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Artist: Joe Falcon
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Format: CD
Sku: 60026914
UPC: 096297045923
UPC 14: 00096297045923
Release Date: 8/19/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Joe's Breakdown - (previously unreleased) ~ Joseph Falcon
2. 99 Year Waltz - (previously unreleased) ~ Joseph Falcon
3. Corrine, Corrina - (previously unreleased) ~ Joseph Falcon
4. Jole Blonde - (previously unreleased) ~ Joseph Falcon
5. Lacasine Special ~ Joseph Falcon
6. Le Traces De Mon Buggy - (previously unreleased) ~ Joseph Falcon
7. Osson Two-Step ~ Joseph Falcon
8. La Valse De St. Landry ~ Joseph Falcon
9. Hip Et Taiaut ~ Joseph Falcon
10. Creole Stomp ~ Joseph Falcon
11. Myer's Waltz ~ Joseph Falcon
12. Allons A Lafayette ~ Joseph Falcon
13. La Valse A Nonc Gustave :: Keep A' Knocking ~ Joseph Falcon
14. Allons Danser Colinda ~ Joseph Falcon
15. Les Flambes D'Enfer :: The Flames Of Hell ~ Joseph Falcon

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The special atmosphere of a real "fais do-do," a Cajun country dance, is captured here on this live recording by Cajun music innovator, Joe Falcon. He made the very first Cajun recording back in 1928, of "Allons a Lafayette," a version of which can be heard here. Falcon was one of the very first instrumentalists to bring together accordion and the more traditional fiddle on rural Louisiana folk songs. Though the album's less-than-perfect recording conditions occasionally blur some of the lyrics, to have a document of a "fais do-do" from 1963 is a rare treat.
Muze PNote Falcon, who died in 1965, had a plaintive, inimitable singing voice, as this album makes clear. His wife, Theresa Falcon, who is heard here on "99 Year Waltz" and "Le Traces de Mon Buggy," has the same timbre to her voice. The album includes "Jolie Blonde" and other classic Cajun tunes, as well as French covers of American songs. "Corinne, Corrina" is a familiar number. "Hip et Taiaut" has a very Western feel to it--Joe Falcon as a Cajun Gene Autry. This recording is a must-have for those interested in the Cajun French tradition.

Producer: Chris Strachwitz (Reissue)

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-I Went To The Dance
Muze Music Compilations Anthology Of American Folk Music
Muze Music Compilations Cajun Champs

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/29/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ARHCD 459
Music Label Name Label : Arhoolie
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00096297045923

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