One-Step des Chameaux

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ONE-STEP DES CHAMEAUX (Chameaux's One-Step). AKA - "One Step a Chaumont." Cajun, One-Step (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Raymond Francois (1990) notes that Chameaux is a family name around Basile, Louisiana. The tune was recorded by white fiddler Dennis McGee and black accordionist Amédé Ardoin in New Orleans in November, 1930. The pair would play for dances in both white and black communities.

Dennis McGee
Amédé Ardoin

Source for notated version: Dennis McGee and Amédé Ardoin (Eunice, La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; pp. 65-67. Greenblatt (Cajun Fiddle Book) 1985; p. 25 (as "One Step a Chaumont").

Recorded sources: Brunswick 559 (78 RPM), Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGee (1930). Old Timey Records OT-108, Amede Ardoin & Dennis McGee. Tompkins Square Records, "Mama, I'll Be Long Gone : The Complete Recordings of Amede Ardoin, 1929-1934" (2011).

See also listing at:
Hear Amédé Ardoin's recording on youtube.com [1]




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