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French Blues - Nathan Abshire & the Pinegrove Boys
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  1. Pine Grove Blues
  2. Kaplan Waltz
  3. French Blues
  4. New Orleans Waltz
  5. Pine Groove Boogie
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  1. Pine Grove Blues
  2. Kaplan Waltz
  3. French Blues
  4. New Orleans Waltz
  5. Pine Groove Boogie
  6. Hathaway Waltz
  7. Step It Fast
  8. Jolie, Petite Juilette
  9. Choupique Two Step
  10. La Valse de Belezaire
  11. Pine Grove Blues #2
  12. La Valse de Holly Beach
  13. Iota Two-Step
  14. La Valse de Bayou Tech
  15. Musical Five Special
  16. Avalon Waltz
  17. Tee Per Coine (Keep A' Knocking, But You Can't Come In)
  18. The New Jolie Blon
  19. Point de Lou Two Step
  20. Texas Waltz
  21. Lu Lu Boogie
  22. Carolina Blues
  23. Shamrock Waltz
  24. Mama Rosin
  25. L.S.U. French Waltz
  26. Crying Pine Grove Blues
  27. Red Rock Waltz
  28. Cannon Ball Special
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Recorded between 1949 and 1956, this is prime Cajun music. The fidelity is slightly better than the best Cajun discs of the 1930s, but the approach is still satisfyingly raw and spontaneous, with waltzes, boogies, and blues. A steel guitar is present to varying degrees on most of the tracks, giving the fiddle/accordion-dominated arrangements a bit more flavor. This has a great spontaneous feel that stops short (but not that short) of raggedness, highlighted by Abshire's joyous calls and asides. Includes his big "hit," "Pine ...

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French Blues 1993, Arhoolie

UPC: 096297037324

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