Aldus Roger

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Aldus Roger
Birth name Aldus Roger
Born (1915-02-10)February 10, 1915
Origin Carencro, Louisiana
Died April 4, 1999(1999-04-04) (aged 84)
Genres Cajun
Occupations musician
Instruments Cajun accordion
Associated acts Lafayette Playboys

Aldus Roger (February 10, 1915 – April 4, 1999) was a Cajun accordion player in southwest Louisiana, best known for his accordion skills, and television music program.

Early life[edit]

Aldus Roger was born in Carencro, Louisiana and learned to play the Cajun accordion at age eight.[1] His father, Francis Roger, didn't want him to play accordion; however, he would borrow it and play in the barn.[1]

Lafayette Playboys[edit]

Roger led the Lafayette Playboys for over twenty years.[1] During the late 1950s and 1960s, he hosted his own music program on KLFY-TV 10 in Lafayette. Among his many recordings are “KLFY Waltz,” “Channel 10 Two Step,” “Mardi Gras Dance,” and “Lafayette Two Step (1964).”[1] He also recorded a Cajun French version of Hank Williams country-and- western hit “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” (which Williams in turn had based on the Cajun tune “Grand Texas”).[2]

He recorded several albums, one with Rounder Records entitled "Aldus Roger & the Lafayette Playboys - Legend Series" in 1998 and another with La Louisiane Records entitled "Plays the French Music of South Louisiana" in 1993.[3]

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He was also named king of the cajun accordion.