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 Discogs.com.  There are many early recordings on “Cajun Dance Party : Fais Do Do” Columbia/Legacy CK 46784.

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