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  • The Essential Early Cajun Recordings of Austin Pitre

    Austin Pitre
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    The Essential Early Cajun Recordings of Austin Pitre

    Austin Pitre, the Cajun music pioneer whose flamboyant playing style set him apart from other Cajun musicians of the era, claimed to be the first Cajun accordionist to play standing up. Austin is remembered for his energetic vocals and theatrics and stimulating audiences with performance trickery such as playing his accordion behind his head or between his knees. Swallow Records was fortunate to have recorded Austin and his band in October of 1959. Out of that first session came Austin's first and biggest 7" single release titled, "Les Flumes d'Enfer" and "The Opelousas Waltz." Several more singles followed over the years from his Swallow recording sessions and they are all found in this collection, as well as a few previously unreleased-recordings. Released April 2009, 24 tracks.

    1. Les flammes d’enfer (The Flames of Hell)
    2. Opelousas Waltz
    3. Rene’s Special
    4. Rainbow Waltz
    5. Chinaball Blues
    6. Two step de Bayou Teche
    7. Two step a Tante Adele
    8. Grand Mamou Blues
    9. La valse d’amour
    10. J’ai cogner a ta porte
    11. Don’t Shake My Tree
    12. Jungle Club Waltz
    13. Lakeview Special
    14. New Oakdale Waltz
    15. Evangeline Playboys
    16. Chataignier Waltz
    17. Le pauvre hobo
    18. Pretty Rosie Cheeks
    19. C’est trop tard catin
    20. Chere ‘tit bassette
    21. Pitre Special
    22. I Know I’m to Blame
    23. Quoi mon je va faire
    24. You’re the Only One for Me