Octa Clark was one of the finest accordion players in Cajun music history. None finer, ever! He was a contemporary of Joe Falcon and Amédé Breaux and started off in the 1920s, but never recorded. With his longtime partner, fiddler Hector Duhon, he came back at "Festival time" for the Cajun Renaissance in the 1970s, inspiring generations of young musicians. From Judice, Louisiana, right outside Lafayette. Hector Duhon played in unison with him, something of a forgotten fiddle style. Jamboree was the theme song of a live radio program featuring this band from Madame Webb's club in Lafayette, late 1950s.
accordion and vocals : Octa Clark; fiddle: Hector Duhon, Bessyl Duhon, David Greely, Rick Michot; guitar: Bessyl Duhon, Steve Riley
Recommended : Old Time Cajun Music, Arhoolie CD 9018, the album length release by Clark and Duhon with Mike Doucet on rhythm guitar