Zydeco-Cajun (ComboCom flexible series)

Catalog: BA7667

Price: $28.30

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A style of dance music, usually called zydeco but also sometimes known as cajun, arose in the state of Louisiana approximately a hundred years ago. It reached its heyday in New Orleans during the Fifties and Sixties. The first term is frequently assigned to America’s black population, the second to the whites. French and German emigrés brought accordions, washboards and violins to the Mississippi , mingling their music with African elements, echoes of the blues, and snippets from other immigrant cultures.

The accordion had the advantage that it could stand out in noisy bars and carry the bass, melody, and rhythm. It became the leading instrument in this music. To the present day zydeco brings people together for uninhibited cross-generational music-making, listening, dancing, eating, and drinking.

The 15 songs and instrumentals have been arranged for accordion, violin (melody parts in C, B-flat, and E-flat included), guitar, bass and a vocal part where appropriate. Mostly, fully written-out percussion accompaniments are included.

Table of Contents:
  • Arcadian Two Step
  • Les filles du Canada
  • Lacassine Special
  • Jolie blonde
  • Perodin Two Step
  • Crowley Two Step
  • Petits yeux noirs
  • Chere ici, chere la-bas
  • Don't Mess With My Toot-toot
  • Don't Cry No More
  • Zydeco Boogaloo
  • Fais do-do
  • Lucille
  • Cryin' Squeezebox
  • Les marins de la Nouvelle France
Sample Pages
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer/Author: Various
Arranger/Editor: Schwarzien, Ralf
Catalog Number: BA7667