The Breaux Fréres

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Accordionist Amadée, fiddler Ophy, and guitarist Clifford Breaux were the three sons of Auguste Breaux, one of Lousiana's most talented accordionists of the pre-recording era. Together, the trio recorded…
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Accordionist Amadée, fiddler Ophy, and guitarist Clifford Breaux were the three sons of Auguste Breaux, one of Lousiana's most talented accordionists of the pre-recording era. Together, the trio recorded several sides for Vocalion. As early as 1929, Amadée had recorded the first version of the ultimate Cajun standard "Jolie Blon" as a solo act, and sister Cleoma was the first to record any Cajun song, with her husband Joseph Falcon. The Breaux Freres recorded during the early '30s, five songs of which appear on the Columbia compilation Cajun, Vol. 1: Abbeville Breakdown.