Center for Louisiana Studies Archival Catalog

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Interview with Marvin Ducote (cont.); Tom Pears

Accession No.: 
BE1.088

Marvin Ducote:hippies/protesters; atomic safety; communism lectures; basic training; Lithuanian serviceman; getting a television; French/local programming on t.v.Tom Pears:mother in radio; moving to Texas and back; GI bill; getting a job at KVOL; making connections; furniture salesman (inaudible); the Declouets build KLFY TV

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
French language; military
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Marvin DucoteTom Pears General Manager KLFY-TV 10 5/2/1998
Recording date: 
Friday, May 1, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
22:05
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Tom Pears (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.089

working at KLFY TV; radio; baseball; broadcast towers/antenna; KPEL; Bill Patton; KVOL set up/live shows; Crossroads Jamboree; nonmusical French programming

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
radio and television programming
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Tom Pears
Recording date: 
Friday, May 1, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
19:37
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Tom Pears (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.090

unknown woman:PearsÕ desire to represent area on TVTom Pears:politicking; local programming; the business of television; Jim Olivier; French/English/music programming; plant lady; Floyd Cormier and Jim Olivier; (inaudible)

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
radio and television programming
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Tom Pears
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
20:09
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Tom Pears (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.091

Happy Fats; feuds; news programming

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
radio and television programming
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Tom Pears
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:59
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Tom Pears (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.092

unknown woman:PearsÕ desire to represent area on TVTom Pears:politicking; local programming; the business of television; Jim Olivier; French/English/music programming; plant lady; Floyd Cormier and Jim Olivier; (inaudible) DUPLICATE FILE OF BE1.090

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
radio and television programming
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Tom Pears (cont.) General Manager KLFY-TV 10
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
19:27
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Tom Pears (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.093

Happy Fats; feuds; news programmingDUPLICATE FILE OF BE1.091

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
radio and television programming
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Tom Pears (cont.) General Manager KLFY-TV 10 + voice of a lady
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:59
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Raymond Blanco

Accession No.: 
BE1.094

USL ROTC bombing; context of the 1960s; people involved in bombing; racial tensions; integration in sports; KKK; Cajun hippies; flag protests; killing the ÒfamilyÓ;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
ULL c. 1960s and 1970s
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Raymond Blanco
Recording date: 
Monday, May 11, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
18:21
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with

Accession No.: 
BE1.095

flooding; bad roads; speaking French; bomb shelter, targets for bombs; meteor crash in Vermilion Bay; military;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
cold war; bomb shelters
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Cleve Thibodeaux 18 september 1998 Erath, LA (interrupted)Elyse Dugas 18 september 1998 Erath, LA
Recording date: 
Friday, September 18, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
18:36
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Barry Jean Ancelet

Accession No.: 
BE1.096

Cajun revival; two movements; Jimmy Domengeaux; CODOFIL; genteel Acadians; DomengeauxÕs efforts;fighting with the organization; French education; following the civil rights movement;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
19:05
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Barry Jean Ancelet (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.097

Jimmy Domengeaux; problems with French education; genteel Acadians and Cajun music; Dewey Balfa changes DomengeauxÕs mind; the Faulk issue; Cajun French; bilingual education

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
18:27
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Barry Jean Ancelet (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.098

organizing the Cajun music festival; the first festival; getting the public involved in the revival; moving the festival to the park; Festival Acadians

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:46
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Barry Jean Ancelet (cont.); and Carl Brassueax

Accession No.: 
BE1.099

Barry Ancelet:joining the French speaking world; writing system; bias against Cajun French; Lomax; Picard and Clifton try to get Cajun French into LSU; Voorhees; David Marcantel; people and problems; workning for CODOFIL; DomengeauxCarl Brasseaux:Cajuns in the 1960s; race and politics; bussing; Cajuns and FDR; Truman; religious divide; climate of the South; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; CarterÕs administration; populism; Cajuns as socially conservative; David Duke

