Born: December 26, 1922 - Rayne, Louisiana
Died: July 27, 1951 - Austin, Texas
Singer, fiddler, and songwriter. Known as the "Godfather of Cajun Music." Moved to Port Arthur, Texas in 1930's with mother and began playing in barbershops for nickels thrown to him. Wrote and recorded "Jole Blon" (1946), which is considered by many Cajuns as their national anthem. Other hits include "Basile Waltz," "Port Arthur Waltz," "Poor Hobo," and "Grand Mamou." Buried in Calvary Cemetery in Port Arthur.
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