Harry Choates-Jolie Blon
Harry Choates gained early professional experience playing in the bands of Leo Soileau and Leroy Leblanc, then split off to form his own group called the Melody Boys in 1946. His 1946 song "Jole Blon", a top 10 hit (Billboard position #4) for Choates, was recorded by Quinn Recording under the Gold Star Records label (#1314). Since Goldstar could not keep up with the demand for "Jole Blon", the record was co-released under other labels, such as Modern Music (#20-511), Starday (#187), D Records (#1024) and the Deluxe label (#6000). Later, it was recorded by country singer Moon Mullican and became a major hit.
Jole Blon * Draggin’ The Bow * Allons A Lafayette * Poor Hobo * Port Arthur Waltz * Tondelay * Louisiana * Basile Waltz * Opelousas Waltze * Honky Tonk Boogie