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language; Cajun politics
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Barry Jean Ancelet Carl Brasseaux
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:42
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Carl Brasseaux (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.100

Cajuns and FDR; Truman; religious divide; climate of the South; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; CarterÕs administration; populism; Cajuns as socially conservative; David Duke

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Cajuns and politics
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Carl A. Brasseaux
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:50
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Carl Brasseaux (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.101

Cajun/French relations; images of Cajuns in the media; tourism; culture for sale; CODOFIL and Edwin Edwards; war protests;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Cajuns and politics
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Carl Brasseaux on Cajun politics (cont.)
Recording date: 
Friday, February 5, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:48
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Richard Guidry

Accession No.: 
BE1.102

CODOFIL; French education; French immersion; language retention; French teachers

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Richard Guidry
Recording date: 
Sunday, March 7, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:38
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Richard Guidry (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.103

Louisiana education system; learning a second language; French/ Spanish immersion; building programs; influential persons in immersion movement; Hawaiians;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Richard Guidry
Recording date: 
Sunday, March 7, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
15:44
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Richard Guidry (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1.104

immersion in middle school; monetary allocations; bilingual advantage; FBI; Cajun French; Philippe Gustin

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Richard Guidry
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:32
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Richard Guidry (cont.); Johnnie Allan

Accession No.: 
BE1.105

Richard Guidry:learning Cajun French from parents; eating turtlesJohnnie Allan:Polycarp theme song

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Richard GuidryJohnnie Allan
Recording date: 
Monday, July 5, 1999
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
13:03
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Allen J. Lasseigne

Accession No.: 
BE1.106

make up of Battalion; Robert Mouton; joining the Battalion; two platoons; training; Pearl Harbor; heritage; Pearl Harbor; Panama; appealing to Cajun pride; ethnicity of members; battalion vs. brigade; Catahoula training; legitimacy of battalion

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Bayou Battalion; USMCR
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Allen J. Lasseigne Member F. Bayou Battalion USMCR
Recording date: 
Tuesday, August 24, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:16
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with T. K. Hulin

Accession No.: 
BE1.107

birthday; early recordings; Huey Meaux; recording for other labels; T. K.Õs Nightclub; Boure label; Smoke; Charlene Howard; nicknames;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
swamp pop
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
T.K . Hulin (interview non-dissertation)
Recording date: 
Saturday, September 4, 1999
Coverage Spatial: 
New Iberia, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
11:02
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Warren Perrin

Accession No.: 
BE1.108

petition to have Queen Elizabeth apologize for Acadian expulsion; England apologizes for other things; three things petition calls for; letter form the IRA; conference; file repeats

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Warren A. Perrin
Recording date: 
Monday, January 3, 2000
Coverage Spatial: 
Erath, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
37:01
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Philippe Gustin

Accession No.: 
BE1.109

moving to Louisiana to teach French; Belgians; working with CODOFIL; Jimmy Domengeaux; other teachers imported by CODOFIL; Cajun French; controversy; Domengeaux redeems himself; training Louisiana teachers; CODOFILÕs international ties; evaluating the program; immersion programs; success of immersion in Lafayette; statewide goals; older programs to save Cajun French; Raymond Rogers; Rogers/Domengeaux relationship; becomming director of CODOFIL; Claire Heymann; directors;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; Cajun French; French immersion
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Philippe Gustin
Recording date: 
Monday, February 14, 2000
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:02:02
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Philippe Gustin

Accession No.: 
BE1.110

being director of CODOFIL; Bertrand; CODOFIL under different directors; stepping down; Arlene Broussard; ÒcoonassÓ; Cajun shame; French presence in Louisiana; future of the Cajuns;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; Cajun French; French immersion
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Philippe Gustin
Recording date: 
Monday, February 14, 2000
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26:58
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Edgar Mouton

