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 John I. Delafose

John I. Delafose

Birth
Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 18 Sep 1994 (aged 55)
Lawtell, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 6286070 · View Source
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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

Gravesite Details Zydeco musician.

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  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 24 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6286070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John I. Delafose (16 Apr 1939–18 Sep 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6286070, citing Saint Mathilda Cemetery, Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .