The first commercially-successful recording of Cajun music is generally acknowledged to be “Allons a Lafayette,” performed by Joe Falcon (accordion) and Cleoma Breaux (guitar).  She would later marry falcon and be known as Cleoma Falcon.  The blog The Singing Bones has a well-written appreciation of Cleoma.  Her brothers Amédée, Clifford and Ophy recorded as the Breaux Frères for Columbia Records after Cleoma married Falcon.

The author links to a download of Cleoma Breaux songs.  I do not recommend it.  The hosting site is full of popup advertising and throttles bandwidth to a trickle for a free download.  I’d like to have seen the list of recordings in the compilation.

Recordings by Breaux Falcon are listed at  There are many early recordings on “Cajun Dance Party : Fais Do Do” Columbia/Legacy CK 46784.