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Interview with Félix Richard

Accession No.: 
AN1-055

0:00 - Popular dancehalls; graduated in 1935; Gérard Forestier's danchall 1.5 miles east of Vatican going towards Carencro; Esta Hébert's danchall 1.5 miles west of Vatican; Babineaux's dancehall in Bosco/Mire (between Vatican and Rayne); Tee Maurice; Pointe Noire, edge of Marais Bouleur - many people killed; improvement as schools opened; Marais Bouleur and Carencro fights; Tee Maurice, people from all over went; Joe Hanks was a good bouncer at Tee Maurice; played music for 12 years; if there weren't 650/680-700 tickets sold just boys, wasn't a big dance - only boys payed to enter the dance, girls and men did not;

3:59 - truck that went around to different towns around Acadiana; Joe Hanks took his pistol out to fix trouble and calm people; Mme. Joe Latour's O.S.T. Club in Rayne - wasn't overly popular like Tee Maurice; Ellis and Freddy Richard ran Tee Maurice (Félix and Freddy were in the same class at school in Cankton and spent a lot of time together); Ellis paid for the truck drivers' gas; Wagon Wheel between Scott and Duson on Hwy 90/Old Spanish Trail; dancehalls used to be lit, with benches all around, no table or chairs; parents brought their daughters to the dance - a boy didn't pick up a girl and bring her to the dance, they didn't have the right; girls had long dresses and heels

10:15 - Types of dances - two-step/one-step, waltz; old dances like polkas, valsuriennes, valses à deux temps; Jim Crow; father played round dances; best dancers usually won a cake; Jitterbug become popular around 1946/47/48; playing at Cowboy's near I-10 between Scott and Lafayette; dancing 'Cotton-eyed Joe' - sort of like the old dances; less lighting in modern dancehalls; parents would've never brought their daughter to a dim dancehall; 25 cents/ticket on your suit coat; cotton/linen suit in the summer, wool suits in the winter;

18:00 - Hector Duhon was the popular band, country western; Doc Guidry and Happy Fats played a little too; Papa Cairo; just before the steel guitar became popular; house dances when Félix started playing guitar with Aldus Roger and a triangle player; playing a surprise party/house dance between Vatican and Bosco during Lent, because dancehalls would close during that time to make repairs; Félix learning to play guitar; played in Rayne, at the Step-In Club in Lawtell, LA; Leo Soileau and his string band played the Green Lantern in Lawtell; 1942/43 dance with the accordion; Lawrence Walker played around Texas and Félix played with Aldus, he doesn't know of any other accordion players at that time; Cleveland Mire and the Jollyboys of Bosco, Nathan Abshire;

23:35 - memories of Iry LeJeune - his father said that Iry was a miracle and wanted to go to the Four Rows Club in Duson to hear him. He bought a "setup" (a quart of whiskey, 3 or 4 cokes and '7-up's and ice?); father watching Iry play the entire dance. (1942/1943); working for Isaac Dominique's slaughterhouse; stopped at Mathilde Babineaux's in Lafayette for keg beer and saw Iry for the first time (before Four Rows); playing a dance with the scheduled band
- Iry was better than a radio;

30:51 - Iry became more popular after he died; God didn't give him sight, but gave him talent with his fingers; 4/5 years old, couldn't see well enough to pick cotton; Uncle Angelas LeJeune gave Iry his accordion to play - tried to imitate his uncle; Amédé Ardoin; phonograph, no radio or TV; Amédé was not as refined as Iry according to Félix; Pine Island at Philomen Forestier's dancehalls - people came from Egan, Crowley, Rayne; had a fiddle player (probably McGee), guitar player, and a triangle player (all white) - Félix was 15/16 years old; Mayeuse LaFleur, Amédé Breaux from Crowley

37:53 - roads were too bad to travel far; going to the dance on sulky in white pants; les niches aux bals; cutting harnesses; people weren't as civilized and afraid of the law; les deux nicheurs qui courtisait la même fille (histoire vraie - similar to the folk tale)

44:21 - having money, a horse and buggy for going out and courting; he's too busy working that he might be too old for the young girls at the dance; finally went to the dance with his nice buggy and nice horse; someone had painted his horse green

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Félix Richard personal narrative; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Félix Richard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 1981
Coverage Spatial: 
Coulée Croche (Marais Bouleur), LA; Cankton, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
49:12
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with Félix Richard

Accession No.: 
AN1-056

0:00 - Cankton had one of the best basketball teams - players were all men; Ttrail Rides, dances, cochons de lait chez Mr. Ellis Richard - He doesn't have legs but he was just as strong as the bouncer; coming back from their trip to Canada; playing "Allons Chez Tee Maurice"; Ellis wanted his name mentioned as much as possible, good or bad; Félix would go out with Freddy Richard. Freddy went to bed later than Félix because he always to care of watching places where people would play card/craps.

4:48 - He never had a wallet, folded his money. Had money in every drawer and the house was left unlocked and open. People would steal if they knew; 20 cents a gallon of gas ($1 for 5 gallons); Freddy always paid before Félix; old people used to have to work harder for less money;

9:36 - Father used to cut cane (after helping grandfather and there was so little money) for $1 a day, food, and a place to sleep. He had to clean the cane, while the others just had to cut the cane; black lady whistling and singing along with father; people don't know what it is to work hard; hard work in cotton fields - everyone would help out one another picking cotton and breaking corn when a farmer would fall sick; no one was time anymore to lend a helping hand;
nobody goes to visit others; going 10 years without seeing your first cousins; seeing family at the funeral home. "Times have not changed, people have."

15:34 - old days without radio, telephone, tv, cars - all people could do was visit neighbors and play 'la cambille?' (flipping a knife in air and watch it land on its ends); tirer un 'padgo' - someone would make a bird out of dry courtableau wood with a head, a tail, wings, and a body and put in on a post and shoot at it until it breaks/falls to the ground; people were happier when they would get together for Sunday dinners (lunch); old folks home vs. staying at home sick and being taken care of; being hurried to live life instead of visiting and taking time with elderly family; going to see the doctor

20:26 - appendicitis killed a lot of kids; heart attacks; a lot of money nowadays to have a lot of children - didn't cost much back in the day, but girls cost more than boys because they were in more; Homecoming Court - Félix had to find 2 convertibles, new suits, new dresses, and new party dresses; $50 for Dr. Cank to take care of his wife during all 9 months of pregnancy and 6 months after; from Coulée Croche to Cankton; how Dr. Cank got his nickname; Dr. Cank making house calls/delivering babies; wanted to deliver 2,000, but made it to 1,985 and had enough

28:56 - Benoit family had a sugar mill. Made syrup at home or bought it from the sugar mill. If you didn't have money to buy syrup, had to make it yourself at the mill; Junction of la Coulée Croche; 'Vin de canne' (sugar cane juice, no alcohol) - would drink it after working at the sugar mill in the winter; Toffé--drink after take out the syrup and cook it until it was thick (might be made with alcohol);

35:51 - Moonshine with rice or corn and sugar - mash, put in charred oak barrels to age, strong, easier to make beer; best beer brewers would let it age before selling; like a gumbo, it's always better the next day; black bottles because light is not good for beer, darkness ages beer quicker; bouncers Joe Hanks/Martin Webb; Martin Webb took care of Esta Hébert's danchalls; Martin Webb was the only one who could control that dancehall because the Marais Bouleurs would come often to try and take over the place - people respected him; Joe Hanks was another Martin Webb, they would've known who was looking for trouble

42:02 - shooting bottles was in style, Ogé Guilbeau was the best; Oscar Guilbeau was always a fighter - he was smaller than his father, Ogé; Harold Léger, Pianque's brother lost an eye because of a fight; Rendez-vous between Blanco Savoy (big man) and Pierre Montoucet?; fighting and would stop if one screamed enough; a lot of fights over girls, who was stronger, etc.

