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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nathan Abshire

2nd versionBy Henk Scholts, Pierre Monnery, Tony Russell (A Country Discography, 1921-42), Ronald Keppner
SESSIONS10 August 1935 New Orleans, LA - Nathan Abshire aka Nason Abshire and Rayne Bo-Ramblers (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Leroy Leblanc [gt], Warnest Schexnyder [gt], Norris Savoy [fiddle])
001 BS-94408-1 GUEYDAN BREAKDOWN Bluebird B-2177
002 BS-94409-1 LA VALSE DE RICEVILLE B-2174/CMF-017-D JSP-7749
003 BS-94410-1 ONE STEP DE MORSE B-2174 /CMF-018-D JSP-7749
004 BS-94411-1 FRENCH BLUES B-2177/Old Timey 128
005 BS-94412-1 LACCISSINE ONE STEP B-2178/CMF-013-D JSP 7749
006 BS-94413-1 VALSE DE DOUTTE B-2178
23 May 1949 Radio Station KPLC, Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & Pine Groove Boys (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Roy Broussard [vcl-1], Ernest Thibodeaux [vcl-2], Earl Demarcy or Ernest Thibodeaux [gt] Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], Oziet Kegley [drums], Will Kegley or Wilson Granger [fiddle])
007 PINE GROOVE WALTZ OT 102/ Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
008 KAPLAN WALTZ OT 102/ Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
009 NEW ORLEANS WALTZ OT 110 / Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
010 FRENCH BLUES OT 110/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
011 PINE GROVE BOOGIE -1 OT 111/Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
012 HATHAWAY WALTZ OT 111/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
013 STEP IT FAST -2 OT 114 Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
014 JOLIE, PETITE JUILETTE OT 114 Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
Poss. 1950 unknown, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Boys
015 CHERE TE MON Hot Rod HR 103/Old Timey 111
016 HATHAWAY TWO-STEP HR 103
probably released 1953 - could have been recorded as early as 19501951 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Musical Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Will Kegley [vcl-1/fiddle], Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], Ozide Kegley [drums]. Producer: George Khoury)
017 LA VALSE DE BELEZERE -1 Lyric 610 Khoury’s 610
018 CHOUPIQUE QUICKSTEP Lyric 610 Khoury’s 610/Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
1951 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Musical Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Will Kegley [vcl-1/fiddle], Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt/vcl/comments-1], Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], Ozide Kegley [drums]. Producer: George Khoury)
019 PINE GROVE BLUES NO. 2 -1 Khoury‘s 611
020 LA VALSE DE HOLLY BEACH 611/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
ca 1951 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Musical Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], Will Kegley [vcl-2/fiddle], Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], Ozide Kegley [drums]. Producer: George Khoury)
021 LA VALSE DE BAYOU TECH -2 612/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
022 IOTA TWO-STEP -1 612/ Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
1953 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Musical Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], poss. Shelton Manuel or Ozide Kegley [drums], Will Kegley or Cleveland „Cat“Deshotel [fiddle]. Producer: George Khoury)
023 MUSICAL FIVE SPECIAL –instr.- 631/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
024 AVALON WALTZ -1 631/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
