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Cajun Fais Do-Do

Various Artists
Cajun Fais Do-Do

The music in “Cajun Fais Do-Do” is representative of music heard on radio station KEUN in Eunice, LA on Saturday mornings in the 1960s. Composed of Cajun two-step and waltz dance music, Cajun fais do-dos were first performed in the 1940s. Primarily performed by local musicians, the music is filled with vim and vigor and spiced with good humor and a little bourbon. Several important musicians emerged from these early performers including Nathen Abshire and Dewey Balfa. These performances were captured in field recordings made by Chris Strachwitz in May 1966.

Track Listing

101
Cajun Two-Step Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 1:26
102
Ma Negresse Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 4:15
103
Calcasieu Waltz Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 3:29
104
Bayou Pon Pon Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 3:10
105
Old Folks Polka Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 1:37
106
Hayes' Waltz Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 1:51
107
Hicks Wagon Wheel Special Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 2:28
108
La Valse A Ray Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 3:01
109
Grande Nuit Special Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 2:50
110
Gabrielle Waltz Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 2:45
111
Paper In My Shoes Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 3:01
112
Basile Breakdown Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 3:20
113
Le Temps Est Apres Finir Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 2:07
114
French Blues Nathan Abshire and The Balfa Brothers 2:37
115
La Talle D'eronces Cyp And Adam Landreneau 1:55
116
Treville Est Pas Pecheur Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:21
117
Prairie Ronde Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:37
118
N'onc 'Dam Et Tante Bassette Isom J. Fontenot & Jerry Devillier 1:10
119
La Valse De Denus Mcgee Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:48
120
Valse De Minuit Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:33
121
Piney Woods Waltz Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:36
122
La Betaille Isom J. Fontenot 1:34
123
Madeleine Isom J. Fontenot 1:34
124
La Valse De Misere Isom J. Fontenot 1:39
125
Crowley Two-Step Isom J. Fontenot 1:18
126
La Cherokee Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:12
127
Grand Mamou Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:25
128
Lake Charles Two-Step Cyp And Adam Landreneau 2:16
129
Hey Mom The Breaux Brothers 2:01
130
Breaux's Blues (Blues For Amede) The Breaux Brothers 2:49
131
Crowley Two-Step The Breaux Brothers 1:21
132
La Branche De Murier The Breaux Brothers 2:25

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