Flames d'Enfer (Les)

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FLAMMES d'ENFER, LES (The Flames of Hell). AKA and see "Adieu Roza." Cajun, Two-Step (4/4 time). USA, Louisiana. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune was recorded by Francois' source, Austin Pitre, in 1959, though it was a much older song, "Adieu Roza," dating back at least before 1922 when Francois' mother heard it before her marriage. The tempo was originally slow, but has been changed into a faster one after 'Flames of Hades' was recorded by Aldus Roger" (Francois). Chris Strachwitz says that the original version of "Les Flammes d'enfer" was recorded under the title "Mon Camon La Case QueJe Si Cordane" by African-American duo Douglas Bellar and Kirby Riley in New Orleans in October, 1929 [1]. A related song is Austin Pitre's "Two-Step a Tante Adele".

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Austin Pitre (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources : - Austin Pitre (La.) [Francois].

Recorded sources : - Arhoolie, Joseph Falcon (La., accordion) c. 1963. Rounder 6010, Balfa Brothers - "Music of French America" (1977). Swallow Records SW-LP6041, Austin Pitre.

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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