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AMEDE ARDOIN

Amede Ardoin came from a black Louisiana Creole background, and won fame as a singer, songwriter and accordion player. Growing up in the area around Eunice and Mamou, he worked as a sharecropper and played dances as a teenager, carrying his accordion in a flour sack. In 1921 he met and teamed up with the great fiddler Dennis McGee, recording extensively with him in the early '30s and producing a series of classic recordings that helped introduce Cajun music to a wider audience.

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