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Cajun String Bands 1930's: Cajun Breakdown

  • 1. Ma Jolie Petite Fille - Leo Soileau :: Me Dear Little Girl - Leo Soileau
    2. Bonne Valse, La - Leo Soileau :: Good Time Waltz - Leo Soileau
    3. Blues de Port Arthur, La - Leo Soileau
    4. Quand Je Suis Bleu - Leo Soileau :: When I'm Away From Home - Leo Soileau
    5. Chere Tu Tu - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers :: Dearest Of All - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    6. Round-Up Hop - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    7. Anna Mae Waltz - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    8. Cajun Breakdown - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    9. Ma Julie Noir So - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers :: My Pretty Black Eyes - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    10. Redell Breakdown - J.B. Fuselier
    11. Ma Chere Basett - J.B. Fuselier :: My Dear Little Woman - J.B. Fuselier
    12. Ponce a Moir - J.B. Fuselier :: Think Of Me - J.B. Fuselier
    13. Elton Two-Step - J.B. Fuselier/Miller's Merrymakers
    14. Valse de Rebot, La - J.B. Fuselier :: Drunkard's Waltz - J.B. Fuselier
    15. Gueydan Two-Step - J.B. Fuselier
    16. Pourquoi Que Tu Laise Moi - Clifford Breaux :: Why Are You Leaving Me? - Clifford Breaux
    17. Continuez de Sonner - Clifford Breaux :: Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In - Clifford Breaux
    18. Dixie's Hottets (High Society) - The Dixie Ramblers
    19. Ma Chere Belle - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    20. Shreve Breakdown - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    21. Rambling - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    22. Oh Josephine My Josephine - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    23. Se Pas la Pan - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers :: It's No Use - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    24. French Two-Step - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
    25. My Little Girl - Luderin Darbone & The Hackberry Ramblers
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7014

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Strachwitz; Chris Strachwitz (Compilation)

    Personnel: Clifford Breaux (vocals, fiddle); Cleoma Breaux Falcon (dobro); Hector Stutes (fiddle).
    Editor: Chris Strachwitz.
    25 Cajun tracks from the 1930s, reflecting the transition of Cajun music to arrangements that placed the fiddle at the fore and did away with the accordion. Almost half of the cuts belong to J.B. Fuselier, with four by Leo Soileau, one by the Dixie Ramblers, and seven by Luderin Darbone, fiddler of the Hackberry Ramblers (who back him on the selections here). Fuselier sounds like early Western swing with a Cajun fiddle; Clifford Breaux has a rawer, lazier charm, particularly on "Continuez de Sonner." There's a lot of spontaneity in these sessions, with unpredictable calls that sound like cousins to the ones that dotted Bob Wills' arrangements, though it can get a little monotonous over the course of the CD. It's not as diverse or interesting as some other early Cajun comps, like Cajun Dance Party, but still of considerable value to enthusiasts of Cajun '30s music, or early roots music in general. ~ Richie Unterberger

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