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Author Topic: Cajun music 78s  (Read 232 times)

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Offline falcanary

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Cajun music 78s
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:43:12 PM »
Curious if anyone here gets into Cajun music and the recordings from the 20s/30s.

WF

Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »
I do for sure. Been fiddling some Hackberry Ramblers tunes lately and I'm a big fan of McGee/Courville 78s.

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 09:14:48 AM »
Deeply into this stuff.  In fact, I am working on an annotated complete prewar discography of Cajun and Creole music, and have gotten through 1928 and 1929.  It's more than a standard discography, I'm also trying to connect the dots between the different melodic strains -- the Cajuns often renamed their tunes so it can be hard to find early versions of later songs.  And, I'm listening to everything as I work on this -- so much fun!!  And, even though I've been into this music for over 40 years, I'm still discovering new things about it.
I don't collect the actual 78s, but I am supremely thankful for those collectors who do and especially those who have shared the music.  Still one that's never been found - Montet and Dupuis, L'Eau Haute (High Water Waltz) and Nina One-Step.

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 02:11:29 PM »
Good on your for taking on that project, Suzy!  The amount of learning that comes from such an undertaking is its own reward.
All best,
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Offline TonyGilroy

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 02:11:40 AM »
Ann Savoy's book Cajun Music A Reflection of a People has much discographical information and Tony Russell's pre war country discography includes commercially issued cajun music.

Offline falcanary

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 06:27:45 AM »
Deeply into this stuff.  In fact, I am working on an annotated complete prewar discography of Cajun and Creole music, and have gotten through 1928 and 1929.

Oh I know you are.  Don't be going stealing stuff from my blog now, you hear?   haha  >:D  :P  ;D

I don't collect the actual 78s, but I am supremely thankful for those collectors who do and especially those who have shared the music.  Still one that's never been found - Montet and Dupuis, L'Eau Haute (High Water Waltz) and Nina One-Step.

You sure about that?   :D

WF

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Re: Cajun music 78s
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 06:36:59 AM »
I do for sure. Been fiddling some Hackberry Ramblers tunes lately and I'm a big fan of McGee/Courville 78s.

Great fiddle work.  I really like the McGee stuff done at the last 1930 session.   Especially the Reel Cajun and Vielle.   Trying to learn how to do some of that on my old fid. Hackberry's got some great covers too.

WF

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