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 (Results 26-28 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-28 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ardoin, Amadé," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105063.

Ardoin, Amadé. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105063.

"Ardoin, Amadé." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105063

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