Monday, April 4, 2016

D. L. Menard




Doris Leon Menard, *14-04-1932 Erath, LA
By Praguefrank, Mario Manciotti, Thieu Van De Vorst

SESSIONS


July 1961 unknown – Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces Featuring D L Menard
A01 VALSE DE JOLLY ROGERS Swallow 45-121 /LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A02 LOUISIANA ACES SPECIAL Swallow 45-121/CD 6038 CDCHD 327
1962 unknown – Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces (D L Menard [vcl])
A03 S-6360 I CAN'T FORGET YOU 45-10131/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A04 S-6361 THE BACK DOOR 45-10131 /LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A05 S-6375 SHE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS MARRIED 45-10139 /LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A06 S-6376 BACHELOR'S LIFE 45-10139/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
1963 unknown – Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces (D L Menard [vcl])
A07 S-6390 REBECCA ANN 45-10147 /LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A08 S-6391 I CAN LIVE A BETTER LIFE 45-10147/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
1974 unknown – The Louisiana Aces (D. L. Menard [vcl/gt], Coon Touchet [vcl/steel], Papa Bear [drums], Joe Lopez [fiddle], Shuk Badeaux [accordion])
A09 LA POMPE DU PUITS Rounder 6003 
A10 REBECCA ANN Rounder 6003 
A11 LACASSINE SPECIAL Rounder 6003 
A12 TON VOILE ET TA COURONNE Rounder 6003 
A13 LA VIE D'UN VIEUX GARCON Rounder 6003 
A14 LA VALSE DE GRAND PIN Rounder 6003 
A15 CREOLE STOMP Rounder 6003 
A16 LA PORTE DANS ARRIERE Rounder 6003 
A17 UN PETIT ORPHELIN Rounder 6003 
A18 LOUISIANA ACES SPECIAL Rounder 6003 
A19 JE PEUX PAS T'OUBLIER Rounder 6003 
A20 LA POLKA DES CAJUNS Rounder 6003 
A21 LA VALSE DE GRANDE PRAIRIE Rounder 6003 
A22 JE CROYAIS JE POURRAIS LE FAIRE Rounder 6003
November 1975  unknown – Terry Cornier And The Louisiana Aces (D. L. Menard [vcl])
A23 S-117501 IT’S TOO LATE YOU'RE DIVORCED 45-10243 /LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A24 S-117502 RICHES OF A MUSICIAN 45-10243/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
May 1976 unknown – Terry Cornier And The Louisiana Aces (D. L. Menard [vcl])
A25 THE VAIL AND CROWN 45-10249/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
A26 THE WATER PUMP 45-10249/LP 6038 CDCHD 327
Btw 1961-1976 unknown – D.L. Menard
A27 MILLER'S CAVE Ace CDCHD 327
13 November 1976 Lafayette, LA -  Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy, D. L. Menard (D. L. Menard [vcl/gt],  Dewey Balfa [vcl/fiddle], Marc Savoy [accordion/fiddle], Jerry Whiten [bass]. Producer: Chris Strachwitz)
001 JOLIE BLONDE DE BAYOU Arhoolie 5019  ARH-CD-316
002 PETITE FILLE DE LA CAMPAGNE Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316  
003 EN BAS D'UN CHENE VERT Arhoolie 5019  ARH-CD-316
004 PORT ARTHUR BLUES Arhoolie 5019  ARH-CD-316
005 J'AI FAIT UN GROS ERREUR Arhoolie 5019  ARH-CD-316
006 J'ETAIS AU BAL Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
007 MARDI GRAS JIG Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
008 LA PORTE DANS ARRIÈRE Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
009 J'AI PASSÉ DEVANT TA PORTE Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
010 CAJUN REEL Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
011 JE PEUX PAS T'OUBLIER Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
012 MON BON VIEUX MARI Arhoolie 5019 ARH-CD-316
013 LAKE ARTHUR STOMP Arhoolie 5019  ARH-CD-316
014 CHAMEAUX ONE-STEP Arhoolie ARH-CD- 316
015 MES PETITS YEUX NOIRS ARH-CD-316
016 MA CHÈRE MAMAN CRÉOLE ARH-CD-316
017 LIBERTY ARH-CD-316
018 LA VALSE À POP ARH-CD-316
019 DANS LE COEUR DE LA VILLE ARH-CD-316
1984 The Shook Shack, Nashville, TN – D.L. Menard (D. L. Menard [vcl/gt], Jerry Douglas [dobro/lap steel], Don helms [steel], Cheryl Warren [bass], Neil Worf [drums], Jerry Rivers [fiddle], Ricky Skaggs [fiddle], Buck White [piano/mandolin]. Producer: Jerry Douglas)
020 CAJUN SATURDAY NIGHT Rounder 0198 
