Oldest black creole recording, even older than Amédé Ardoin's. Should have been Valse de la prison of course. Bellard was doing time for murdering a chicken thief he caught red-handed. Douglas on fiddle, Kirby on accordion.
Dennis McGee & Ernest Fruge [as La Valse Du Penitencier, also for Vocalion]
Joseph Jones [as Blues de la prison; Lomax recording]
Canray Fontenot [as Les Barres de la prison]
Terrance Simien [idem]
Pine Leaf Boys [idem]
Buddy Miller [idem]