PAPER IN MY SHOE

Latest update on 30/11/2018

Artist: Boozoo Chavis
Author: Wilson Chavis/Eddie Shuler
Label: Folk-Star
Year: 1954

With Classie Ballou's R&B band. Considered to be the oldest zydeco release and hit. Recorded at Eddie Shuler's Goldband Studio in Lake Charles, LA. Distributed nationally by Imperial.

Covers:

1976:

Lightnin' Slim [on The Legendary Jay Miller Sessions Vol 5; probably recorded in '54, with Wild Bill Phillips on harmonica]

1980:

Queen Ida [as Papiers dans mes souliers]

1987:

Clifton Chenier

1988:

John Delafose

2004:

Michelle Shocked

2016:

Nine Below Zero

Chavis admitted he first heard this song in the 1940s by accordionist and potato farmer Ambrose Potato Sam, while performing in the dancehall of Boozoo's stepdaddy's bush racetrack. Ambrose made a short comeback as Do-Rockin' Sam on the 1995 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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