The Four Aces, with guitarists Floyd Shreve and Dewey Landry and possibly drummer Tony Gonzales (but could be O.P. Shreve or Johnny Roberts), represented the new sound of Cajun club music, and not everybody was ready for it.
T’es petite et t’es mignone,
Et t'es jalousie mais j’t’amie quand meme,
T’es petite et t’es galeuse,
C'est trop galeuse pour faire ma femme.
Oh la belle, t’es pas lavé,
Oh, oui, la belle, tu peux aller t’laver.
T’es petite et t’es mignone,Et t'es jalousie mais j’t’amie quand meme,T’es petite et t’es mignone,T'es jalousie pour faire ma femme,Oh la belle, t’es jalousie,De trop jalousie mais j’t’amie quand meme.
|Leo Soileau (fiddle), Tony Gonzales (drums)3|
At their first session for Decca in Chicago in 1935, the engineer objected that the drums were blasting the cutting needle out of its groove. The problem was solved by stacking pillows round the kit to absorb some of the reverberation.3
"Well," said the engineer, "I'm learning something."1Author Ryan Brasseaux makes the case that Tony Gonzales could have very well been the first drummer in country music, and by far, the first drummer in Cajun music.3
You're small and you're cute,
And you're jealous, but, I like you anyways,
You're small and you're shabby,
(You're) too shabby to be my wife,
Oh, girl, you're not clean,
Oh, yeh, girl, you need to wash up.
You're small and you're cute,And you're jealous, but, I like you anyways,You're small and you're cute,You're too jealous to be my wfie,Oh, girl, you're too jealous,Too jealous, but, I like you anyways.
The word "galeuse" is an Cajun word to signify looking dirty or shabby. Versions of the song would be recorded later by Harry Choates, Crawford Vincent and then even later by the Balfa Brothers.
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