Pine Grove Blues
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PINE GROVE BLUES. Cajun, Country Blues (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Louisiana. E Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The song was a regional hit recording for Louisiana accordion player Nathan Abshire, released in 1949, and was based on Amede Breaux's "Blues de Petit Chien (Le)" and Columbus Frugé’s "Tite négresse."
Printed sources: Francois (Yé Yaille Chère!), 1990; pp. 443-445.
Recorded sources: Arhoolie CD 373, "Nathan Abshire & the Pine Grove Boys - French Blues." Oklahoma Tornado Records 102-A (78 RPM), Pine Grove Blues" (1949). Swallow Records SW-LP6014, Nathan Abshire.
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Hear/see a clip of Abshire and his band play the tune on youtube.com