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Félix Richard personal narrative; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Félix Richard
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 28, 1981
Coverage Spatial: 
Coulée Croche (Marais Bouleur), LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:00
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with and Musical Performance by Freeman Fontenot

Accession No.: 
AN1-057

Freeman Fontenot:

0:00 - Jolie catin; Mazurka/Fais do-do bébé;
3:43 - La danse à Mentau(?) Guillory; Freeman learned to play at age 14 from défunt Monsieur Adam; Dolton Vidrine et Mayeuse Dugas (good white accordion player from Elton/Basile); Amédé Ardoin style; Amédé sang - Adam didn't sing but was a better accordion player than Amédé

7:38 - Amédé would be 78/79 if he'd still be alive, a couple years older than Freeman; Freeman says he can't sing; La danse à Mayeuse Dugas (One Step?);
-Une danse à Adam (Quadrille); Le Hack à Monsieur Dugas - 2 chevaux sur le hack

12:50 - Chanson d'Amédé. Reprise with violin (Michael Doucet); Amédé had a whistle/kazoo too
16:41 - Bilken Blues; La danse à Glenn Landry (Bully Jack?)
21:04 - Valse d'Amédé; Le chemin de Rougeau; Trois-quatre

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Folk music; accordion; Freeman Fontenot personal Narrative
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Freeman Fontenot
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 3, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Basile, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:59
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Stories told by Mr. and Mrs. Walter & Evelia Boudreaux

Accession No.: 
AN1-058

***Copy of AN1-128***

0:00 - Le conte du garçon et l'aveugle (The Blindman in the Bleachers). Heard at her cousin's funeral in Duson from the priest - no more pain or hurt in heaven; gave up play time to spend with his father

5:01 - Le conte de la fille qui méprisait tout le monde; contes des prêtres au Canada
8:03 - Le conte de la fille qui faisait des somersets; Petite Poucette (expanded);
15:25 - Le conte du grand-père et son petit-fils; le médecin: le truck et le cadillac
18:32 - Discussion of telling stories and reviving memories. No tv or radio, so mother would tell stories. Sometimes there was a graphaphone, playing outside/with dolls. Told more stories as kids got older; Mr. Walter knows a few jokes, but never told stories (it's not interesting to him); hearing/accumulating new stories; first time Barry came in 1974, he asked for 5 different stories; the second time he came in 1975, she told him 12 more different stories for a total of 17 different stories; new football story - Richard from Rayne that was first cousins with her father who died; one died on Friday and another cousin died on the following Monday; des contes forts/'menteries' pour dire une histoire

26:25 - reference to 'Suce ma langue' (forgotten story); le chat qui dansait (remarkable)
32:44 - Le commis-voyageur; Experience Story: l'homme de couleur embourbé;
39:33 - Les salles de danses dans le voisinage - Silver Slipper à la Pacanière; Romain Meche; there was no Happy Landing at the time. René and Félix Stelly Rosale on Arnaudville road; les musiciens de la region - Joe Falcon, Lawrence Léger, Ozémé Guilbeau et son frère 'Chaoui', Joe Robin; Gérard Forestier's dancehall; Caliste Comeaux's dancehall; Noah Brasseux's danechall

42:44 - Martin Webre and the other lawmen at Esta Hébert's place; Officers/bouncers were tough - one bouncer hit a boy and broke his stick; la bataille chez Ophé Meche, les Guilbeau vs. les Landry; Walter Boudreaux recounts a story of a knife fight

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Walter Boudreaux & Evelia Boudreaux
Recording date: 
Thursday, March 17, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:55
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Stories told by Mr. and Mrs. Walter & Evelia Boudreaux

Accession No.: 
AN1-059

0:00 - contes: knife fight; les Guilbeau contre les Landry, les Meche et les Melancon, les Meche et les Rogers; Marais Bouleur, Ossun;
4:44 - la bataille aux courses chez Payo Morin: Stelly vs. Quibodeaux; someone died in knife fight near Arnaudville; Officer Martin Webre and his stick/pistol; Mr. Walter and his father-in-law went to St. Martinville for the trial; Martin Begnaud a été tué par les petits Français; Walter Boudreaux thinks they hanged the French people in Scott - there's a book about the story (Baleine/Badon?)

11:42 - Les musiciens dans les salles de danse; Joe Robin et son garçon, Joe Falcon, Guidry, Ozémé et Oswell 'Chaoui', Lawrence Légeret; Joe Falcon was the most popular, but charged enough to make money. Walter Boudreaux thinks Lawrence Walker was in Texas at that time; Foreman's dancehall just outside of Scott; politician dances;

15:38 - Cousin Dudley LeBlanc; Boudreaux's son was able to go to Southwestern, but ended up dropping out. There was no work because he was too young, so Leblanc hired him at Hadacol; he was fired and rehired and ended up receiving a scholarship to go back to college; Dudley Leblanc running for governor - gave speeches and had barbecues

24:10 - Régis Boudreaux (Walter Boudreaux's uncle) - moonshiner/whiskey maker, fighter, politician and bouncer, friends with Dudley LeBlanc; Régis selling his whiskey/moonshine;

27:37 - Moonshining against the law in the area, all hidden - recipe for whiskey (with corn, sugar, and water), hot spots; old moonshiner René Guilbeau is 80 years old; Régis and Edouard Derousselle from Arnaudville were the biggest moonshiner in the area; faire du whiskey à La Prairie Ronde; les mauvaises places: Marais Bouleur, doesn't know about Mamou/St. Landry - had fights everywhere; Walter Boudreaux recounts a fight he witnessed

35:25 - Régis Boudreaux: constable, canaille, general - not sure if he was a moonshiner/whiskey maker at that time. He couldn't shoot a man; Régis' uncle caught the black man and brought him to Opelousas. Régis and someone else were getting there as the black man was entering the courthouse. Régis était un homme dur, died around 75 years old. His brother Albert got shot had a stroke. Dr. Pavi from Leonville going to see Albert at hospital in Opelousas; Dr. Pavi and Régis waited for each other to initiate conversation

