Chanteur Cajun US né le 13 juin 1927 à Guyedan (Louisiane). Nathan Abshire commença a enregistrer vers 1935. Il peut être considéré comme l'accordéoniste le plus talentueux du pays bayou. Il a enregistré pour les labels OT, Khoury et Kajun Records et était accompagné par les Pinegrove Boys. Nathan était installé à Basile (Louisiane) où il exerçait la profession de ferrailleur. Il est décédé le 13 mai 1981 à Basile (Louisiane).

Nathan Abshire helped bring the blues and honky tonk to Cajun music and repopularized the accordion with his recordings during the 1950s and '60s, but still never managed to make a living from his music. Born in Gueyden, LA, on June 23, 1913, Abshire began playing professionally in the 1920s, and he first recorded in the early '30s with Happy Fats & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers. Abshire went to work at the Basile, LA, town dump around that time, and he held the job for most of his working life.
His fortunes began looking bright by 1936, however, when the Rayne-Bo Ramblers began backing him on sides for Bluebird. After serving in World War II, Abshire cut "Pine Grove Blues" — his most famous single and later his signature song — for D.T. Records. He recorded for Khoury/Lyric, Swallow, and Kajun during the 1950s and '60s, meanwhile playing local dances and appearing on sessions by the Balfa Brothers.
A renewal of interest in Cajun and folk music during the '70s gave Abshire a chance to play several festivals and colleges and star in the 1975 PBS-TV Cajun documentary, Good Times Are Killing Me. The title proved prophetic, however, as Abshire fought alcoholism during his last years. Several sessions for Folkways and La Louisienne followed in the late '70s, but he died on May 13, 1981.

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Talents : Vocal, Fiddle, Accordeon

Style musical : Zydeco, Traditional Cajun, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjWZ9OyYdj4

PINEGROVE BLUES (196?)

FRENCH BLUES (1972)

HIP ET TAIAU (1978)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-2174 (US)

Rayne-Bo Ramblers - La Valse De Riceville / One Step De Morse

1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-2177 (US)

Nason Abshire & the Rayne-Bo Ramblers - Gueydan Breakdown / French Blues

1935 78 t. BLUEBIRD B-2178 (US) Nason Abshire & the Rayne-Bo Ramblers - Laccissine One Step / Valse De Doutte
1949 78 t. OT 102 (US)

Pine Groove Blues / Kaplan Waltz

1949 ? 78 t. OT 110 (US)

New Orleans Waltz / French Blues

1949 ? 78 t. OT 111 (US)

Pine Grove Boogie / Hathaway Waltz

1951 SP LYRIC 610 (US)

Nathan ABSHIRE & His MUSICAL FIVE - La Valse De Belezere / Choupique Quickstep

1951 SP KHOURY 610 (US) La Valse De Belezere / Choupique Quickstep
1951 SP KHOURY 611 (US)

Pine Grove Blues No. 2 / La Valse De Hollybeach

1951 SP KHOURY 612 (US)

La Valse De Bayou Tech / Iota Two-Step

1953 SP HOT ROD 103 (US)

Chere Te Mon / Hathaway Two-Step

1953 SP KHOURY 631 (US)

Musical Five Special / Avalon Waltz

1954 ? SP KHOURY 636 (US)

The New Jole Blon / Tee Per Coinche

12/1954 SP KHOURY 645 (US)

Texas Waltz / Point De Lou Two-Step

1955 SP KHOURY 647 (US) Lulu Boogie / Casablanca Waltz
1956 SP KHOURY 649 (US)

Carolina Blues / Boora Rhumba

1956 SP KHOURY 652 (US)

Mama Rosin / Shamrock Waltz

1956 SP KHOURY 652 (US) (prob. unissued)

La Nuevo Te Maurice / Les Verves A Kita La Coulee

1957 SP KHOURY 701 (US)

Crying Pine Grove Blues / L.S.U. French Waltz

1958 SP KHOURY 704 (US)

Cannon Ball Special / Red Rock Waltz

196? SP KAJUN 500 (US)

