Sady Courville

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Sady Courville
Dennis McGee and Sady Courville playing fiddle with Marc Savoy.
Dennis McGee and Sady Courville playing fiddle with Marc Savoy.
Background information
Birth nameSady Courville
BornNovember 15, 1905
Chataignier, Louisiana
OriginChataignier, Louisiana[1]
DiedJanuary 1, 1988
Eunice, Louisiana
Occupation(s)Musician, fiddler

Sady D. Courville[2] (November 15, 1905,[3] Chataignier, Louisiana – January 3, 1988,[3] Eunice, Louisiana[1]) was a Cajun fiddler noted for his extensive collaboration with Dennis McGee.

Early life[edit]

Courville was the son of Eraste Courville who was also a fiddler.[4] In his early teens he bought his first fiddle and started learning from his father and Dennis McGee.[4] By the time he was 16, he was playing dances with Amédé Ardoin around Chataignier and Faiquitaique.[4]

Musical career[edit]

In 1929, Courville and McGee were invited to record in New Orleans.[4] Courville was credited only as "second fiddle" on this record.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Courville married in June 1929.[5] He decided to take a hiatus from music around this time due to the stress.[5]


  • Vieille Musique Acadienne (1977) Swallow LP 6030, 3001[6]
  • The Complete Early Recordings of Dennis McGee, (1929–1930) Yazoo 2012[7]


  1. ^ a b "Dennis McGee and Sady Courville". Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Savoy 1984, p. 50.
  3. ^ a b " Sady Courville". Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e Savoy 1984, p. 40.
  5. ^ a b Savoy 1984, p. 41.
  6. ^ Hobbs, Jim. "Cajun and Zydeco 33 Rpm Long-Play (LP) Records". Retrieved November 29, 2009.
  7. ^ "Dennis McGee". Retrieved April 27, 2012.