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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Amédé Ardoin

By Henk Scholts, Pierre Monnery

9 December 1929 New Orleans, LA – Amédé Ardoin [vcl/accordion] (Dennis McGee [violin])
001 W111384-2 TAUNT ALINE Columbia 40514 F OKeh 90014/Legacy CK-46784 475703 2 CK-46784 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7726
002 W111385-2 TWO STEP DE MAMAN 40514 F 90014/Old Timey 124 Legacy 475703 2 CK-46784 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7726
003 W111386 -2 MADAM ATCHEN [MADAME ETIENNE] 40515 F 90015/124 Legacy CK-46784 475703 2 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7749
004 W111387 -1 TWO STEOP DE LA PRAIRIE SOILEAU (QUIOI FAIRE) [PRAIRIE SOILEAU TWO STEP] 40515 F 90015/124 Legacy CK-46784 475703 2 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7749
005 W111388-2 LA VALSE AH ABE [ABE’S WALTZ] 40511 F 90011/124 Legacy CK-46784 475703 2 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7749
006 W111389-2 TWO STEP DE EUNICE 40511 F 90011/124 Legacy CK-46784 475703 2 Trikont US-0202 JSP 7749
20 November 1930 New Orleans, LA – Amédé Ardoin [vcl/accordion] & Dennis McGee [violin]
007 NO-6717-A AMADIE TWO STEP Brunswick 576 Melotone M18050/Old Timey 128 Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
008 NO-6718-A LA VALSE A AUSTIN ARDOLIN Brunswick 576 Melotone M18050/ Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
009 NO-6719 BLUES DE BASILLE Brunswick 531/ Old Timey 128 Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
010 NO-6720 LA VALSE A THOMAS ARDOIN Brunswick 531/ Old Timey 124 Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
011 NO-6721 TWO STEP D‘ELTON Brunswick 513/Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
012 NO-6722 LA VALSE DE GUEYDAN Brunswick 513/Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
20 November 1930 New Orleans, LA – Amédé Ardoin [vcl/accordion] & Dennis McGee [violin]
013 NO-6735 VALSE A ALICE POULARD Brunswick 495/ Arhoolie CD-7007 JSP 7749
014 NO-6736 ONE STEP D’OBERLIN Brunswick 495/Old Timey 128 CD-7007 JSP 7749
013 NO-6737 VALSE DES OPELOUSAS Brunswick 559 80083/ Old Timey 128 CD-7007 JSP 7749
014 NO-6738 ONE STEP DES CHAMENAUX [OST SPECIAL] Brunswick 559 80083/ Old Timey 128 CD-7007 JSP 7749
8 August 1934 Texas Hotel, San Antonio, TX – Amédé Ardoin [vcl/accordion] & Dennis McGee [violin]
015 BS-83854-1 LES BLUES DE VOYAGE [TRAVEL BLUES] Bluebird B-2189/CD-7007 CMF-013-D JSP 7749
016 BS-83855-1 VALSE DE AMITIES [LOVE WALTZ] B-2189/ CD-7007 JSP 7749
017 BS-83856-1 LE BLUES DE CROWLEY [CROWLEY BLUES] B-2190/ CD-7007 JSP 7749
018 BS-83857-1 OBERLIN B-2190/ Old Timey 128 CD-7007 JSP 7749
019 BS-83858-1 SUNSET B-2192/JSP 77115
020 BS-83859-1 TOUT QUE RESTE C'EST MON LINGE B-2192/JSP 77115
22 December 1934 New Orleans, LA – Amedie Ardoin [vcl/accordion]
021 39195-B TOSTAPE DE JENNINGS [TOSTAPE OF JEINING] Decca 17002/CD 7007 JSP 77115
022 39196-B LE MIDLAND TWO-STEP [THE MIDLAND TWO STEP] 17003/124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
024 39198-A VALSE BRUNETTE [BRUNETTE WALTZ] 17007/Old Timey 124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
025 39199-A TARTOPE D¢ OSRUN [TORTOPE OF OSRUN] 17007/ Old Timey 124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
027 39201-A LA TURTAPE DE SAROIED [THE TURTAPE OF SAROIED ] 17023/ Old Timey 114 CD 7007 JSP 77115
028 39202-A VALSE DE LA POINTE D’EGLISHE [CHURCH POINT WALTZ] 17023/ Old Timey 124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
029 39203-A LES BLUES DE LA PRISON [THE JAILHOUSE BLUES] 17014/ Old Timey 124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
030 39204-A VALSE DE MON VIEUX VILLAGE [MY OLD HOME TOWN WALTZ] 17003/ Old Timey 124 CD 7007 JSP 77115
031 39205-A SI DUR D’ETRE SEUL [SO HARD TO BE ALONE] 17033/CD 7007 JSP 77115
032 39206-A ALMEZ-MOI CE SOIR [LOVE ME TONIGHT] 17033/CD 7007 JSP 77115

