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Cajun Songs from Louisiana

Various Artists
Cajun Songs from Louisiana

Although characteristic of the state of Louisiana, Cajun music has its roots in the French-speaking Acadian population of Canada. The lives of those French colonists were wracked by political discord, war, and for some families, deportation; after the Seven Years' War (1756–63) many sought refuge in Louisiana. On this recording, humorous ballads and lively reels, bolstered by accordion, fiddle, and guitar accompaniment, belie the harsh experiences of the Acadians. Album producer Lucie de Vienne describes how the superimposed elementary rhythms give these songs a "jazzy" atmosphere shared with other French-derived folk songs in the Caribbean.

The liner notes include a history of the Cajun people, musical notations, and song lyrics in Cajun French and in English.

Track Listing

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Gabriel Bobby Bourke 1:35
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102
Les Maringouins Ont Mange Ma Belle Bobby Bourke 0:52
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103
La Chanson De Cinquante Sous Marion Dugadet 1:49
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104
La Fille de Quatorze Ans Madame Daniel Bourke 4:03
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105
Valse de Char' Toutoune Roy Brulé 2:04
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106
Allons Danser Colinda Roy Brulé 1:55
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107
Valse de Church Point Roy Brulé 3:52
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108
Johnny Kid Dance (aka Johnny Can't Dance) Roy Brulé 6:25
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201
Jolie Blonde Tony and Rufis Allemand 2:10
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202
J'ai Passe Dessou L'Pommier Children 1:49
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203
Fleur de la Jeunesse Elie Landry 2:56
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204
Les Filles de Vermilion Elie Landry 1:43
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205
Papier D'Eping Elie Landry 1:21
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206
J'ai Passe Devant Ta Porte Bobby Bourke 1:43
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207
La Noce a Josephine Fernand Labore 2:47

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