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Ambrose Thibodeaux

Also called Ambrose Sam, this Cajun accordion player was among the leading exponents of Creole or la la music within the ’50s and ’60s, blowing away the doors in dancehalls through the entire St. Landry Parish of Louisiana. The properly entitled Authentic French Acadian Music over the La Louisiane label gathers a lot of his best recordings. He continuing executing well into his eighties and lives on being a musical existence in Cajun music by means of his music, many of that are covered by performers such as for example Michael Doucet. The family members itself is normally something of the musical dynasty. His sibling, Herbert Sam Thibodeaux, was a sideman in his rings and Ambrose also used his nephews within the Sam Brothers 5 music group. Bassist Kenneth David can be an effective alumni of Thibodeaux’s groupings.

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