If you’re not a koonass, don’t read this post

Nonc Helaire

“Censored Cajun Tales… For Koonasses Only vol. 2″
Swallow #7002

From the Back Cover:

“Old Uncle Hilaire (sic) recalls several leg-slapping tales he heard behind the barn in the days when you didn’t have to walk on a broken bottle to get cut! Those were the good old days when the best in petits contes canailles were told in whispers behind the old barn, where kids and women were banned.”

For Coonasses Only (excerpt)“:

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Helaire, aka Milton Landry, now lives in Lake Charles, LA.

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born on the bayou

Cajun Pete

“Tales of the Bayou”
Mercury #20633

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…and his pants

Ozel

“Dance Into Your Sultan’s Heart”
El-Lay #2877
Design: N.B. Ward, Assoc.

Ozel Turkbas was a Turkish movie star before coming to the US in 1959 to show us how to dance.

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It’s not her belly they’re staring at

Habeba
“Belly Dance with Habeba”
Habeba #1101

From the Back Cover:

Habeba and her partner Artie are the proud owners of Zorba’s Greek Supper Club in New Orleans.

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low-budget belly dance

“Belly Dance: Spectacular Rhythms from the Middle East”

EMI Greece #PILPS10210
1974

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fanning the Flames of Araby

George Abdo and his “Flames of Araby” Orchestra

“Belly Dancing with George Abdo”
1976, Monitor #MFS 777
Design: Edward Buxbaum

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instructions enclosed

George Abdo and his “Flames of Araby” Orchestra
“The Art of Belly Dancing”
Monitor #MFS 752

George Abdo was the most popular “Belly Dance” musician in America. He died in 2002.

 

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Ride ‘em, Ratboy!

Swamp Dogg

“Rat On!”
Elektra #EKS-74089
1971

www.swampdogg.com

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I thought the idea was to shoot it

Johnny Stewart

“How to Rattle Up a White-Tailed Buck”
Johnny Stewart Wildlife Calls

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Sir Loin & his lady

Sharlene Sharp

“Sonny Look Presents… Rare and Well Done”
SirLo#670727

Sonny Look was Medieval Times when Medieval Times wasn’t cool… The Sir Loin club was demolished in 1991, and Sonny died in 2003.

Sir Loin Restaurant & Club Houston, TX

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