|Oran "Doc" Guidry|
The song contains a swinging ride by a prolific fiddler known as Oran "Doc" Guidry. He had been playing with many bands throughout south Louisiana before the war and teamed up with Leblanc's group in the 30s. The steel guitar in the background is probably either Red Fabacher or Papa Cairo but it's undetermined. Both players worked with Leroy over the years. If you listen to the Hackberry Rambler's "La Breakdown A Pete", you may get a glimpse of the melody's origins. It's got some similarities to the popular song "Dance With A Dolly With A Hole In Her Stocking".1
Even with Happy's name on the record, most give authorship to Doc, given that it was his fiddle that made the song ride. The melody would find it's way into the Walter Mouton song "Scott Playboy's Special".
- The Cajuns Songs, Waltzes, and Two Steps. Liner Notes.
Fais Do Do Breakdown - Volume One - The Late 1940's (Flyright, 1986)
Acadian All Star Special - The Pioneering Cajun Recordings Of J.D. Miller (Bear, 2011)