Folk Music of Auvergne in Paris, ca. 1927​-​35

by Martin Cayla & Friends

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about

Born in a small town in the mountainous and sparsely populated district of Cantal, Martin Cayla (b. 1889; d. 1951) began his musical life as a singer and player of the cabrette, the small bellows-blown bagpipes. After relocating to Paris in search of work, Cayla established himself both as a musician and impressario. The music shop and record label, Le Soleil, that he founded survived him by five decades.

More of Cayla's music can be heard on the Excavated Shellac and Ceints de Bakelite blogs.

A note on the sound: 78s on Cayla's Soleil label are of varying quality. It is possible - likely, even - that a few of these were cut vertically rather than laterally and that my having transferred them as though they were laterally cut discs was a factor in the sometimes poor quality of the sound. Assuming that is the case, I hope that the performances come through and that this collection's nominal cost will go some way toward helping to share the music.

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released March 12, 2019

Martin Cayla - voice, cabrette on all tracks except 7, 8, 16 & 17
with:
Mme Bras - voice, accordeon on tracks 1, 2, 5, 9
Paul Demay - accordeon on tracks 4, 11
Jean Pradal - accordeon on tracks 13 & 14
Suzanne Pradal - voice on tracks 10, 12
Nires - voice on tracks 11

Tracks 7 & 8:
Mme L. Bernard - voice
Cantournet - accordeon
Bernard - cabrette

Tracks 16 & 17:
Henri Momboisse - accordeon
Charles Feret - banjo

transfers & restoration: Ian Nagoski

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