Popcorn Blues / Broken Hearted Blues

196? SP KAJUN 501 (US)

La Valse De Jole Fille / La Banane A Nonc’ Adam K

196? SP KAJUN 502 (US)

Mardi-Gras Song / Gabriel Waltz

196? SP KAJUN 503 (US)

Gabriel Waltz / Pinegrove Blues

196? SP KAJUN 505 (US)

Dreamer’s Waltz / Crying Heart Waltz

196? SP KAJUN 507 (US)

The La La Blues / Dans Grand Bois

196? SP KAJUN 509 (US)

Jolie Catin / Pinegrove Stomp

196? SP KAJUN 510 (US)

Nathan ABSHIRE & Darius LeBlanc - Le Vieuve De Basile / Wondering

1966 SP CAJUN CLASSICS 101 (US)

Hoola Hoop Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz

1966 SP SWALLOW 45-10166 (US)

Nathan Abshire And His Pine Grove Boys - Tramp Su La Rue / Sur Le Courtableau

1966 SP SWALLOW 45-10170 (US) Nathan Abshire And His Pine Grove Boys - Offshore Blues / Phil's Waltz
1966 SP SWALLOW 45-10173 (US) Nathan Abshire And His Pine Grove Boys - Lemonade Song / I Don't Hurt Anymore
1967 SP SWALLOW 45-10175 (US) Pinegrove Blues / A Musician's Life
1967 SP SWALLOW 45-10190 (US) If You Don't Love Me / Let Me Hold Your Hand
1968 SP SWALLOW 45-10193 (US) Service Blues / Shamrock
1968 SP SWALLOW 45-10198 (US) La Noce A Joséphine / Partie A Grand Basile
1969 SP SWALLOW 45-10206 (US) La Valse De Bayou Teche / Games People Play
1972 SP SWALLOW 45-10215 (US)

Nathan ABSHIRE & The BALFA BROTHERS - French Blues / Lafayette Two Step

197? SP SWALLOW 45-10267 (US)

Nathan ABSHIRE & The BALFA BROTHERS - Coeur Criminel / ?

19?? SP SWALLOW 45-2006 (US)

Pine Grove Blues / Valse De Bayou Teche

197? SP SWALLOW 104 (US) My Dream Came True / Don't Say No







Albums

1966 LP 12" Arhoolie 5004 (US)

Cajun Fais Do-Do - Cajun Two Step (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys) / Gabrielle Waltz (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - vocals : Nathan) / Grey Night Special (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - vocals : Dewey) / Ma Negresse (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - Vocals : Nathan) / Bayou Pon Pon (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - vocals : Dewey) / Old Folks Polka (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys) / Calcasieu Waltz (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - vocals : Nathan) / Le Temps A Près Finir (Nathan Abshire with His Pine Grove Boys - vocals : Nathan / Hey Ma (Breaux Brothers) / Madelainne (Isom J. Fontenot) / In A Pile Of Hay (Cyp Landreneau) / La Valse De La Misère (I. Fontenot) / Crowley Two Step (Breaux Brothers) / Crowley Two Step (Fontenot & Devillier) / La Branche De Muriée (Breaux Brothers) / Chère Mom (Adam Landreneau & Cyp Landreneau) / Grand Mamou (Adam Landreneau) / La Betaille (Isom J. Fontenot)

196? LP 12" Arhoolie 5013 (US)

Nathan Abshire And Other Cajun Gems Vol. 2 From The Khoury Vaults - Pinegrove Blues / Kaplan Waltz / Choupique Two Step / Shamrock Waltz / Iota Two Step / Texas Waltz / Point De Lou Two Step / + other artists