1953 or 1954 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Musical Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], Atlas Fruge [steel], Jim Baker [bass], Shelton Manuel [drums], Will Kegley or Cleveland „Cat“Deshotel [fiddle]. Producer: George Khoury)
025 THE NEW JOLE BLON 636 / Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
026 TEE PER COINE (KEEP A KNOCKING, BUT YOU CAN’T COME IN) 636/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
late 1954 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Rhythm Five (Nathan Abshire [accordion], poss. Jack Miere [ld gt], poss. Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], poss. Jim Baker [bass], poss. Shelton Manuel [drums], poss. Dewey Balfa or Cleveland „Cat“Deshotel [fiddle]. Producer: George Khoury)
027 2258 TEXAS WALTZ 645 / Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
028 2259 POINT DE LOU TWO-STEP 645/Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
Early 1955 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Rhythm Five (Nathan Abshire [accordion], poss. Dewey Balfa [vcl-1], poss. Jack Miere [ld gt/steel], poss. Ernest Thibodeaux [rh gt], ? [bass], poss. Shelton Manuel [drums]. Producer: George Khoury)
029 CASA BLANCA WALTZ 647
030 LU LU BOOGIE 647/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
Late 1955 or Early 1956 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Five (Nathan Abshire [accordion], Dewey Balfa [vcl/fiddle], poss. Jack Miere [steel], ? [rh gt], ? [bass], poss. Shelton Manuel [drums]. Producer: George Khoury)
031 BOORA RHUMBA 649
032 CAROLINA BLUES 649/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
1956 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Five/*Little Yvonne Le Blanc & Abshire Band (Nathan Abshire [accordion], Yvonne LeBlanc [vcl-1], ? [vcl-1], poss. Jack Miere [steel], ? [rh gt], ? [bass], poss. Shelton Manuel [maracas-1], Dewey Balfa [fiddle]. Producer: George Khoury)
033 R-1269-A MAMA ROSIN -1 652/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
034 R-1269-B SHAMROCK WALTZ -2 652/ Arhoolie 5013 ARH-CD-373
1956 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Five (Nathan Abshire [accordion] + unknown musicians. Producer: George Khoury)
036 LA NUEVO TE MAURICE Khoury’s 652
037 LES VERVES A KITA LA COULEE Khoury’s 652
Note (P.M.):this record (a duplicate of catalog number 652)appears on a Khoury's inventory listing,no copies are known to exist.It probably was planned but never released.1956 or 1957 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Five (Nathan Abshire [accordion], Jack Miere [vcl], Dewey Balfa [vcl-2/fiddle], poss. Darius Leblanc [steel] + unknown musicians. Producer: George Khoury)
038 R-1311-A CRYING PINE GROVE BLUES -1 701/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
039 R-1311-B L.S.U. FRENCH WALTZ -2 701/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
Late 1958 Lake Charles, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Five (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], ? [vcl-2], Jack Miere [steel], Dewey Balfa [fiddle] + unknown musicians. Producer: George Khoury)
040 R-1372-A CANNON BALL SPECIAL -2 704 / Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
041 R-1372-B RED ROCK WALTZ -1 704/ Arhoolie ARH-CD-373
Late 1950s Lake Charles, LA – Robert Bertrand & Nathan Abshire
042 S’EN ALLER DEDANS LAKE CHARLES Charly GCL-125
Mid 1960s Jay Miller Recording Studio, Crowley, LA – Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Ed Junot [vcl-1/el gt], Dewey Balfa [vcl-2/fiddle], Junior Benoit [rh gt], Robert Bertrand [drums]. Producer: Jay Miller)
043 POPCORN BLUES Kajun 500 Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
044 FRENCH WALTZ (BROKEN HEARTED BLUES) -1 Kajun 500/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
045 LA VALSE DE JOLE FILLE Kajun 501/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
