Fiddle King of Cajun Swing

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Fiddle King of Cajun Swing is a 26-track collection featuring most of Harry Choates' finest recordings. All of the material on this compilation was recorded for Gold Star Records between 1946 and 1950. Though his biggest hit, "Jole Blon," is inexplicably missing, the music on this disc demonstrates Choates talent for blurring the lines between Western Swing and Cajun music. It's an excellent introduction to one of the finest Cajun fiddlers of the '40s and '50s.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Fiddle King of Cajun Swing is a 26-track collection featuring most of Harry Choates' finest recordings. All of the material on this compilation was recorded for Gold Star Records between 1946 and 1950. Though his biggest hit, "Jole Blon," is inexplicably missing, the music on this disc demonstrates Choates talent for blurring the lines between Western Swing and Cajun music. It's an excellent introduction to one of the finest Cajun fiddlers of the '40s and '50s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/1/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297038024
  • Catalog Number: 380
  • Sales rank: 138,987

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Allons À Lafayette (2:42)
  2. 2 Basile Waltz (2:34)
  3. 3 Cajun Hop (2:37)
  4. 4 Port Arthur Waltz (2:41)
  5. 5 Harry Choates Special (2:45)
  6. 6 It Won't Be Long (2:20)
  7. 7 Wrong Keyhole (2:27)
  8. 8 Dragging the Bow (2:33)
  9. 9 Te Petite (2:24)
  10. 10 Rubber Dolly (2:51)
  11. 11 Louisiana (2:26)
  12. 12 Poor Hobo (2:44)
  13. 13 Devil in the Bayou (2:13)
  14. 14 Rye Whiskey (2:54)
  15. 15 Fais Do Do Stomp (2:36)
  16. 16 Lawtell Waltz (2:28)
  17. 17 Bayou Pon Pon (2:37)
  18. 18 Chere Meon (2:38)
  19. 19 Harry Choates Blues (2:45)
  20. 20 Mari Jole Blon (2:26)
  21. 21 Honky-Tonking Days (2:44)
  22. 22 Grand Mamou (2:56)
  23. 23 Je Pase Durvan Ta Port (2:32)
  24. 24 Hackberry Hop (2:26)
  25. 25 Jolie Brun (2:18)
  26. 26 Lousiana Boogie (2:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry Choates Primary Artist, Fiddle, Violin, Vocals
Amos Como Drums
Cairo Lamperez Lamperez Steel Guitar
Ron Ray Lyons Guitar, Steel Guitar
Joe Manuel Banjo
Eddie Pursley Guitar
Johnnie Mae Smirle Piano, Vocals
B.D. Williams Bass
Julius "Papa Cairo" Lamperez Guitar
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Harry Choates Composer
Michael Doucet Composer
Jim Foster Contributor
Bill Quinn Producer, Engineer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Reissue Producer
J.C. Jones Composer
Wally Fowler Composer
Traditional Composer
George Morrow Contributor
Tim Knight Liner Notes
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