GARCON NEGLIGENT, LE

Latest update on 02/01/2019

Artist: Guidry Brothers
Author: traditional
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1929

Covers:

1935:

Breaux Frères [same melody in La Valse du bayou Plaquemine]

1936:

Cleoma Falcon [same melody in Pin solitaire; she's a sister of the Breaux brothers]

1936:

Miller's Merrymakers [same melody in Lake Arthur Waltz and later that same day in Pine Island]

1937:

Jolly Boys Of Lafayette [same melody in Abbeville]

1937:

Louisiana Rounders [same melody in Alons kooche kooche with Papa Cairo (Julius Lamperez)]

1940:

Happy Fats & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers [as Gran Prairie; with Harry Choates on fiddle and again with Papa Caïro, released on Bluebird; another Rayne-Bo Rambler was J.D. Miller before he ran his own recording studio in Crowley, LA; Rayne is the name of the town east of Crowley]

1948:

Chuck Guillory [And his Rhythm Boys (vocal by Papa Caïro) as Big Texas/Grand Texas; an English and a French side on Colonial, sub-label of Modern; Papa Caïro took credits]

1949:

Papa Caïro & His Boys [as Big Texas n°2, also on Colonial; French version as Kooche kooche; recut for J.D. Miller's country label Feature in '51 (French and English side)]

1952:

Hank Williams [as Jambalaya (On The Bayou) with Chet Atkins on guitar; n°1 C&W; no credits]

1952:

Moon Mullican [as Jambalaya with Jimmy Bryant (guitar) and Speedy West (steel); sometimes credited for being the one who learned (or even sold) the song to Hank Williams]

1952:

Jo Stafford [idem; n°3 US]

1952:

Lucienne Delyle [in French]

1952:

Rex Allen

1952:

Titus Turner

1953:

Gerhard Wendland [in German]

1953:

Bob Davidse [as Jambalaya]

1956:

Brenda Lee [11 years old, with Owen Bradley on piano]

1957:

Little Jimmy Dickens

1958:

Paul Anka

1958:

Jerry Lee Lewis [all as Jambalaya]

1959:

Jimmy C. Newman [as Grand Texas]

1960:

Rusty Draper

1960:

George Jones

1960:

Ronnie Hawkins

1960:

Kitty Wells

1961:

Fats Domino [top 30 US]

1962:

Floyd Cramer

1964:

Hank Williams Jr.

1964:

Tony Sheridan [& the Beat Brothers]

1964:

Gerry & The Pacemakers

1966:

Wanda Jackson

1966:

Roy Acuff

1969:

Ventures

1971:

Roy Orbison

1971:

Hoyt Axton

1972:

Shocking Blue

1972:

Blue Ridge Rangers

1972:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [hit US & NL]

1973:

Leon Russell [all as Jambalaya]

1973:

Jérolas [as J'aime pas l'ail, j'aime pas l'eau, j'aime l'impôt]

1973:

Pat Boone

1974:

Carpenters [top 3 NL]

1974:

Chuck Berry [and in '71 as Bordeaux In My Pirough]

1974:

Professor Longhair

1975:

Elvis Presley [Live in Lake Charles, LA]

1975:

Roland & Bluesworkshop

1976:

Emmylou Harris

1977:

Saskia & Serge

1978:

Doug Kershaw

1978:

Carl Perkins

1979:

Lucinda Williams

1979:

Roomful Of Blues

1980:

Normaal [as Jambalaya ('t Kampvuur Laait)]

1981:

Jambalaya

1985:

Waylon Jennings

1986:

Residents [all since Hank Williams as Jambalaya (On The Bayou)]

1988:

Queen Ida

1991:

Asleep At The Wheel [all as Jambalaya (On The Bayou)]

1993:

Danny Collet [as Grand Texas]

1993:

Hackberry Ramblers [idem]

1994:

Clarence Gatemouth Brown [as Jambalaya]

1997:

Balham Alligators [as Grand Texas]

1999:

Mel Melton [idem]

1999:

Johnny Dowd [in Worried Mind]

2000:

Tab Benoit [as Jambalaya]

2000:

Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis [idem]

2007:

Harry Connick Jr. [idem]

2008:

Jeff Healey [idem]

2013:

Garth Brooks [idem]

When he heard of Hank Williams' rip-off, Papa Caïro turned his back on the music business never to record or perform again. He wouldn't have had a point in court though, since the melody is even older than Happy Fats's. It's in Abbeville by The Jelly Boys Of Lafayette (Decca - '37), in Pine Island by Miller's Merrymakers (Bluebird - '36), in Pin Solitaire by Cleoma Breaux Falcon (Decca - '36), in La Valse Du Bayou Plaquemine by The Breaux Brothers (Vocalion - '34) and in Le Garçon Négligent by The Guidry Brothers (Vocalion - '29). Same melody was also in Allons Kooche Kooche by The Louisiana Ramblers (Decca - '37), where Papa Cairo was part of.

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