Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Fats on Thrift

Happy Fats

Thrift 1001

11547 - The Ballad Of Thrifty Joe   *
11548 – The Angel You Married

The Ballad Of Thrifty Joe : same tune as 'Froggy Went A Courtin'- flip is acoustic country ballad. The Thrifty Joe Show' was on Lafayette's KLFY TV.

clip only (both sides)

Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc
1915 - 1988

From Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide:

"Happy Fats" professional career spanned half a century and began in 1932 when at the age of 17, Leroy LeBlanc got on-stage to play guitar with the band of Cajun music legend Joe Falcon. He also worked with Amedee Breaux during his green period, forming his own band, the Rayne-Bo Ramblers, in 1935...

He recorded for RCA and Decca, major label forays into swampland as well as prolifically for regional outfits such as Fais-Do-Do, Bella, and Cajun Classics.

There is also another All Music Guide Happy Fats notice (by Jason Ankeny) which - in a rather large part - has not failed to allow some comments on "the "poisonous Fats efforts" recorded in the late sixties for the Jay D. Miller's segregationist Reb Rebel label.


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