Accession No.: 
BE1.111

founding of CODOFIL; McKithen Ôs support; culture catches on; petition/resolution; negative campaigns; conflicting data about resolution; Raymond Rogers; group effort; CODOSPAN; correspondence with McKithen; Beaujolais; money for French education; different strategies; Cajun French dilemma; Jimmy DomengeauxÕs career; postwar Cajun culture

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Bernard
Subject: 
CODOFIL; French language
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Edgar G. Mouton, Jr.
Recording date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:33
Digitized Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2005
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-001

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

***Recording date unknown***

-Unknown song;
-"Don't Wave Goodbye" - Gene Faulk
-"Loneliest Man in the World" - Willie Mallory
-"I'm a Country Boy" - Iry Lee Jackson
-"Bye-bye, Little Angel" - Elton Anderson
-Tall Tom - radio banter
-"Highway Zydeco" - "Bon Temps" St. Marie
-"You're No Longer Mine"
-"Lean on Me" - Willie Mallory
-Tall Tom - radio banter
-"My Little Angel" - The Royal Jokers
-"Do the Best You Can"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:13
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-002

-Unknown Song - Little Junior Parker
-"It's Alright" - Unknown artist
-"I Love You So" - Elton Anderson - Lanor Records recorded at Cosimo's Studio
-"Love Repairman" - Donald Jacob
-"Little Honey" - Marvin and Johnny
-"Hot Hot Lips" - Ralph Prescott
-"House of Love" - Henry Hall and the Bellaires
-"Move on Down the Line" - unknown artist
-Unknown song - Earl Bostick

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
29.41
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-003

-Tall Tom - Introduction
-"Do You Remember Me" - Jimmy Donley
-"Gee Baby - Heartbeats
-"Blow Wind, Blow" - Frankie Four and the Heartbeats
-Tall Tom - radio banter
-"The Ending of Love" - The Heartbeats
-"Love Letters" - Huey Smith and the Clowns
-"Baby, You're so Fine"
-"Baby Won't You Turn Me On"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana Music
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:08
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-004

-"Baby You're So Fine" - Bobby Day and Willie Dixon
-"Every Once In A While" - Huey Smith and the Clowns
-Tall Tom
-"At the Mardi Gras" - Huey Smith and the Clowns
-"Sack Dress" - Lloyd Price
-"I'm Boss"
-"Come on Home" - The Bellaires
-"Baby You Belong to Me" - Huey Smith and the Clowns
-"Driftin' Charlie"; unknown song
-unknown song

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:15
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Compilation of Rod Bernard Recordings

Accession No.: 
BE2-005

Correspondence enclosed with cassette dated January 21, 1991 from Shane Bernard to Larry Benicewicz

-00:00 - "Southland" - The Boogie Kings;
-02:15 - "Lost Love" - The Boogies Kings;
-05:00 - "Jambalaya" - Rod Bernard;
-07:00 - "Linda Gail" - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
-09:13 - "Little Bitty Mama" - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
-11:45 - "Set Me Free" - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
-15:04 - "All Night in Jail" - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
-17:35 - "A-2-fay" - The Shondells;
-19:53 - "Boo-ray" - The Shondells;
-22:35 - "Dear Buddy" - Rod Bernard;
-25:25 - "Just a Little" - Rod Bernard;
-27:45 - "Who Knows" - Rod Bernard;
-30:14 - "Lonely Hearts Club" - Rod Bernard;
-32:38 - "Little Mama" - Rod Bernard;
-35:05 - Cowboy Stew band rehearsal - Lil Buck Senegal on guitar, C.C. Adcock on guitar, Larry Jolivette on bass, Nat Jolivette on drums - "Baby, What you Want Me To Do," "Good Hearted Woman"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp Pop
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
42:36
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Interview with Rod Bernard

Accession No.: 
BE2-006

Rod Bernard:

