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Classie Ballou

Classie Ballou has been played on NTS in shows including Diddy Wah, featured first on 3 November 2014. Songs played include Crazy Mambo.

Classie Ballou (Elton, Louisiana, August 21, 1937) is an American zydeco and rhythm and blues guitarist.

He made his recording debut as the guitarist on Boozoo Chavis' first single, "Paper In My Shoe," the record that literally put zydeco music on the map. The story behind this kit-bashing of stylistic nuances is a rock 'n' roll moment that must be savored. Eddie Shuler, who'd decided to record Chavis for his Goldband label, hired Ballou's band to back him, naturally assuming that…

Crazy Mambo
Classie Ballou
Nasco Records0
Crazy Mambo
Classie BallouNasco Records0