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John I. Delafose
Birth: Apr. 16, 1939
Duralde
Evangeline Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1994
Lawtell
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. Born in Duralde, Louisiana, he was a harmonica and accordion player known for being a pioneer of modern zydeco music. In 1980s, his zydeco band the Eunice Playboys, he quickly establishing his music as some of the most distinctive in the black French idiom, firmly based in the older traditions but also with contemporary ingredients. He has made a number of records, the most successful being "Watch That Dog", "Friday Night Waltz" and "Joe Pitre A Deux Femmes". He died in Lawtell, Louisiana and is also the father of zydeco musician Geno Delafose. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Note: Zydeco musician.
 
Burial:
Saint Mathilda Cemetery
Eunice
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
Record added: Mar 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6286070
John I. Delafose
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