Kevin Anthony & G-Town | Eh Ha Ha: A Tribute to the Original Cajun Fiddle of Harry Choates

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Eh Ha Ha: A Tribute to the Original Cajun Fiddle of Harry Choates

by Kevin Anthony & G-Town

A tribute to the great Harry Choates who's unique Cajun swing fiddle styles influenced generations of musicians and continues today! Recorded at the original studio location at Sugarhill Studios, Houston this album captures the Gulf coast sound!
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Harry Choates Blues
4:12 $0.99
2. Honky Tonkin' Days
2:28 $0.99
3. Port Arthur Blues
2:46 $0.99
4. Jole Blon
3:19 $0.99
5. Austin Special
2:59 $0.99
6. Right Key, Wrong Keyhole
3:08 $0.99
7. Devil in the Bayou
1:51 $0.99
8. Hip Et Tiyo
2:35 $0.99
9. Port Arthur Waltz
2:12 $0.99
10. Good Rockin' Tonight
3:21 $0.99
11. Poor Hobo
3:30 $0.99
12. Lake Charles Waltz
3:09 $0.99
13. Louisiana Boogie
2:46 $0.99
14. Rye Whiskey
3:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Harry Choates may be all but forgotten today but in the 1940s he was unmatched in both his ability on the fiddle and his propensity for self-destruction, Choates burned hard and fast in the honky-tonks and dancehalls of Texas and Louisiana. He never left the Gulf Coast’s warm embrace but his impact, while often unacknowledged, is still felt in both Cajun music and in the Texas coast gumbo of country, Texas swing, blues and Tejano. Kevin Anthony & G-Town is honoring that legacy by recording an album of Choates’s music.

Choates died at 28 from alcohol withdrawal in an Austin jail cell but in his short time on Earth, his recordings captured the meeting of cultures along the Gulf Coast and propelled Cajun music into the national consciousness. Best known for his reworking and recording of Jole Blon, Choates is the only musician to take a Cajun song into the top five of the Billboard Charts. But while known for that and other Cajun songs, Choates loved Texas Swing and his live shows were a mixture of songs in English and French.

Recorded at Sugarhill Studios, Houston, Texas March 2019
Produced by Louis Michot
Engineered & Mixed by Cody Franz
Mastered by Pat Manske

Kevin Anthony-Vocals, fiddle
Christopher Smith Gonzalez-Upright bass
Nicole Mendell-Drums
Jim Hall-Steel guitar
Louis Michot-fiddle, vocals
Nick Gaitan-Upright bass

Photography-John DeLapp



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