Lafayette Playboy's Waltz

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LAFAYETTE PLAYBOYS' WALTZ. Cajun, Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Many Cajun and Texas bands have called themselves the Playboys, although this title refers to Cajun accordionist Aldus Roger's (1915-1999) Lafayette (Louisiana) Playboys. Roger, who learned the accordion at age eight by watching other Cajun musicians, led the group for over 20 years, all the while working as a carpenter during the day. His main influences were his father, Francis, and the famous Cajun musician Lawrence Walker. Roger had hits with a cover version of Hank Williams "Jambalaya" and "Lafayette Two-Step," and recorded the "KLFY Waltz," "Channel 10 Two Step," "Mardi Gras Dance," among others (he hosted his own music program on KLFY-TV 10, out of Lafayette).

Aldus Roger and the Lafayette Playboys

A related song is Shirley Bergeron's "Old Home Waltz."

Source for notated version: Aldus Roger, Phillip Alleman (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; pp. 396-397.

Recorded sources: La Louisiane Records LL-LP114, Aldus Roger.




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