43:09 - Kids picking on Evelia Boudreaux's father at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau because he was so short. Régis went before her father and uncle (taller than her father). Régis told her father he'd stop the teasing, he pulled a knife and the teasing stopped then; her father and Régis were both short men, expect Régis wasn't afraid of anything. Walter Boudreaux was 16-18 years old (1917/18). Walter Boudreaux is 75 and Evelia Boudreaux is 70; Régis et Darrell étaient amis; Jean, an uncle; Meche shot a black lady's dog on the way back from a dance. The next day, he went toWalter Boudreaux's grandfather and told him where he went

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Walter Boudreaux & Evelia Boudreaux
Recording date: 
Thursday, March 17, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:51
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Stories told by Mr. and Mrs. Walter & Evelia Boudreaux

Accession No.: 
AN1-060

0:00 - Régis shot the dog. Going to the dance the following Saturday. John Déjean, went to court and Régis spent 11 months in prison in St. Martin; he stayed there and spent the weekends at home?; Walter Boudreaux's grandfather died before he could remember; Régis Boudreaux était en prison et constable en même temps; Stayed constable as long as he wanted, no one would've challenged him; break for ice cream;

3:28 - Régis Boudreaux était bambocheur. He wouldn't eat, just drink. He would stop for certain periods of time and take up drinking again later; moonshiner/whiskey maker; Il est marié et il a deux enfants. He's about 70 years old; Story of people (malfaiteurs) coming to rob Régis of his whiskey; used to use pistols more often back then?;

6:46 - L'homme à garde soleil et Madame Grand Doigt/Boogyman quand les enfants étaient canailles; Feux follets qui te suivaient - une lumière qui voyageait le soir

9:17 - L'homme dans la lune (la chasse-galerie); il a été à la chasse au lieu de la Messe, alors Dieu l'a mis dans la lune

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Walter & Evelia Boudreaux
Recording date: 
Thursday, March 17, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
11:01
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Creole folktales by Wilson Mitchell dit Ben Guiné

Accession No.: 
AN1-061

0:00 - Jokes were common back in the day; Froumi et butterfly (conte-fable);
5:58 - Vieux nègre et vieux blanc: Oh, fiva! (conte)
14:42 - Vieux nègre et vieux blanc: Metayer Joe et maïs qui baissait (conte)
21:45 - Histoire de la famille- Mère était créole. Le père (pure américain) et sa sœur, orphelin, élevé par un sauvage (Amérindien)/traiteur puis par Joe 'Coon' Savoy (blanc) de Parks. Puis Mr. Mécou(?) de Lafayette a pris son père et sa sœur

28:35 - Bouki et Lapin couri baptiser (conte); trésors cachés, gardés par un revenant (légende)
35:40 - Vieux nègre et vieux blanc, la course pour la charrue et le livre - pourquoi les Noirs travaillent pour les Blancs (conte-étiologique)

40:16 - Vieux nègre et vieux docteur: Nègre prend la place du docteur (conte)
45:06 - La récolte à la part: conditions de vie à Saint-Jean. 60 sous par jour de travaille. Droits des Noirs. Haler un char

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Folk tales; Storytelling
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Wilson Mitchell dit Ben Guiné
Recording date: 
Thursday, May 12, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Parks, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:05
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Cajun folktales by René R. Wiltz and Bernice J. Wiltz

Accession No.: 
AN1-062

René R. Wiltz; Bernice J. Wiltz;

Bernice Wiltz:
0:00 - Hibou et oiseau dans un arbre (conte);
2:01 - "Je suis chrétien" (cantique). Sang for confirmation. 15 years of catechism, then confirmed. Kissed his (priest's?) ring. Learned songs with father who died in 1963. The whole family sang.

4:44 - "Le voici l'agneau si doux" (cantique); Songs from a long time ago - Bernice is 80 years old
7:23 - "Sur le mois de Marie" (cantique); Cutting cane - no one sang while doing so; "J'irai la voir un jour" (cantique) - Father sang that one often; Father would sing often but only cantiques, kids would sing other types of songs

10:52 - Bouki et Lapin et Les puits d'eau (conte); La poule et le pain de maïs (conte); Heard of 'Sauterelle et Froumi';
13:01 - Lapin Couri Baptiser - Bernice's father-in-law told that one often; Gambler le cheval (vraie histoire orale); Bernice used to know more tales

René Wiltz:
15:08 - Digging for buried treasure (légende)
17:29 - Les revenants (légende) - ça ressemblait à des hommes, mais c'était pas des hommes

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk tales; Storytelling
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
René R. Wiltz and Bernice J. Wiltz
Recording date: 
Thursday, May 12, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Parks, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
19:12
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Creole narratives and folktales by Mary Fentroy

Accession No.: 
AN1-063

0:00 - "Lapin puis Tortue fait la course" (conte); Heard stories from father;
3:28 - "M'après rouler dans bras Bon Dieu" / "Working in my Jesus arms" (work song - only chorus); Social Security troubles (not being old enough?. Born in 1897); 'Old Folks Pension'; early working system; working from sunup to sundown, not spending time in night clubs; 60 years old and ineligible for Social Security; disabled with arthritis, doing clothes;

10:20 - still washes on a washboard; lady offered to buy her a washing machine; education to make good money and good manners; good manners and behavior will take you anywhere you want; meeting a stranger; she will never live anywhereelse but in St. Martin Parish;

15:22 - Mary can't read English, but she can write her name; early Cade work ways, sugar mills, cutting cane in the cold, hauling cane with wagons, mules, and oxen; Freedom train in '77; slavery days/cutting days; buying slaves and slavery trade; naming slaves; "Watercot"; "Rolling in my Jesus arms"; Fighting and grudges

22:11 - Raising children; Barry's grandfather told stories; "L'éléphant et le serpent" (conte)
28:27 - Trust; changing times; Biblical prophecy; people will grow weaker and wiser; Education to be high class; Barry going to be a teacher; poetry from school--Lawrence Dunbar's "Regarde la Neige"; "Vieille femme, viellie femme, regarde dans le sac"

36:20 - Carlton Wilson & early music around Cade;Talius Wilson, son, has a band in New Iberia; accordion players, sang in French - Clifton Chenier;
-Washington Brothers band had a cornet, a bass drum, a guitar, trombone; dancing rock and roll/shimmy; saloons and etiquette in old days; couldn't go out with a girl without a suit coat;

41:15 - Girls were not allowed to pass in front of saloons, that was a place for men; world is changing everyday and better learn how to live in it; Mr. Roy at the Dodge garage was a fine white man, very nice man; Buzz was going to teach and needed a car; trust and respect between races;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Folk tales; Mary Fentroy personal narrative; Storytelling
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Mary Fentroy
Recording date: 
Thursday, May 12, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Cade, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:02
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Interview with Félix Richard

