Jolie Blonde

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
These '60s recordings came about as a result of Chris Strachwitz tracking down fiddler Luderin Darbone in Louisiana in 1963. The Hackberry Ramblers had not recorded for years, but assembled again for some sessions in both the Goldband Studio and Darbone's home. Two other Ramblers from the '30s-era lineup, Edwin Duhon and Lennis Sonnier, were also on board, with the personnel filled out by some younger musicians. Old-timey purists will probably still prefer the Ramblers '30s and '40s sides; this collection has the advantages of clearer fidelity and easier availability. Jolie Blonde adds nine previously unreleased bonus cuts, most taken from their appearance at the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
These '60s recordings came about as a result of Chris Strachwitz tracking down fiddler Luderin Darbone in Louisiana in 1963. The Hackberry Ramblers had not recorded for years, but assembled again for some sessions in both the Goldband Studio and Darbone's home. Two other Ramblers from the '30s-era lineup, Edwin Duhon and Lennis Sonnier, were also on board, with the personnel filled out by some younger musicians. Old-timey purists will probably still prefer the Ramblers '30s and '40s sides; this collection has the advantages of clearer fidelity and easier availability. Jolie Blonde adds nine previously unreleased bonus cuts, most taken from their appearance at the 1995 UC-Berkeley Folk Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297039922
  • Catalog Number: 399
  • Sales rank: 169,818

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Bayou Rag (2:11)
  2. 2 Louisiana Waltz (2:56)
  3. 3 Je Veux Marier (2:24)
  4. 4 Fais Pas Ça! (3:10)
  5. 5 Crowley Waltz (2:14)
  6. 6 Step It Fast (1:46)
  7. 7 Ville Platte Waltz (3:22)
  8. 8 J'Al Passe (1:30)
  9. 9 French Harp Stomp (0:50)
  10. 10 Jolie Blonde (2:36)
  11. 11 Colinda (2:43)
  12. 12 Cajun Rag (2:05)
  13. 13 Te Petite a Te Meon (2:33)
  14. 14 Mermentau Stomp (2:13)
  15. 15 Cajun Twist (2:17)
  16. 16 Madame Sustin (2:31)
  17. 17 Pipeliner's Blues (2:42)
  18. 18 Turtle Tail (2:13)
  19. 19 Ma Chere Bebe Creole (2:37)
  20. 20 Grand Mamou (2:17)
  21. 21 Tante Na Na (1:44)
  22. 22 Ma Negresse (3:00)
  23. 23 Mon Bon Vieux Mari (1:55)
  24. 24 Jolie Blonde (2:40)
  25. 25 Allons À Lafayette (2:21)
  26. 26 Grand Texas (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hackberry Ramblers Primary Artist
Luderin Darbone Fiddle, Master of Ceremonies
Edwin Duhn Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Blutch Ogea Bass, Guitar
Mazie Sonnier Snare Drums
Crawford Vincent Drums, Triangle, Vocals
Edwin Duhon Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Johnnie Parket Bass, Electric Bass
Lennis Sonnier Guitar, Vocals
James Glen Croker Piano, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Michael Doucet Composer
Moon Mullican Composer
Luderin Darbone Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Edwin Duhon Composer
Johnny Faulk Composer
Traditional Composer
M. Doucet Composer
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