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LP Expression Spontanée n.23 - 1975

 

This issue of the collection "Expression Spontanée", produced by Gerard Dole, is especially dedicated to Cajun music and to American music in general. The recordings were made in a small club of “Quartier Latin” (in Paris) owned by the same Gerard Dole. Pierre Bensusan plays on two compositions. The first one (La Two - Step A Phleo Fontaine) was recorded on January 23rd, 1975: Pierre accompanied the violinist Phleo Fontaine, a completely unknown musician, in an only Cajun rhythm. The second piece (Big Ben's Tune) was recorded on January 25th and when considering the style we may say it is a composition written by Pierre. The cover is made of a series of cartoons.

 

Questo numero della collezione “Expression Spontanée”, curata da Gérard Dole, è dedicato in particolare alla musica cajun e alla musica americana in generale. Le registrazioni sono state effettuate in un piccolo locale del quartiere latino di proprietà dello stesso Dole. Pierre Bensusan suona qui due composizioni. La prima (La Two - Step A Phléo Fontaine) è stata registrata il 23 Gennaio 1975, qui Pierre accompagna il violino di Phleo Fontaine, musicista di cui non si sa nulla, in un ritmo puramente cajun; la seconda (Big Ben's Tune) è stata registrata il giorno 25 e a considerare lo stile si direbbe una composizione scritta proprio da Bensusan. La copertina è fatta di una serie di vignette umoristiche.

 

Tracks Side 1:

1. Phléo Fontaine Et Pierre Bensusan – La Two - Step A Phléo Fontaine

Guitar – Pierre Bensusan

Violin – Phléo Fontaine 

2. Pierre Bensusan – Big Ben's Tune

Guitar – Pierre Bensusan

3. Alain Beaussant Et Cindy Mussgrove Et François Vercambre – All Hid / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

Autoharp, Vocals – Cindy Mussgrove

Banjo – François Vercambre

Vocals – Alain Beaussant

4. Yan Samson – Rusty Harp

Jew's Harp – Yan Samson

5. Philippe Rambaud Et Daniel Chapy – Mama Rosine

Spoons, Vocals – Daniel Chapy

Violin, Vocals – Philippe Rambaud

6. Michel Legoubé Et Daniel Olivier – Devil's Dream / Sailor's Hornpipe

Dulcimer – Michel Legoubé

Guitar – Daniel Olivier

7. Jean-Jacques Milteau – Sixieme Droite

Harmonica – Jean-Jacques Milteau

8. Allie J. Young* Et Bessyl Duhon Et Rodney Balfa Et Gérard Dôle –     Madame Bosso

Accordion – Allie J. Young*

Guitar – Rodney Balfa

Violin – Bessyl Duhon

Vocals – Gérard Dôle


Tracks Side 2:

1. Mick Larie Et Jean-Marie Redon (2) Et Claire Liret Et Christian Poidevin Et Hervé De Sainte Foy* – Hot Buritto Breakdown

Banjo – Jean-Marie Redon (2)

Double Bass – Hervé De Sainte Foy*

Guitar – Christian Poidevin

Mandolin – Mick Larie

Violin – Claire Liret

2. Michel Hindenoch Et Etienne Sonnier –     Plus Tu Tournes, Plus Moi J' T'Aime

Guitar – Etienne Sonnier

Violin, Vocals – Michel Hindenoch

3. François Vercambre Et Laurent Vercambre Et Dominique Dumont – Chew Croot Special

Banjo – François Vercambre

Double Bass – Dominique Dumont

Guitar – Laurent Vercambre

4. Alain Giroux – Hello Baby Blues

Guitar – Alain Giroux

5. Jean Paul Gripon* – Happiest Days To All / Ella's Grave / Rag For Betty

Autoharp – Jean Paul Gripon*

6. Allie J. Young* Et Bessyl Duhon Et Rodney Balfa –     Tit Monde

Accordion – Allie J. Young*

Guitar – Rodney Balfa