Accession No.: 
AN1-064

0:00 - Le cheval peinturé vert;
4:29 - Les deux frères qui étaient au bal (conté par Barry Ancelet); des plaques (records) au Nouveau Brunswick; recording music - Félix played 12 songs with Sterling Richard (son) on guitar and Bessyl Duhon (violin) for the Smithsonian; Kenneth spent 4 weeks in France and heard Félix's tapes; Accordion contest in Church Point - French guy stood in front of the stage learning from everyone; teacher who taught at USL and Alexandria was on vacation in Québec - Félix taught her and Mary accordion;

10:05 - Félix says you can't buy talent - you have to determined and have good enough arms/fingers to play accordion and have it in you; Félix played 12 songs slow for her to learn from and she practiced for 3 weeks. After she came back, Félix was impressed and said she could play; Louisiana Hayride not far from Alexandria - whoever wants to go play can try out, and if they're good enough, they'll let them play - like a Grand Ole Opry. "La Porte en arrière" was her first song - Félix says he had trouble learning the turn; Varise Connor tells his grandsons to make some noise on the guitar to cover up his mistakes;
-Félix hasn't seen the lady since then. Now, a Domingue fellow from Carencro is taking lessons/wants to learn "Chère toute toute" with Félix. He has arthritis and two good accordions, but Félix doesn't think he has it; Bessyl Duhon wanting a take to practice backing up; "Archet de violon est pas bon"

15:45 - fiddle Kenneth bought for $150 was made in 1923 - made for a symphony orchestra and ended up in a pawn shop in Nashville; fiddle seconding; Barry Ancelet's house - 120 years old, made in 1860 and has money hidden in the walls; Dédé Anderson (black man who works for L. Leo Judice and has a lot of property between Scott and Duson) was hired for 50 cents/day to dig for treasure. Il a trouvé une chaudière d'argent et l'a donnée à Mr. Leo parce qu'il pouvait pas faire à rien, étant "nègre." Un Chiasson (un mauvais homme) était invité à soinger cette affaire. Ils l'ont mis dans un wagon pour aller à la banque. Il voulait tuer "le nègre" pour "split" entre Chiasson et Judice, et "split" en deux au lie de le "split" en trois avec "le nègre." Mr. Leo a acheté 1,500 acres pour "le nègre" entre Scott et Duson et 400/500 acres aux Opelousas

22:02 - Chaudière à sirop; pirate's money?; Chrétien Point; haunted house where no one could stay - everyone heard noises coming from up top in the attic/garçonnière, but it was a racoon that got caught in a trap and broke the chain and was living up there; Chrétien Point bought and remodeled - 1812 or 1700 something. A French man came and bought it, made his own bricks out of dirt her dug behind the house. Not many houses that lasted throughout all the hurricanes and bad weather. About $100,000 worth of repairs. Cornet?

27:51 - Tanisse Faul from the other side of Cankton - a man that would not stop walking, not to eat, sleep, anything. Stopped at Dugas/Dupuis store to buy 'un pain de 5 sous'; Fin voleur (vrai conte); Nègre qui volait des poules quand il avait faim; les vigilantes;

31:38 - Alphé Kilchirst coming back from a dance one night seeing the black man hanged naked. Supposedly it was Castilles who did that. No trial ever took place; Castille et son frère ont été couper du bois tant que "le nègre" travaillait dans le clos. La femme à Castille a donné au "nègre" un pint d'eau sans disant. Il a attrapé son bras au lieu du pint d'eau et a halé le bois et l'a ammaré à un poteau. Le "nègre" a été rejoindre son père à Church Point parce qu'il avait peur. Il fallait se livrer. Castille pouvait pas trouver sa femme quand il est revenu de couper le bois. Lynching the black man; blood scared the horse more than the owner; colored people couldn't be found in town inj Sunset, rough town;

41:15 - regretting whipping/lynching a black man who asked pardon of what he did, but he didn't do whatever he was accused of doing. They hanged him regardless; Hangings - everyone had to take a part in it; Martin Begnaud's murder and les 'petits français' hanging. Sheriff cutting the cord and dividing it up among the crowd; lying to the Sheriff about finding money; brûler le petit bougre de Duson à chaise éléctrique. Il a tué un homme à Abbéville; le malfaiteur (avec des enfants) est pendu. Son garçon braillait sur le bord du chemin et disait que chaque fois quelque chose de bon se passait au village, sa mère voulait pas le laisser aller. Mais ils étaient après pendre son père;

44:56 - Mr. Kit, black man who rides a buggy to Scott. Small man, 83 years old and has more muscle than Barry will ever have; bullies hit him with stick when he went to Scott to buy some grain/seeds; Man sold all his seeds. $75/seed because it's a special seed, but you only need one. Each one will give you 6 bales of cotton - more if it's a good season. You'll have all the corn you need to put up, cucumbers, Irish potatoes and enough cane syrup for the year; Man had trouble building his house.

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Félix Richard personal narrative; Oral history; Jokes
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Félix Richard
Recording date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 1981
Coverage Spatial: 
Coulée Croche (Marais Bouleur), LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
48:00
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
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WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
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Interview with Félix Richard

Accession No.: 
AN1-065

0:00 - "Le nègre" qui a perdu des doigts; heard same story about 10 times over the last week - whichever 3 fingers the dog took, it was a good bite; working right now

3:06 - How to get a good job. See what people will pay you for. Félix is a little bit older than Elmo Ancelet - they grew up together. They would go places together like dances, going hunting, etc.; Barry says they took 2 different lives: Félix plays music and Elmo can't even whistle. They don't even let him sing 'Happy Birthday'; hunting stories and house parties; bals de masion pendant le Carême pour montrer aux jeunes comment danser.Girls were shy; Félix got the 'peach of the gang'. -She still works hard canning pears, gardening, breaking purple hull peas and 'fêves courbés' every other day;

8:53 - Machine to hull/shell peas/beans in Sunset at public place to kill hogs/can vegetables for people - doesn't charge, helps out farmers. Barry and Elmo bought a 486-lb calf from Barry's godfather, Brud Prejean for $1.20/pound- 240 lbs of meat in freezer; family - Joanne and her child. Paulette went to Patsy's. Tammy's in Baton Rouge and talking about her husband (carpenter); Fishing 50-60 miles in the Gulf; spearfishing; filleting red snappers; fourteen foot shark; they go fishing 80 feet deep, too deep for Félix (he doesn't like fish that much)

13:22 - old people fishing by hand. Sidney Royer, Adam Benoit et Horace; Seiner au Pont Croche dessus le Bayou Queue de Tortue. Two nets back to back. Big turtle tore the net. When they were finished, they had half a truck full of fish. They just wanted to see what was in the water; drinking 4-5 jugs of blackberry wine; sold fish for drinks, then split remaining fish among everybody; Opelousas catfish

