Lomax made a field trip to southwest Louisiana in 1934, where he recorded Wayne Perry.
He also recorded Edier Segura's playful tune, Joe Feraille, sung with a fiddle accompaniment, c'est tout!
He's sprawled back in a gray UCLA T-shirt, a sweet smile on his face.
A sweet, smitten smile as he looks down at a tiny baby dressed in pink lying on his chest.
It seems petit Joe Feraille is a hustler who trades his wife for a barrel of pecans, only to have her return to him soon after the bargain for a repeat con on another poor soul.
He trades her again for corn, peanuts next time, and so on. Oscar "Slim" Doucet, the accordion player, does two songs here with a man named Chester Hawkins on guitar: Waxia (Wauksha) Special (reprised in splendid fashion by Les Freres Michot on their new CD La Roue qui Pend!
And the Library of Congress had a mandate to go everywhere and record the story of the music people made when it looked to some like the world was going to end in the Great Depression, dust storms at home, and a world war brewing abroad!
Cleoma Falcon with her brother Clifford Breaux are heard on a couple of "American" tunes, J'Suis Partis sur le Grand Chemin Tres Disatisfe (Going Down the Road Feeling Bad), and Continuez Sonner (Keep Knocking but You Can't Come In)!
It just goes to show how Cajun music in the 20s and 30s was a real melting pot of styles and influences.
Martin, an early version of the popular Choupique Two Step associated with Nathan Abshire.
Columbus "Boy" Fruge from Arnaudville was a contemporary and friend of Moise Robin.
A time of great music whose influence we cannot forget. Haunting, uncommonly tender folk music from fiddler Delma Lachney, vocalist Blind Uncle Gaspard, and accordion player John Bertrand.