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Allons A Lafayette

Allons A Lafayette CD artwork
Allons A Lafayette CD artwork
Allons A Lafayette vinyl LP artwork
Allons A Lafayette vinyl LP artwork

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 4:13
102
Tous Les Deux Pour La Meme (For the Same Girl) Beausoleil 3:39
103
Pauvre Hobo (Poor Hobo) Beausoleil 2:55
104
Mon Vieux Wagon (My Old Wagon) Beausoleil 3:42
105
La Jolie Blonde Beausoleil 4:31
106
Johnny Can't Dance Beausoleil 4:07
107
J'ai Ete Au Zydeco Beausoleil 4:57
108
Les Blues A Canray Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:34
109
J'Ai Marie Un Ouvrier (I Married a Carpenter) Beausoleil 3:34
110
La Valse Du Vacher (Cowboy Waltz) Beausoleil 4:13
111
La Table Ronde (The Round Table) Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 1:02
112
Shoo, Black Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 3:35
113
Canray's Breakdown Beausoleil with Canray Fontenot 4:27
114
Donnez Moi Pauline (Give Me Pauline) Beausoleil 4:16
115
Two Step A Will Balfa Beausoleil 2:53
116
La Valse Des Jonglemonts (The Pensive Waltz) Beausoleil 2:36
117
Le Bal A Chataignier (The Dance at Chataignier) Beausoleil 3:04

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