Friday, March 29, 2013

Drunkard’s Two-Step

As much as I love Cajun waltzes (a lot), there’s no denying the power of a two-step when it’s being belted out by a singer like Robert Bertrand! Bobby Leger, the band’s true leader and accordian player didn’t much like to sing, so it fell to Bertrand to do the dirty work. Lucky listeners.

Robert Bertrand & The Lake Charles Playboys
Drunkard’s Two-Step • 1959

Robert Bertrand & The Lake Charles Playboys: Bobby Leger, accordion; Robert Bertrand, vocal/fiddle; Louis Fournerat, steel guitar; Leroy Leger, drums.

Band photo: (l to r) Leroy Leger, Robert Bertrand, Bobby Leger, Ed Gary. From Acadian All Star Special (Bear Family, 2011). Hear more Robert Bertrand, Bobby Leger and many other pioneering Cajun artists recorded by Jay Miller in this great collection.

No comments:

Post a Comment