DANSE DE MARDI GRAS, LA

Latest update on 06/03/2019

Artist: Bee Deshotels
Author: traditional
Label: Arhoolie
Year: 1950

Recorded by Dr. Harry Oster in Mamou, Louisiana somewhere between '56 and '59. At least an 18th century melody. 0ther than in New Orleans, Cajun Mardi Gras celebrates the coming of age more than the coming of spring. In a way, Cajun Mardi Gras is more related to 'Communion' than to 'Carnival' in catholic Europe.

Covers:

1965:

Balfa Brothers

1970:

Queen Ida [as Capitaine Gumbo]

1977:

Zachary Richard [as La Chanson des Mardi Gras]

1990:

Captain Gumbo [as Capitaine Gumbo]

1995:

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

2019:

Eriksson Delcroix

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