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Nathan Abshire

Nathan Abshire (June 27, 1913 near Gueydan, Louisiana – May 13, 1981 in Basile, Louisiana) was an American Cajun accordion player who, along with Iry LeJeune, was responsible for the renaissance of the accordion in Cajun music in the 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1913 (Gueydan), Died 1981 (Basile)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: accordion, vocalist

Notes: Bluebird disc labels credit him as Nason Absher.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-94408 10-in. 8/10/1935 Gueydan breakdown Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-94409 10-in. 8/10/1935 La valse de Riceville Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and shouts instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-94410 10-in. 8/10/1935 One step de Morse Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-94411 10-in. 8/10/1935 French blues Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo and shouts instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Victor BS-94412 10-in. 8/10/1935 One-step de Laccissine Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band instrumentalist, accordion  
Victor BS-94413 10-in. 8/10/1935 La valse de Boutte Dechuminen Nason Absher ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, accordion  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abshire, Nathan," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103607.

Abshire, Nathan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103607.

"Abshire, Nathan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103607

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