18:53 - Félix hauled cable on the Butte; Martin Webre (bouncer)'s brother, Adam Webre was a fisherman. He liked to fish more than than his wife/more than work. He would stop in the middle of the field to go fishing; Doc Sonnier's father (Jean?) who had the garage in Scott, was everyone's uncle. Every Friday morning, he'd go fishing and be back for 10:00 a.m.; Adam Webre and his uncle Pip hand-fishing. Adam was biting Pip on the shoulder because he was stronger when he bit something;

22:46 - Félix fished with a seine but doesn't like when you find a snake or alligator; snakes cold-natured; four foot rat snake by his shop; keeping property clean keeps mosquitoes and snakes away; a lot of mosquitoes this year; spotted/Opelousas catfish biggest type of catfish; divers at Avery Island; old salt mine shaft; timber floating; found a spotted/Opleousas catfish "as big as a bus down there." "Fish never stop growing, cows do;" biggest fish Félix saw in Catahoula: 130 pound spotted/Opleousas catfish - could've swallowed a small dog

28:00 - Félix doesn't like to fish because you can't see them; at least you can see game when you're hunting; doesn't like to play cards either - Paulette likes that;
playing cards in the winter; Caroline likes for Barry to be home when she cooks

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Félix Richard personal narrative; Folk tales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Félix Richard
Recording date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 1981
Coverage Spatial: 
Coulée Croche (Marais Bouleur)
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:54
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
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Musical Performance by Beausoleil

Accession No.: 
AN1-066

Recorded in Senate Office Building - Washington, DC:

0:00 - J'ai été au bal
4:17 - La porte en arrière
8:35 - Love Bridge Waltz
13:26 - Quoi faire
17:50 - Madeleine (waltz)
21:09 - Madeleine (two-step)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Michael Doucet; Bessyl Duhon; Kenneth Richard; Sterling Richard; Barry Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Washington, DC
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:31
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Musical Performance by Beausoleil

Accession No.: 
AN1-067

Recorded in Senate Office Building - Washington, DC:

0:00 - Tee Maurice
3:50 - T'en as eu, t'en n'auras plus
9:00 - Parlez-nous à boire
15:40 - Jolie catin
22:40 - Jeunes filles de la campagne

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Beausoleil; Michael Doucet; Bessyl Duhon; Kenneth Richard; Sterling Richard; Barry Ancelet;
Coverage Spatial: 
Washington, DC
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:26
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Musical Performance by Beausoleil

Accession No.: 
AN1-068

Recorded in Senate Office Building - Washington, DC:

0:00 - Talle d' éronces
4:45 - La chanson de Mardi Gras
10:30 - J'ai été au bal
26:00 - J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music, French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Beausoleil; Michael Doucet; Bessyl Duhon; Kenneth Richard; Sterling Richard; Barry Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Washington, DC
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
27:58
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
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Musical Performance by Beausoleil

Accession No.: 
AN1-069

***Copy of AN1-068***

Recorded in Senate Office Building - Washington, DC:

0:00 - Talle d' éronces
4:45 - La chanson de Mardi Gras
10:30 - J'ai été au bal
26:00 - J'ai vu le loup, le renard et la belette

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Michael Doucet; Bessyl Duhon; Kenneth Richard; Sterling Richard; Barry Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Washington, DC
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
27:58
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Interview with Orélie Landry and Lena Cormier

Accession No.: 
AN1-070

Orélie Landry (age 65); Lena Cormier (age 62);

0:00 - la dépression, le manger dans le passé, les boucheries, la pauvreté/la misère, la récolte, conserver le manger
2:00 - se deplacer en boghei, la télévision, le train/l'ouvrage/les taches ménagères
4:00 - les veillées, piquer des couiltes/quilter, la récolte, la Messe
6:00 - les dîners du dimanche, les passe-temps, les bals, causer, les courses de chevaux, Martin Wèbre
8:00 - Martin Wèbre (le gardien de la paix), Marais Bouleur, la violence dans les salles de danse
11:30 - les chicaneurs dans les salles de danse
13:00 - Martin Wèbre, les Marais Bouleurs, Mire, Bosco
15:00 - les Allemand, les Meche et les Melancon (trois familles du Marais Bouleur), L'Anse à Belair, la Pointe Noire, la Pointe-à-l'Église,
16:30 - les joueurs d’accordéon, Joe Falcon, Cléoma Falcon

(English keywords: the Great Depression, home-cooking, hog slaughtering, poverty, farming, preserving food, travel by buggy, television, household chores, evening visits with neighbors, quilting, Mass, Sunday dinners, hobbies, house dances, horse racing, dance halls, accordion players)

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Orélie Landry personal narrative; Lena Cormier personal narrative; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Orélie Landry and Lena Cormier
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:51
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
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Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
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Interview with Orélie Landry

Accession No.: 
AN1-071

0:00 - Four Courners at Gloria Switch and Carencro Highway; Boucherie de cochon. Start by putting a hog in a pen and feeding it corn 5-6 weeks to make better meat; Clean its throat and cut it to let it bleed and make black/blood boudin. Killed on the ground; Laid hog on hay to remove hair with scalding water. Then cut 4 feet, take off the head and hang it on a nail and open hog and take out débris/tripes; Make hog head cheese with the head and feet and add onions and parsley and bell peppers. Cook it again and let it set in molds; Boudin. Grind meat with vegetables, cook it and add rice (and blood if making black/blood boudin);
La voilette du cochon pour faire des platines. Marinate meat in 'voilettes';

4:00 - Making salt meat. Only 2 or 3 people that still make it. Boil salt meat with cabbage, carrots, turnips, and Irish potatoes all together, delicious (4:02);
-Grillades amarinées with the shoulders; Making sausages with cleaned intestines; End of tripe used as a casing for tongue stuffed with lean cut of meat. Can put vinegar; Frying cracklins. 'Fondre des gratons' rendering fat from the cracklins. Can keep them for 2 to 3 months; Chaudin (pig stomach) stuffed with ground meat; -Roasts, steaks, ground meat; Used every cut of meat all at once. Salt meat will keep for 3-4 months. Sausages hung outside to dry, cooked, and put in crocks with grease to preserve for 6-7 months; Nothing was lost, everything was used;

10:00 - How the boucherie was used as a get-together. Need a lot of help to kill a hog; Cooking and sharing calves. Taking turns butchering hogs; Pig roasts, used whole pig. Some people would do 2 pigs at a time; Always had fresh meat; Boucherie de campagne (with calf/cow)-difference between two traditions;
-5/10 lbs per person were given away when a calf/cow was killed; How to keep beef meat. Jarring it and hanging it deep in the water well; Various recipes. Roasts, fricassée, jambalaya, grillades amarinées. ? Guilbeau on Guilbeau Rd. is the only one who still does a boucherie like they used to do.

