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A Brief Bibliography on Cajun Music

Compiled by Arlene Rodenbeck and Suzanne Farrer
Publication Year: 1977


Blanchet, Catherine.
"Acadian Instrumental Music." Louisiana Folklore Miscellany, volume 3, number 1, April 1970, pp. 70-75.

Brandon, Elizabeth.
"The Socio-Cultural Traits of the French Folksong in Louisiana." Revue de Louisiana, volume 1, number 2, pp. 19-32, 1972. Followed by "Les Paroles des Chansons d'Origine Louisianaise," pp. 40-52.

Brown, Vonnie R.
"Courier du Mardi Gras." Folk Dance Scene, volume 11, number 12, February 1976, pp. 7-12.

Claudel, Calvin.
"Mr. Doering's 'Songs the Cajuns Sing'." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 8, number 2, June 1944, pp. 123-131.

Daigle, Pierre, V.
Tears, Love and Laughter: The Story of the Acadians. Church Point, Louisiana: Acadian Publishing Enterprise, 1972.

Doering, J. Fredrick.
"Songs the Cajuns Sing." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 7, number 4, December 1943, pp. 193-201.

Gaudet, Laura C.
Songs of Acadia. New York: Broadcast Music Co., 1945.

Lagarde, Marie-Louise, William Chute and George F. Reinecke.
"Six Avoyelles Songs from the Saucier Collection." Louisiana Folklore Miscellany, volume 2, number 2, April 1965, pp. 1-26.

Leadbitter, Mike.
Nothing but the Blues. London: Hanover Books, 1971.

From the Bayou. Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, Eng.: Blues Unlimited, 1969.

Lomax, Joseph F.
"Zydeco -- Must Live On!" Cotton Patch Rag, volume 11, number 1, January 1976, pp. 3-4; number 2, February 1976, pp. 2-4; number 3, March 1976, pp. 2-3.

McClellan, Michael.
How to Play the Cajun Accordian in No Time at All. Honolulu: M. McClellan, 1972, 1975.

Oster, Harry.
"The Louisiana Acadian." American Folk Music Occasional, volume 2, 1970, pp. 18-21.

Pace.
"Doug Kershaw - Louisiana Man." Sing Out!, volume 20, number 2, November-December 1970, pp. 2-5.

Post, Lauren C.
Cajun Sketches: From the Pariries of Southwest Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1974.

"Joseph Falcon, Accordian Player and Singer: A Biographical Sketch." Louisiana History, volume 11, number 1, Winter 1970, pp. 63-79.

Sacré, Robert.
"La Musique Cajun de la Louisiana." Clés Pour la Musique, number 69, September 1974, pp. 20-21.

Savoy, Mark.
"How to Tune Your Own Cajun Accordian." Seattle Folklore Society Journal, volume 7, numbers 1-2, September-December 1975, pp. 23-27.

Saxon, Lyle, Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant.
Gumbo Ya-Ya: A Collection of Louisiana Folk Tales. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1945. "Songs," pp. 427-487.

Smith, Dave, Marc Savoy and Paul Thompson.
"Cajun Music." Free Reed, number 19, August 1974, pp. 8-10.

Strachwitz, Chris A.
"Cajun Country." American Folk Music Occasional, number 2, 1970, pp. 13-17.

"Cajun Music on LP - A Survey." American Folk Music Occasional, number 2, 1970, pp. 25-29.

Tate, Paul.
"The Cajuns of Louisiana." American Folk Music Occasional, number 2, 1970, pp. 8-12.

Whitfield, Irène Thérèse.
Louisiana French Folk Songs. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1939. Reprint edition, New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

ADDENDA

Shuler, Eddie.
American Cajun French Music from the Bayous of Louisiana. Lake Charles, LA: [Goldband Records], n.d.

Thériot, Marie del Norte and Catherine Brookshire Blanchet.
Les Danses Rondes: Louisiana French Folk Dances. Abbeville: R. E. Blancet, 1955.

 

 

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