Rayne-Bo Ramblers

Rayne-Bo Ramblers

Cajun swing band, founded and led by Happy Fats. Founded in 1935; disbanded in 1941. The band started as a trio, including Happy Fats and Simon Schexnyder on guitar and Norris Savoy on fiddle. With this line-up they stepped in the recording studio for the first time on August 10, 1935, after offering to back Nathan Abshire in the studio.

By the second recording session in September 10, 1937 the band had more than doubled in size. During the six years the band existed, they recorded a total of 63 tracks in 6 different recording sessions.

In addition to Happy Fats (guitar, bass, vocals), members of the band included:
Norris Savoy - fiddle
Simon Schexnyder - guitar
Louis Arceneaux - washboard
Roy Romero - steel guitar
Moïse Sonnier - fiddle
Joe Werner - guitar, harmonica
Eric Arceneaux - guitar
Nathan Guidry - bass
Oran "Doc" Guidry - fiddle
Ray Guidry - tenor banjo
Robert Thibodeaux - piano
Willie Vincent - steel guitar
Pee Wee Broussard - tenor banjo
Harold "Popeye" Broussard - piano, vocals
Harry Choates - fiddle, vocals
Ray Clark - steel guitar, vocals
Sandy Lormand - guitar, vocals
Julius "Papa Cairo" Lamperez - steel guitar, vocals
Bradley Stutes - guitar, vocals
Ambrose Thibodeaux - fiddle


Rayne-Bo Ramblers Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

B-8105 Rayne-Bo Ramblers Give My Baby My Old Guitar / Going Home To Mother(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-8105 1938 Sell This Version
B-2172 Rayne-Bo Ramblers Le Fille De St. Martin / La Valse De L'Amour(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-2172 US Unknown Sell This Version
B-2176 Rayne-Bo Ramblers Rayne Breakdown / Dor, Baby, Dor(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-2176 US Unknown Sell This Version
B-2174 Rayne-Bo Ramblers La Valse De Riceville / One Step De Morse(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-2174 US Unknown Sell This Version
B-2022 Rayne-Bo Ramblers Les Blues De Bosco / La Place Mon Couer Desire(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-2022 US Unknown Sell This Version
B-2029 Rayne-Bo Ramblers / The Blind Fiddler* Rayne-Bo Ramblers / The Blind Fiddler* - To Má Quita Dans La Misere / Isabelle(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-2029 US Unknown Sell This Version