Joe Falcon

Joseph Falcón (September 28, 1900 – November 19, 1965) was an accordion player from southwest Louisiana, best known for producing the first recording of a Cajun song, "Allons à Lafayette," in 1928. He and his wife Cléoma Breaux left for New Orleans to record the first Cajun record and went on to perform across southern Louisiana and Texas.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 28, 1900 (Roberts Cove), Died November 19, 1965

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1937

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

Notes: Sometimes listed as Joseph or Joseph F. Falcon. Husband of Cleoma Breaux, who is sometimes listed as Mrs. Joe Falcon.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-83850 10-in. 8/8/1934 La valse de mon rêve Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion composer, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BVE-83851 10-in. 8/8/1934 Vous êtes si doux Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BVE-83852 10-in. 8/8/1934 La fille a Oncle Elair Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BVE-83853 10-in. 8/8/1934 Ils la volet mon trancas Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion composer, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-99225 10-in. 2/20/1936 La valse j'aime Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-99226 10-in. 2/20/1936 En route chez-moi Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-99227 10-in. 2/20/1936 Mon vieux d'autrefois Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-99228 10-in. 2/20/1936 Pauvre garcon Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-99229 10-in. 2/20/1936 Raise your window Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-99230 10-in. 2/20/1936 Prize winner Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-99231 10-in. 2/20/1936 Catahoula stomp Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-99232 10-in. 2/20/1936 Mon favori Falcon Trio Instrumental trio, with female vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W146216 10-in. 4/27/1928 The waltz that carried me to my grave Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W146217 10-in. 4/27/1928 Lafayette Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W146904 10-in. 8/27/1928 Fe Fe Ponchaux Clemo Breaux ; Joe Falcon Guitar and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Columbia W146905 10-in. 8/27/1928 A cowboy rider Clemo Breaux ; Joe Falcon Guitar and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Columbia W146906 10-in. 8/27/1928 Vieux airs Clemo Breaux ; Joe Falcon Guitar and accordion duet instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W146907 10-in. 8/27/1928 Marie Buller Cleoma Breaux ; Joe Falcon Female vocal solo, with guitar and accordion instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W146908 10-in. 8/27/1928 Le vieux soulard et sa femme Clemo Breaux ; Joe Falcon Female vocal solo, with guitar and accordion instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Columbia W146909 10-in. 8/27/1928 La marche de la noce Clemo Breaux ; Joe Falcon Guitar and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W110551 10-in. 4/18/1929 C'est si triste sans lui Cleoma Falcon Female vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and accordion instrumentalist, accordion  
Columbia W110557 10-in. 4/19/1929 Arcadian one step Joe Falcon Male vocal solo, with guitar, accordion, and triangle vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39185 10-in. 12/22/1934 La valse de Madame Sosten-1 Joe Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39186 10-in. 12/22/1934 Mes yeux bleus-2 Cleoma Falcon instrumentalist, accordion  
Decca 39187 10-in. 12/22/1934 Au revoir cherie-1 Joe Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  
(Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Falcon, Joe," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106358.

Falcon, Joe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106358.

"Falcon, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106358

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