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French Blues
Nathan Abshire
French Blues
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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Nathan Abshire is the king of the bayou accordion. Abshire has proven he still reigns with this 78-minute, 28-track collection of tunes from 1949 and on. These are old tracks, with the rough sound of old 78s, but rough a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nathan Abshire
Title: French Blues
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 12/1/1993
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 096297037324

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Nathan Abshire is the king of the bayou accordion. Abshire has proven he still reigns with this 78-minute, 28-track collection of tunes from 1949 and on. These are old tracks, with the rough sound of old 78s, but rough and tumble playing on tracks like "Jolie Blonde" are totally inspired! He gives the music life as he plays with abandon, sings like a banshee, and takes his various bands wandering through Texas tunes, bluesy crossovers, and even some modern surprises (check the rhythmic games they play on "Musical Five Special"). The charm of "Shamrock Waltz" and the 1949 version of "Pine Grove Blues" are reason enough to own this collection. --Louis Gibson

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Some good old Cajun music
Mac | Houston, Tx United States | 04/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nathan Abshire is a legend as far as I am conerded. Here is a collection of great old Cajun tunes. Some are quite old and therefore the quality is poor, but this is history in Cajun music. It is well worth it."
Classic Cajun Accordian
Kevin Fontenot | New Orleans, LA United States | 11/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nathan Abshire was one of the finest Cajun musicians to emerge in the years following World War II. Deeply influenced by the Creole musician Amede Ardoin, Abshire's best recordings are in the blues idiom. His "Pine Grove Blues" has receached the classic status. This collection brings together recordings from the 1950s at the height of the Cajun accordian revivial. This is dancehall music, brash and beautiful, and almost defiantly Cajun. Required for Cajun collections and a good introduction to the artist."