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Bayou Pompon
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 3 mins
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 3 mins
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Bayou Ponpon
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; performed by Richard Fontenot; in Cajun Country Guitar (Folkways Records, 1978), 3 mins
On a search for recordings from an old Cajun singer, Gérard Dôle encountered guitarist Richard Fontenont on a proverbial dark and stormy night. Fontenont and his family took him in, told him stories, and later, Dôle recorded the material for this album, which presents Richard’s delightful fingerstyle guitar.
produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; performed by Richard Fontenot; in Cajun Country Guitar (Folkways Records, 1978), 3 mins
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Chère Mom
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; in Cajun Home Music (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 min
This album, recorded by Gérard Dôle, presents Cajun home music from before World War I. From solo ballads to instrumental dance tunes, this collection explores the musical expressions of descendants of the Acadians who were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British in the French and Indian War.
produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; in Cajun Home Music (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 min
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