Cleoma Falcon

Cléoma Falcon (née Breaux) (May 27, 1906 – April 8, 1941) was an American guitarist and vocalist who, along with her husband Joe Falcon, recorded one of the first known examples of Cajun music. The recording, "Allons à Lafayette" was released in 1928, and opened the way for other commercial releases of Cajun music. Aside from being a ground-breaking recording artist, Cleoma Breaux also was one of the few women to perform live, despite the social standards of the era.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 27th, 1906 (Crowley), Died April 9th, 1941 (Louisiana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39185 10-in. 12/22/1934 La valse de Madame Sosten-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39186 10-in. 12/22/1934 Mes yeux bleus-2 Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39187 10-in. 12/22/1934 Au revoir cherie-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39188 10-in. 12/22/1934 Ouvrez grand ma fenêtre-2 Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39189 10-in. 12/22/1934 Rayne special-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39190 10-in. 12/22/1934 Ma valse preféférée-2 Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39191 10-in. 12/22/1934 La jolie fille n'en veut plus-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39192 10-in. 12/22/1934 Ne buvez plus jamais-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39193 10-in. 12/22/1934 Vous êtes gentille-1 Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39194 10-in. 12/22/1934 The waltz Crowley-2 Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39207 10-in. 12/22/1934 Blues negre (Nigger blues)-2 Cleoma Falcon ; Cleoma Falcon ; Joe Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 39208 10-in. 12/22/1934 Soucis quand j'etais gamin-1 (Troubles when I was a boy) Cleoma Falcon ; Joe Falcon ; Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60701 10-in. 3/12/1936 When I leave your home Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60702 10-in. 3/12/1936 La valse de Baldwin Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60703 10-in. 3/12/1936 You are hard to please Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60704 10-in. 3/12/1936 I can't do without you Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60705 10-in. 3/12/1936 The old breakdown-1 Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60706 10-in. 3/12/1936 Frisco Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60707 10-in. 3/12/1936 Careless love Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60708 10-in. 3/12/1936 Lonesome pine Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60709 10-in. 3/12/1936 Just because Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 60710 10-in. 3/12/1936 Nobody's darlin' but mine Cleoma Falcon vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61902 10-in. 2/21/1937 New Lafayette Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61903 10-in. 2/21/1937 The waltz that carried me Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 61904 10-in. 2/21/1937 Saturday night waltz Joe Falcon instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Falcon, Cleoma," accessed January 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203069.

Falcon, Cleoma. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203069.

"Falcon, Cleoma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203069

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