Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lawrence Walker



*01-09-1907 Dusan, LA, +15-08-1968
3rd version

Henk Scholts, Praguefrank, Wade Falcon

SESSIONS
30 October 1929 Dallas, TX – Walker Brothers (Lawrence Walker [vcl/accordion/violin], Elton Walker [violin], ? [gt]
001 DAL-545 LA BREAKDOWN LA LOUISIANNE    Brunswick 381 80084/Old Timey 108 JSP 7726
002 DAL-546 LA VIE MALHEUREUSE      Brunswick 381 80084/Old Timey 108/JSP 7726
18 January 1935  New Orleans, LA – Walker Brothers (Lawrence Walker  [vcl/accordion], Elton Walker  [violin],  prob. Junior Broussard [gt], poss Aldus Broussard or Norris Mire [gt])
003 BS-87610-1 LA VALSE DES PINS  Bluebird B-2195/Old Timey 128
004 BS-87611-1 JAMAIS MARRIEZ    B-2195
005 BS-87612-1 LA VALSE DE LOUISIANE –instr.-  B-2198
006 BS-87613-1 POURQUOI VOUS ETES SI CANAL    2198
007 BS-87614-1 ALBERTA [1]    B-2199 Montgomery Ward M-4882
008 BS-87615-1 WHAT'S THE MATTER NOW ? [1]    B-2199 Montgomery Ward M-4882
[1] released as by Lawrence Walker
18 January 1935  New Orleans, LA –  Alleman and Walker (Lawrence Walker [vcl/gt], Toney Alleman [violin, ? [gt])
009 BS-87616-1 LA FEMME QUI JOVAIT LES CARTES  Bluebird B-2193/Old Timey 109 JSP 7726
010 BS-87617-1 MON DERNIER BON SOIR [MY LAST GOODBYE]  B-2193/Old Timey 109 JSP 7726
OLD TIMEY 109  LOUISIANA CAJUN MUSIC, VOLUME 2, THE EARLY 30'S (1971)
JSP 7726 CAJUN EARLY RECORDINGS (2004)
Late 1949 or early 1950. Lake Charles, LA.  (Lawrence Walker [vcl-1/accordion], poss. Houston Fruge [ ]-2, others unidentified)
011 COUNTRY WALTZ -1-2 Khoury 601-A /Swallow LP 6051 CD-6221/Arhoolie ARH-CD-427  [overdubbed drums, speeded up:]  La Louisianne LL 126
012 MAMOU TWO STEP –instr.- 601-B /Old Timey 111 ARH-CD 427  CD 6221
1950.  Lake Charles, LA.  (Lawrence Walker [vcl-1/accordion], poss. Houston Fruge [ ], Mitch David [vcl-2/fiddle], poss. Valmont "Junior" Benoit [steel], poss. Simon Shexneider [drums], others unidentified)
013 WANDERING ACES SPECIAL –instr.- 606/LP 6051 ARH-CD-427  CD 6221
014 LA VALSE QUI M'FAIT DU MAL (KIM FE DU MAL) -1 606/LP 6051 CD 6221
015 TOUS LES DEUX POUR LA MÊME  TU LE DU PO LA MAM (BOTH FOR THE SAME) -1 607/LL 126  LP 6051  ARH-CD 427  CD 6221
016 TON PAPA TA MAMA MA STA DA ALL (YOUR MOM AND DAD THREW ME OUT) -2 607/Arhoolie  LP 5008 ARH-CD 427
1951 Lake Charles, LA  (Lawrence Walker [vcl/accordion], Valmont "Jr." Benoit [steel], Demus Comeaux [rh gt], Lawrence Trahan [drums], U.J. Meaux [fiddle], others unidentified)  
017 EVANGELINE WALTZ  615/ ARH-CD 427  CD 6221 [overdubbed drums:] LL 126
018 JOHNNY  CAN'T DANCE  –instr.- 615/LP 6051 CD 6221
019 WALTZ OF SORROW 616/LP 6051 CD 6221
020 BOSCO STOMP 616/LP 5013 ARH-CD-427
021 CREOLE WALTZ  617/LP 6051 CD 6221
022 LAFAYETTE TWO STEP  617
1952 Lake Charles, LA  (Lawrence Walker [vcl-1/accordion], Demus Comeaux [rth gtr-4], poss. Valmont "Junior" Benoit [steel-3], Lawrence Trahan [dr-5], U.J. Meaux or Lionel Leleux [f-2])
023 RENO WALTZ  -1 623 ARH-CD 427
024 LITTLE BITTY GIRL -1  623/CD 6221
025 MADAME SOSTHENE (SOSTAN) -1-2-3-4-5 624/CD 6221
026 KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF IT  624/LP 6051  CD 6221
1955 Lake Charles, LA  (Lawrence Walker [vcl/accordion], poss. Al Forman [gt], poss. Demux Comeaux [gt], poss. U.J. Meaux [fiddle], poss. Lawrence Trahan, Bhuel "Huffy" Hoffpauir or Shelton Manuel [drums])
027 WALTZ OF REGRET  648/ARH-CD 427
028 BRUNETTE TWO-STEP 648
ARHOOLIE ARH-CD-427 VA/ CAJUN HONKY TONK THE KHOURY RECORDINGS
(011-028 Note by Wade Falcon: It's very likely Khoury recorded all the material much earlier, maybe even in 1950, but released them in batches over those years with those musicians.  The last session could have been recorded later in 1955)
1958 Radion Station, Eunice, LA – Lawrence Walker
029 LES BONS TEMPS ROULER (BON TON ROULEY) Veepee 102 Swallow 45-10133 Jin EP 501/ LP 6051 CD 6221
030 OSSUN TWO STEP (OSSON TWO STEP) –instr.-  Veepee 102 Swallow 45-10133 Jin EP 501/ LP 6051 CD 6221
1958 Radion Station, Eunice, LA – Lawrence Walker
031 MIDNIGHT WALTZ Jin 45-102 EP 501 Swallow 45-10134/LP 6051  CD 6221
032 WALKER SPECIAL 45-102  EP 501 45-10134/LP 6007  LP 6051  CD 6221
1961 LaLouisianne Recording Studio, Lafayette, LA – Lawrence Walker
033 MAMOU TWO STEP  LaLouisianne 8033/LL 103  LL 126
034 'TITS YEUX NOIRS (YEAUX NOIR) (LITTLE BLACK EYES) 8019/LL 110  LL 126  CD 6221
035 CHÉRE (CHER) ALICE 8052/LL 103 LL 126 CD 6221
036 UNLUCKY WALTZ LL 8025/LL 110 /LL 126  CD 6221
037 LENA MAE LL 8025/LL 126 CD 6221
038 RENO WALTZ LL 8033/ LL 103  LL 126  CD 6221
039 ALLONS ROCK AND ROLL LL 8018 / LL 126 / CD 6221
040 BOTH FOR THE SAME (TOUS LES DEUX POUR LA MEME) CD 6221 [overdubbed drums:] LL 126/
LA LOUISIANNE LL 103 FRENCH MUSIC AND FOLK SONGS OF LA SUD DE LA LOUISIANNE (1961)
ca 1962 unknown – Lawrence Walker
041 ANOTHER NAIL IN MY COFFIN Flyright LP 3502
042 LET'S DO THE CAJUN TWIST Flyright LP 3502
FLYRIGHT LP 3502 JAMBALAYA ON THE BAYOU VOL. 1