1969 LP 12" SWALLOW LP-6014 (US) PINE GROVE BLUES - Pine Grove Blues / Valse De Holly Beach / Games People Play / Service Blues / A Musician’s Life / Fee-Fee Poncho / Lemonade Song / Valse De Bayou Teche / Sur Le Courtableau / I Don’t Hurt Anymore / Phil’s Waltz (Belisaire Waltz) / Shamrock
1973 2 LP 12" SONET SNTF-643 (UK) CAJUNS - THE Balfa Brothers Orchestra with Nathan Abshire - THE ARDOIN BROTHERS ORCHESTRA - The Balfa Brothers Orchestra With Nathan Abshire : Acadien Two-Step / Waltz Of The Big Woods / I Passed In Front Of Your Door / Pine Grove Blues / The Windows Of Basile / Lacassine Special / The Ardoin Brothers Orchestra : My Hat / Sunday Afternoon / Johnny Can’t Dance / The Prison Bars / At The End Of My Road / Mamou Hot Step
1974 LP 12" SWALLOW LP-6023 (US) THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME - Nathan Abshire Featuring The Balfa Brothers - Choupique Two Step / Tracks Of My Buggy / Nathan's Lafayette Two Step / Dying In Misery / Tramp Sur La Rue / Partie A Grand Basile / J'Ai Etais Au Balle / Valse De Kaplan / If You Don't Love Me / Offshore Blues / Let Me Hold Your Hand / La Noce A Rosalie
1974 LP 12" LA LOUISIANE LL-139 (US) A CAJUN TRADITION - Valse De Meche / Valse De Bayou Teche / Valse De Kaplan / J'En As Eu T'En N'Auras Plus / Valse De Belezare / Acadian Two Step / Cher Ti-Monde / Allons Tuer La Tortue / Cattlemen's Waltz / Blues Francais / Valse De Grand Basile / Two-Step De Choupique
1976 LP 12" Disques Bleu ‎DB 1003 (CAN) Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler - Nathan Abshire Accompagné Par Les Frères Balfa - Choupique Two Step (vocals : Nathan Abshire) / Tracks Of My Buggy (vocals : Rodney Balfa) / Nathan's Lafayette Two-Step (vocals : Nathan Abshire) / Dying In Misery (vocals : Dewey Balfa) / Tramp Sur La Rue (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Partie À Grand Basile (vocals : Nathan Abshire) / J'Ai Étais Au Balle (vocals : Rodney Balfa) / Valse De Kaplan (vocals : Dewey Balfa) / If You Don't Love Me (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Offshore Blues (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Let Me Hold Your Hand (vocals : Nathan Abshire) / La Noce À Rosalie (vocals : Nathan Abshire)
1978 LP 12" LA LOUISIANE LL-144 (US) A CAJUN TRADITION VOL. 2 - Pauvre Hobo / J’Aimerais Connaitre / La Valse Dela Porte Ouverte / Blues Du Tac-Tac / La Valse Du Reveur / Hip Et Taiau / Jolie Blonde / Pine Grove Blues / Le Valse Des Choupique / Les Flammes D’Enfer / Le Temps Est Apres Finir
1978 LP 12" FLYRIGHT LP-535 (UK)

The Legendary Jay Miller Sessions, Volume 13 - Popcorn Blues / French Waltz (Broken Hearted Blues) / Pine Grove Blues / La Valse De Theo / Jolie Catin / Pinegrove Stomp / Mardi Gras Song / Dreamer's Waltz / La Blues / French Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz / La Blues / French Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz / Frog-Leg Two Step / La Valse De Jole Fille / Hey Mom

1978 LP 12" SONET SNTF-776 (UK)

Good Times Killin’ Me - La Queue De Torture / Chicago Blues / The Drunkards Dream / Iota Two Step / Service Blues / La Valse Criminelle / J'Ai Été Au Bal / La Valse A Belisaire / Les Filles Du Canada / Jolie Blonde / Tous Les Soirs / Cher Mom

