Nathan Abshire And The Balfa Brothers
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Cajun Two-Step
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Ma Negresse
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Calcasieu Waltz
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Bayou Pon Pon
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Old Folks Polka

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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 work... Read more

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