021 WHY SHOULD WE TRY ANYMORE Rounder 0198 
022 THIS LITTLE GIRL Rounder 0198
023 WEDDING BELLS Rounder 0198
024 THE JUDGE DID NOT BELIEVE MY STORY Rounder 0198
025 GREEN OAK TREE Rounder 0198
026 LETTERS HAVE NO ARMS Rounder 0198
027 A HOUSE OF GOLD Rounder 0198
028 THE BACHELOR'S LIFE Rounder 0198
029 ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD PONTCHARTRAIN Rounder 0198
030 MY SON CALLS ANOTHER MAN DADDY Rounder 0198
031 LONG GONE LONESOME BLUES Rounder 0198
1988 La Louisiane Recording Studio, Lafayette, LA – D. L. Menard (D. L. Menard [vcl/gt], Ken Smith [fiddle], Blackie Forestier [accordion/hmny vcl], Eddie LeJeune [accordion-1]. Producer: D. L. Menard, Ken Irwin)
032 WILDWOOD FLOWER -1 Rounder 6021
033 I PASSED IN FRONT OF YOUR DOOR Rounder 6021
034 LET'S GALLOP TO MAMOU (TI GALOP A MAMOU) Rounder 6021
035 THE CONVICT WALTZ Rounder 6021
036 BIG TEXAS Rounder 6021
037 THE HEART OF THE CITY -1 Rounder 6021
038 I WENT TO THE DANCE LAST NIGHT -1 Rounder 6021
039 THE LITTLE BLACK EYES -1 Rounder 6021
040 THE WATER PUMP -1 Rounder 6021
041 EVERY NIGHT -1 Rounder 6021
042 LAFAYETTE TWO STEP Rounder 6021
043 NO CHRISTMAS FOR THE POOR Rounder 6021
1992 Longview Farm, North Brookfield, MA - Eddie LeJeune, D. L. Menard And Ken Smith (S. L. Menard [vcl-1/gt], Eddie LeJeune [vcl-2/accordion], Ken Smith [fiddle]. Producer: KenSmith, Ken Irwin)
044 J'ETAIS AU BAL (I WENT TO THE DANCES) -1-2 Rounder CD 6049
045 TRACES DE MON BOGHEI (THE TRACKS OF MY BUGGY) -1 Rounder CD 6049
046 BAYOU PON PON -2 Rounder CD 6049
047 ELLE SAVIT PAS J'ETAIS MARIE (SHE DIDN'T KNOW I WAS MARRIED) -1  Rounder CD 6049
048 BLUES DE PORT ARTHUR Rounder CD 6049
049 VALSE DE KAPLAN -2 Rounder CD 6049
050 FILLE DE HOUMA (THE GIRL FROM HOUMA) -1 Rounder CD 6049
051 LA VALSE A THOMAS ARDOIN Rounder CD 6049
052 EUNICE TWO STEP -2 Rounder CD 6049
053 LES FILLES DU MEXIQUE (THE GIRLS FROM MEXICO) -1 Rounder CD 6049
054 FLAMMES D'ENFER (THE FLAMES OF HELL) -1-2 Rounder CD 6049
055 DANS LES MISERES (IN MISERY) -2 Rounder CD 6049
056 PETITE FILLE DE VILLE (LITTLE GIRL OF THE TOWN) -1 Rounder CD 6049
057 CHERE TOUT-TOUTE -2 Rounder CD 6049
058 MAMOU TWO STEP Rounder CD 6049
1995 unknown – D. L. Menard (D.L. Menard [vcl/gt], Terry Huval [fiddle], Horace Trahan [accordion], Ken David, Barry Jean Ancelet [bck vcl])
059 LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TALK TO YOU Swallow 6125-2 
060 THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANTED TO DO Swallow 6125-2
061 ONE LAST SONG Swallow 6125-2
062 IT'S JUST THE ANGELS THAT ARE CRYING Swallow 6125-2
063 WHERE THE MONEY GOES Swallow 6125-2
064 PLANT YOUR GARDEN Swallow 6125-2
065 SOUND OF THE NIGHT Swallow 6125-2
066 HELLO NELDA Swallow 6125-2
067 SNOW ON THE ROOF Swallow 6125-2
068 THE RAIL OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS Swallow 6125-2
069 THE BACK DOOR Swallow 6125-2
070 LITTLE CAJUN WHISTLER Swallow 6125-2
071 YOU DREAM OF HIM Swallow 6125-2
072 THE GOOD WOMEN Swallow 6125-2
073 NEWS FROM A STRANGER Swallow 6125-2 
2009 unknown – D. L. Menard (Producer: Terry Huval, D. L. Menard)
074 LES FOUS DE LA CAMPAGNE [THE CRAZY PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY] Swallow 6219-2 
075 C'EST LA PLACE QUE JE VAS RESTER [IT'S THE PLACE I'M GOING TO STAY] Swallow 6219-2
076 UN 'TIT CADIEN QU'EUSSE APPELLE UN MUSICIEN [THE LITTLE CAJUN MUSICIAN] Swallow 6219-2 
077 LES PORTRAITS SUR LA PLAFONAGE [THE PICTURES ON THE WALL] Swallow 6219-2
078 LES BAYOUS DE VERMILLON [THE BAYOUS OF VERMILION] Swallow 6219-2
079 IL TAIT COMME UN FR RE [HE WAS LIKE A BROTHER] Swallow 6219-2
080 LE VILLAGE D'ERATH [THE TOWN OF ERATH] Swallow 6219-2
081 UN MAUVAISE BARGUINE [A BAD BARGAIN] Swallow 6219-2
082 LES HERBES PARAIT PARAIT PLUS VERT [THE GRASS LOOKS GREENER] Swallow 6219-2
083 UNE BAMBOCHE [A DRUNK] Swallow 6219-2
084 LA LUMI RE DANS DU CIMETI RE [THE LIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD] Swallow 6219-2
085 LA VIE D'UN VIEUX GAR ON [A BACHELOR'S LIFE] Swallow 6219-2