ALBUMS
La Louisianne LL 126 A Tribute To The Late Great Lawrence Walker: Unlucky Waltz; Lena Mae; Reno Waltz; Mamou Two Step; Evangeline Waltz; Chere Alice; Yeaux Noir; Allons Rock And Roll; Country Waltz; Both For The Same- 69
Swallow LP 6051 A Legend At Last: Les Bon Temps Rouler; Ossun Two Step; Les Deux Pour La Meme; Johnny Can''t Dance; Creole Waltz; Wandering Aces Special; Walker Special; Midnight Waltz; La Valse Qui Me Fais Du Mal; Keep Your Hands Off If It; Country Waltz; Waltz Of Sorrow -  83
Arhoolie ARH-CD-427 Cajun Honky Tonk/ The Khoury Recordings: Crying Pinegrove Blues - Nathan Abshire; Chere Te Mon - Nathan Abshire;  Mamou Two-Step - Lawrence Walker;  Country Waltz - Lawrence Walker;  Old Time Waltz - The Texas Melody Boys;  Ain't No More - The Texas Melody Boys;  Valse De Lake Charles - Harry Choates;  Jolie Blon's Gone - Harry Choates;  Orphan Waltz - Floyd LeBlanc;  Louisiana Stomp - Floyd LeBlanc;  Tu Le Du Po La Mam - Lawrence Walker;  Ton Papa Ta Mama Ma Sta Da All - Lawrence Walker;  Evangeline Waltz - Lawrence Walker;  Reno Waltz - Lawrence Walker;  Boscoe Stomp - Lawrence Walker;  Tran La Ezy - The Musical Four Plus One;  Lawtell Two-Step - Vincent and Cagley;  La Valse De Bon Baurche - Elise Deshotel/ Dewey Balfa;  Le Two-Step De Ville Platte - Elise Deshotel/Dewey Balfa;  La Valse De Courage - Elise Deshotel/Dewey Balfa;  La Valse De Tamper Tate - Elise Deshotel/ Dewey Balfa;  Le Cote Farouche De La Vic - Shuk Richard/ Marie Falcon;  Jole Brun - Shuk Richard/Marie Falcon;  Madame Entelle Two-Step - Shuk Richard/ Marie Falcon;  Waltz Of Regret - Lawrence Walker;  Wandering Aces Special - Lawrence Walker – 03-95
Swallow CD-6221/SCP VOL. 8 The Essential Collection Of Lawrence Walker: Les Bons Temps Rouler; Ossun Two Step; Midnight Waltz; Walker Special; 'Tits Yeux Noirs; Chere Alice; Unlucky Waltz; Lena Mae; Reno Waltz; Allons Rock and Roll; Tous Les Deux Pour La Meme; Johnny can't dance; Creole Waltz; Wandering Aces Special; La Valse Qui M'Fait Du Mal; Keep Your Hands Off of It; Country Waltz; Waltz Of Sorrow; Little Bitty Girl; Evangeline Waltz; Madame Sosthene; Mamou Two Step - 14-12-10

