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Harry Choates

Harry Henry Choates (December 26, 1922 – July 17, 1951) was an American Cajun music fiddler known as "Fiddle King of Cajun Swing" and "Godfather of Cajun music."

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1922, Died July 17th, 1951

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, vocalist, electric guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-048005 10-in. 2/14/1940 O. S. T. gal Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048006 10-in. 2/14/1940 A little high chair Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048007 10-in. 2/14/1940 The old ice man Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048008 10-in. 2/14/1940 I know you feel the way I do Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048009 10-in. 2/14/1940 Lake Charles shuffle Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048010 10-in. 2/14/1940 I've grown so lonely for you Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-048011 10-in. 2/14/1940 Gran prairie Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048012 10-in. 2/14/1940 La polka a Gilbent Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048013 10-in. 2/14/1940 La veuve de la coulee Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048014 10-in. 2/14/1940 Les tete fille Lafayette Happy Fats LeBlanc ; Rayne-Bo Ramblers String band, with male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Choates, Harry," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105065.

Choates, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105065.

"Choates, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105065

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