046 LA BANANE A NONC’ADAM Kajun 501/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
047 MARDI-GRAS SONG -2 Kajun 502/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
048 GABRIEL WALTZ Kajun 502 503/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
049 PINEGROVE BLUES Kajun 503/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
050 DREAMER’S WALTZ Kajun 505/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
051 CRYING HEART WALTZ Kajun 505/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
Mid 1960s Jay Miller Recording Studio, Crowley, LA – Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], La La Laverne [vcl-1], Atlas Fruge [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums], Will Kegley [fiddle], Lazy Lester [harmonica]. Producer: Jay Miller)
052 THE LA LA BLUES -1 Kajun 507/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
053 FRENCH TWO-STEP Kajun unissued/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
054 DANS GRAND BOIS Kajun 507/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
Mid 1960s Jay Miller Recording Studio, Crowley, LA – Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], Atlas Fruge [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums], prob. Dewey Balfa [fiddle-2]. Producer: Jay Miller)
055 JOLIE CATIN -1-2 Kajun 509/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
056 PINEGROVE STOMP -2 Kajun 509/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
057 LA VALSE DE THEO Kajun unissued/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
058 WEDDING MARCH [TEXAS MARCH?] Kajun unissued
Mid 1960s Jay Miller Recording Studio, Crowley, LA – Nathan Abshire & Darius LeBlanc
059 LE VIEUVE DE BASILE Kajun 510
060 WONDERING Kajun 510
Mid 1960s Jay Miller Recording Studio, Crowley, LA – Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys (Nathan Abshire [vcl-1/accordion], Dewey Balfa [vcl-2/fiddle], ? [rh gt], Atlas Fruge [steel], ? [bass], ? [drums]. Producer: Jay Miller)
061 HOOLA HOOLA TWO-STEP Cajun Classics 101
062 LONELY HEART WALTZ -2 Cajun Classics 101
063 FROG-LEG TWO STEP –instr.- Cajun Classics unissued/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
064 HEY MOM –1 Cajun Classics unissued/Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2 [ed.] Flyrigt LP-535
065 TEXAS MARCH Cajun Classics unissued
066 LYON’S TWO-STEP Cajun Classics unissued/Flyright LP-604
067 NATHAN’S TWO STEP Cajun Classics unissued/ Flyright LP-604
068 TROUBLE WALTZ Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
069 GOOD TIME TWO-STEP Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
070 CHERE PETITE BLONDE Fais Do Do FDD 9082-2
1966 [live] The Frontier Bar, Basil, LA – Nathan Abshire & His Pine Grove Boys [= Balfa Brothers] (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Rodney Balfa [gt], Dewey Balfa [vcl/fiddle], Basile Marcentel [tri],
07001 CAJUN TWO STEP Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07002 MA NEGRESSE Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07003 CALCASIEU WALTZ Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07004 BAYOU PON PON Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07005 OLD FOLKS POLKA Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07006 HAYES' WALTZ ARH-CD-416
07007 HICKS WAGON WHEEL SPECIAL ARH-CD-416
07008 LA VALSA A RAY ARH-CD-416
07009 GREY NIGHT SPECIAL (GRANDE NUIT SPECIAL) Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07010 GABRIELLE WALTZ Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07011 PAPER IN MY SHOES ARH-CD-416
07012 BASILE BREAKDOWN ARH-CD-416
07013 LE TEMPS A PRES FINIR Arhoolie 5004 ARH-CD-416
07014 FRENCH BLUES ARH-CD-416
Mid 1960s unknown, LA – Nathan Abshire & Balfa Brothers
