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5 favorite Cajun songs

GUEST,gillymor 05 Feb 12 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,999 05 Feb 12 - 11:37 AM
GUEST,gillymor 05 Feb 12 - 12:03 PM
melodeonboy 05 Feb 12 - 12:41 PM
fat B****rd 05 Feb 12 - 03:50 PM
Dead Horse 06 Feb 12 - 04:52 AM
greg stephens 06 Feb 12 - 04:58 AM
Big Al Whittle 06 Feb 12 - 06:17 AM
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Subject: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 11:32 AM

An ever-changing 5 in no particular order:
Port Artuur Blues
My True Love
La Danse de Mardi Gras
Les Flammes D'Enfer
You Lowdown Dirty Dog


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 11:37 AM

Long ago there was a thread about this song. I can't recall the thread title, but I think this is new information that could be added to the original thread if or when it ever turns up. Sorry for the thread drift.

"Jolie Blonde"

This is probably one of the best known Cajun songs ever. While its origins are a bit cloudy, some say that a prisoner wrote this song in the 1920's to tell about a pretty blond woman that left her Cajun lover for another man. Jolie Blonde was originally recorded in 1929 by Breaux Freres. In 1935 it was recorded by The Hackberry Ramblers under it's current name. Since then, the song has been recorded numerous times, by many artists. Jolie Blonde has been called the Cajun National Anthem because of its popularity. The famous Cajun painter George Rodrigue has painted many wonderful paintings of Jolie Blonde, which only adds to the song's appeal.

Original Lyrics:

1. Joli Blon, ma chere 'tit fille
    Gardez donc quoi t'aprés faire
    Joli Blon, tu croyais
    Il avait juste toi dedans le pays

2. Eh a ha! Eh a ha!
    Joli Blon ma 'tit fille criminelle
    Joli Blon, tu m'as laisse moi tout seul


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:03 PM

Right 999, probably the most popular cajun song first recorded by the Breaux Brothers Cajun Band as "Ma Blonde Est Partie". There is an interesting site that tracks the evolution of Jolie Blond with vids. I don't do clickies but you can find it at http//:jerileewei.hubpages.com. Just scroll down a bit.


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: melodeonboy
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:41 PM

Les Flammes d'Enfer
La Porte en Arriere (my favourite!)
Juste une affaire
La Pointe aux Pins
'tit galop pour Mamou


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 03:50 PM

Ma negresse
J'etais au bal
Acadienne two step
Ma chapeau
Zydeco gris gris


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: Dead Horse
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:52 AM

As much as I detest these '5 Favourite' threads, I could not let this one go by without adding my opinionated 5c worth.
Pine Grove Blues
Blues De Basille
99 Year Waltz
Quelle Etoille
Duralde Waltz
And for a bonus track which beats Jolie Blonde every which-a-way
Valse a Kaplan
Shame some of those U-Tube films are so crap.


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:58 AM

Here is our Anglicised take on the Bosco Stomp in a very English pub. Possibly my favourite cajun song, along with the Eunice Twostep, Les Flammes D'enfer, Je M'Endors and Bonsoir Moreau. Though that list could include any one of hundreds of others. They are all good.


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Subject: RE: 5 favorite Cajun songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 06:17 AM

Fais Doh Doh (moe bandy - written by Doodle Owens)
Jambalaya by Jimmy C Newman -written by Hank Williams


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