ALBUMS

Rounder 6003 The Louisiana Aces: La Pompe Du Puits;  Rebecca Ann;  Lacassine Special;  Ton Voile Et Ta Couronne;  La Vie D'un Vieux Garcon;  La Valse De Grand Pin;  Creole Stomp;  La Porte Dans Arriere;  Un Petit Orphelin;  Louisiana Aces Special;  Je Peux Pas T'oublier;  La Polka Des Cajuns;  La Valse De Grande Prairie;  Je Croyais Je Pourrais Le Faire – 74 (reissued in 1988 as D. L. Menard and Louisiana Aces)
Arhoolie 5019  Louisiana Cajun Music: Underneath The Green Oak Tree: Jolie Blonde De Bayou;  Petite Fille De La Campagne;  En Bas D'Un Chene Vert;  Port Arthur Blues; J'Ai Fait Un Gros Erreur;  J'Etais Au Bal; Mardi Gras Jig; La Porte Dans Arrière; J'Ai Passé Devant Ta Porte; Cajun Reel; Je Peux Pas T'Oublier; Mon Bon Vieux Mari; Lake Arthur Stomp – 77
Swallow LP 6038 The Back Door And Other Cajun Hits: The Back Door;  I Can't Forget You;  She Didn't Know I Was Married; Bachelor's Life; Valse De Jolly Rogers; Miller's Cave; The Water Pump; It's Too Late You're Divorced; Riches Of A Musician; The Vail And The Crown; I Can Live A Better Life; Rebecca Ann – 80 (rec. 07-1961-05-1976; CD reissue includes bonus track: Louisiana Aces Special)
Rounder 0198 Cajun Saturday Night: Cajun Saturday Night;  Why Should We Try Anymore;  This Little Girl; Wedding Bells; The Judge Did Not Believe My Story; Green Oak Tree; Letters Have No Arms; A House Of Gold; The Bachelor's Life; On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain; My Son Calls Another Man Daddy; Long Gone Lonesome Blues- 84
Rounder 6021 No Matter Where You At, There You Are: Wildwood Flower; I Passed In Front Of Your Door; Let's Gallop To Mamou (Ti Galop A Mamou); The Convict Waltz; Big Texas; The Heart Of The City; I Went To The Dance Last Night; The Little Black Eyes; The Water Pump; Every Night; Lafayette Two Step; No Christmas For The Poor – 88
Arhoolie ARH-CD-316 En bas du chêne vert: Chameaux one-step; J'ai passé devant ta porte; J'ai fait un gros erreur; Cajun reel; Mes petits yeux noirs; Lake Arthur stomp; Jolie blonde du bayou; Petite fille de la campagne; Ma chère maman Créole; Je peux pas t'oublier; Liberty; Mon bon vieux mari; En bas du chêne vert; Mardi gras jig; La valse à pop; Port Arthur blues; Dans le coeur de la ville; La porte dans arrière; J'ai ete au bal – 90
Ace [UK] CDCHD 327 The Swallow Recordings: [Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces Featuring D L Menard:] Louisiana Aces Special; The Back Door;  I Can't Forget You; She Didn't Know I Was Married; Bachelor's Life;  Valse De Jolly Rogers; [D. L. Menard:] Miller's Cave; The Water Pump; It's Too Late You're Divorced; Riches Of A Musician; The Vail And The Crown; [Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces Featuring D L Menard:] I Can Live A Better Life; Rebecca Ann; [Austin Pitre and The Evangeline Playboys:] Two Step De Bayou Teche; Opelousas Waltz; Two Step A Tante Adele; Rainbow Waltz; Rene's Special; Grand Mamou Blues; Les Flumes D'Enfer; Chinaball Blues; Le Pauvre Hobo; Pretty Rosie Cheeks; Don't Shake My Tree; La Valse D'Amour; Jungle Club Waltz; J'ai Coiner A Ta Porte;  Chataigner Waltz - 91
Rounder CD 6049  Le Trio Cadien: J'Etais Au Bal (I Went To The Dances); Traces De Mon Boghei (The Tracks Of My Buggy); Bayou Pon Pon; Elle Savit Pas J'Etais Marie (She Didn't Know I Was Married); Blues De Port Arthur; Valse De Kaplan; Fille De Houma (The Girl From Houma); La Valse A Thomas Ardoin; Eunice Two Step; Les Filles Du Mexique (The Girls From Mexico); Flammes d'Enfer (The Flames of Hell); Dans Les Miseres (In Misery); Petite Fille De Ville (Little Girl Of The Town); Chere Tout-Toute; Mamou Two Step - 92  Eddie LeJeune, D. L. Menard And Ken Smith
Swallow 6125-2 Cajun Memories: Listen To Me When I Talk To You;  That's Not What I Wanted To Do; One Last Song; It's Just The Angels That Are Crying; Where The Money Goes; Plant Your Garden; Sound Of The Night; Hello Nelda; Snow On The Roof; The Rail Of The Railroad Tracks; The Back Door; Little Cajun Whistler; You Dream Of Him; The Good Women; News From A Stranger – 95
Swallow 6219-2 Happy Go Lucky: Les Fous de la Campagne [The Crazy People of the Country];  C'est la Place Que Je Vas Rester [It's the Place I'm Going to Stay]; Un 'Tit Cadien Qu'eusse Appelle un Musicien [The Little Cajun Musician];  Les Portraits Sur La Plafonage [The Pictures on the Wall]; Les Bayous de Vermillon [The Bayous of Vermilion]; Il tait Comme un Fr re [He Was Like a Brother]; Le Village d'Erath [The Town of Erath]; Un Mauvaise Barguine [A Bad Bargain]; Les Herbes Parait Parait Plus Vert [The Grass Looks Greener]; Une Bamboche [A Drunk]; La Lumi re Dans du Cimeti re [The Light in the Graveyard]; La Vie d'un Vieux Gar on [A Bachelor's Life] – 19-04-10

SINGLES
Swallow
45-121 Valse De Jolly Rogers / Louisiana Aces Special – 61 Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces
45-10131 The Back Door / I can't Forget You – 62 Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces
45-10139 She Didn't Know I Was Married / Bachelor's Life – 62 Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces
45-10147 Rebecca Ann / I Can Live A Better Life – 63 Badeaux and The Louisiana Aces
45-10243 Too Late You're Divorced / Riches Of A Musician – 75 Terry Cormier And The Louisiana Aces      
45-10249 The Vail and Crown / The Water Pump – 76 Terry Cormier And The Louisiana Aces 

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