Mon Chère Bébé Créole

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MON CHÈRE BÉBÉ CRÉOLE. Cajun, Waltz. Composed by Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee (1893-1989), who said, "I dreamed the tune in my sleep, and when I woke up I caught the violin and played the tune." Tje time was recorded for the Brunswick label (released on their Vocalion Records) in 1929, at the first recording session of fiddlers Dennis McGee (who played high lead) and Sady D. Courville (who played second fiddle on the lower strings).

Dennis McGee (right) with his brother



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Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Arhoolie 389, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band - "Home Music With Spirits" (1981). Morning Star 45002, "The Early Recordings of Dennis McGee (La.) 1929-1930." Vocalion 5319, Dennis McGee & Sady Courville (1929). Vocalion VO 5320 (78 RPM), Delma Lachney & Blind Uncle Gaspard (1929). Yazoo CD 2012, Dennis McGee - "The Complete Early Recordings 1929-1920".

See also listing at:
See/hear Dennis McGee fiddle the tune in 1983 on youtube.com [1]




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