Harry Choates

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Harry Choates (b. December 26, 1922 in Rayne, Louisiana, USA - d. July 17, 1951 in Austin, Texas, USA) was a Cajun fiddler and songwriter.

Choates wrote one of the Cajun classics, "Jolie Blon" (which he wrote to his daughter Linda), and popularized such songs as "Allons A Lafayette". Being an alcoholic, he sold the rights to "Jolie Blon" for $100 and a bottle of whiskey. Due to his bad habits, he was blacklisted by the musicians' union in San Antonio.

In 1951, a judge found him in contempt of court and he was jailed, a situation where he ended after a divorce and not being able to pay support to his wife and daughter. After three days of being forced to kick his drinking habit, he started beating his head against the cell bars and fell into a coma. He died a few days later.
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D 7000 Harry Choates - Jole Blon album art Harry Choates Jole Blon (Album) D (2) D 7000 US 1979 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1313-A, 1314 Harry Choates - Basile Waltz / Jole Blon album art Harry Shoates And His Fiddle* Basile Waltz / Jole Blon Gold Star (2), Gold Star (2) 1313-A, 1314 US 1946 Sell This Version
1319 Harry Choates - Allons A Lafayette / Port Arthur Waltz album art Harry Choates & His Fiddle* Allons A Lafayette / Port Arthur Waltz(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1319 US 1947 Sell This Version
20-528 Harry Choates - Rubber Dolly / Cajun Hop album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Rubber Dolly / Cajun Hop(Shellac, 10") Modern Records (2) 20-528 US 1948 Sell This Version
1343 Harry Choates - Dragging The Bow / Te Petite album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Dragging The Bow / Te Petite(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1343 US 1948 Sell This Version
1335 Harry Choates - Bayou Pon Pon / Lawtell Waltz album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Bayou Pon Pon / Lawtell Waltz(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1335 US 1948 Sell This Version
1336 Harry Choates - Louisiana / Poor Hobo album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Louisiana / Poor Hobo(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1336 US 1948 Sell This Version
1340 Harry Choates - Rye Whiskey / Devil In The Bayou album art Harry Choates Rye Whiskey / Devil In The Bayou(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1340 US 1948 Sell This Version
1380 Harry Choates - Louisiana Boogie / Sidewalk Waltz album art Harry Choates Louisiana Boogie / Sidewalk Waltz(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1380 US 1949 Sell This Version
1350 Harry Choates - Mari Jole Blon / Honky Tonking Days album art Harry Choates Mari Jole Blon / Honky Tonking Days(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1350 US 1949 Sell This Version
1385 Harry Choates - Harry Choates Blues / Chere Meon album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Harry Choates Blues / Chere Meon(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2) 1385 US 1950 Sell This Version
124 Harry Choates - Gra Mamou (Big Mamou) / Catn' Around album art Harry (Jole Blon) Choates And His Fiddle* Gra Mamou (Big Mamou) / Catn' Around(Shellac, 10") Macy's Recordings 124 US 1950 Sell This Version
158 Harry Choates Harry's Blues / She's Sweet Sweet(Shellac, 10") Macy's Recordings 158 US 1950 Sell This Version
141 Harry Choates - Korea, Here We Come / Do You Still Love Me album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Korea, Here We Come / Do You Still Love Me(Shellac, 10") Macy's Recordings 141 US 1950 Sell This Version
45-1011 Harry Choates - Big Woods album art Harry Choates And His Fiddle* Big Woods(7", Single) Humming Bird Records (3) 45-1011 US 1951 Sell This Version
45-1012 Harry Choates - Gulf Coast Waltz / Big Mamou (Original) (Grosse Mamou) album art Harry Choates and His Fiddle* Gulf Coast Waltz / Big Mamou (Original) (Grosse Mamou)(7", Single) Humming Bird Records (3) 45-1012 US 1951 Sell This Version
212 Harry Choates - Poor Hobo / Opelousas Waltz album art Harry Choates Poor Hobo / Opelousas Waltz (Single) Starday Records 212 US 1955 Sell This Version
45-273 Harry Choates - Draggin' The Fiddle album art Harry Choates Draggin' The Fiddle(7") Starday Records 45-273 US 1956 Sell This Version
1024 Harry Choates - Jole Blon / Dragging The Bow album art Harry Choates Jole Blon / Dragging The Bow D (2) 1024 US 1958 Sell This Version
1024 Harry Choates - Jole Blon / Corpus Christi Waltz album art Harry Choates Jole Blon / Corpus Christi Waltz(7", Single, Mono) D (2) 1024 US 1958 Sell This Version
1023 Harry Choates - Draggin' The Fiddle / Allons A. Lafayette album art Harry Choates Draggin' The Fiddle / Allons A. Lafayette(7", Single) D (2) 1023 US 1958 Sell This Version
1044 Harry Choates - Port Arthur Waltz album art Harry Choates Port Arthur Waltz (Single) D (2) 1044 US 1959 Sell This Version
1132 Harry Choates - Basil Waltz album art Harry Choates Basil Waltz(7") D (2) 1132 US 1960 Sell This Version
45-187 Harry Choates - New Jole Blon (English) / Jole Blon (French) album art Harry Choates New Jole Blon (English) / Jole Blon (French) (Single) Starday Records 45-187 US Unknown Sell This Version
1331, 1326-B Harry Choates - Rubber Dolly / Fa-De-Do Stomp album art Harry Choates Rubber Dolly / Fa-De-Do Stomp(Shellac, 10") Gold Star (2), Gold Star (2) 1331, 1326-B US Unknown Sell This Version