TWO STEP DE EUNICE

Latest update on 16/11/2020

Artist: Amédé Ardoin
Author: Amédé Ardoin
Label: Columbia
Year: 1929

With Dennis McGee (fiddle). Amédé spelled Armadie on the label. During the same Columbia field trip in New Orleans they first recorded Blind Willie Johnson.

Covers:

1952:

Iry Lejeune [same melody in Jolie Catin]

1966:

Bois Sec Ardoin & Canray Fontenot [Alan Lomax recording; they both started playing 'ti fer (triangle) with Amédé]

1967:

Clifton Chenier [same melody in Sweet Little Doll (Cher Catin); taking credit]

1974:

Carrière Brothers [as Jolie Catin]

1989:

Boozoo Chavis [idem]

1989:

Michael Doucet & Beausoleil

1993:

C.J. Chenier [as Cher Catin]

2010:

Pine Leaf Boys

2013:

Savoy Family

Creole Amédé Ardoin was from Eunice, LA. That's also where he got involved in a terrible fight, probably racially inspired. He played dead to avoid being killed, got run over by a Model T Ford and was so severely damaged he never played again. Died in a Pine Ville, LA hospital in 1942.

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