Cajun fiddle tunes sound recording : old and new / with Dewey Balfa ; recorded and annotated by Tracy Schwarz

"This record is intended to serve . . . as an extension of Folkways FM 8361." -- text from notes.
Notes in booklet (8 p.), includes transcribed text, inserted in original cover.
Cover design by John Cohen. Cover photo by Camilla Smith.
Additional musicians: Weston Bergaux (drums, side 2), J.W. Pelisia (steel guitar, side 2).
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence pertaining to the recording, original cover art designs, production materials, business records, and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. Sliding Notes: "The Port Arthur Blues" / (Leo Soileau)
102. Rolling Notes: "Ma Chere Maman Creole" / (Dennis McGee)
103. The Trill: "My Pretty Little Christine" / (D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
104. Blues in Cajun Fiddling "Les Bars de la Prison" / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
105. Drone Sound: "Grand Mamou" / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
106. Old Lonesome Sound: "La Valse des Bombocheurs" / (D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
107. "Grandpa's Waltz" / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
108. "La Valse de Gran Bois" / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
109. "Indian on a Stump" / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
110. Description of Mardi Gras Ceremony: Mardi Gras Song / (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
111. "Mardi Gras Song" Mamou Mardi Gras / 2/14/75
201. Basile Cajun Hour: Intros, "La Valse de Reno" / (L. Walker)
202. Basile Cajun Hour: Commercials, Station Identification, "Madeleine" / (Adam Hebert)
203. 99 Years Waltz" (Arr. D. Balfa, Flat Town Music)
204. The Cajun from Church Point
205. Allons a Lafayette
207. Interview on Cajun Dances: "Jolie Blon" / (Buddy Dee, Glad Music)
206. Interview on Cajun Singing: "J'amerais Te Pardonner" / (Words-D. Balfa, Flat Town Music, Music-Kris Kristofferson)
208. Johnny Can't Dance
Publisher number
FM 8362 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:

Object Details

Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Balfa, Dewey
Balfa, Rodney
Young, Allie
Abshire, Ray
Breaux, Dale
Schwarz, Tracy
cover designer
Cohen, John 1932-
Mamou Mardi Gras Musicians
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Phonograph records
Methods (Fiddling)
Instructional materials