Sunday, October 09, 2016

CAJUN ROCK’N’ROLL

Somewhere around 1970 I played this Terry Clément track along with a few others for a Louisiana transplant in Richmond, Virginia, and he sniffily told me it wasn’t Cajun music, it was rock’n’roll. Whatever it was/is, it’s a good one, and everyone involved is fully letting the bon temps roll.

(We’re re-upping this as we got a nice comment from WF, who knows what he’s talking about, and also the audio link is now updated. It was originally posted in 2014.)


Terry Clement & His Rhythmic Five

Terry Clément, accordion; Purvis Clément, vocal/fiddle; Marshall Arceneaux, guitar; Ronnie Goudreaux, drums; Jerry Dugas, steel guitar.

2 comments:

  1. Hello. Hate to tell your Virginia transplant but Te Maurice is actually a Cajun-swing tune written originally by Oran "Doc" Guidry with his cousins in the late 1930s. They recorded it first under the group Sons of Acadians.

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    1. Thanks, Wade. Good to have it in true perspective.

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