Chicot A Bois Sec Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:18
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Bon Soir, Moreau Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:06
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La Robe Barree Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:37
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'Tit Monde Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:29
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Valse A Canray Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:16
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La Valse De La Prison Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:39
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La Danse De La Misere Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 1:37
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La Valse D'Oberlin Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:42
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Les Haricots Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 1:32
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Fais Pas Ca! Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:35
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Duralde Ramble Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:10
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'Tit Galop Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:42
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Allez-Vous-En (All Ez-Vous-En) Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:52
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Laccasine Breakdown Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:32
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Chere Ici, Chere La Bas Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:32
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Opelousas Waltz Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:43
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Petite Et La Grosse Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:34
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Le Boss(Rice Farmer) Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 5:22
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Jupe Courte Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:37
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Jolie Catin Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:21
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Ardoin Two-Step Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 2:30
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Home Sweet Home Alphonse “Bois Sec" Ardoin With Canray Fontenot 3:16

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