(2009) Old Style Cajun Music

Wade Fruge

... read moreFrugé fiddled in what he called a "yokedy-yokedy" style, described in the liner notes as one which "consists of delicate grace notes, piercing chords, and a rocking of the bow from treble to bass strings and back to treble." He plays traditional Cajun standards and some songs he picked up from Cajun...

01:07′:15″ 25 Songs

1
Wade Fruge
'Tit Mamou
3:30
2
Wade Fruge
La Valse De Choupique
3:36
3
Wade Fruge
La Vieille Chanson De Mardi Gras
3:10
4
Wade Fruge
Port Arthur Blues
3:06
5
Wade Fruge
La Valse De Bayou Teche
2:52
6
Wade Fruge
You Used To Have Some
2:04
7
Wade Fruge
La Valse Criminel
3:55
8
Wade Fruge
Grandfather's Tune
1:34
9
Wade Fruge
La Vals A Wade Fruge (1) (Je Va's Mourir)
4:27
10
Wade Fruge
Evangeline Playboy Special
2:44
11
Wade Fruge
The Crowley Waltz
2:57
12
Wade Fruge
Galope
1:36
13
Wade Fruge
The Milk Cow Is Dead
2:58
14
Wade Fruge
Wade's Blues (The Chill Of A Saturday Afternoon) (Frissons D'un Samedi Apres Midi) (1)
3:11
15
Wade Fruge
Catch My Hat (Trappe Mon Chapeau)
3:23
16
Wade Fruge
La Vals De Grand Bois
2:11
17
Wade Fruge
Viens Me Chercher
3:01
18
Wade Fruge
Chere 'Tite Fille
1:01
19
Wade Fruge
Orphan Waltz
2:28
20
Wade Fruge
Cemetery Waltz
1:27
21
Wade Fruge
Fond De Culotte, Nonc Adam
1:29
22
Wade Fruge
Gumbo Waltz
1:35
23
Wade Fruge
The Chill Of A Saturday Afternoon (Frissons D'un Samedi Apres Midi) (Wade's Blues) (2)
2:14
24
Wade Fruge
La Vals A Wade Fruge (2) (Fruge's Waltz) (Je Va's Mourir)
3:21
25
Wade Fruge
Fruge's Waltz (La Vals A Wade Fruge) (3) (Je Va's Mourir)
3:25
Released 12 May 2009, 1998 Arhoolie Productions Inc.

Review

Frugé fiddled in what he called a "yokedy-yokedy" style, described in the liner notes as one which "consists of delicate grace notes, piercing chords, and a rocking of the bow from treble to bass strings and back to treble." He plays traditional Cajun standards and some songs he picked up from Cajun Black fiddlers on this 1988 recording, which features some vocals from Vorance Barzas and Ann Savoy (the latter of whom also plays some guitar). Originally issued on LP as Arhoolie 5044, the 1998 CD reissue adds ten bonus cuts recorded in 1979, 1983, and 1989 at the home of renowned local musicians Ann & Marc Savoy; Marc Savoy and Michael Doucet add some guitar and fiddle on these. It's traditional Cajun fiddle music for diehard fans of that idiom. ~ Richie Unterberger