Amadé Ardoin

Amédé Ardoin (March 11, 1898 – November 3, 1942) was an American Louisiana Creole musician, known for his high singing voice and virtuosity on the Cajun accordion. He is credited by Louisiana music scholars with laying the groundwork for Creole music in the early 20th century, and wrote several songs now regarded as zydeco standards.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11th, 1898 (Louisiana), Died November 4th, 1941 (Alexandria)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, accordion, songwriter, composer

Notes: Name appears on Bluebird disc labels as Amede Ardoin.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-83854 10-in. 8/8/1934 Les blues de voyages Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
Victor BVE-83855 10-in. 8/8/1934 La valse de amitiés Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
Victor BVE-83856 10-in. 8/8/1934 Les blues de Crowley Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
Victor BVE-83857 10-in. 8/8/1934 Oberlin Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor BVE-83858 10-in. 8/8/1934 Sunset Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, composer  
Victor BVE-83859 10-in. 8/8/1934 Tout que reste c'est mon linge Amede Ardoin ; Denus McGee Male vocal solo, with violin and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion, songwriter  
Brunswick NO6717 10-in. 11/19/1930 Amadie two step Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6718 10-in. 11/19/1930 La valse a Austin Ardoin Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6719 10-in. 11/19/1930 Blues de Basille Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6720 10-in. 11/19/1930 La valse a Thomas Ardoin Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6721 10-in. 11/19/1930 Two step d’Elton Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6722 10-in. 11/19/1930 La valse de Gueydan Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6735 10-in. 11/20/1930 Valse a Alcee Poulard Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6736 10-in. 11/20/1930 One step d’Oberlin Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6737 10-in. 11/20/1930 Valse des Opelousas Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Brunswick NO6738 10-in. 11/20/1930 One step des chameaux Amadé Ardoin ; Dennis McGee Fiddle (violin) and accordion duet, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39195 10-in. 12/22/1934 Tostape de Jennings Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39196 10-in. 12/22/1934 Le midland two-step Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39197 10-in. 12/22/1934 La valse des chantiers petroliferes (Waltz of the oil field Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39198 10-in. 12/22/1934 Valse brunette (Brunette waltz) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39199 10-in. 12/22/1934 Tostape d'Osrien Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39200 10-in. 12/22/1934 La valse du ballard (The waltz of the ballard) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39201 10-in. 12/22/1934 La tostape de Saroied Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39202 10-in. 12/22/1934 Valse de la pointe d'eglise (Church point waltz) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39203 10-in. 12/22/1934 Le blues de la prison (The jailhouse blues) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39204 10-in. 12/22/1934 Valse de mon vieux village (My old town waltz) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39205 10-in. 12/22/1934 Si dur d'etre seul (So hard to be alone) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39206 10-in. 12/22/1934 Aimez-moi ce soir (Love me tonight) Amadé Ardoin ; Amadé Ardoin vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ardoin, Amadé," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105063.

Ardoin, Amadé. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105063.

"Ardoin, Amadé." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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