EPs
Jin
EP 501 Les Bons Temps Rouler (Bon Ton Rouley); Ossun Two Step (Osson Two Step)  /  Walker Special; Midnight Waltz


SINGLES
Brunswick (1929) Walker Brothers
381  La Breakdown La Louisianne /  La Vie Malheureuse – 29 (reissued on Brunmswick 80084)
Bluebird (1935)
B-2193 La Femme Quit Jovait Les Cartes / Mon Dernier Bon Soir (My Last Goodbye) – 35 Alleman and Walker
B-2195 La Valse Des Pins / Jamais Marriez – 35 Walker Brothers
B-2198 La Valse De Louisiane /  Pourquoi Vous Etes Si Cannai – 35 Walker Brothers
B-2199 Alberta / What’s The Matter Now – 35 Lawrence Walker (reissued on Montgomery Ward M-4882
Khoury‘s (1951 – 1958)
600/601 Country Waltz / Mamou Two Step – 51
606 Wandering Aces Special / La Valse Qui M'fait Du Mal (Kim Fe Du Mal)
607 Tous Les Deux Pour La Même  Tu Le Du Po La Mam (Both For The Same) / Ton Papa Ta Mama Ma Sta Da All (Your Mom And Dad Threw Me Out)
615 Evangeline Waltz / Johnny Can't Dance
616 Waltz Of Sorrow / Bosco Stomp
617 Creole Waltz / Lafayette Two Step
623 Reno Waltz / Little Bitty Girl
624 Madame Sosthene (Sostan) / Keep Your Hands Off Of It
648 Waltz Of Regret / Brunette Two-Step – 58
Veepee (1958)
102 Bon Ton Rouley / Ossun Two Step  - 58 (reissued on Swallow 45-10133 in 1962)
Jin (1958)
45-102 Midnite Waltz / Walker Special – 58  (reissued on Swallow 45-10134 in 1962)
LaLouisianne  (1961)
LL 8018 'Tits Yeux Noirs (Yeaux Noir) (Little Black Eyes) / Allons Rock And Roll - 61
LL 8025 The Unlucky Waltz (La Valse Du Mal Chanceuz) /  Lena Mae  - 62
LL 8033 Reno Waltz (La Valse De Reno) /  Mamou Two-Step - 63
LL 8052 Chére (Cher) Alice / [Doc Guidry:] Crowley Two-Step – ca 64

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