ALLONS A LAFAYETTE

Latest update on 28/04/2011

Artist: Joseph & Cleoma Falcon
Author: Joseph Falcon
Label: Columbia
Year: 1928

Husband and wife (see also: Mes Yeux bleus) with the very first cajun record. For the first time an accordion took the lead (instead of a fiddle), while they sang in cajun French, another first (apart from James Roach's 1925 recording of Gué Gué Solingaie). Reissued on Arhoolie comp J'Ai été au bal Vol. 1.

Covers:

1946:

Harry Choates

1958:

Leroy Castille [as Lafayette, instrumental; he is from there]

1961:

Paul McZiel & Wallace Gernger

1973:

Jimmy C. Newman

1977:

Dewey Balfa

1987:

Balham Alligators

1988:

Jo El Sonnier

1988:

Wayne Toups & Zydecajun

1988:

Beausoleil

1997:

Electric Bluebirds

2001:

Captain Gumbo

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B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

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