-00:00 - Getting started with Mercury records
-01:00 - "This Should Go On Forever" - Floyd Soileau not being able to keep up with orders
-02:00 - Working with Huey Meaux on distribution of "This Should Go on Forever;"
-04:00 - Management contract with Bill Hall, discussion about Bill's various music business endeavors. Hall Records; Mentions of J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper,"
-08:40 - Recording for Argo Records
-12:00 - Recording with Johnny and Edgar Winters
-14:40 - Beginning work at KVOL
-16:40 - Cutting "Colinda" for Bill Hall - discussing the successes of the record
-18:30 - Discussing the title "Swamp Pop" - John Broven
-19:15 - The Shondells with Skip Steward and Warren Storm, Carol Rachou, La Louisianne Records
-20:50 - Jimmy Donley
-23:15 - Discussion about drug abuse, burnout and retiring from performing
-25:00 - Discussing his tenures with KVOL and KLFY
-27:00 - "Boogie in Black and White" - album that Rod made with Clifton Chenier; Discussing Clifton's music and style
-30:00 - Returning to part-time public performances and potentially recording again
-37:00 - Awards - One award at Acadian Village, One award from the Times of Acadiana
-39:20 - Arbee Record Lable - Label that Carol Rachou and Rod made together
-42:45 - Going into treatment for substance abuse
-44:00 - Discussing his job at the station

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp Pop Music, South Louisiana, Oral History, Zydeco, Record Labels
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Rod Bernard, Shane Bernard
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:14
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview wth Rod Bernard

Accession No.: 
BE2-007

Rod Bernard:

-00:00 - Background information
-00:50 - Early musical influences, First guitar paid for by picking and shelling pecans
-02:30 - Playing on an amateur radio show - Sponsored by Red Bird Sweet Potatoes
-04:25 - Upgraded to a Harmony brand guitar
-05:40 - Musicians getting their starts very early in life
-05:30 - Playing with the Twisters - Mike Genovese, "This Should Go On Forever"
-07:45 - Bobby Charles influence on Rob
-09:30 - Working at KSLO after school in high school
-11:40 - Guitar Gable and Bernard Jolievette "King Karl" - Recording "This Should Go On Forever" for Excello
-14:30 - Recording "This Should Go On Forever" - released on Jin
-15:30 - J.D. Miller recording songs and sending them to Excello to release what they felt would sell well
-18:50 - Cashbox and Billboard reviews of "This Should Go On Forever"
-19:45 - Chess Records, promotion of the record
-24:45 - Bill Hall - Managing Rod
-27:45 - Recording in Nashville - Cliff Parmon, Boots Randolph, The Jordanairs, Grady Martin
-29:40 - Cutting "Colinda" at Bill Hall's studio, Sold 40,000-50,000 copies
-30:45 - Jack Clement - producer and engineer - adding a rock 'n roll feel to Cajun songs
-31:35 - "Fais do-do"
-32:45 - Rod didn't want to cut "Colinda" - a lady across the street from the studio helped him with the French words
-33:50 - Kids being punished for speaking French at school. Rod never learned French when he was young, popularity of Cajun music over the years
-36:50 - Never wanted to play music for a living
-38:00 - Working at KLFY - Writing and producing tv commercials
-41:08 - Rod's "comeback;" Making a Country "flavored" album
-42:40 - "Sometimes I Talk in my Sleep"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp pop, South Louisiana Music
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Rod Bernard, Shane Bernard
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:51
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau

Accession No.: 
BE2-008

Floyd Soileau:

