Cajun Honky Tonk

Cajun Honky Tonk

     
 

Drawn from the vaults of the Khoury's label and its Lyric Records subsidiary, the 26 sides here date from the late 1940's and early 1950's. This is some of the best documentation available of what was a thriving music scene, spawned by the absence of younger players during the mid-1940's (they were off fighting the war), leaving the field to older musicians, who… See more details below

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Drawn from the vaults of the Khoury's label and its Lyric Records subsidiary, the 26 sides here date from the late 1940's and early 1950's. This is some of the best documentation available of what was a thriving music scene, spawned by the absence of younger players during the mid-1940's (they were off fighting the war), leaving the field to older musicians, who played Cajun music and found an audience in local clubs and an outlet in these two labels. Nathan Abshire's 1949 hit "Pinegrove Blues" got the ball rolling, and all of the 26 sides here (including Abshire's "Crying Pinegrove Blues") were spawned from that beginning. The sides here, in addition to Abshire's "Crying Pinegrove Blues," include various waltzes, stomps and blues laments by the Texas Melody Boys, Harry Choates ("Valse de Lake Charles," "Jolie Blon's Gone"), Floyd LeBlanc, Elise Deshotel with Dewey Balfa (his first four records), Lawrence Walker (his five earliest sides), and Shuk Richard and Marie Falcon. The focus may be history, but sound is also astonishingly good, incidentally.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/1995
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297042724
catalogNumber:
427
Rank:
110025

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Tracks

  1. Crying Pine Grove Blues  - Nathan Abshire
  2. Chere Te Mon  - Nathan Abshire
  3. Mamou Two-Step  - Lawrence Walker
  4. Country Waltz  - Lawrence Walker
  5. Old Time Waltz  -  Texas Melody Boys
  6. Ain't No More  -  Texas Melody Boys
  7. Valse de Lake Charles  - Harry Choates
  8. Jolé Blon's Gone  - Harry Choates
  9. Orphan Waltz  - Floyd le Blanc
  10. Louisiana Stomp  - Floyd le Blanc
  11. Tu le du Po la Mam  - Lawrence Walker
  12. Ton Papa Ta Mama Ma Sta Da All  - Lawrence Walker
  13. Evangeline Waltz  - Lawrence Walker
  14. Reno Waltz  - Lawrence Walker
  15. Boscoe Stomp  - Lawrence Walker
  16. Tran la Ezy  -  Musical Four Plus One
  17. Lawtell Two Step  -  Vincent & Cagley
  18. La Valse de Bon Baurche  - Elise Deshotel
  19. Le Two Step de Ville Platte  - Elise Deshotel
  20. La Valse de Courage  - Elise Deshotel
  21. La Valse de Tamper Tate  - Elise Deshotel
  22. Le Cote Farouche de la Vic  - Shuk Richard
  23. Jole Brun  - Shuk Richard
  24. Madame Entelle Two Step  - Shuk Richard
  25. Waltz of Regret  - Lawrence Walker
  26. Wandering Aces Special  - Lawrence Walker

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