Leo Soileau

Leo Soileau (January 19, 1904 – August 2, 1980) was one of the most prolific Cajun recording artists of the 1930s and 1940s, recording over 100 songs, which was a substantial amount considering the reluctance to record the music during its early stages. He is known as the second person to record a Cajun record and the first to record this genre with a fiddle.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 19, 1904 (Ville Platte), Died August 2, 1980 (Ville Platte)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, composer, leader, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47201 10-in. 10/19/1928 Basile Mayuse Lafleur ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47202 10-in. 10/19/1928 Mama, where you at? Mayuse Lafleur ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47203 10-in. 10/19/1928 Les valse criminale Mayuse Lafleur ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-47204 10-in. 10/19/1928 Ton pere a mit d'eor Mayuse Lafleur ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-55534 10-in. 9/18/1929 La valse penitentiaire Moise Robin ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-55535 10-in. 9/18/1929 Je veux marier Moise Robin ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-55536 10-in. 9/18/1929 La valse de Josephine Moise Robin ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-55537 10-in. 9/18/1929 Grosse mama Moise Robin ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56502 10-in. 11/7/1929 Quand j'ete seul hier soir Soileau Couzens Violin duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-56503 10-in. 11/7/1929 Allons boire un coup Soileau Couzens Violin duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-56504 10-in. 11/7/1929 Trois jours apris ma mort Soileau Couzens Violin duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56505 10-in. 11/7/1929 Sur le chemin chez moi Soileau Couzens Violin duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56512 10-in. 11/8/1929 Returning home Wilfred Fruge ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56513 10-in. 11/8/1929 My sweetheart was discouraged Wilfred Fruge ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56514 10-in. 11/8/1929 Mama's crying for me Wilfred Fruge ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-56515 10-in. 11/8/1929 Calcasieu Wilfred Fruge ; Leo Soileau Violin and accordion duet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87600 10-in. 1/18/1935 Allons a Ville Platte Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-87601 10-in. 1/18/1935 Acout vous moi lese Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, leader, composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Victor BVE-87602 10-in. 1/18/1935 Le gran Mamou Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, leader, composer  
Victor BVE-87603 10-in. 1/18/1935 Si vous moi voudrez ame Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-87604 10-in. 1/18/1935 Petit ou gros Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer, instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-87605 10-in. 1/18/1935 Dites moi avant Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Instrumental quartet composer, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BVE-87606 10-in. 1/18/1935 Hackberry hop Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-87607 10-in. 1/18/1935 La valse de Gueydan Leo Soileau ; Three Aces Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-87608 10-in. 1/18/1935 Lonesome blues Floyd Shreve ; Three Aces Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Soileau, Leo," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111561.

Soileau, Leo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111561.

"Soileau, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111561

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