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La musique creole (With Çanray Fontenot)

Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin

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Born: 16 November 1915 in Duralde, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Singer and accordionist Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin was a crucial link to the musique Creole traditions of a bygone era — his music kept alive the Cajun "la la" music which developed in the African-American communities of his native southwestern Louisiana, and which was a clear antecedent of the contemporary zydeco sound. Born in rural Duralde in either 1914 or 1916, Ardoin was tagged with his nickname — translating as "Dry Wood" — because as a child he was always the first one in...
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La musique creole (With Çanray Fontenot), Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: Cajun, Music, World
  • Released: 1996

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