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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."

Nathan Abshire (1913-1981)

Source for notated version: accordionist Nathan Abshire [1][2] (Basile, La.) [Francois].

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.

See also listing at:
Hear/see a clip of Abshire and his band play the tune on youtube.com [3]




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