-01:45 - Changes in the recording industry
-02:10 - Floyd's relation to Leo Soileau
-02:30 - Speaking about the town of Ville Platte
-03:45 - How Floyd got involved in recording - started out as a disc jockey with KVPI, opening a record store
-04:30 - Cajun records got Floyd into making recordings (1957); First recording was made at a house party
-05:20 - First Swamp Pop recordings - Boogie Kings, Rod Bernard and the Twisters, Tommy McLain
-06:55 - Rockin' Sidney - sent to Floyd from Eddie Shuler
-08:00 - Early label - VeePee, Forming Swallow, Jin, Maison de Soul
-11:30 - Dave Allen - releasing his album
-14:20 - Johnny Winters, Sessions he was involved in at Bill Hall's studio
-17:00 - artists breaking contracts
-18:45 - Dego Rutledge - Bobby Charles recording for him
-20:40 - Jivin' Gene
-22:00 - Floyd's recording studio - Mono and 2 track tape
-25:00 - Donnie Jacobs, Jerry Devillier "Booksack" playing harmonica on the record
-29:30 - Lil Bob and the Lollipops
-34:30 - Rod Bernard
-38:40 - Johnnie Allan
-44:30 - Flat Town Music

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp pop, South Louisiana Music, Record Labels
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Floyd Soileau
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
46:48
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-009

Eddie Shuler:

-01:00 - Talking about his new 24 track console
-01:15 - Love Bug Pellerin
-04:10 - Background information
-07:00 - Managing a record store in Lake Charles
-08:30 - Joining the Hackberry Ramblers as a singer
-11:00 - Chicken wire between musicians and spectators at clubs
-14:00 - Mothers chaperoning daughters at dances
-16:25 - Singing in French but not being able to speak it
-17:00 - Early versions of the Hackberry Ramblers - Edwin Duhon, Luderin Darbonne, Cheek? Widcamp, ?? Gentry, Johnny Fab
-19:00 - Ramblers on KPLC radio, Producing advertisements
-24:00 - Leaving the Ramblers, moving to Houston and trying to start a new band
-25:45 - Moving back to Lake Charles, forming the Reveliers
-26:30 - Forming Goldband Records
-28:15 - Meeting Iry Lejeune - First time Eddie had seen an accordion
-29:25 - Eddie reprimanded for putting Iry on the radio
-31:40 - Producing Iry Lejeune's records - 24 78 rpm records; Reissuing Iry's recordings
-34:45 - Pressing plants Eddie used
-38:00 - Recording process before the studio was built
-40:30 - Boozoo Chavis, Sidney Brown
-42:00 - Zydeco music
-43:00 - Hiring Classie Ballou to play with Boozoo, Discussion about Boozoo's recording sessions
-46:35 - Folkstar Record Label

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
1:02:06
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-010

Eddie Shuler:

-00:00 - Starting the Folkstar label
-01:00 - How he was separating artists between Goldband and Folkstart labels
-01:40 - Starting Goldband Records
-02:55 - Cookie and the Cupcakes
-04:55 - Phil Philips - "Sea of Love"
-05:45 - George Khoury - Publishing company that George and Eddie started but never used
-06:30 - Publishing companies - Eddie's first publishing company - K-Mar; Fort Knox Publishing, TEK Publishing
-09:45 - Rockabilly Music
-12:15 - Katie Webster - discussing her early session work with Barbara Lynn
-15:00 - Rockin' Sydney - Eddie cut 156 sides with him through the 60's, Sydney changing to playing the accordion
-17:00 - Eddie expanding his studio to 16 track capability
-18:55 - "Juke Boy" Bonner - Hitch hiking to Lake Charles from California "I Can't Hardly Keep From Crying"
-19:40 - Jimmy Wilson
-22:20 - Hop Wilson - Rhythm and Blues played on lapsteel guitar
-24:10 - Guitar Jr. - "Family Rules"
-27:00 - Why many artists were gravitating to recording for Eddie over others
-28:00 - Bill Parker, Miss Peggy, Ole Yvonne
-30:25 - Don Pierce
-40:00 - Respect that Eddie has built - talking about his legacy, Wayne Shuler
-43:50 - Missing out on recordings because he was out of town. Rod Bernard - "This Should Go On Forever" and J.P. Richardson "Chantilly Lace"

Sea of Love

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:59
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-011

