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En Bas Du Chêne Vert (Under a Green Oak Tree)

Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard
En Bas Du Chêne Vert (Under a Green Oak Tree)

En Bas du Chene Vert is the collective voice of three master Cajun musicians: Dewey Balfa (fiddle and vocals), D. L. Menard (guitar and vocals), and Marc Savoy (fiddle and accordion). Recorded in 1976 by Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz, the three join forces to create a collection of songs straight from the soul of southwest Louisiana. Featuring Cajun classics such as “Jolie Blonde Du Bayou” and originals by Menard, this album is a unique moment in the history of Cajun music—the product of a meeting of friends and a shared musical heritage.

Track Listing

101
Chameaux One-Step Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:55
102
J'ai Passé Devant Ta Porte (I Passed In Front of Your Door) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:02
103
J'ai Fait Un Gros Erreur (I Made A Big Mistake) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 4:23
104
Cajun Reel Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:08
105
Mes Petits Yeux Noirs (My Little Dark Eyes) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:05
106
Lake Arthur Stomp Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 4:15
107
Jolie Blonde Du Bayou (Pretty Blonde of the Bayou) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:37
108
Petite Fille De La Campagne (My Little Country Girl) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:52
109
Ma Chére Maman Créole (My Dear Creole Mama) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:53
110
Je Peux Pas T'oublier (I Can't Forget You) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:45
111
Liberty Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:00
112
Mon Bon Vieux Mari (My Good Old Man) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:31
113
En Bas Du Chêne Vert (Beneath A Green Oak Tree) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 4:19
114
Mardi Gras Jig Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 1:59
115
La Valse Á Pop Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:24
116
Port Arthur Blues Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 2:35
117
Dans Le Coeur De La Ville (In the Heart of Town) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:58
118
La Porte Dans Arriere (The Back Door) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:15
119
J'ai Ete Au Bal (I Went to the Dance) Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D.L. Menard 3:28

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