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Alphonse Ardoin

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Alphonse Ardoin

Alphonse Ardoin has been played on NTS in shows including Death Is Not The End, featured first on 5 May 2018. Songs played include Les Barres De La Prison.

Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin (November 16, 1915 – May 16, 2007) was an American accordionist who specialized in Cajun music (called "la la music" or "la musique Creole") and was influential in what became zydeco music.

Born in Duralde in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, he earned his nickname "dry wood" because he would always be the first to run in from the fields during a rainstorm. After starting on the triangle with his cousin Amédé Ardoin and fiddler…

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Les Barres De La Prison
Alphonse "Boisec" Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, The Ardoin Brothers
Arhoolie Records1974
Les Barres De La Prison
Alphonse "Boisec" Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, The Ardoin BrothersArhoolie Records1974
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