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Cajun Music Pioneer
Joe Falcon
Cajun Music Pioneer
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Joe Falcon
Title: Cajun Music Pioneer
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096297045923

CD Reviews

Joe Falcon; A Cajun Legend
Michael Leleux | New York | 03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are looking for Cajun music, this album is "the real thing." Joe Falcon, the first man ever to record Cajun music, though long deceased, is very alive in this recording. His vocals, along with those of his wife Theresa's (my grandmother,) reflect the a zest for & "love of life" characteristic of the cajun culture. Moreover, through his emotionally intuitive accordian playing, Joe is able to evoke an internalized joy and pain few artists are able express. Listening to this recording is like going back in time. Containing the original recording of "Corina Corina" & "Allons A Lafayette," this album is the definitive recording of cajun history in a musical form."
Cajun Pioneer Live!
Kevin Fontenot | New Orleans, LA United States | 11/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Joe Falcon attained legendary status as the first Cajun accordionist to record. He was also one of the most prolific Cajun artists to record before World War II. Joe continued to play well into the 1960s and this is a live recording of a gig he did in Scott, Louisiana. The recording is important for many reasons. First off, the music is great Cajun music in the 1950s dancehall style. There is a burning version of the "Flames of Hell" --check out the drumming by Joe's wife, which sounds like whips being cracked in Dante's Inferno. Joe didn't record much late in life, so this is a nice example of how his sound had progressed since the 1920s. Finally, this is a rare early live Cajun recording. You can even hear the glasses tinkling in the background. Plus the sound quality is very good. A must for Cajun and Coountry collections."
Back to the roots
Kristy Leleux | Houston,Texas | 03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was referred to this by my mother whom was referred to by my brother, Michael. Listening to Joe has given me a true feeling of home. I was the only one raised in Texas out of 4 children so I was not raised in Louisiana around this music. I myself am a musician and when I hear Joe I hear love and life. I think that his album takes us all back to the roots of true Cajun music and I think this album is a great way to relive and enjoy cajun heritage."