1986 LP 12" SWALLOW LP-6061 (US) A CAJUN LEGEND... THE BEST OF NATHAN ABSHIRE - Pinegrove Blues / A Musician's Life / Sur Le Courtableau / Balisaire Waltz / Fee Fee Poncho / Service Blues / French Blues / Valse De Bayou Teche / Choupique Two Step / Valse De Holly Beach / J'Etais Au Balle / Kaplan Waltz
1987 LP 12" ACE CHD-217 (UK)

Pine Grove Blues - Pine Grove Blues / Lemonade Song / Sur La Courtableau / A Musician's Life / Chopique Two-Step / Tramp Sur La Rue / I Don't Hurt Anymore / Phil's Waltz / Off Shore Blues / Service Blues / Maison Lafayette Two-Step / French Blues / Valse De Bayou Teche / Valse Holly Beach / Games People Play / Shamrock

1990 CD FLYRIGHT FLY CD 19 (UK)

Nathan Abshire & the Pinegrove Boys - Popcorn Blues / Broken Hearted Blues / Pinegrove Blues / La Valse De Theo / Jolie Catin / Pinegrove Stomp / Mardi-Gras Song / Dreamer’s Waltz / The La La Blues / French Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz / Frog-Leg Two Step / La Valse De Jole Fille / Hey Mom / Gabriel Waltz / La Banana Au Nonc Adam / Trouble Waltz / Good Time Two-Step / Dans Grand Bois / Chere Petite Blonde

10/1991 CD SWALLOW CD-6021 (US) THE CAJUN LEGEND - BEST OF NATHAN ABSHIRE - Pine Grove Blues / Musician's Life / Sur Le Courtableu / Belisaire Waltz / Fee Fee Poncho (inst.) / Service Blues / French Blues (inst.) / Valse De Bayou Teche / Choupique Two Step / Valse De Holly Beach / J'Etais Au Bal / Kaplan Waltz / Lemonade Song / I Don't Hurt Anymore / Shamrock (inst.) / Tracks Of My Buggy / Dying In Misery / Games People Play / Tramp Sur La Rue / Partie A Grand Basile
1991 CD ACE CDCHD 329 (UK) Pine Grove Blues / The Good Times Are Killing Me - Nathan Abshire Featuring the Balfa Brothers - Pine Grove Blues : Pine Grove Blues / La Valse De Holly Beach / Games People Play / Service Blues / A Musician's Life / Fee-Fee Pon-Cho / Lemonade Song / La Valse De Bayou Teche / Sur Le Courtableau / I Don't Hurt Anymore / Phil's Waltz / Shamrock / The Good Times Are Killing Me : Choupique Two Step / Tracks Of My Buggy (vocals : Rodney Balfa) / Nathan's Lafayette Two-Step / Dying In Misery (vocals : Dewey Balfa) / Tramp Sur La Rue (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Partie A Grand Basile / J'Ai Etais Au Balle (vocals : Rodney Balfa) / Valse De Kaplan (vocals : Dewey Balfa) / If You Don't Love Me (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Offshore Blues (vocals : Thomas Langley) / Let Me Hold Your Hand / La Noce A Rosalie
06/1993 CD ARHOOLIE ARH-CD-373 (US) FRENCH BLUES - Pine Grove Blues / Kaplan Waltz / French Blues / New Orleans Waltz / Pine Groove Boogie / Hathaway Waltz / Step It Fast / Jolie, Petite Juilette / Choupique Two Step / Valse De Belezaire / Pine Grove Blues #2 / Valse De Holly Beach / Iota Two-Step / Valse De Bayou Tech / Musical Five Special / Avalon Waltz / Tee Per Coine (Keep A' Knocking, But You Can't Come In) / New Jolie Blon / Point De Lou Two Step / Texas Waltz / Lu Lu Boogie / Carolina Blues / Shamrock Waltz / Mama Rosin / L.S.U. French Waltz / Crying Pine Grove Blues / Red Rock Waltz / Cannon Ball Special
12/1995 CD ACE CDCH-401 (UK) THE GREAT COUNTRY ACCORDIONIST - Valse De Meche / Valse De Bayou Teche / Valse Du Kaplan / T'En As Eu, T'En Auras Plus / Valse De Belezaire / Two Step De l'Acadian / Cher Ti-Monde / Allons Tuer La Tortue / Valse Des Valses / Blues Francais / Valse De Grand Basile / Two Step De Choupique / Pauvre Hobo / J'Aimerais Connaitre / Valse De La Porte Ouverte / Blues Du Tac Tac / Valse Du Reveur / Hip Et Taiau / Jolie Blon' / Pine Grove Blues / Valse De Choupique / Flames d'Enfer / Temps Est Apres Finir
2004 CD ARHOOLIE ARH-CD-416 (US)

