Dewey Balfa

Profile:
American Cajun singer and fiddler, born March 20, 1927 in Grand Louis, Louisiana; died June 17, 1992 in Eunice, Louisiana.

Dewey and his brothers were born and raised on the sharecropper's farm of their father Charles on Bayou Grand Louis near Mamou. In the late 40s Dewey formed 'The Musical Brothers' and cut his first 78's in 1951.

Brother of Will Balfa, Harry Balfa, Rodney Balfa and Burke Balfa. Father of Christine Balfa and Nelda Balfa.
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Albums

FM 8361 Dewey Balfa - Traditional Cajun Fiddle (Instruction By Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz) album art Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz - Traditional Cajun Fiddle (Instruction By Dewey Balfa & Tracy Schwarz) Folkways Records FM 8361 US 1976 Sell This Version
VRLP 325-S Dewey Balfa - Made In Louisiana : Cajun Accordion Music album art Marc Savoy, Dewey Balfa, D. L. Menard Marc Savoy, Dewey Balfa, D. L. Menard - Made In Louisiana : Cajun Accordion Music (Album) Voyager Recordings (2) VRLP 325-S US 1976 Sell This Version
FM 8362 Dewey Balfa - Cajun Fiddle Old & New With Dewey Balfa album art Dewey Balfa Cajun Fiddle Old & New With Dewey Balfa (Album) Folkways Records FM 8362 US 1977 Sell This Version
C-5019 Dewey Balfa - Louisiana Cajun Music: Underneath The Green Oak Tree album art Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard - Louisiana Cajun Music: Underneath The Green Oak Tree (Album) Arhoolie Records C-5019 US 1977 Sell This Version
SNTF 873 Dewey Balfa - A Couple Of Cajuns album art The Ardoin Family Orchestra With Dewie Balfa* The Ardoin Family Orchestra With Dewie Balfa* - A Couple Of Cajuns (Album) Sonet SNTF 873 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FA - 2626 Dewey Balfa - Les Quatre Vieux Garçons album art Dewey Balfa, Tony Balfa, Tracy Schwarz, Peter Schwarz (2) Dewey Balfa, Tony Balfa, Tracy Schwarz, Peter Schwarz (2) - Les Quatre Vieux Garçons(LP) Folkways Records FA - 2626 US 1984 Sell This Version
LP-6056 Dewey Balfa - Souvenirs album art Dewey Balfa Souvenirs(LP, Album) Swallow Records LP-6056 US 1985 Sell This Version
C 312 Dewey Balfa - Under A Green Oak Tree album art Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard - Under A Green Oak Tree (Album) Arhoolie Records C 312 US 1989 Sell This Version
FRC207 Dewey Balfa - Dewey Balfa with Friends & Family album art Dewey Balfa Dewey Balfa with Friends & Family(CD, Album) Field Recorders' Collective FRC207 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-1220 Dewey Balfa - Uncle Adam's Banana album art Dewey Balfa And Rodney Balfa Dewey Balfa And Rodney Balfa - Uncle Adam's Banana(7") Le Chant Du Monde 45-1220 France 1973 Sell This Version
45-10290 Dewey Balfa - Quand J'etais Pauvre (When I Was Poor) album art Dewey Balfa Quand J'etais Pauvre (When I Was Poor)(7", Single) Swallow Records 45-10290 US 1986 Sell This Version
45-10231 Dewey Balfa - La Chanson De Les Mardi Gras / Dying In Misery album art Dewey Balfa & The Balfa Bros.* Dewey Balfa & The Balfa Bros.* - La Chanson De Les Mardi Gras / Dying In Misery (Single) Swallow Records 45-10231 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-10235 Dewey Balfa - 'Tit Galop Pour Mamou / Two Step De L'anse A Paille album art Dewey Balfa & The Balfa Bros.* Dewey Balfa & The Balfa Bros.* - 'Tit Galop Pour Mamou / Two Step De L'anse A Paille(7", Single) Swallow Records 45-10235 US Unknown Sell This Version