Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Basile

Mayeus LaFleur really cries the Cajun blues on this waltz. Sad to say, LaFleur was killed in a barroom shooting a little over a week after he made his only recordings as Leo Soileau’s singer and accordion player.


Leo Soileau–Mayuse Lafleur • Basile Waltz • 1928



Photo and biographical info from Ann Allen Savoy’s Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, Volume 1, available from Savoy Music Center: http://www.savoymusiccenter.com/cajun_books.html.

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