Friday, May 31, 2013

In misery

Strangled, high-pitched vocals in waltz time, soloing fiddles, accordions, and steel guitars . . . as therapeutic as any gutbucket blues. . . .

Huey Meaux-Andrew Cormier & The Rambling Aces • Dans Les Misere
vocal: Rodney LeJune • 1958

Photo: “The Rambling Aces with Andrew Cormier (accordion), Rodney LeJune (drums), and Huey Meaux (emcee), 
c. 1962.” Johnnie Allan Collection via Floyd’s Early Cajun Singles 1957–1960, Ace CDCHD 743, 2007.

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