Various Artists 'Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings'
Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings By Babineaux & Guidry, Angelas Le Jeune, & Blind Uncle Gaspard, 1929-1930.
This latest installment in the Long Gone Sound series features some of the rarest, most compelling tunes and heart-breaking songs from Southwest Louisiana. Most of the performances on this collection have not been heard since they were originally recorded on 78 rpm disc and yet they serve as a discrete Rosetta Stone for the traditional Cajun and Creole repertoire that exists today. Not to be understated, this collection features some of the most vexingly rare & valuable Cajun 78s ever recorded. Cajun discs such as those found in this release are valued not only for their magnificent artistry but also because of their desperate scarcity.
In the isolated back-water bayous & prairies of South-West Louisiana a profoundly unique and powerful form of indigenous music developed among the French speaking white Cajuns and black Creoles. Drawing from a rich range of cultural sounds, this music was first recorded in the 1920s & 1930s and featured such luminaries as Amede Ardoin, Dennis McGee and Joe & Cleoma Falcon. This special collection includes all of Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry's 1929 recordings and most of Angelas Le Jeune's 1929-1930 recordings with Denus McGee & Ernest Fruge. Found within is also the newly "discovered" 78 of Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma Lachney. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King, Susan Archie & Ron Brown for Tompkins Square.
1. La Valse De La Veuve Angelas LeJeune
2. J’Vai Jouer Celea Pour Toi Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
3. Valse De La Lousianne Angelas LeJeune
4. Perrodin Two Step Angelas LeJeune
5. Vien A La Maison Avec Moi Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
6. Bayou Pom Pom One Step Angelas LeJeune
7. Valse De Pointe Noire Angelas LeJeune
8. I Am Happy Now Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
9. Petit Tes Canaigh Angelas LeJeune
10. La Valse De Church Point Angelas LeJeune
11. Ella A Plurer Pour Revenir Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
12. La Valse A Tidom Hanks Angelas LeJeune
13. One Step Du Maraist Bouler Angelas LeJeune
14. La Valse Du Bayou Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
15. Madam Donnez Moi Les Angelas LeJeune
16. Baltimore Waltz Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma Lachney
17. Je Tai Toujors Dis Dene Pas Fair Sa Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
18. Qu’est Que J’Ai Fait Pour Etre Peuni Si Longtemps? Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
19. Le Petit One Step Angelas LeJeune
20. The Waltz Of The Long Wood Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry
21. La Valse Du Texas Angelas LeJeune
22. One Step A Cain Angelas LeJeune
23. Marksville Blues Blind Uncle Gaspard