Featuring three Louisiana performers, Alcide "Blind Uncle" Gaspard, John Bertrand, and Delma Lachney, this Yazoo Records release digs deep into the Avoyelles County swamps and presents 24 shining examples of traditional Cajun folksongs. While excellent examples of field recordings, Early American Cajun Music is not for the faint of heart.
Album titlle: Early American Cajun Music From The 1920s. Year of publication 1999. Genre Cajun & Zydeco. Artikelart CD. EAN: 0016351204226. weight in Kg . 07 ) LACHNEY, Delma. 02. Sur Le Borde De L'Eau (On The Water's Edge). GASPARD, Blind Uncle. 05. Natchitoches (French Town). 11. The Rabbit Stole The Pumpkin. 12. Avoyelles (Parish Name).
Blind Uncle Gaspard, Delma Lachney & John Bertrand: Early American Cajun Music Classic Recordings From the 1920s (2042 Yazoo, 1999). Let Me Play This For You : Rare Cajun Recordings (TSQ 2912 Tompkins Square, 2013). Blind Uncle Gaspard, Delma Lachney: On the Waters Edge (MRP 069LP Mississippi Records, July 2014). Brasseaux, Ryan A. (2009-06-04). Cajun breakdown: the emergence of an American-made music. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-534306-9. a b c Brasseaux 2009, p. 80.
In: The Old-Time Herald: A Magazine Dedicated to Old-Time Music, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 40-41. View it in the Music Periodicals Database. Drag and drop files here.
The music on this historical collection comes from Avoyelles Parish, on what is described as the northern fringe of "Cajun country" in Louisiana. The three musicians represented here are little known, even in their own region, and made recordings that were not distributed widely outside of their native territory. These 24 songs represent the full range of Cajun music at the time and include folk ballads, some dance tunes, and plenty of back-porch-style folk songs. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).
Early American Cajun Music: Classic Recordings from the 1920s. The first two of these three early recording artists came from Avoyelles parish, Louisiana, which lies "along a part of the northern fringe of what might be considered Cajun country. their) recordings are the only examples known to exist from this locale prior to the 1940s", to quote from the booklet notes. The connection between Gaspard and the fiddle player/singer Delma Lachney is a clear one - the former played guitar on the latter's records (although interestingly, Lachney played no fiddle on Gaspard's, recorded at the same session).
Early American Cajun Music - Неизвестно от Various Artists. Вышел Неизвестно В альбом вошло 24 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:13:52. Early American Cajun Music. Je Me Trouve une Jolie Fille (I Find a Pretty Girl). 2. Blind Uncle Gaspard. 5. Mercredi Soir Passe (Last Wednesday Night). Le Bebe et le Gambleur (The Baby and the Gambler). La Fille du Geolier (The Jailer's Daughter). 8.
Alcide Gaspard, otherwise known as Blind Uncle Gaspard was born just south of Marksville, Louisiana. Blinded at the age of seven, Gaspard grew up playing and singing with his brothers, and in local string bands. In the 1920s Gaspard teamed up with a left-handed fiddle player named Delma Lachney, and in 1929, as part of a deal with a furniture store owner, the pair went to Chicago, and recorded a handful of 78s for the Vocalion label. 3 It's there he recorded his haunting tune, "Sur Le Borde De L'eau" (. I think this record contains a particular quality that i sometimes hear in pre-war American music,. that i have failed to find in almost any other genre or time period which is this sort of unspeakable yearning. Of course, with this record, he's singing in French, and a French that's speckled with Creole idioms.
|1||–Delma Lachney||Le Bebe Et Le Gambleur (The Baby And The Gambler)||3:05|
|2||–Blind Uncle Gaspard||Sur Le Borde De L'Eau (On The Water's Edge)||3:21|
|3||–John Bertrand||Cousinne Lilly||3:04|
|5||–Blind Uncle Gaspard||Natchitoches (French Town)||3:32|
|7||–Delma Lachney||La Danseuse (The Dancer)||2:57|
|8||–Blind Uncle Gaspard||Assi Dans La Fenetre De Ma Chambre (Sitting In The Window Of My Room)||2:57|
|9||–John Bertrand||The Swallows||2:49|
|10||–Delma Lachney||Je M'En Vas Dans Le Chemin (Going Down The Road)||3:04|
|11||–John Bertrand||The Rabbit Stole The Pumpkin||3:01|
|12||–Delma Lachney||Avoyelles (Parish Name)||3:09|
|14||–Delma Lachney||Cher Ami Ma Vie Est Ruini (Dear Friend My Life Is Ruined)||2:55|
|15||–John Bertrand||Valse De Gueydan||2:49|
|16||–Delma Lachney||La Louisiana (Louisiana)||2:52|
|17||–John Bertrand||La Fille Du Geôlier (The Jailor's Daughter)||3:08|
|18||–Delma Lachney||Riviere Rouge (Red River)||3:04|
|19||–John Bertrand||Le Soldat Fatigue (The Tired Soldier)||2:58|
|20||–Blind Uncle Gaspard||Mercredi Soir Passé (Last Wednesday Night)||3:07|
|21||–John Bertrand||Le Pond De Nante (The North Bridge)||2:53|
|22||–Delma Lachney||L'Aurevoir D'Une Mere (Mother's Farewell)||3:32|
|23||–John Bertrand||La Delaisser (The Abandonment)||3:14|
|24||–Delma Lachney||Je Me Trouve Une Jolie Fille (I Find A Pretty Girl)||3:05|