VALSE LA PRISON

Latest update on 01/12/2018

Artist: Douglas Bellard & Kirby Riley
Author: traditional
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1929

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.

Covers:

1929:

Dennis McGee & Ernest Fruge [as La Valse Du Penitencier, also for Vocalion]

1934:

Joseph Jones [as Blues de la prison; Lomax recording]

1938:

Hackberry Ramblers

1966:

Bois Sec Ardoin & Canray Fontenot

1973:

Canray Fontenot [as Les Barres de la prison]

1992:

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys [idem]

2001:

Terrance Simien [idem]

2005:

Pine Leaf Boys [idem]

2011:

Buddy Miller [idem]

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