Jole Blon (City Hall)

Jole Blon (City Hall)


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Bear Family, the most venerable of German reissue labels, goes for it with this volume of historical renditions of the great Cajun anthem "Jole Blon." The tune has been transformed and transmogrified throughout pop music history from its humble origins and turned into a country song of near honky tonk proportions. Here are many -- though not all -- of the historic readings ranging from the likes of Harry Choates and Amédé Breaux to Moon Mullican and Waylon Jennings. Along the way are versions by Sheb Wooley, Red Foley, Johnny Bond, Luderin Darbone, Leo Soileau, and Wayne Raney, among others. Each performer puts his spin on the song, adding something to it without ever losing its haunting essence. The only glaring omission here is the Iry LeJeune version from the 1940s. This is a fine volume for archivists and collectors.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2002
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127166180
catalogNumber: 16618
Rank: 143204


  1. Jole Blon
  2. Le Valse de Gueydan
  3. New Pretty Blonde
  4. New Jolie Blonde
  5. Ma Blonde Est Partie
  6. Jole Blonde
  7. Jole Blon
  8. Jolie Blonde
  9. New Jolie Blond
  10. Slippin' Around With Jole Blon
  11. (Our Own) Jole Blon
  12. The Daughter of Jole Blon'
  13. When Jole Blon and Kilroy Got Married
  14. Jole Blon Like the Boogie
  15. When Mexican Joe Met Jole Blon
  16. Jole Blon's Ghost
  17. Shame Shame On Jolie
  18. Jolie Blond Likes The Boogie
  19. Jole Blon's Sister
  20. Dinner With Jole Blon
  21. Peepin' Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)
  22. Peepin' Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)
  23. Jole Blon Is Gone Amen
  24. Jole John
  25. Jole Blon
  26. Rock 'n' Roll Jolie Blonde

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Choates   Fiddle,Vocals
Roy Acuff   Leader,Vocals
Jethro Burns   Electric Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Mandolin
Waylon Jennings   Vocals
Buddy Holly   Guitar
King Curtis   Saxophone
Joey Castle   Fiddle
Johnny Bond   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Robert Armstrong   Piano
Clyde Brewer   Fiddle,Vocals
Keith Coleman   Fiddle
Luderin Darbone   Fiddle,Leader
Bill Dowdy   Guitar
Bobby Farris   Accordion
Hymie Gunkler   Clarinet
Hudson   Electric Guitar
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass
John Porter   Fiddle
Wayne Raney   Harmonica,Vocals
Eldon Shamblin   Electric Guitar
Jim Shepherd   Steel Guitar
Eddie Shuler   Guitar,Leader
Tommy Vaden   Fiddle
B.D. Williams   Rhythm Guitar
Billy Jack Wills   Drums
Smokey Wilson   Electric Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Bill Bailey   Mandolin
Amédé Breaux   Accordion,Vocals
Ophy Breaux   Fiddle
Jack Shook   Guitar
Tony Gonzalez   Drums
Jack Hansen   Trumpet
Pete "Oswald" Kirby   Steel Guitar
Eddie Kirk   Guitar
Andy Secrest   Trumpet
Jimmie Widener   Tenor Banjo
Bob "Crow" Clarke   Drums
Vic Davis   Piano
Alton Delmore   Guitar
Rabon Delmore   Guitar
Johnnie Manson   Fiddle
Paul Sells   Accordion
Mancel Tierney   Piano
Jerry Adler   Harmonica
Leo Soileau   Fiddle,Vocals
Louis Innis   Guitar
Joseph Hale III Talbot   Steel Guitar
Fred Whiting   Bass
Cleoma Breaux Falcon   Guitar
William Edward "Zeb Turner" Grishaw   Electric Guitar
Ralph "Lefty" Nason   Steel Guitar
Bob Simmons   Fiddle
Donald Slayman   Fiddle
Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Betty Amos   Vocals
Tommy Covington   Steel Guitar
Johnny Duhon   Electric Guitar
James Robert Wills   Leader
Bill "Dewey" Landry   Guitar
Bill Brower   Fiddle
Billie "Tiny" Moore   Mandolin
Milton Curtis "Muddy" Berry   Drums
Georger R "Deuce Spriggens" Braunsdorf   Bass
Koby Sirinsky   Fiddle
Tommy Gibbs   Steel Guitar
Jonnny Holland   Drums
Matt Collins   Electric Guitar
James "Jimmie" Foster   Bass
Lennis Sonnier   Guitar,Vocals
Floyd Shreve   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Harry Choates   Arranger,Composer
Moon Mullican   Composer
Buddy Holly   Producer
Clyde Brewer   Illustrations
Miller   Composer
Eli Oberstein   Producer
Bill Quinn   Producer
Fred Rose   Producer
Eddie Shuler   Producer
Chris Strachwitz   Illustrations
Crawford Vincent   Illustrations
Jon Broven   Illustrations
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Frank Walker   Producer
Syd Nathan   Composer
Wesley Tuttle   Illustrations
Leverett   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Discographical Information
Dave Sax   Reissue Producer,Discographical Information,Metal Transfers
Matt Cavaluzzo   Metal Transfers
Jurgen Koop   Illustrations
Jack Rivers   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Morry Burns   Composer
Papa Cairo   Illustrations
Buddy Dee   Composer
Lou Wayne   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Traditional   Composer
Don Adams   Contributor
Marilyn Tuttle   Illustrations
Paul Cohen   Producer

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