I Wanna Sing Right:
Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country

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I Wanna Sing Right:
Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country

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Released in 2015

Liner notes are now available for download.

It’s Valcour’s 27th release and our most massive undertaking to date: a landmark, limited edition project to celebrate our tenth year in business along with the Alan Lomax Centennial!

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Producers Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery have collaborated to create Rediscovering Lomax in Evangeline Country, a one-of-a-kind collection of recordings featuring Louisiana artists performing fresh takes on a unique series of folk songs—both French and English—archived in Louisiana in the 1930s by the late Alan and John Lomax.

The collection features 24 tracks by an incredible group of artists, including Michael Doucet, Marc Broussard, Wayne Toups, Zachary Richard, Tiffany Lamson, Steve Riley, Ann Savoy, Dirk Powell, Roddie Romero, Cedric Watson, David Greely, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Wilson Savoy, Anna Laura Edmiston, Kristi Guillory, Joshua Caffery, Claire Caffery, Barry Ancelet, Carl Brazell, Megan Brown and Aurora Nealand.

While individual EPs will become available in stores each quarter, the limited edition full box set will be available exclusively on the Valcour website through the end 2015 as long as supplies last. Purchases of the box set include printed liner notes, a collector’s box for holding the CDs and liner notes and advance access to each release before retailers and radio stations. 

If you order the box set, we will ship the box, liners and the first EP, Bad Boys and Good Men immediately, and you will receive a new EP in the mail each quarter during 2015 until you have the full set of four discs. Subsequent EPs will include (in no particular order) Dancing and Seduction, Love and Death and Good Women and Bad Girls.

Learn more about the book that inspired this project, Joshua Caffery’s Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana: The 1934 Lomax Recordings, here.

Tracks/Artists

Except where otherwise noted: Recorded by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice, Louisiana. 
Arrangements by Joel Savoy and Joshua Caffery
Mixed and mastered by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice, Louisiana.

Part One: Bad Boys and Good Men

1. Le Garçon Sans Soucis- Megan Brown and Joel Savoy
Music composed by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Megan Brown- Vocals
Joel Savoy- Guitars, Violins, Bowed Bass, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Percussion
Danny Devillier- Snare Drum
Alison Bordes- Whistling

2. Batson- Claire Caffery
Claire Caffery- Vocal
John Oliver- Harmony Vocal
Richard Burgess- Guitar
Joshua Caffery- Guitar
Charles Vincent- Percussion and jug
Wilson Savoy- Piano

3. Inch Above Your Knee- Kelli Jones-Savoy and Joel Savoy
Music composed by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Kelli Jones-Savoy- Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Joel Savoy- Guitars, Bass and Drums

4. La Chanson de Théogène Dubois- Michael Doucet
Music composed by Michael Doucet, DoSay Music, BMI
Michael Doucet- Fiddle, Vocals and Mandolin
Joel Savoy- Guitar
Danny Devillier- Bongos
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette. Additional recording by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

5. The Waco Girl- Dirk Powell
Arranged by Dirk Powell, Crying Bayou Music
Dirk Powell- Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitar and Accordion
Joel Savoy- Fiddle
Recorded by Dirk Powell at the Cypress House in Parks. Additional recording by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

6. La Jolie Fille et le Garçon Colonial- Megan Brown
Megan Brown- Vocals

Part Two: Love and Death

1. I’m Alone in this world- John Oliver and Friends
Arranged by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Kelli Jones-Savoy- Vocals
John Oliver- Vocals
Eric Frey- Vocals and Bass
Sharon Leahy, Emma Young, Rick Good and Scooter Yerow- Background Vocals
Joshua Caffery- Banjo
Richard Burgess- Guitar
Joel Savoy- Fiddle and Mandolin
Additional recording by Ivan Funk at Forge Recording in Oreland, PA.

