Amédé Ardoin


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Born: 1898/03/11
Died: 1941/11/04
Genres: Creole

Amédé Ardoin (March 11, 1898 - November 4, 1941) was a Louisiana Creole musician, known for his high singing voice and virtuosity on the Creole/Cajun Accordion. He is credited by Louisiana music scholars with laying the groundwork for Cajun music in the early 20th century. Ardoin, with fiddle player Dennis McGee, was one of the first artists to record the music of the Acadiana region of Louisiana. On December 9, 1929, he and McGee recorded six songs for Columbia Records in New Orleans. In all, thirty-four recordings with Ardoin playing accordion are known to exist. The date and place of his death is uncertain. Descendants of family members and musicians who knew Amédé tell a story, no... Continue Bio >>


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