Fiddle King of Cajun Swing

Fiddle King of Cajun Swing

by Harry Choates
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1993
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297038024
catalogNumber:
380
Rank:
118007

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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
Traditional   Composer
George Morrow   Contributor
Tim Knight   Liner Notes

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