Cajun Fais Do Do - Cajun Two-Step / Ma Negresse / Calcasieu Waltz / Bayou Pon Pon / Old Folks Polka / Hayes' Waltz / Hicks Wagon Wheel Special / La Valsa A Ray / Grande Nuit Special (Grey Night Special) / Gabrielle Waltz / Paper In My Shoes / Basile Breakdown / Le Temps Est Apres Finir / French Blues

2004 CD Fais-Do-Do FDD 9082-2 (US)

Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys - Popcorn Blues / French Waltz (Broken Hearted Blues) / Pinegrove Blues / La Valse De Theo / Jolie Catin / Pinegrove Stomp / Mardi-Gras Song / Dreamer’s Waltz / The La La Blues / French Two-Step / Lonely Heart Waltz / Frog-Leg Two Step / La Valse De Jole Fille / Hey Mom / Gabriel Waltz / La Banana Au Nonc Adam / Trouble Waltz / Good Time Two-Step / Dans Grand Bois / Chere Petite Blonde

2008 CD Field Recorder's Collective FRC-111 (US)

The 1970 NYC Cajun Concert - Balfa Brothers & Nathan Abshire - Hicks Wagon Wheel Special / La Valse De Reno / About Nathan's Pine Grove Blues / The Pine Grove Blues / About Nathan's WWII song / The Service Blues / La Valse De Grandpre / Cajun History / Step It Fast (T'En As Eu, Mais T'En Auras Plus) / La Valse de Bamfa / Traditinal & Modern Cajun Fiddle Styles (talk) / Chere Tout Tout / A Musician's Earnings / Lacassine Special / Cajun Music Until WWII / Les Veuves de la Coulee / The Power Of A Musician / La Valse De Belisaire / Grand Mamou / Hard To Leave Home / Tous les Soirs / T'Es Petite Et T'Es Mignonne / About Mardi Gras And Fais Do Do / J'Etais Au Bal / Parlez Nous A Boire / La Valse De Kaplan / The Games People Play / Good Bye And Good Luck / The Bosco Stomp

03/2013 CD ACE CDCHD 1348 (UK) Master of the Cajun Accordion - The Classic Swallow Recordings - Pine Grove Blues (Nathan Abshire) / Sur Le Courtableau (Nathan Abshire) / Tramp Sur La Rue (Nathan Abshire) / Lemonade Song (Nathan Abshire) / A Musician's Life (Nathan Abshire) / Offshore Blues (Nathan Abshire) / Phil's Waltz aka Belisaire Waltz  (Nathan Abshire) / I Don't Hurt Anymore (Nathan Abshire) / Shamrock (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / If You Don't Love Me (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Service Blues (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Partie A Grand Basile (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Nathan's Lafayette Two Step (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Let Me Hold Your Hand (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / French Blues (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / La Noce A Josephine (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Tracks Of My Buggy (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / J'Etais Au Bal (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Valse De Kaplan (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Choupique Two Step (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / Dying In Misery (Nathan Abshire & The Balfa Brothers) / La Valse De Rayou Teche (Nathan Abshire) / Games People Play (Nathan Abshire) / Valse De Holly Beach (Nathan Abshire) / Fee-Fee Pon-Cho (Nathan Abshire)

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