On the Trail of a Creole Music Pioneer, Still Alive in Song

June 6, 2015 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

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Somewhere among the thousands beneath a grassy hill here lies the body of Amédé Ardoin.
He was singular in life: one of the greatest accordion players ever to come out of south Louisiana. He changed Cajun music and laid down the roots for zydeco.

At his death at the age of 44 in 1942, he was Case No. 13387 in the state psychiatric hospital, destined for an anonymous burial. click here to read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/us/mystery-and-discovery-on-the-trail-of-amede-ardoin-creole-music-pioneer.html?emc=edit_th_20150529&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=66231626

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