071 CHERE TE MON Arhoolie LP-103
072 DOMINO TWO STEP Arhoolie CD-331
073 JOLIE PETITE BLONDE Arhoolie CD-331
1966 Swallow Studios, Ville Platte, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Thomas Langley [vcl-1], Rodney Balfa [gt], Dewey Balfa [fiddle] + unknown musicians)
074 SUR LE COURTABLEAU Swallow 45-10166/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 LP-6061
075 TRAMP SUR LA RUE Swallow 45-10166/ ACE CD-217 LP-6023 CD-6061
076 OFF SHORE BLUES -1 45-10170/ ACE CD-217 LP-6023
077 PHIL’S WALTZ (BELISAIRE WALTZ) 45-10170/LP-6014 LP-6061 ACE CD-217
078 LEMONADE SONG 45-10173/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 CD-6061
079 I DON’T HURT ANYMORE 45-10173/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 CD-6061
1967 Swallow Studios, Ville Platte, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Rodney Balfa [gt], Dewey Balfa [fiddle] + unknown musicians)
080 PINE GROVE BLUES 45-10175/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 LP-6061 Collectors 45-2006
081 A MUSICIAN’S LIFE 45-10175/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 LP-6061
1968 Swallow Studios, Ville Platte, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Thomas Langley [vcl-1], Don Guillot [vcl-2], Rodney Balfa [gt], Dewey Balfa [fiddle] + unknown musicians)
082 IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME -1 45-10190/ LP-6023
083 LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND 45-10190/ LP-6023
084 SERVICE BLUES 45-10193/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 LP-6061
085 SHAMROCK 45-10193/LP-6014 ACE CD-217 CD-6061
086 LA NOCE A ROSALIE [LA NOCE A JOSEPHINE] 45-10198/ LP-6023
087 PARTIE A GRAND BASILE 45-10198 LP-6023 CD-6061
088 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 45-10206/LP-6014 CD-214 CD-6061
089 LA VALSE DE BAYOU TECHE 45-10206/LP-6014 CD-214 LP-6061 Collectors 45-2006
1968 Swallow Studios, Ville Platte, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Rodney Balfa [gt], Dewey Balfa [fiddle] + unknown musicians)
090 FRENCH BLUES 45-10215/LP-6014 LP-6061
091 NATHAN’S LAFAYETTE TWO STEP 45-10215/ LP-6023 Ace CD-217
1967-1968 Swallow Studios, Ville Platte, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Rodney Balfa [gt/vcl-1], Dewey Balfa [fiddle/vcl-2] + unknown musicians) (from previous sessions)
092 FEE-FEE PONCHO LP-6014 LP-6061
093 TRACKS OF MY BUGGY -1 LP-6023 CD-6061
094 DYING IN MISERY -2 LP-6023 CD-6061
095 J’ AI ÉTAIS AU BALLE -1 LP-6023 LP-6061
096 VALSE DE KAPLAN (KAPLAN WALTZ) – 1 LP-6023 LP-6061
097 BELIZAIRE WALTZ LP-6061
098 CHOUPIQUE TWO STEP LP-6014 LP-6023 LP-6061
099 VALSE DE HOLLY BEACH LP-6014 CD-217 LP-6061
1970 [live] New York City – Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [accordion/vcl-1], Rodney Balfa [gt/vcl-4], Dewey Balfa [fiddle/vcl-2/talk], Will Balfa [fiddle/vcl-5])
09901 HICKS WAGON WHEEL SPECIAL –instr.- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09902 LA VALSE DE RENO -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09903 ABOUT NATHAN'S PINE GROVE BLUES –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09904 THE PINE GROVE BLUES -1 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09905 ABOUT NATHAN'S WWII SONG –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09906 THE SERVICE BLUES -1 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09907 LA VALSE DE GRANDPRE -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09908 CAJUN HISTORY –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09909 STEP IT FAST (T'EN AS EU, MAIS T'EN AURAS PLUS) -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09910 LA VALSE DE BAMFA -5 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09911 TRADITINAL & MODERN CAJUN FIDDLE STYLES –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09912 