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

-00:00 - Eddie makes statement to Wayne Shuler - naming Wayne as successor to Goldband / TEK companies
-01:30 - Eddie talking about not wanting to work for other people
-02:55 - Eddie's thoughts on how to be successful in the record business - approaching big companies; finding artists; leasing songs
-08:50 - Zydeco music
-10:00 - Speaking about the longevity of any given artist
-13:25 - Conversation between Eddie and Wayne - Wayne discussing his vision for Goldband's future
-16:30 - Record collectors
-17:15 - Goldband being known for Cajun and Zydeco genres
-18:50 - Finding the right song for a particular artist
-19:05 - Goldband Blues releases - market for Blues genre
-20:30 - Record labels overextending themselves and going into debt
-23:30 - Market for Country music - tough market to break into
-26:30 - Herman G., Rockin' Sidney
-29:30 - Management business, working with other labels and distributors;
-34:20 - Hackberry Ramblers - prestige for the label - Issues with Luderin Darbonne not wanting to work with Goldband
-38:50 - Finding a select group of artists to work with and push
-43:00 - Existing catalogue; selling lesser-known artists

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:39
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-012

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

-00:30 - Skip Dowers, Herman Gee
-03:35 - Boozoo Chavis - His momentum and following
-06:15 - Gulf War - effects on the business
-08:00 - Younger demographic
-08:45 - Eddie's thoughts on female musicians
-13:00 - Issues with being in Lake Charles / Louisiana
-15:15 - Robert "Bobby" Parker

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:47
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-013

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

***Explicit language***

-00:00 - Wayne says he's looking forward to working with his dad
-02:30 - White blues
-03:00 - Kerri Gregory
-03:15 - Eddie's commentary on Wayne's issues with patience
-06:45 - Working with others, Compromising
-08:00 - Wayne things Eddie is difficult to work with
-09:00 - end of track - Long argument between Eddie and Wayne

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:18
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-014

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

***Explicit language***

-00:00 - Continued discussion about Kerri Gregory
-01:15 - More of Eddie's commentary on women musicians, Jo-El Sonnier

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:12
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-015

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

Copy of BE2-013

***Explicit language***

-00:00 - Wayne says he's looking forward to working with his dad
-02:30 - White blues
-03:00 - Kerri Gregory
-03:15 - Eddie's commentary on Wayne's issues with patience
-06:45 - Working with others, Compromising
-08:00 - Wayne things Eddie is difficult to work with
-09:00 - end of track - Long argument between Eddie and Wayne

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:46
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Warren Storm - Live Music Performance And Interview

Accession No.: 
BE2-016

Warren Storm - Live Music Performance And Interview

-00:00 - "At the Ball Tonight"
-04:55 - Moving from J.D. Miller to Huey Meaux's label - Sincere Records
-06:20 - Session work for Carol Rachou - Dale and Grace, Bobby Charles, Jewel and the Rubies, Eddy Raven
-08:15 - "Troubles, Troubles" - Regional popularity, played shows with Johnny Cash around that time
-09:00 - Billboard ratings for "Mama Mama" and "Prisoner Song"
-09:40 - Band members and session musicians - Rocket Morgan, Bobby McBride, Ryan and Al Ferrier, Katie Webster
-12:20 - Warren played on the album that Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier made in 1976
-13:10 - Recordings made with Happy Fats, Doc Guidry, Al Terry
-14:00 - Rebel label - Marty Collins - Baton Rouge discjockey
-15:20 - Rockin' Sydney - 1984 album on Maison de Soul
-16:00 - Other genres of music Warren likes, his drumming style, brushes, auxiliary percussion
-17:20 - J.D. Miller used 2-track recording until the mid-60's
-18:25 - J.D. Miller's pay for session musicians, long sessions
-20:00 - Modernization of recording in South Louisiana, overdubbing

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Swamp pop; Music, Live Performance, Record labels, Recording Sessions
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Warren Storm
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26:40
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

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