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Indian War Whoop

A 1929 recording of “Indian War Whoop” by Louisiana fiddler, Hiter Colvin. Colvin, born in 1900, was raised on Boardtree Creek near the community of Fellowship, northeast of Dubach. This song is one of six sides he recorded with Herbert Sherrell for Victor Records. While the records sold well for Victor, Colvin saw little of the money and refused to record for them again. The six Victor sides, in addition to one 1966 home recording made by his brother, remain the only known audio records of this master fiddler.