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J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette


Download links and information about J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette by The Balfa Brothers. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Blues, World Music, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 35:27 minutes.

Artist: The Balfa Brothers
Release date: 1988
Genre: Blues, World Music, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 35:27
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No. Title Length
1. J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette 3:20
2. Rosina 2:00
3. La Valse de Kaplan 3:29
4. Les veuves de la coulée 2:34
5. Les Blues du militaire 2:55
6. O ye yai quoe faire 2:49
7. Je suis content d'etre un cajun 4:53
8. Casey Jones 3:24
9. La valse du Port Arthur 2:24
10. La vieille danse à Balfa 2:08
11. Annonce 0:26
12. Mon n'onc' Charlot 2:48
13. Tous les deux pour la même 2:17



The Balfa Brothers are the real deal. They were recording Cajun music back before anyone outside of south-central Louisiana knew such a thing existed. This 13-track album, originally released on a tiny regional label in 1976 and reissued untouched by Rounder in 1989, is utterly authentic traditional Cajun music, performed on acoustic instruments with no drums (and only two tracks' worth of accordion, which may disappoint those who equate that instrument with Cajun music) and lyrics sung entirely in the regional Acadian French. (Even the liner notes are in this patois.) What matters is not how "authentic," this music is, however, but how good it is, and that's where this record shines. All 13 tracks (well, technically, track 11 is just a spoken-word introduction to the ballad "Mon N'Onc' Charlot") are utterly outstanding; as driving and rhythmic as music can get on an acoustic guitar and a pair of fiddles, with an unfettered joy in the vocals that comes across even to those listeners who don't understand the language. Those interested in traditional Cajun music would do well to start right here.