Various Artists

Aimer et Perdre: To Love & To Lose Songs, 1917-1934

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

Drawn from the Carpathian Mountains, the Cajun bayou and the rural Appalachians, this two-disc set of 78s released between 1917 and 1934 is made coherent by its theme of love found, lost, abandoned, and mourned, and with tracks like the desperately wracked "False Hearted Lover's Blues" by Dock Boggs, Emry Arthur's "She Lied to Me," and the Carter Family's "I Never Will Marry," it makes for a kind of alternative, rural, and often spooky journey through the joyous, sad, and sometimes tragic tangles of love.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Cléoma Falcon / Joe Falcon / Joseph Falcon & Cleoma Breaux Falcon 03:11 Amazon
2
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra 03:17 Amazon
3
Happy Hayseeds 02:49 Amazon
4
Moise Robin / Leo Solieau 03:05 Amazon
5
The Carter Family 02:42 Amazon
6
Blind Uncle Gaspard 02:59 Amazon
7
Jozef Brangel / Józef Brangel I Wiejska Orkiestra 03:11 Amazon
8
Samuil Philip & Lemko Orchestra / Samuil Pilip's Lemkiwska Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
9
Ilrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuka 03:57 Amazon
10
Ilrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuka 04:03 Amazon
11
Kandel's Orchestra 03:33 Amazon
12
Franciszek Dukli Wiejska Banda 03:01 Amazon
13
Dock Boggs 03:22 Amazon
14
Sady Courville / Dennis McGee 03:06 Amazon
15
Michala Thomasa / Ukrainska Orchestra Michala Tomasa 03:03 Amazon
16
Bratia Orkiestra "Holatiky-Kuziany" 03:05 Amazon
17
Lewis McDaniel / Gid Smith / Walter Smith 02:28 Amazon
18
Amédé Ardoin / Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGee / Dennis McGee 03:09 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Douglas Bellard / Kirby Riley 02:39 Amazon
2
Ukrainska Orchestra Michala Tomasa 03:10 Amazon
3
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra 03:21 Amazon
4
Sady Courville / Dennis McGee 03:07 Amazon
5
Emry Arthur 02:43 Amazon
6
Joswell Dupuis / Montet & Dupuis / Bartmon Montet 02:38 Amazon
7
Michala Thomasa / Ukrainska Orchestra Michala Tomasa 03:29 Amazon
8
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra 03:19 Amazon
9
Stefana Shkimby I Cyganska Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
10
Stefana Shkimby I Cyganska Orchestra 03:32 Amazon
11
Broder Kapelle 03:11 Amazon
12
Muzyka Karola Stocha Góralska Orchestra 03:08 Amazon
13
The Stoneman Family 03:31 Amazon
14
Delin T. Guillory / Guillory & Lafleur / Lewis Lafleur 02:49 Amazon
15
Pawlo Humeniuk / Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuk / Rosa Krasonowaka / Ewgen Zukowsky 03:12 Amazon
16
Ukrainska Selska Orchestra 03:34 Amazon
17
Richard Rabbit Brown 02:43 Amazon
18
The Breaux Fréres 02:53 Amazon
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