Cajun Louisiana (1982-1985)

Cajun cowboys, string bands, zydeco groups, fiddlers, and scenes from the Cajun and creole Mardi Gras celebrations. Performers include Dennis McGee, Dewey Balfa, Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin, Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil, Boozoo Chavis.

 

     
 
Michael Doucet, vocal and fiddle; David Doucet, guitar; Billy Ware, washboard; Errol Verret, accordion; Tommy Comeaux, mandolin; Tommy Alesi, drums and percussion.; Pat Breaux, saxophone. Shot at Mulates, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by Alan Lomax and crew during Mardi Gras 1985.
 
Michael Doucet, vocal and fiddle; David Doucet, guitar; Billy Ware, washboard; Errol Verret, accordion; Tommy Comeaux, mandolin; Tommy Alesi, drums and percussion.; Pat Breaux, saxophone. Shot at Mulates, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, by Alan Lomax and crew, February 1985.
     
 
Dennis McGee performs the first tunes he recorded commercially (in 1929 with Sady Courville for the Brunswick label): "Madame Young Donnez Moi Votre Plus Jolie" and "Mon Chere Bebe Creole." Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at McGee's home in Eunice, Louisiana, August 1983.
 
Dennis McGee, vocal and fiddle, performs "Adieu Rosa" at home in Eunice, Louisiana, as a thunderstorm rolls in. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in August 1983.
     
 
Dennis McGee, vocal and fiddle, performs "Vous M'avez Donne Vôtre Parole (You Gave Me Your Word)" at home in Eunice, Louisiana. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in August 1983.
 
Dennis McGee, vocal and fiddle, performs "Two Step De Eunice" at home in Eunice, Louisiana – a song he first recorded with Amede Ardoin in 1929.
     

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