Old Timey 124 Louisiana Cajun Music Vol. 6 /The First Black Zydeco Recording Artist – His original recordings 1928-1938:
La Valse A Abe; Two Step D'Eunice; Madama Etienne; Quoi Faire; Two Step De Maman; Tante Aline; La Valse A Austin Ardoin; La Valse De Mon Vieux Village; Le Midland Two Step; Valse Brunette; Two Step D'Ossun; Valse De La Pointe D'Eglise; Two Step De Jennings; Les Blues De La Prison – 82
Arhoolie CD-7007 Amédé Ardoin Pioneer Of Louisiana French Blues 1930-1934 I'm Never Comin' Home : Amadie Two Step; La Valse A Austin Ardoin; Blues De Basile La Valse A Thomas Ardoin; Two Step d'Elton; La Valse De Gueydan; Valse A Alice Poulard; One Step D'oberlin; Valse De Opelousas; One Step Des Chameaux; Les Blues De Voyage La Valse De Mon; La Valse De Amities Si Dur; Les Blues De Crowley;Oberlin; Tostape De Jennings; Midland Two Step; Chantiers Petroliperes; Valse Brunette; Tortope D'osrun; La Valse Du Ballard; La Turtape De Saroied; Valse De La Pointe D'eglise; Les Blues De La Prison; La Valse De Mon Vieux Village; Si Dur D'etre Seul; Aimez-Moi Ce Soir - 95

Tompkins Square/Long Gone Sound Series TSQ 2554 Mama I’ll Be Gone/Complete Recordings 1929-1934: Madam Atchen; One Step Des Chameaux; Valse De Mon Vieux Village; Les Blues De Voyages; Taunt Aline; One Step D'Oberlin; Valse De Ballard; Aimez Moi Ce Soir; Amadie Two Step; Valse Brunette; Sunset; Blues De Basile; Valse Des Chantiers; Les Blues De Crowley; Valse De Gueydan; La Turtape de Saroied; Two Step de Eunice; Two Step de Prairie Solieau; Valse Des Opelousas; Le Midland Two-Step; La Valse de Amites;  Two Step de Mama; Valse a Alcee Poulard; Les Blues Prison; Si Dur D'etre Seul; La Valse A Austin Ardoin; Tortope D'Osrun; Tout Que Rest C'est Mon Linge; La Valse a Thomas; Tostape de Jennings; Oberlin; Two Step D'Elton; Valse de la Point D'Eglise; La Valse Ah Abe – 03-11 (double)

Columbia (1929-30)
40511-F La Valse Ah Abe / Two Step De Eunice – 30 (also on Okeh 90011)
40514-F Taunt Aline / Two Step De Maman - 30 (also on Okeh 90014)
40515-F Madam Atchen / Two Step De La Prairie Soileau – 30 (also on Okeh 40515)
Brunswick (1930)
495 Valse A Alice Poulard / One Step D’oberlin Brunswick - 30
513 Two Step D‘Elton / La Valse De Gueydan Brunswick - 31
531 Blues De Basille / La Valse A Thomas Ardoin - 31
559 Valse Des Opelousas / One Step Des Chamenaux – 31 (also on Brunswick 80083)
576 Amadie Two Step / La Valse A Austin Ardolin – 31 (also on Melotone M18050)
Bluebird (1934)
B-2189 Les Blues De Voyage / Valse De Amities
B-2190 Le Blues De Crowley / Oberlin
B-2192 Sunset / Tout Que Reste C'est Mon Linge
Decca (1934)
17002 Tostape De Jennings / La Valse De Chantiers Petroliperes - 35
17003 Le Midland Two-Step / Valse De Mon Vieux Village - 35
17007 Valse Brunette / Tartope D¢ Osrun - 35
17014 La Valse Du Ballard / Les Blues De La Prison
17023 La Turtape De Saroied / Valse De La Pointe D’eglishe
17033 Si Dur D’etre Seul /Almez-Moi Ce Soir


  1. There may be an error here. I've read that Ardoin's last recordings (listed here as: "22 December 1934 New Orleans, LA") took place in New York City. Is this new information?

    1. We know that this listing is in error. Tony Russell and company have been notified. We have 1st hand accounts from artists who were there for this session giving interviews discussing the location.



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