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Link Davis

Link Davis was born in 1914 in Sunset, Montague County, Texas. One of eight children, he formed a trio with two of his brothers during the late '20s, playing local dances. A natural musician, Davis started out playing the fiddle and later took up the saxophone. He gravitated toward Western swing music when he turned professional and one of his earliest known steady gigs was as a member of the Crystal Springs Ramblers, a Fort Worth-based outfit with which he cut his first record in 1937. It was after passing through several other local bands that Davis became a member of Cliff Bruner & the Texas Wanderers, playing fiddle or saxophone on a number of their records during the early '40s. He tried forming his own band -- later known as the Blue Bonnet Playboys -- in 1945, and cut his first solo sides in 1948. Davis moved to the Gold Star label the following year for one release, which included his version of "Good Rockin' Tonight," retitled "Have You Heard the News."

Davis spent the 1950s working under a variety of names, as well as backing various other musicians, including bandleader Benny Leaders, Floyd Tillman, and Smith Spadacene (working as "the Harmonica Kid") on fiddle or saxophone, occasionally singing with them, and making music in a variety of idioms and styles, ranging from country blues and Cajun music to rockabilly. He was equally capable in all of these areas -- as far back as 1949, he'd cut a hot adaptation of "Good Rockin' Tonight" under the title "Have You Heard the News" -- and could easily have been a competitor in the new field of rock & roll when it began breaking out in the middle of the decade. Some of the flavor of his stuff, such as "Grasshopper," was a little too southern to ever find favor outside of the region, but he was better suited in style to the new music than many other country music veterans who tried it on for size. Moving between the Starday, OKeh, Columbia, Nucraft, Sarg, and Allstar labels, and his own Western and Tanker labels, among many others, he left behind a significant legacy spread among all of those variant styles, which may be one reason Davis isn't better known. A fixture in the industry, he was too good at too many different kinds of sounds and not great enough in any one of them to make a deep impression with the public. He did earn a spot in the footnotes of rock & roll history by accompanying the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace" and Johnny Preston on "Running Bear," but most of Davis' recognition would reside in the country field.

Even into the 1960s, he occasionally made a foray into rock & roll with songs like "Rice and Gravy," but he failed to make a lasting impression in the field. He continued to be a top session musician and cut records in Western swing, Cajun, and blues style throughout the decade for different labels, mostly based in Houston, TX, until he was sidelined by a stroke late in the decade. After that, Davis' activities were far more limited, until his death in 1972 at age 57. It's only in the 1990s, some 20 years after his death, with the deep reissues of music by Cliff Bruner and Floyd Tillman, that Davis' wide-ranging contributions to country music, Western swing, and rock & roll fully began to be acknowledged. His son, Link Davis Jr., also a multi-instrumentalist, has similarly worked in a multitude of musical idioms, including recordings with Asleep at the Wheel and one of the latter-day incarnations of the 13th Floor Elevators. ~ Bruce Eder
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Cajun Capers (Cajun Music 1928 - 1954)

Disc 1

1. Lafayette

3. T'est Petite A Ete T'est Meon

4. Your Father Put Me Out

5. Easy Rider Blues

6. Ma Blonde Est Partie (Jolie Blonde)

7. One Step De Mamou

9. Bayou Pom Pom

10. Oh Bebe

11. Sur Le Chemin Chez Moi

12. Mon Chere Bebe Creole

13. A Mosquito Ate Up My Sweetheart

14. Ma Cherie

15. Belle Of Pont Clare

18. Saute Crapaud!

19. Quelqu'un Est Jaloux

20. Baoille

22. One Step De Chupic

23. Two Step De La Ville Platte

25. One Step D'oberlin

Disc 2

1. Oberlin

2. Aimez-Moi Ce Soir

3. La Valse Du Ballard

4. Si Dur D'etre Seul

5. La Valse D'utah

6. Lonesome Blues

7. 'neath The Weeping Willow Tree

9. French Blues

10. Rayne Breakdown

12. Barroom Blues

13. (My Old Used To Be) Mon Vieux D'autrefois

14. A Little Rendezvous In Honolulu

15. J'ai Pas Bien Fey

16. Just Once More

17. On Top Of The World

18. Vinton High Society

19. Darbone's Creole Stomp

20. Les Blues De Bosco

22. Jolly Boys Breakdown

23. Lake Arthur Stomp

24. Pine Island

25. Wondering

26. Rice City Stomp

Disc 3

1. Fais Pas Ca

2. Jolie Fille

4. Ta Oublis De Vernier

6. Crap Shooter's Hop

7. She's My Flapper She's My Baby

8. La Two Step A Erby

9. Tu Pen Pas Ma Retter De Revere

10. Lake Charles Waltz

12. Tu Peus Pas Me Fair Ce

13. Gran Prairie

15. Lake Charles Shuffle

16. Les Tete Fille Lafayette

17. The Old Ice Man

18. Jole Blon

20. Poor Hobo

21. Nobody Cares For Me

22. Old Cow Blues

24. You Just Wait And See

25. Lacassine Special

26. Orphan Waltz

Disc 4

1. Jolie Blon's Gone

3. Pine Grove Blues

5. Gra Mamou

8. Mamou Two Step

10. Fille De La Ville

11. Korea Blues

12. Big Mamou

13. Dans La Louisianne

14. Jolie Brun

15. Cry Cry Darling

16. Lafayette Two Step

18. Port Arthur Boogie

19. Along The Bayou

20. Louisiana Stomp

22. Why Did You Let Me Love You

23. Diggy Liggy Lo

24. Cajun Love

25. Kajalena

28. Jambalaya

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this artist is a great fiddle player who lived in the houston area

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