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Amédée Breaux

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Amedée Breaux was born on September 1, 1900 north of Rayne, Louisiana near a community called “Robert’s Cove.” His father, August Breaux, later moved to north of Egan, Louisiana where he farmed. Amedée started playing the accordion when he was 12 years old and was playing house parties at the age of 14.

The whole family started playing music at a very young age. When his brothers, Ophey and Clifford, and his sister, Cleoma Breaux Falcon, were old enough they played music together. Before he started the Breaux Brothers Band, he played with Cleoma and Ophey. That’s when he recorded “Step It Fast,” “Jolie Blonde” and “Poor Hobo” in 1928. After he recorded “Jolie Blonde” he formed the Breaux Brothers Band, consisting of Amedée, Ophey and Clifford, they became very popular. Mr. Breaux made approximately 20 other recordings from 1930 through 1951. Some of these recordings include, “Hathaway Two Step,” “Crowley Two Step,” “Chere Mom,” and “Criminal Waltz.” He and his band played on a tour all over Louisiana and East Texas.

(http://www.cajunfrenchmusic.org/biographies/breaux-a.htm)

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