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performed by Booker T. Sapps; in Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection: Vol. 15 (Alexander Street, 2009), 3 mins
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Cajun Social Music
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 36 mins
Both live and studio performances by legends of French Louisiana. Abshire, Duhon, Savoy, Courville, and other names now widely known outside of Cajun country are captured here. The beauty and vitality of this wonderful musical culture are unique. Reissue of Folkways 2621 from 1975.

"Unpolished and spontaneo...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 36 mins
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Quoi Faire Donc?
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performed by Dewey Balfa, 1927-1992, Tony Balfa, fl. 1984 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; in Les Quatre Vieux Garçons (Folkways Records, 1984), 3 mins
Les Quatre Vieux Garçons—"The Four Bachelors"—perform a rousing set of Cajun tunes and songs on this album, which features Dewey Balfa and Tracy Schwarz, Tony Balfa, and Peter Schwarz. The members all play multiple instruments. On this album we hear fiddle, accordion, guitar, bass, and vocals.
performed by Dewey Balfa, 1927-1992, Tony Balfa, fl. 1984 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; in Les Quatre Vieux Garçons (Folkways Records, 1984), 3 mins
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Early Syncopated Dance Music - Cakewalks, Two-Steps, Trots and Glides
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
Lively, singable, and simple, cakewalks, two-steps, and other social dance rhythms captured the minds and feet of the American dancing public at the beginning of the twentieth century. This selection introduces a variety of these hopping tunes, as well as an unusual instructional track that teaches listeners how...
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
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Pauvre Hobo
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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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Cajun Home Music
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 (Folkways Records, 1977), 36 mins
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 (Folkways Records, 1977), 36 mins
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Harlem Rag - Two Step
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; performed by Ann Charters, 1936-; in Essay in Ragtime: Ragtime Piano Classics (Folkways Records, 1961), 3 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; performed by Ann Charters, 1936-; in Essay in Ragtime: Ragtime Piano Classics (Folkways Records, 1961), 3 mins
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produced by George A. Blacker; in Phono-Cylinders, Vol. 2: Edited and from the Collection of George A. Blacker (Folkways Records, 1961), 2 mins
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