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Mission: To foster enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the history of Cajun music!
If you can find recordings by the artists featured here, by all means please get them!
These recordings all come from my private collection with considerable help from other French music fans. I post them here as a labor of love without gain and with no wish to cut into any else's profit. I simply make these important and scarce recordings available here due to their inherent interest to the Cajun music community, to preserve and promote appreciation for the likes of Nathan Abshire, Austin Pitre, Ambrose Thibodeaux, Revon Reed, Sady Courville, Preston Manuel, Roy Fuselier, and many other great musicians! They are the roots and influences of our contemporary Cajun music...I hope a new generation will pick up and expand on our great tradition by hearing these great recordings. Every girl and boy ought to have a chance to hear them. To the artists and families who have given me permission to post these songs here so that they can be heard widely, thank you!
Contact me, Neal Pomea (Pommier), at firstname.lastname@example.org if by chance you hold copyright and do not wish to see these works made available in this format. Further our music by making recordings like these available worldwide. Bonne chance à tout nous-autres!The Yahoo group Cajun Music Recordings has put together a discography of 45s on the Swallow label.
Friends: Fans of the really old time recordings of the 20s and 30s should contact Joe Bussard at 6610 Cherry Hill Drive, Frederick, Maryland, 21702. Telephone 301-662-6666. He records custom tapes of songs from his stash of 25,000+ 78s, one of the largest private collections of old time music in the world! Even the Library of Congress wants his stuff! When folks issue cds of old time music, Joe is often the source of the 78.
If you have an interest in the Cajun music of the 40s-60s, you should contact Lyle Ferbrache at email@example.com. For the cost of production and shipping, he can send you CD burns from his terrific collection of hard to find recordings from those much overlooked years. Bingo! Domino!
May 26, 2002