CHERE TOUT TOUT -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09913 A MUSICIAN'S EARNINGS –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09914 LACASSINE SPECIAL -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09915 CAJUN MUSIC UNTIL WWII –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09916 LES VEUVES DE LA COULEE -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09917 THE POWER OF A MUSICIAN –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09918 LA VALSE DE BELISAIRE -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09918 GRAND MAMOU -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09919 HARD TO LEAVE HOME –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09920 TOUS LES SOIRS -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09921 T'ESPETITE ET T'ES MIGNONNE -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09922 ABOUT MARDI GRAS AND FAIS DO DO -talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09923 J'ÉTAIS AU BAL -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09924 PARLEZ NOUS A BOIRE -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09925 LA VALSE DE KAPLAN -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09926 THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY -4 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09927 GOOD BYE AND GOOD LUCK –talk- Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111
09928 THE BOSCO STOMP -2 Field Rec. Coll. FRC-111 17 February 1972 [live] Balfa House, Basile, LA – Nathan Abshire & The Balda Brothers (Nathan Abshire [accordion/vcl], Rodney Balfa [vcl/gt], Dewey Balfa [vcl/fiddle], Will Balfa [vcl/fiddle], Burkeman Balfa [triangle]) (filmed by Jean-Pierre Bruneau)
09929 MA NEGRESSE Expression Spontanée ES 17 Cinq planètes DVD CP07433
09930 TWO STEP DES CAJUNS Cinq planètes DVD CP07433
09931 LES MARINGOUINS Expression Spontanée ES 17
December 1972 LaLouisianne Studio, 3211 Johnstone St., Lafayette, LA – The Balfa Brothers Orchestra & Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [accordion/vcl-1], Rodney Balfa [gt/vcl-2], J.W.Pelsia [steel], Tony Balfa [drums], Dewey Balfa [fiddle/vcl-1], Merlin Fontenot [fiddle], the group [vcl-3]. Producer: Sam Charters)
100 ACADIEN TWO-STEP –instr.- Sonet SNTF-643
101 WALTZ OF THE BIG WOODS -2 Sonet SNTF-643
102 I PASSED IN FRONT OF YOUR DOOR -1-3 Sonet SNTF-643
103 PINE GROVE BLUES -1 Sonet SNTF-643
104 THE WINDOWS OF BASILE -2 Sonet SNTF-643
105 LACASSINE SPECIAL -instr.- Sonet SNTF-643
17 April 1973 LaLouisianne Studio, 3211 Johnstone St., Lafayette, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Bessyl Duhon [rh gt], Rufus Thibodeaux [bass], Joe Thibodeaux [drums], Carol Rachou [triangle], Merlin Fontenot [fiddle]. Producer: Carol J. Rachou)
106 LA VALSE DE MECHE (THE WALTZ OF THE MARSH) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
107 LA VALSE DE BAYOU TECHE (THE BAYOU TECHE WALTZ) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
108 LA VALSE DE KAPLAN (THE KAPLAN WALTZ) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
109 T‘EN AS EU, T'EN AURAS PLUS (YOU GOT SOME, YOU WON’T HAVE ANYMORE) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
110 LE VALSE DE BELEZARE (THE BELEZARE WALTZ) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
111 LE TWO-STEP DE L’ACADIEN (THE ACADIAN TWO-STEP) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
112 CHER TI-MONDE (DEAR LITTLE FRIENDS) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
113 ALLONS TUER LA TORTUE (LET’S KILL THE TURTLE) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
114 LA VALSE DES VALSES (THE WALTZ OF THE WALTZES) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
115 LE BLUES FRANCAIS (FRENCH BLUES) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
