Various Artists – Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Recordings Volume 2


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Release Date:  2012

Label:  Arhoolie Records


Track List

1 –Blackie – Elton Two Step
2 –Blackie – La Robe Barre
3 –Cleveland Crochet – Midnight Blues
4 –Cleveland Crochet – Sha Meon Waltz
5 –Nathan Abshire – Boora Rhumba (La Cucaracha!)
6 –Lawrence Walker – Madame Sostan
7 –Lawrence Walker – Brunette Two Step
8 –Sandy Austin – Scrambled Eggs
9 –Virgel Bozman – Tell Me If You Love Me
10 –Jimmy Choates – Belle Isle Waltz
11 –Jimmy Choates – Lonesome For You
12 –Vincent & Cagley – Chere Petite Blun
13 –Amar DeVillier – Shoe Pick Waltz
14 –Amar DeVillier – Durald Two Step
15 –Elise Deshotel – Two Step De Kindergarden
16 –Shuk Richard – Chere Vere Naig
17 –Musical Four Plus One – Chere Ami Waltz
18 –The Oklahoma Tornadoes – La Prison
19 –Virgel Bozman – The Cameron Waltz
20 –Ernest Tipidoe – Jennings Two Step
21 –Wilson Granger – Bayou Chico Waltz
22 –Nathan Abshire & Band – Hathaway Two Step
23 –Tan Benoit – Iowa Two Step
24 –Tan Benoit – Gueydon Waltz
25 –Nathan Abshire – Lake Charles Two Step
26 –Nathan Abshire – Grand Mamou
27 –Elise Deshotel – Two Step De Avalon



Following the end of World War II, there was renewed interest in Cajun music in southwest Louisiana. This interest resulted in juke box operators, radio stations, and the public demanding records. Lake Charles record store owner George Khoury saw an opportunity to become a record producer to meet the growing demand. Beginning in the late 1940s and continuing into the early 1960s, Khoury produced recordings by local Cajun musicians such as Nathan Abshire and his Pine Grove Five, Lawrence Walker, and Elise Deshotel. Several recordings by Abshire and Deshotel feature a young Dewey Balfa on fiddle. This is a companion recording to Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Collection, Volume 1.

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