13:00 - Cooking beef in a tomato gravy, with rice and vegetables. Didn't go to the store; Raising chickens, eating and selling eggs; Differences in cooking today versus the past. Cooking was more 'Cajun' than today, people ate better food;

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Orélie Landry personal narrative; Boucherie; Foodways
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Orélie Landry
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 1, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:28
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Ballads and Folk tales by Inez Catalon

Accession No.: 
AN1-072

0:00 - Bonjour Hélène (Le pont de Nantes) chanson et commentaires. Déshabiller vs. Dépoullier; Dédé Lacart (fomulette de jeu)

4:17 - Petite rivière fait une grande rivière (chanson); Description de la chanson et des chanteurs; Image, pas visage. That's why her mother said she couldn't sing; -Mother sang and Inez the only child who would sing because she wanted to. Mother would say, "ta langue est trop lourde"; Example of her mother's singing style. -Can't do like her mother, so she has to sing what is natural to her;

9:07 - Singing around the fire with 'thé de sassafran' or outside on the stairs About 12-14 years old when she started singing. She always loved music, she couldn't wait to get to the dance sometimes; La prière d'Osée (farce): motif J217.0.1.1; the trickster overhears man praying for death to take him);
-Description de la Toussaint et le langage des animaux (Légende: les animaux parlent sur la fête de la Toussaint);

14:17 - L'argent enterré (légende: le livre du fouilleur, l'argent qui monte à la surface, comment prendre l'argent, les esprits gardiens);
-Needed faith in God to be able to find the buried money; Une petite tombe dans le bois trouvée en allant voir aux bêtes (Danser sur la tombe, légende: cercueil fantôme). L'argent était seulement pour lui, pas pour les autres avec qui il a retourné

19:13 - Dédé Anderson (légende: le trésor trouvé). Sa belle-fille était une Catalon, une cousine à Inez, qui s'a mariée avec le garçon à Dédé, Louis. Béb Anderson, Rena(?) Anderson, Leah Anderson et Florence, Nelson, Clifton all grandchildren of Dédé; Dédé bought a lot of land with the money he found;
-La maison hantée où l'oncle à Inez restait. L'or dans la maison? (légende); Commentaire des trésors; Buried money during/right after the Civil War. Souls of slaves that would guard money? People weren't hypocrites like nowadays, they were good back about 100 years ago (Inez's grandmother's time);

26:03 - A feu follet was a child who died without being baptized. Little light not bigger than a candle, that would lose you if you followed it. If you'd see one, stick a pocketknife on a fence post and the feu follet would go play with the knife and leave the person alone. Hard to believe, but Inez is never sure (might be imagination) (légende); L'homme devant l'église catholique à Maurice/qui a été à une game de carte (Villien Bros./Catalon's Grocery). Bad man didn't go to Mass, and got sick. -His wife called the priest to come talk to him, but he didn't want/wasn't ready to die. Doors of the church opened when he got to the Church and saw all of the candles lit. Didn't find the man until the following day. Devil's work (légende: avertissement)

31:31 - Quand sa mère voyait une nouvelle lune belle et ronde, elle priait à St. Laurent (prière catholique populaire); Inez doesn't think people made it to the moon. -Inez's brother said that same prayer one day; Vendredi Saint. Kneeling before sunrise, facing the sun and praying on the ground and kissing the ground 3 times. -Adored place where Jesus suffered. Couldn't eat before noon. Today's there's no more Lent. Father could stay gone until 4 AM, then he would return and say the following prayer morning and night (tradition); En allant à mon lit. Father would say it 3 times morning and night (prière populaire);

37:13 - Lady from Carencro, Mrs. (Walter) Boudreaux's mother, Mrs. Richard age 89(?) told Barry that same prayer; Different from reading a written prayer;
Vendredi Saint. Couldn't work, couldn't dig/work the earth maybe because Jesus suffered on this same earth for us. Respect. Might sound strange at first, but think about what's stronger than the earth. Earth supports everything we do. Similar to the tale with the snow. Can't grow rice in Mississippi because of the type of dirt, blessed in Louisiana. We can plant anything here, but we don't always appreciate it (légende); La terre et la Louisiane (sagesse populaire); Only here (on earth) for a short visit;

43:28 - Histoires de la vigilance: la loi populaire. People who would ride around on horseback terrorizing people (légende); If a black person couldn't do what he wanted (if he wasn't back home before the break of dawn), they would get beat. One night, a man playing accordion was brought into the woods and beat. He came back to the dance and finished playing like nothing had happened. Like Clifton, people wanted them to work as hard as they had to in the workforce. Too easy to make money playing a dance; People were uncivilized; Grits mill in the country could only be run by the black man who stayed on the property. He was a little scared to take over the mill when he old man died, but the old man's wife insisted. Decided to stop one day because a man came and made him take all of the whites before the blacks. The next day, he decided on first come, first serve. She gave him 2 guns in case he ever felt endangered. One day, someone tried to enter but fell in the tub and the chickens made all kind of noise. He shot and killed the person at the door. Preaching for peace

***Only month and year were included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Ballads; Folk tales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Inez Catalon
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Kaplan, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
49:12
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Jokes and stories J. E. Marcantel and Revon Reed

Accession No.: 
AN1-073

0:00 - la vieille femme et le cabri (farce)
2:00 - le chasseur qui s'a perdu dans le bois (conte)
3:00 - le bougre qui a été à la chasse des ours (conte)
5:00 - échapper un "bear hug" (farce)
6:00 - l'éléphant et le bougre qui était dans le cirque (conte)
7:30 - le fer dans le lit (farce)
7:50 - le bougre qui a été dans le champs de maïs (farce)
9:15 - le fer dans le lit (farce)
10:40 - le bougre et la fille qui marchaient dans le bois (farce)
12:00 - la country girl et le city boy
14:00 - le jeune homme qui a marié une jeune femme et pouvait p'us rien faire (farce)
15:40 - le tracteur et le fusil (farce)
17:00 - le jeune couple marié et la chaise (farce)
17:30 - Nolan Manuel et Ervin Fuselier (conte)
19:45 - Eraste Ashford et Toval (?) (conte)
20:30 - le mulet qui voulait pas haler (farce)
20:50 - la vieille mule à défunt Pape
22:30 - Herman Darbonne de Basile (conte)
25:15 - le jeune taureau
26:35 - Jean Sot et l'aiguille dans le wagon de foin (farce)
28:00 - la femme qui a été pour emprunter le guime à sa voisine (farce)
29:09 - le garçon qui a été voir la fille (farce)
29:50 - la vieille femme à travers du clos (farce)
30:50 - la chanson du petit taureau caille

Language: 
English
French
Spanish
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folktales; Jokes
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
J. E. Marcantel and Revon Reed
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:46
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Folktales and Songs by Victor Oubré, Marie Theriot, Évélia Boudreaux, et al.

