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Old Style Cajun Music

Old Style Cajun Music

Wade Frugé (1916–1992) was a full-time farmer and part-time fiddler in southwest Louisiana. He learned his traditional Cajun fiddle style from his grandfather and local musicians, and was discovered by accordion maker and musician Marc Savoy playing at local house parties in the 1970s. This collection contains Frugé’s only studio recording (tracks 1–15) as well as 10 additional selections recorded at Marc Savoy’s home over a 10-year period. The final selection, “Frugé Waltz,” is a fiddle duet with Beausoleil’s Michael Doucet.

Track Listing

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101
'Tit Mamou Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 3:30
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102
La Valse De Choupique Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 3:36
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103
La Vieille Chanson De Mardi Gras (The Mardi Gras Song) Wade Frugé 3:10
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104
Port Arthur Blues Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 3:06
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105
La Valse De Bayou Teche Wade Frugé, Ann Savoy 2:52
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106
You Used to Have Some Wade Frugé 2:04
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107
La Valse Criminel Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 3:55
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108
Grandfather's Tune Wade Frugé 1:34
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109
La Valse à Wade Frugé Wade Frugé 4:27
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110
Evangeline Playboy Special Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 2:44
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111
The Crowley Waltz Wade Frugé, Ann Savoy 2:57
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112
Galope Wade Frugé 1:36
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113
The Milk Cow is Dead Wade Frugé, Ann Savoy 2:58
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114
Wade's Blues (The Chill of a Saturday Afternoon) Wade Frugé 3:11
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115
Catch My Hat (Trappe Mon Chapeau) Wade Frugé, Vorance Barzas 3:23
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116
La Vals De Grand Bois Wade Frugé 2:11
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117
Viens Me Chercher Wade Frugé 3:01
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118
Chere 'Tite Fille Wade Frugé 1:01
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119
Orphan Waltz Wade Frugé 2:28
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120
Cemetery Waltz Wade Frugé 1:27
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121
Fond De Culotte, Nonc Adam Wade Frugé 1:29
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122
Gumbo Waltz Wade Frugé 1:35
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123
The Chill Of A Saturday Afternoon Wade Frugé 2:14
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124
La Valse à Wade Frugé Wade Frugé 3:21
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125
Frugé's Waltz Wade Frugé 3:25
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