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Cajun Champs

  • 1. Amede Two Step - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
    2. Grand Texas - Chuck Guillory/Papa Cairo
    3. Vieille Chanson de Mardi Gras, La - Wade Frug
    4. T'Es Petite Mais T'Es Mignone - Wallace Cheese Read
    5. Creole Stomp - Joseph Falcon
    6. Crowley Waltz - Hackberry Ramblers
    7. Boscoe Stomp - Lawrence Walker
    8. En Bas de Chene Verte - D.L. Menard
    9. Allons a Lafayette - Harry Choates
    10. Valse de Minuit, La - Cyprien Landreneau/Jerry Devilllier/Cyp & Adam Landreneau/Jerry Devillier
    11. Madeleine - Isom Fontenot
    12. Valse de Soleil Couche, La - Octa Clark
    13. Louisiana Stomp - Floyd le Blanc
    14. Branche de Murier, La - Breaux Brothers
    15. Ma Negresse - Nathan Abshire
    16. Petite Fille de la Campagne - Dewey Balfa
    17. Contredanse - Austin Pitre
    18. Cannon Ball Special - Nathan Abshire
    19. Jolie Blonde - Austin Pitre
    20. One Step a Chaumont - Wallace Cheese Read
    21. Wade's Blues - Wade Frug
    22. Sam's Big Booster - Savoy Family Band
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 327

  • Credits

    Personnel: D.L. Menard, Ann Savoy (vocals, guitar); Papa Cairo (vocals, electric guitar, steel guitar, drums); Dewey Balfa, Adam Landreneau, Harry Choates, Austin Pitre (vocals, fiddle); Lawrence Walker, Amd Breaux, Nathan Abshire, Octa Clark (vocals, accordion); Floyd le Blanc, Michael Doucet (guitar, fiddle); Allen Richard, Lennis Sonnier, Lurlin Lejeune, Preston Manuel, Ophy Breaux, Rodney Balfa (guitar); J.W. Pelsia (steel guitar); Joe Manuel (banjo); Chuck Guillory, Hector Duhon, Lionel LeLeux, Luderin Darbone, Wade Frug (fiddle); Isom H. Jontenot, Jerry Devillier (harmonica); Cyprien Landreneau, Marc Savoy (accordion); Johnnie Mae Smirle (piano); Wilson Savoy (keyboards); Paul Loughridge, Theresa Falcon, James Pitre (drums); Basile Marcentel, Revon J. Reed (triangle).
    Liner Note Author: Chris Strachwitz.
    Recording information: At A Concert, Chicago, IL; Concert, Minneapolis, MN; House Party; Silver Star, between Opelousas and Ville Platte, LA; The Frontier Bar, Badil, LA; Triangle Club, Scott, LA.
    Editor: Chris Strachwitz.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Michael Doucet.
    Arranger: Octa Clark.
    Cajun Champs is an excellent sampler that explores traditional Louisiana music lovingly compiled by two well-known scholars of the genre, Chris Strachwitz, the president of Arhoolie Records, and Beausoleil fiddler Michael Doucet. The 22 tracks cover five decades of music dominated by the finest traditional fiddlers, accordionists, and vocalists, including Joe Falcon, Dewey Balfa, the Hackberry Ramblers, and Harry Choates. While all of this material has been previously released, the disc sounds great and is highly recommended as a starting point for the novice. ~ Al Campbell

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.61) - "[B]ountiful....Regardless of whether it's an ancient or more modern-day selection, everyone's a champ here."
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