Chanteur & fiddler Country US né Leon Bourke à Kaplan (Louisiane).

Referred to as "the Cajun Gentleman Fiddler," Frenchie Burke was born Leon Bourke in Kaplan, LA. While still a youngster, he received his first musical lesson from his grandfather. His teeth were cut playing in local bands, and it was during these performances that he began developing his flamboyant showmanship. Shortly after his family moved to Texas, he joined the U.S. Air Force and continued to play, taking first place in one of the U.S.A.F.'s annual talent contests. Following his stint of service, he took up a job as a machinist in Houston and played fiddle on the side, alongside the likes of Ray Price, Johnny Bush, and Jimmy Dickens. He finally began his professional recording career with Bush, and then a series of his own albums followed, beginning with 1974's Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke & the Outlaws (20th Century Fox). "Big Mamou," a Cajun waltz, gave him his most commercial success, reaching the top spot on the country chart. By the end of the '80s, he had several albums to his credit. After beating cancer, he continued to record and perform on throughout the early 2000s, including the albums Fiddlehead and Frenchie Burke's Dance Album.

Talents : Fiddle, Singer

Style musical : Traditional Country, Cajun

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FRENCHIE'S COTTON-EYED JOE (1975)

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER (1981)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1974 SP WESTPARK 6978 (US) Warm With Lovin' Here / Cowtown
1974 SP MUSIC CREEK 560 (US) Big Mamou / There'll Be Love Tonight In My House
10/1974 SP 20TH CENTURY FOX TC-2152 (US) Big Mamou / There'll Be Love Tonight In My House
02/1975 SP 20TH CENTURY FOX TC-2182 (US) Colinda / Pride, You Wouldn't Listen
08/1975 SP 20TH CENTURY FOX TC-2225 (US) The Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Frenchie's Cotton-Eyed Joe
05/1978 SP CHERRY 644 (US) Knock, Knock, Knock / Hey Hey Baby
02/1981 SP DELTA 11331 (US) (Frenchie Burke's) Fire On The Mountain / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody
1981 SP DELTA 11333 (US) Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Frenchie's Cotton-Eyed Joe
1981 SP DELTA 11334 (US) Poor Hobo / ?
1981 SP DELTA 11336 (US) Cajun Memories / Frenchie's Jolie Blon
08/1981 SP DELTA 11338 (US) Diggy Liggy Lo, part 1 / Diggy Liggy Lo, part 2
1981 SP DELTA 11339 (US) Orange Blossom Special / Devil's Daughter
1982 SP DELTA 1158 (US) Cajun Fiddle / Devil's Dream
1984 SP MERIT M-2501 (US) Jole' Blon Waltz / Orange Blossom Special
1988 SP TNT TNT-551 (US) Magic Waltz / Louisiana Fiddlin' Man

