One-Step de Choupique

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ONE-STEP DE CHOUPIQUE (Choupique One-Step). AKA – “One-Step de Chupie.” One Step de Chupic Cajun, One-Step (4/4 time). USA, Louisiana. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). BB(Vocal)A(Vocal)ABA(Vocal)AA(Vocal)BA. Raymond Francois (1990) identifies Choupique as a community situated six miles north of Eunice, Louisiana, where fiddler Dennis McGee was raised. The name derives from a Choctaw Indian word which refers to the Bowfin fish, also called 'cypress trout', 'grentle' or 'mudfish,' that can be found in the streams of the region. The song was recorded in New Orleans in 1929 by fiddler Dennis McGee, seconded on fiddle by Ernest Fruge, for the Vocalion label.

Dennis McGee (1893-1989)

Source for notated version: fiddler Dennis McGee (La.) [Francois].

Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chere), 1990; pp. 83-84.

Recorded sources: Morning Star 45002, "The Early Recordings of Dennis McGee (La.) 1929-1930. Vocalion Vo 15851 (78 RPM), Dennis McGee & Ernest Fruge (1929).




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