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Amede Ardoin

In the early 1930s, Creole accordionist Amede Ardoin made some of the first and most important recordings by a French-speaking musician from South Louisiana. In an era of strict segregation, many of these selections found him accompanied by Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee. This soulful and passionate body of work, including "The Midland Two-Step" and "Les Blues de la Prison" influenced the course of Cajun music and zydeco for decades to come. Ardoin single-handedly created the modern Cajun style. The three-dozen songs he recorded in New Orleans, San Antonio and New York City were hugely popular when they were released in the Twenties

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Amede Ardoin - The Father of Cajun & Zydeco

Amede Ardoin - The Father of Cajun & Zydeco

Tompkins Square label has released Mama, I'll Be Long Gone: The Complete Recordings of Amede Ardoin, 1929-1934. The father of Cajun and Zydeco is celebrated for the first time with his complete 34 recordings all in one deluxe 2-CD package. Rare Afro-Creole rhythms are heard alongside blues and breakdowns in this exquisitely remastered and produced volume, ...


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