116 LE VALSE DE GRAND BASILE (THE GRAND BAZILE WALTZ) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
117 LE TWO-STEP DE CHOUPIQUE (THE CHOUPIQUE TWO-STEP) LaLouisianne LL-139 Ace CDCHD-401
Ca 1975 unknown, LA – Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire
118 VPLM-8007 COEUR CRIMINEL Swallow 45-10267
119 Unknown title Swallow 45-10267
1 September 1975 Basile, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Allie Young [accordion], Armand Babineaux [triangle])
120 CHARE TOUT-TOU Folkways FA-2621
121 COURTABLEAU Folkways FA-2621
FOLKWAYS FA-2621 CAJUN SOCIAL MUSIC (1976)
20 March 1978 La Louisianne Studio, 3211 Johnstone St., Lafayette, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathans Abshire [vcl/accordion], Preston Manuel [vcl*/gt], Sady Courville [violin], Eddie Richards [triangle])
122 LA QUEUE DE TORTURE Sonet SNTF 776
123 CHICAGO BLUES Sonet SNTF 776
124 THE DRUNKARDS DREAM* Sonet SNTF 776
125 IOTA TWO STEP Sonet SNTF 776
126 SERVICE BLUES Sonet SNTF 776
127 LA VALSE CRIMINELLE Sonet SNTF 776
128 JÁI ÉTE AU BAL* Sonet SNTF 776
129 LA VALSE A BELISAIRE Sonet SNTF 776
130 LES FILLES DU CANADA Sonet SNTF 776
131 JOLIE BLONDE Sonet SNTF 776
132 TOUS LES SOIRS Sonet SNTF 776
133 CHER MOM* Sonet SNTF 776
27 August 1978 La Louisianne Studio, 3211 Johnstone St.,Lafayette, LA – Nathan Abshire (Nathan Abshire [vcl/accordion], Dulis Landry [gt], Carol Rachou [triangle], Merlin Fontenot [fiddle], Rufus Thibodeaux [fiddle})
134 PAUVRE HOBO LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
135 J’AIMERAIS CONNAITRE LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
136 LA VALSE DELA PORTE OUVERTE LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
137 BLUES DU TAC-TAC LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
138 LA VALSE DU REVEUR LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
139 HIP ET TAIAU LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
140 JOLIE BLONDE LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
141 PINE GROVE BLUES LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
142 LE VALSE DES CHOUPIQUE LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
143 LES FLAMMES D’ENFER LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
144 LE TEMPS EST APRES FINIR LaLouisianne LL-144 Ace CDCHD-401
1970s unkown info (possibly Sonet origin) – Nathan Abshire
145 LES FILLES DU CANADA Music Club MCCD066
146 LA QUEUE DE TORTURE Music Club MCCD066
147 CHER MOM Music Club MCCD116
148 LEMONADE SONG Music Club MCCD171

ALBUMSArhoolie 5004 Cajun Fais Do-Do: Cajun Two Step; Gabrielle Waltz; Grey Night Special (Grande Nuit Special); Ma Negresse; Bayou Pon Pon; Old Folks Polka; Calcasieu Waltz; Le Temps A Pres Finir - 67
Arhoolie 5013 Nathan Abshire And Other Cajun Gems Vol.2 From The Khoury Vaults: Pinegrove Blues; Kaplan Waltz; Choupique Two Step; Shamrock Waltz; Iota Two Step; Texas Waltz; Point De Lou Two Step + other artists


Swallow LP-6014 Pine Grove Blues: Pine Grove Blues; Valse De Holly Beach; Games People Play; Service Blues; A Musician’s Life; Fee-Fee Poncho; Lemonade Song; Valse De Bayou Teche; Sur Le Courtableau; I Don’t Hurt Anymore; Phil’s Waltz (Belisaire Waltz); Shamrock – ca 69
Sonet [SWE] SNTF-643 Cajuns, vol.1: [Balfa Brothers Orchestra with Nathan Abshire:] Acadien Two-Step; Waltz Of The Big Woods; I Passed In Front Of Your Door; Pine Grove Blues; The Windows Of Basile; Lacassine Special; [Ardoin Brothers Orchestra:] My Hat; Sunday Afternoon; Johnny Can’t Dance; The Prison Bars; At The End Of My Road; Mamou Hot Step – 73 (double)