2. L’amour Qui M’a Séduit le Coeur- Kelli Jones-Savoy and Megan Brown
Arranged by Joel Savoy and Kelli Jones-Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Kelli Jones-Savoy- Guitar and Vocals
Megan Brown- Rhythm Guitar and Vocals

3. When I Die- Marc Broussard
Arranged by Marc Broussard, G-Man Inc, BMI
Marc Broussard- Vocals
Alison Bordes- Vocals
Yvette Landry- Vocals
Roddie Romero- Electric Slide Guitar
Danny Devillier- Drums

4. Amour et Fanatisme- Claire Caffery and Carl Brazell with Wilson Savoy
Arranged by Joshua Caffery, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Claire Caffery- Vocals
Carl Brazell- Vocals
Wilson Savoy- Piano
Recorded by Aaron Thomas on location in Lafayette. Additional recording by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

5. Les Amours et les Beaux Jours- Anna Laura Edmiston
Arranged by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Anna Laura Edmiston- Vocals
Joel Savoy- Guitar
Daniel Gale- Violins
Caleb Elliott- Cello

6. Viens Donc T’assis sur la Croix de ma Tombe- Barry Ancelet and Joel Savoy
Arranged by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Barry Ancelet- Vocals
Joel Savoy- Guitar
Additional Recording by Chris Stafford at Staffland Studio in Lafayette.

Part Three: Dancing and Seduction

1. Aux Illinois- Ann Savoy
Arranged by Ann Savoy and Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Ann Savoy- Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Caleb Elliott- Cello
Joel Savoy- Fiddles
Danny Devillier- Snare Drum
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette. Additional recording by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

2. La Fête Printenière- Megan Brown and Kelli Jones-Savoy
Arranged by Joshua Caffery, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Megan Brown- Vocal
Kelli Jones-Savoy- Vocal
Daniel Gale- Violins
Cory Murray- Cornet
Xabier Leturia- Pandero
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette. Additional recording by Jonan Ordorika in Azkarate, Basque Country, and by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

3. Wayne Perry Tunes- David Greely
Arranged by David Greely, Give and Go Music, BMI
David Greely- Fiddle
Recorded by Dirk Powell at the Cypress House in Parks.

4. Rory O’Moore- Aurora Nealand with Wilson and Joel Savoy and Joshua Caffery
Wilson Savoy- Piano
Joshua Caffery- Tenor Banjo
Joel Savoy- Fiddle
Aurora Nealand- Clarinet and Penny whistle
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette. Additional recording by Justin Peake at Articulated Works Studios in New Orleans and by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

5. Je M’ai Fait une Maîtresse- Michael Doucet
Arranged by Michael Doucet, DoSay Music, BMI
Michael Doucet- Fiddle and Vocals
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette.

6. Tout un Beau Soir- Zachary Richard and Roddie Romero
Zachary Richard- Vocal
Roddie Romero- Electric Slide Guitar
Recorded by David Rachou at La Louisiane in Lafayette. Additional recording by Joel Savoy at Studio SavoyFaire in Eunice.

Part Four: Good Women and Bad Girls

1. The Orphan Girl- Tiffany Lamson
Arranged by Tiffany Lamson,Insieme Music Publishing, ASCAP
Tiffany Lamson- Vocals, OminChord, MicroKorg, and percussion

2. La Fille de Quinze Ans- Kristi Guillory and Joel Savoy
Arranged by Joel Savoy, Tasso Loop Music, BMI
Kristi Guillory- Vocals
Joel Savoy- Guitar and Fiddle

3. Liza Jane- Wilson and Joel Savoy with Cedric Watson
Wilson Savoy- Piano and Vocals
Cedric Watson- Fiddle and Vocals
Joel Savoy- Tenor Banjo and Vocals
Recorded by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette.

4. La Fille de la Veuve- The Band Courtbouillon
Wayne Toups- Accordion and Vocals
Steve Riley- Guitar and Vocals
Wilson Savoy- Fiddle and Vocals
Eric Frey- Bass
Recorded by Chris Stafford at Staffland Studio in Lafayette. Additional Recording by Ivan Funk at Forge Recording in Oreland, PA.

5. Madame Émélie- Megan Brown and Joshua Caffery
Megan Brown- Vocals
Joshua Caffery- Banjo

6. Jolie Brune- Kristi Guillory
Kristi Guillory- Vocal
Joshua Caffery- Guitar
Rick Good- Banjo
Joel Savoy- Fiddle
Additional recording by Aaron Thomas at the KRVS Cypress Lake Studio in Lafayette.