Annotation:Ossun Two-Step

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OSSUN TWO-STEP. AKA - "Ossun One-Step." Cajun, Two-Step. USA, Louisiana. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). BBAA (in this tune the 'B' part, or turn, is played first). Ossun was once a small country village north of Scott, Louisiana, nearby the location of the only two dance halls between Lafayette and Carencro.

Joseph Falcon and Cleoma Breaux

The tune was recorded (as "Ossun") in 1929 at Atlanta, Georgia, by accordion player Joseph Falcon with Cléoma Falcon (née Breaux) (1906-1941), a guitarist and vocalist born in southwest Crowley, Louisiana. Lawrence Walker also recorded an early version of this melody. A related song is "Opelousas Two-Step," according to Raymond Francois (1990).

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

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille, Chère!), 1990; p. 239.

Recorded sources: Arhoolie OT128, Falcon & Breaux - "Pioneers of the Cajun Accordion" (1989). Cajun Classics Records CC-1001, Aldus Roger. Columbia 40506 (78 RPM), Joseph Falcon (accord.) & Cleoma Breaux, 1929. Old Timey Records OT-100, Joseph Falcon - "Old-Time Southern Dance Music - The String Bands, Vol. 1" (196?).

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