Accession No.: 
AN1-074

0:00 - Bouki et son cheval (conte)
2:19 - female voice: "This story of "Lapin & His Riding Horse" was told to Arthur R. Williams by Victor Oubré, a black farmer of rural Broussard, Louisiana who is 63 years old and who heard this story from his father"


2:50 - Un homme qui s'est nommé Celestin Billiot(?) (story) 
5:00 - "Je m'éloigne de lui que j'aime"/"La douce tristesse de la séparation" (song) 
6:40 - "La délaissée" (song)
8:45 - "Saute, crapeau" (song) 
9:05 - Unidentified song
9:55 - female voice: "That was [indaudible - Earnabelle Hawthorne Kruwitz?] who lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and she's fairly active poetically with French...and she didn't have much to say on the stories, but the songs were so fun, so that's what they were"


10:40 - La femme qu'était après laver des tripes de cochon au bord d'un bayou et le chien étrange (conte)
12:00 - La vieille maison des autres fois et la grosse serpent dans le grenier (conte)
12:50 - [inaudible] Hé, Obie Aucoin(?)/La religieuse/Qui est le plus fort? (rhyme/game)
14:50 - "Un petit bonhomme" (song) 
15:15 - "Bonsoir, [inaudible], c'est aujourd'hui ta fête" (song)
15:40 - "Bonsoir, Madame [inaudible], c'est aujourd'hui ta fête" (song) (the singer mentions that she was 14 when she first learned this song)
17:00 - La serpent qui donnait sa queue au petit bébé (conte) (storyteller mentions that the baby in the story was Madame Philippe Domingue)
19:00 - les histoires des serpents dans les maisons, "les serpents étaient attirées par le lait/les vaches" 
21:50 - Petit zozo (comptine)
22:22 - Bouki et Lapin et le jardin de choux (conte)
24:30 - "Létymologie de 'carencro'" / "Le nom de Carencro" (conte) - Évélia Boudreaux
25:50 - Les enfants et le fromage dans le puits (conte)
27:30 - L'argent enterré, le caveau et l'ouragan (conte)
30:30 - Le petit ouaouaron et le gros bœuf (conte)
32:15 - L'homme qui s'a acheté un beau cheval et un boghei (conte)
33:30 - Bouki et Lapin et les éronces (conte)
36:50 - La Cigale et la Fourmi (conte)
39:45 - Bouki et Lapin (conte)
41:30 - Unidentified story 
45:17 - female voice: "the following is a Bouki and Lapin tale read by Marie [inaudible] Theriot, and she was given the tale by Aberdé (?) Fuselier Jr. of St. Martinville, Louisiana, who collected it in 1947 and afterwards she sings some songs in Creole"


45:50 - Bouki et Lapin (conte) 
49:48 - To pas l'aimais mo chère (?) (song) "Mo l'aimais toi comme un cochon aimait la boue." 
50:20 - Suzanne, Suzanne jolie femme (song)
50:47 - Fais do-do, petit nègre (song)
51:00 - Danser Colinda (song)
51:45 - Monsieur Banjo (song)
52:25 - Bouki et Lapin et les éronces (conte)
53:35 - Jean Sot et son petit frère (conte)
55:55 - Fin Fi Fo Laurent (comptine)
56:30 - L'homme qui était marcher dans la Ville qui a vu une boule de feu (conte) (storyteller mentions that the man in the story was from Catahoula, never got married, died when he was 62, went crazy, had a heart condition, was in the Veterans' hospital) 


58:20 - L'homme qui marchait dans le bois qui a trouvé une jarre (conte)

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
French, folktales, songs, Bouki et Lapin, comptines, légendes
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:01:53
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Folktales by Lester J. Meaux, Arthur R. Williams, et al.

Accession No.: 
AN1-075

0:00 - conte qui fait peur: maison hantée, boule de feu, homme sur un cheval dans le bois
3:00 - l'argent enterré
6:50 - les esprits, Jean Lafitte, pirates, argent enterré
9:30 - le Ku Klux Klan
11:00 - trésor, homme sur un cheval, homme se transforme en chien, rougarou/lougaroup/loup-garou
12:25 - Bayou Coquille, une femme habillée en blanc assise sur une branche de chêne, trésor enterré, Jean Lafitte
13:45 - un homme au milieu du chemin habillé en uniforme de la Première Guerre mondiale
15:00 - le frère du témoin trouve du trésor enterré dans le bois en retournant à pied chez lui après un bal 
17:35 - le père du témoin lui a raconté une histoire des années 1800: sa mère aidait à deux orphelins, Henriot(?) et Marteau(?); tous les dimanches Henriot allait à la chasse aux lapins au lieu d'aller à la Messe comme la mère voulait; après que Henriot soit mort, il a apparu à la mère (comme un revenant) et il disait "Mémère, à la Messe, à la Messe" 


19:10 - conte de la chasse-galerie
21:00 - conte d'un homme habillé en noir qui apparaît à une fille et sa meère à la Grande Anse 
23:35 - Voiceover: "The first story of Bouki and Lapin was told by Lester J. Meaux, a black native of Broussard, Louisiana. He heard these stories from his father. He is married now, age 38. The second story was also told by Mr. Meaux. It is the same as the first. The third and fourth stories are Bouki and Lapin, the story by Arthur R. Williams, a black native of Lafayette, Louisiana. He is 33 and married. He heard these stories from his great-grandfather and grandfather. The first four are told in French, southwest Louisiana French. The last one is told by Arthur R. Williams, also, and is told in an English version. 


25:00 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et le cheval de selle 
28:50 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et le cheval de selle
31:10 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et l'eau volée
35:40 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et le barril de miel
38:58 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et la place du diable
43:00 - conte qui fait peur: la femme et son mari qui ont été chez sa sœur à Bosco, une personne habillée tout en blanc avec les bras croisés, une personne qui disparaît, l'argent enterré, similaire à une histoire des frères Gautreaux à Cecilia, l'argent trouvé dans une chaudière en fer, le Vieux Spanish Trail


47:30 - conte de l'homme qui était mis dans la lune pour sa pénitence parce qu'il a travaillé le dimanche, travailler le Vendredi Saint, grouiller la terre / creuser la terre le Vendredi Saint, taches de sang dans la terre le Vendredi Saint


48:30 - comptine: Pin Pi Po Laurent
48:57 - comptine / jeu: Dédé Lacarte
49:15 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et la récolte de patates douces / "L'Habitation"
54:29 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et la place du diable
(starting at 1:00:00 through the end of the recording is silent)
 

(English keywords: scary stories, buried tresure, buried money, spirits, ghosts, warewolves, "the wild hunt," Bouki and Lapin stories, disappearing woman in white, Good Friday traditions, nursary rhymes)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
folktales, ghost stories, Jean Lafitte, buried treasure, Bouki and Lapin
Creator: 
Barry Ancelet
Informants: 
Lester J. Meaux
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:07:39
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Folktales by J.E. Marcantel and Revon Reed

