We’ll let the readers discover the typos on their own. The following
are mostly factual errors or errors that might render the text
misleading or confusing.
- In the first set of images, which start after page 16, there are a
couple of references to "Festivals Acadiens and Créoles". It should
read Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.
- Page 28: The first line of the Feature
should read “In 1842, Antoine Gérin-Lajoie wrote “Un Canadien Errant”
(not “Un Acadien Errant”) as a song about….”
- Bottom of Page 28 and top of page 29: should read Jeanette Arsenault also sings the song on her Acadie Odyssey album (2013).
39-40: On these pages and elsewhere in the book, acute accents should
not appear on the name Évangéline when the references are to
English-language films and songs.
- Page 52: section on Global Rhythm
second sentence, which is crucial to the meaning of the paragraph, was
left out. The missing sentence: “In early 2005 the New York-based editor
asked me to write an article on music from Québec.”
73: The second paragraph in the profile of La Virée belongs at the
bottom of the previous page. The album titled L’Étoile du Nord is by La
- Page 83: The heading Hert LaBlanc should read as Hert LeBlanc
- Page 138: The heading should read Marc Thériault and not Marc ThériaultLe.
154: The lyrics to the song "Jambalaya" can be found on many Websites.
Unfortunately, most of them got it wrong. The correct lyrics can be
found at: www.cajunradio.org/wordscajun3.html
174: The second sentence should read “A year after Hank Williams had a
huge hit with “Jambalaya,”…. The reference to a “huge bit” was a
Freudian slip. Country music historians have never speculated about the
size of Hank’s “bit.”
- Page 255: In the Lawrence Walker discography there should be commas after La Louisianne and Khoury.
- Page 269: Only the first four albums are live performances. The last sentence is redundant and should be ignored.
- Page 270: On top of the page the word “Selected” should precede the word Discography.
274: With regard to the first sentence: The zydeco genre has sometimes
been referred to as “zarico” or “zodico” but never as “Zydoco.”
279: After the Swamp Pop Volume 1 to Volume 8 (Jin) heading: The first
sentence should read “This series…” instead of “This album…”
- Page 296: The first line of the last paragraph should read “Valcour reissued…”
297: Starting with Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier it should have been
made clear that the 18 entries that follow refer to a wish list for
- Page 301: The best and most widely available
European collections of Cajun artists have been left out. That listing
will soon be listed on the book’s Web site: acadiandriftwood.ca
311: The beginning of the last paragraph reads: “Adieu False Heart
involved several non-Cajun women.” That sentence should be ignored.
313: With reference to the sentence that follows the “Cajun and Acadian
Occasional Songs” heading, see above comment for Page 311.
315: The last two lines in the Zachary Richard entry on the J’aime la
vie album should read: “…album of positive songs to send out into the
world. The songs and the 20-page booklet are all in French.”
319: The first three words (“The titling for Acadian songs…”) in the
first sentence of the Place Names section should be ignored.
324: The second sentence under the Every Cajun Must Get Stoned heading
should read: They’re worth hearing, especially for those who are tired of hearing the umpteenth rendition of “Les Flammes d’Enfer,” “La Porte d’en arrière,” and “My Toot Toot.”
325: The Beau Jocque entry (third from the bottom) should have had a
colon (:) after Beau Jocque and an apostrophe (‘) after Drells.
- Page 329: Starting with Abe Manuel (second entry from the bottom of the page) these last eight listings are of tribute albums.
335: Most of the Backbenchers & Sidekicks section didn’t make it to
print. The third and last paragraph of this section should read: “Other
artists include Link Davis, Link Davis, Jr., Gib Guilbeau, the Red
Stick Ramblers, and Fiddlin’ Frenchie Burke.”
- Page 336: The last paragraph that starts at the bottom of the page and that ends on top of page 337 should be ignored.
338: A sentence (and half of another one) is missing from the top of
the page. It should read: “The Western or European worldview allows for
only two kinds of citizens: winners or losers. The Acadians of the 18th
century broke away from this mindset and collaborated with native people
to their mutual benefit.”
- Page 339: The heading that
precedes the last paragraph of the page should have been left out, or
written as it appears in the second line of that paragraph (Chansons des
- Page 340: The heading should be spelled Rapprochement.
- Page 343: The heading Cajuns Sing about Identity should appear on page 342 after Marie-Jo Thério and before Johnnie Allan.