Swallow LP-6023 The Good Times Are Killing Me: Choupique Two Step; Tracks Of My Buggy; Nathan's Lafayette Two Step; Dying In Misery; Tramp Sur La Rue; Partie A Grand Basile; J'ai Etais Au Balle; Valse De Kaplan; If You Don't Love Me; Offshore Blues; Let Me Hold Your Hand; La Noce A Rosalie – ca.74 (reissued on Disques Blue DB-1003)
La Louisianne LL-139 A Cajun Tradition: Valse De Meche; Valse De Bayou Teche; Valse De Kaplan; J'en As Eu T'en N'auras Plus; Valse De Belezare; Acadian Two Step; Cher Ti-Monde; Allons Tuer La Tortue; Cattlemen's Waltz; Blues Francais; Valse De Grand Basile; Two-Step De Choupique - 74
La Louisianne LL-144 A Cajun Tradition, Vol. 2: Pauvre Hobo; J’aimerais Connaitre; La Valse Dela Porte Ouverte; Blues Du Tac-Tac; La Valse Du Reveur; Hip Et Taiau; Jolie Blonde; Pine Grove Blues; Le Valse Des Choupique; Les Flammes D’enfer; Le Temps Est Apres Finir - 78
Flyright [UK] LP-535 The Legendary Jay Miller Sessions, Volume 13: Popcorn Blues; French Waltz (Broken Hearted Blues); Pinegrove Blues; La Valse De Theo; Jolie Catin; Pinegrove Stomp; Mardi-Gras Song; Dreamer’s Waltz; The La La Blues; French Two-Step; Lonely Heart Waltz; Frog-Leg Two Step; La Valse De Jole Fille; Hey Mom - 78 (edited versions)
Sonet [SWE] SNTF-776 Good Times Killin’ Me [on LP Hard Times Killin’ Me]: La Queue De Torture; Chicago Blues; The Drunkards Dream; Iota Two Step; Service Blues; La Valse Criminelle; Jái Éte Au Bal; La Valse A Belisaire; Les Filles Du Canada; Jolie Blonde; Tous Les Soirs; Cher Mom - 78
Ace [UK] CHD-217 Pine Grove Blues: Pine Grove Blues; Lemonade Song; Sur La Courtableau; A Musician's Life; Chopique Two-Step; Tramp Sur La Rue; I Don't Hurt Anymore; Phil's Waltz; Off Shore Blues; Service Blues; Maison Lafayette Two-Step; French Blues; Valse De Bayou Teche; Valse Holly Beach; Games People Play; Shamrock -
Swallow LP-6061 A Cajun Legend: The Best Of Nathan Abshire: Pinegrove Blues; A Musician's Life; Sur Le Courtableau; Balisaire Waltz; Fee Fee Poncho; Service Blues; French Blues; Valse De Bayou Teche; Choupique Two Step; Valse De Holly Beach; J'etais Au Balle; Kaplan Waltz - 86
Flyright [UK] FLY CD 19 Nathan Abshire & the Pinegrove Boys: Popcorn Blues; Broken Hearted Blues; Pinegrove Blues; La Valse De Theo; Jolie Catin; Pinegrove Stomp; Mardi-Gras Song; Dreamer’s Waltz; The La La Blues; French Two-Step; Lonely Heart Waltz; Frog-Leg Two Step; La Valse De Jole Fille; Hey Mom; Gabriel Waltz; La Banana Au Nonc Adam; Trouble Waltz; Good Time Two-Step; Dans Grand Bois; Chere Petite Blonde – 90
Swallow CD-6061 A Cajun Legend: The Best Of Nathan Abshire: Pinegrove Blues; A Musician's Life; Sur Le Courtableau; Balisaire Waltz; Fee Fee Poncho; Service Blues; French Blues; Valse De Bayou Teche; Choupique Two Step; Valse De Holly Beach; J'etais Au Balle; Kaplan Waltz; Lemonade Song; I Don't Hurt Anymore; Shamrock; Tracks Of My Buggy; Dying In Misery; Games People Play; Tramp Sur La Rue; Partie A Grand Basile - 91 (enhanced LP-6061)
Arhoolie ARH-CD-373 French Blues: Pine Grove Blues; Kaplan Waltz; French Blues; New Orleans Waltz; Pine Grove Boogie; Hathaway Waltz; Step It Fast; Jolie Petite Juilette; Choupique Two Step; Valse De Holly Beach; Iota Two Step; Valse De Bayou Teche; Musical Five Special; Avalon Waltz; Tee Per Coine; New Jolie Blon; Point De Lou Two-Step; Texas Waltz; Lu Lu Boogie; Carolina Blues; Shamrock Waltz; Mama Rosin; L.S.U. French Waltz; Crying Pine Grove Blues; Red Rock Waltz; Cannon Ball Special – 02-06-93 (Recorded 1949-56)
Ace [UK] CDCH-401 The Great Cajun Accordianist: La Valse De Meche; La Valse De Bayou Techel; La Valse Du Kaplan; T'en As Eu Ten N'auras Plus; La Valse De Belezaire; Le Two Step De L'acadian; Cher-Ti Monde; Allons Tuer La Tortue; La Valse Des Valses; Le Blues Francais; La Valse De Grand Basile; Le Two-Step Choupique; Pauvre Hobo; J'aimeras Connaitre; La Valse De La Porte Ouverte; Blues Du Tac Tac; La Valse Du Reveur; Hip Et Taiau; Jolie Blon'; Pine Grove Blues; La Valse De Choupique; Les Flames D'enfer; Le Temps Est Apres Finir – 12-12-95