Albums

1975 LP 12" 20TH CENTURY FOX T-479 (US) FIDDLIN' FRENCHIE BURKE & The OUTLAWS - Big Mamou / Mama's Got The Know How / Frenchie's Jole Blon / Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Mama's Picture / Poor Hobo / Frenchie's Orange Blossom Special / Colinda / Frenchie's Cotton Eyed Joe / Diggy Liggy Lo / You Gave Me A Mountain
1977 LP 12" CRAZY CAJUN CCLP-1038 (US) BIG MAMOU - Cotton-Eyed Joe / Cajun Honey / Let's Go To Big Mamou / Warm With Love In Here / My Jolie Blonde / Faded Love / Cowtown / San Antonio Rose / Rum Creek / White Lightning
1979 LP 12" CHERRY CA-4781 (US) KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK - Knock, Knock, Knock / Texas Is Too Big For Me Without You / Hot Lik Fid'l / Fire On The Mountain / There's A Song Somewhere In Me / Old Joe Clark / We Came To See A Show / Never Some Night / Black Eyed Susan / Bring Back My C.B.To Me
1980 LP 12" DELTA DLP-1113 (US) KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK - Knock, Knock, Knock / Texas Is Too Big For Me Without You / Hot Lik Fid'l / Fire On The Mountain / There's A Song Somewhere In Me / Old Joe Clark / We Came To See A Show / Never Some Night / Black Eyed Susan / Bring Back My C.B.To Me
03/1981 LP 12" DELTA DLP-1133 (US) THE BEST OF FIDDLIN' FRENCHIE BURKE - Big Mamou / Frenchie's Jole Blon / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody / Frenchie's Fire On The Mountain / Cajun Melodies / Diggy Liggy Lo / Frenchie's Orange Blossom Special / Devil's Daughter / The Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Colinda / Mama's Got The Know How / The Poor Hobo / Frenchie's Cotton-Eyed Joe / Frenchie's Schottische
06/1982 LP 12" DELTA DLP-1158 (US) CAJUN FIDDLE - Cajun Fiddle / Orange Blossom Special / Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Schottische / Sugarfoot Rag / Fire On The Mountain / Rubber Dolly / Devil's Dream / Jole' Blon
1984 LP 12" DELTA DLP-1179 (US) FIDDLIN' MAN - Orange Blossom Special / Fire On The Mountain / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Frenchie's Schottische / Jole' Blon / Cajun Fiddle / Old Joe Clark / Sugar Foot Rag / Devil's Dream / Rubber Dolly / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Big Mamou / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody / Cajun Melodies / Colinda / The Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Diggy Liggy Lo / The Poor Hobo / Devil's Daughter / Mama's Got The Know How
198? LP 12" BELLAIRE CA-1116 (US) THE BEST OF FIDDLIN' FRENCHIE BURKE, VOL. 1 - Orange Blossom Special / Fire On The Mountain / Cotton Eyed Joe / Frenchie's Schottische / Jolé Blon / Cajun Fiddle / Old Joe Clark / Sugar Fool Rag / Devil's Dream / Rubber Dolly
198? LP 12" BELLAIRE CA-1117 (US) THE BEST OF FIDDLIN' FRENCHIE BURKE, VOL. 2 - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Devil's Daughter / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody / Cajun Memories / Colinda / The Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Diggy Liggy Lo / The Poor Hobo / Big Mamou / Mama's Got The Know
03/1988 LP 12" TNT ? (US) DOWN IN LOUISIANA - Down In Louisiana / Frenchie's Ole Joe Clark / Hail To The Bayou / Frenchie's Fire On The Mountain / Magic Waltz / Louisiana Fiddlin' Man / Orange Blossom Special / Oh Louisiana / Frenchie's Jole Blon / Sawin' On The Fiddle
12/1995 CD EAGLE VIDEO 1190 (US) DOWN IN LOUISIANA - Down In Louisiana / Frenchie's Ole Joe Clark / Hail To The Bayou / Frenchie's Fire On The Mountain / Magic Waltz / Louisiana Fiddlin' Man / Orange Blossom Special / Oh Louisiana / Frenchie's Jole Blon / Sawin' On The Fiddle
02/1996 CD COLLECTABLES COL-CD-5702 (US) CAJUN FIDDLE KING - Frenchie's Jole Blon / Frenchie's Fire On The Mountain / Colinda / Frenchie's Schottische / Cajun Melodies / Diggy Liggy Lo / Frenchie's Cotton-Eyed Joe / Poor Hobo / Big Mamou / Mama's Got The Know How / Devil's Daughter / Fiddlin' Of Jacque Pierre Boureaux / Frenchie's Orange Blossom Special / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody
1996 CD WHITE BOY WB-0005 (US) FIDDLEHEADS - FIDDLIN' FRENCHIE BURKE & RON KNUTH - Coco Dre / Swiss Melody / Another Fish To Fry / Orange Blossom Special / Jole Blon / Living In The 90's / Jalisco / Bandera Waltz / The Cowgirl Song / Jambalaya
05/1999 CD EDSEL 911 (UK) CRAZY CAJUN RECORDINGS - Let's Go To Big Mamou / San Antonio Rose / White Lightning / Cotton-Eyed Joe / My Jolie Blonde / Faded Love / Cowtown / Cajun Honey / Warm With Love In Here / Rum Creek
07/1999 CD BELLAIRE 1153 (US) THE BEST OF FRENCHIE BURKE - Orange Blossom Special / Fire On The Mountain / Cotton Eyed Joe / Frenchie's Schottische / Jolé Blon / Cajun Fiddle / Old Joe Clark / Sugar Fool Rag / Devil's Dream / Rubber Dolly / Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Devil's Daughter / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody / Cajun Memories / Colinda / Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Diggy Liggy Lo / Poor Hobo / Big Mamou / Mama's Got The Know How
2001 CD STARTEX CD 1002 (US) FRENCHIE BURKE’S DANCE ALBUM - Pride / The Kind Of Love I Can´t Forget / Louisiana Fiddlin´ Man / I’ll Just Have A Cup Of Coffee (Then I’ll Go ) / Together Again / Big Mamou / Westphalia Waltz / Jambalaya / Release Me / Cajun Stripper / The Arms Of A Fool / Louisiana Man
06/2002 CD FUEL 2000 ? (US) CAJUN MEMORIES - Let's Go To Big Mamou / Jole Blon / Cotton-Eyed Joe / The Poor Hobo / Cajun Fiddle / Fire On The Mountain / Diggy Liggy Lo / Devil's Daughter / Orange Blossom Special / Devil's Dream / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Cajun Memories / Sugar Foot Rag / Colinda / Mama's Got The Know How / The Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux / Rubber Dolly / Let's Go Get Drunk And Be Somebody / Old Joe Clark / Frenchie's Schottische
09/2003 2 CD VARESE 302 0 61207-2 (US) KINGS OF CAJUN :
CD 1 : Jimmie C. NEWMAN : Alligator Man / Boo-Dan / Big Mamou / Thibodeaux And His Cajun Band / Louisiana Man / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Diggy Liggy Lo / Lache Pas La Patate / Jolé Blon / Louisiana Saturday Night / Happy Cajun / Basile Waltz / Sweet Suzannah / Sugar Bee / Alons A Lafayette / Grand Chenier / Cajun Man Can / Day Dreamin'
CD 2 : Fiddlin' Frenchie BURKE : Let's Go To Big Mamou / Jole Blon / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Poor Hobo / Cajun Fiddle / Fire On The Mountain / Diggy Liggy Lo / Devil's Daughter / Orange Blossom Special / Devil's Dream / Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Cajun Memories / Sugar Foot Rag / Colinda / Mama's Got The Know How / Fiddlin' Of Jacques Pierre Bardeaux / Rubber Dolly / Let's Go Get Drumk And Be Somebody / Old Joe Clark / Frenchie's Schottische

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