Latest update on 29/03/2014

Artist: Happy, Doc & The Boys
Author: Doc Guidry/J.D. Miller
Label: Fais Do Do
Year: 1946

Happy Fats, Doc Guidry and others as Allons Danse Colinda. Released on J.D. Miller's first (cajun)label Fais Do Do. Recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans as he still lacked a studio of his own. Those original Fais Do Do 78's are very rare. Shortly before the cajun revival, Mr. Jay donated his overstock during an election campaign in Crowley (He ran for sheriff). Most of these treasures ended up as shooting target on the local fancy fair.

In fact Colinda (or Allons Danse Colinda) is at least 100 years older. Originally a Voodoo dance brought to Louisiana by West Indian slaves. Was banned in 1843 for its suggestive lyrics. Oldest Colinda variation ever featured in The Originals radio-series: Madame Young Donnez Moi Votre Plus Jole Blonde by Dennis McGee & Sady Courville ('29 - Vocalion).


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