Arhoolie ARH-CD-416 Cajun Fais Do Do: Cajun Two-Step; Ma Negresse; Calcasieu Waltz; Bayou Pon Pon; Old Folks Polka; Hayes' Waltz; Hicks Wagon Wheel Special; La Valsa A Ray; Grande Nuit Special (Grey Night Special); Gabrielle Waltz; Paper In My Shoes; Basile Breakdown; Le Temps Est Apres Finir; French Blues
Fais-Do-Do Records FDD 9082-2 Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys: Popcorn Blues; French Waltz (Broken Hearted Blues); Pinegrove Blues; La Valse De Theo; Jolie Catin; Pinegrove Stomp;Mardi-Gras Song; Dreamer’s Waltz; The La La Blues; French Two-Step; Lonely Heart Waltz; Frog-Leg Two Step; La Valse De Jole Fille; Hey Mom; Gabriel Waltz; La Banana Au Nonc Adam; Trouble Waltz; Good Time Two-Step; Dans Grand Bois; Chere Petite Blonde
Field Recorder's Collective FRC-111 The 1970 NYC Cajun Concert: Hicks Wagon Wheel Special; La Valse de Reno; About Nathan's Pine Grove Blues; The Pine Grove Blues; About Nathan's WWII song; The Service Blues; La Valse de Grandpre; Cajun History; Step it Fast (T'en as eu, mais t'en Auras plus); La Valse de Bamfa; Traditinal & Modern Cajun Fiddle Styles; Chere Tout Tout; A Musician's Earnings; Lacassine Special; Cajun Music Until WWII; Les Veuves de la Coulee; The Power of A Musician; La Valse de Belisaire; Grand Mamou; Hard To Leave Home; Tous les Soirs; T'esPetite et T'es Mignonne; About Mardi Gras and Fais Do Do; J'étais au Bal; Parlez Nous A Boire; La Valse de Kaplan; The Games People Play; Good Bye and Good Luck; The Bosco Stomp - 08

SINGLESBluebird (1935) w.The Rayne-Bo Ramblers
B-2174 La Valse De Riceville / One Step De Morse – 35
B-2177 Gueydan Breakdown / French Blues – 35
B-2178 Laccissine One Step / Valse De Doutte - 35
Oklahoma Tornado (1949-)
OT-102 Pine Groove Blues / Kaplan Waltz – 49 (3.200 copies only)
110 New Orleans Waltz / French Blues
111 Pine Grove Boogie / Hathaway Waltz
Hot Rod (ca 1950)
103 Chere te mon / Hathaway Two-Step – ca 53
Lyric (1951)
610 La valse de Belezere / Choupique quickstep – 51 (reissued on Khoury’s 610)
Khoury's (1951-)
611 Pine Grove Blues No. 2 / La valse De Hollybeach – 51
612 La Valse De Bayou Tech / Iota Two-Step
631 Musical Five Special / Avalon Waltz – 53
636 The New Jole Blon / Tee Per Coinche
645 Texas Waltz / Point De Lou Two-Step – 12-54
647 Lu Lu Boogie / Casa Blanca Waltz – 55
649 Carolina Blues / Boora Rhumba – ca. 56
652 Mama Rosin / Shamrock Waltz – 56
652 La Nuevo Te Maurice / Les Verves A Kita La Coulee – ca 56 (prob. Unissued)
701 Crying Pine Grove Blues / L.S.U. French Waltz – ca. 57
704 Cannon Ball Special / Red Rock Waltz - 58
Kajun (1960s)
500 Popcorn Blues / Broken Hearted Blues
501 La Valse De Jole Fille / La Banane A Nonc’ Adam K
502 Mardi-Gras Song / Gabriel Waltz
503 Gabriel Waltz / Pinegrove Blues
505 Dreamer’s Waltz / Crying Heart Waltz
507 The La La Blues / Dans Grand Bois
509 Jolie Catin / Pinegrove Stomp
510 Le Vieuve De Basile / Wondering – w. Darius LeBlanc
Cajun Classics (Mid 1960s)
101 Hoola Hoola Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz
Swallow (1966-73)
45-10166 Tramp Sue La Rue / Sur Le Courtbleau - 66
45-10170 Off Shore Waltz / Phils Waltz - 66
45-10173 Lemonade Song / I Don't Hurt Anymore - 66
45-10175 Pine Grove Blues / Musician's Life - 67
45-10190 If You Don't Love Me / Let Me Hold You Hand - 67
45-10193 Service Blues / Shamrock - 68
45-10198 La Noce A Rosalie / Partie A Grand Basile - 68
45-10206 La Valse De Bayou Teche / Games People Play - 69
45-10215 French Blues / Lafayette Two Step – 72
45-10267 Coeur Criminel / ? – w. Balfa brothers
Collectors
45-2006 Pine grove blues / Valse de Bayou teche

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