Profile of the performer Harry Choates:
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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|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Allons A Lafayette / Port Arthur Waltz||2||mp3, CD||1946||Gold Star (2)|
|2||His Original 1946-1949 Recordings||16||mp3, CD||1982||Arhoolie Records|
|3||Gra Mamou (Big Mamou) / Catn' Around||2||mp3, CD||Macy's Recordings|
|4||Jole Blon||10||mp3, CD||D (2)|
|5||Five-Time Loser||14||mp3, CD||1990||Krazy Kat|
|6||Basile Waltz / Jole Blon||2||mp3, CD||1946||Gold Star (2)|
|7||Jole Blon / Dragging The Bow||2||mp3, CD||D (2)|
|8||Jole Blon / Basile Waltz||2||mp3, CD||Modern Music (7)|
|9||Poor Hobo||2||mp3, CD||1959||D (2)|
|10||Jole Blon||10||mp3, CD||D (2)|