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Aldus Roger

Aldus Roger was perhaps one of the most influential Cajun performers through the period when the music genre was small known beyond the France Triangle in southwest Louisiana. The first choice and frontman from the Lafayette Playboys Rogers reached his largest viewers, in the 1950s and ’60s, as web host of a Sunday afternoon display on Lafayette’s KLFY Route 10. A lot of his tracks, including “Louisiana Waltz,” “Perrodin Two-Step,” and “Johnnie Can’t Dance” have grown to be Cajun classics. The boy and cousin of accordion players, Roger started playing the squeezebox at age ten. He performed his initial dance in 1937. The Lafayette Playboys, which Roger shaped in the middle-’40s, highlighted many Cajun music artists who continued to impact the musical genre including Johnnie Allen, Rodney Miller, Fernice “Man” Abshire, Raymond Cormier, Belton Richard, and Doc Guidry. The music group remained together before 1970s.

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