Accession No.: 
AN1-076

0:00 - Le jument verte (conte) - Revon Reed
2:25 - Défunt Cammy (?) Ledoux (qui restait à Duralde) (conte) - J.E. Marcantel
4:15 - Les deux frères qui étaient au bar (l'un qui aimait boire et l'autre qui aimait danser) (conte) - Barry Ancelet
5:30 - Un conte vrai: une fois quand J.E. est parti voir une fille sur le vieux chemin de Crowley (conte) J.E. Marcantel
7:40 - La jeune fille qui avait mangé une (?) (conte) - J.E. Marcantel
8:33 - Le prêtre qui est venu visiter la mère de la petite fille (conte) - Revon Reed
9:45 - Who's your daddy? (joke) - J.E. Marcantel
10:30 - dry parishes, wet parishes, Ruston, Monroe

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales; Jokes; Mamou; French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
J.E. Marcantel, Revon Reed, Barry Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
11:45
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Clifton Chenier Live at Festival de Musique Acadienne - Part 1

Accession No.: 
AN1-078

0:00 - Lucille
3:49 - "Dis bye-bye"; announcement (lost baby backstage)
7:27 - Jolie blonde
11:00 - Tous les temps en temps
15:25 - "You Hurt a Good Hearted Man"; Clifton's accordion costs $5,500. Electronic, but didn't have time to hook it up today. Plays like an organ, piano, saxophone, violin, and everything. Donation from the people from Germany; Tells crowd to give the Ardoin brothers a hand

19:52 - Cher catin (Eunice Two-Step)
23:20 - "La valse à Tante Nana"; Clifton's godchild
27:31 - Les haricots sont pas salés
31:15 - J'ai passé devant ta porte (dedicated to all the nurses at the Kidney Center)
35:40 - Pine Top Boogie Woogie by Tommy Dorsey on accordion
40:32 - "I'm Comin' Home"; announcements (beer truck)
44:45 - announcements (Casino in St. Martinville next Sunday); Barry Ancelet requests 'Joséphine, c'est pas ma femme';
46:00 - "We don't just don't play French music, play what we want" (Clifton Chenier); "It's Alright"

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Zydeco; Accordion; French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clifton Chenier & The Red-Hot Louisiana Band
Recording date: 
Monday, September 22, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:30
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Clifton Chenier Live at Festival de Musique Acadienne - Part 2

Accession No.: 
AN1-079

0:00 - It's Alright
1:10 - "Rock-Me-Baby"; Clifton says whoever records his songs without his permission will be in trouble - he'll be rich tomorrow
5:36 - "Zydeco Cha-Cha"; announcement (Vance Lenier to come to the bandstand); reminds Clifton of Switzerland. 'As far as you could see, nothing but heads';

9:50 - "Laisse les bons temps rouler"; announcement (20 more minutes of the set)
15:28 - "Ooo-ooo"/"I Know" (Fats Domino tune) (for Pee Wee LeBlanc and Mr. Jim Olivier and Mr. Barry Ancelet); The band was in Montreal, Canada the week before - just back from the west coast (California, Oregon)

19:29 - "You're the One"; talking about Jim Olivier, bus for kids from Vermilion Catholic school
25:38 - "Tu peux cogner mais tu peux pas rentrer"; applause/encore; Chenir says they were playing all night the night before in Houston and they're kind of worn out

30:09 - Joséphine, c'est pas ma femme
32:09 - I'm a Hog for You

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Zydeco; Accordion; French
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clifton Chenier & The Red-Hot Louisiana Band
Recording date: 
Monday, September 22, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
35:56
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

KRVS Tribute to Cajun Music Festival III

Accession No.: 
AN1-080

Don Montoucet (Accordion), Lionel Leleux (Fiddle), and the Wandering Aces: Hubert Maitre (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals), Melvin Sonnier (Steel Guitar and Vocals?), Sammy Boudreaux (Drums and Vocals)

1:00 - Chère Alice
6:58 - Le two-step du vieux temps
10:50 - Juste parce que
11:30 - Barry Ancelet annonce un groupe de professeurs de Québec et Belgique emmené par CODOFIL pour enseigner le français (suivi par Nathan Abshire et Octa Clark)

15:49 - Au chant de l'alouette
18:00 - Ya sa pichou (chanson indienne du Québec chantée par Robert Charlebois)
21:40 - un présentateur annonce Nathan Abshire
24:20 - Barry Ancelet annonce Nathan Abshire

Nathan Abshire, Lionel et Vinesse LeJeune et Rodney Balfa (?)
24:30 - Nathan Abshire parle
27:54 - Pine Grove Blues
34:04 - Lacassine Special
37:20 - La fille de la veuve (Jolie blonde/Ma blonde est partie)
43:38 - La chanson du Mardi Gras (pour l'Halloween)
47:54 - Les haricots sont pas salés (Shamrock Two-Step)

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, no specific month or day (after Summer 1976. Most likely Fall 1976/October)***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Belgium; Cajuns; Folk music; accordion; violin; fiddle; steel guitar
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Don Montoucet; Lionel Leleux; Hubert Maitre; Melvin Sonnier; Sammy Boudreaux; Professeurs de Québec et Belgique; Nathan Abshire; Lionel LeJeune; Vinesse LeJeune; Rodney Balfa
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:59
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

KRVS Tribute to Cajun music Festival III

Accession No.: 
AN1-081

Ambroise Thibodeaux (Accordion), Merlin Fontenot (Fiddle), Reggie Matte (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals):

0:00 - Two-step de Platin (Two-step d'Ambroise)
1:45 - un présentateur annonce Ambroise Thibodeaux
2:20 - La valse de grand chemin
5:47 - Two-step de Patassa
6:40 - un présentateur annonce les albums d'Ambroise Thibodeaux; Elton Trahan's Oldsmobile is blocking traffic)
7:30 - Jolie blonde (La fille de la veuve/Ma blonde est partie)
10:20 - annonces (request for Elton Quibodeaux to come to the bandstand; "Un Souvenir d'Amour" latest record from Reggie Matte; Merlin Fontenot will take Elton Quibodeaux's place; Nancy Tabb Marcantel will be next)

15:20 - Le Sud de la Louisiane (performed by Alex Broussard)
17:45 - un présentateur annonce Reggie Matte & the Church Point Playboys

Reggie Matte & the Church Point Playboys (with Elton 'Bee' Cormier and Barry Cormier):

18:00 - Un Cadien de Church Point
23:00 - Mermentau Waltz
26:00 - Ils ont tous demandé pour toi (They All Asked for You)
29:20 - Un souvenir d'amour
32:00 - annonces (Yellow Cougar needs to be moved)
32:30 - Barry Ancelet présente Dewey Balfa
33:55 - Dewey Balfa présente Aldus Roger & the Lafayette Playboys (Passe Partout, KLFY Channel 10/Lafayette Playboys' Program on Saturdays)

Aldus Roger & the Lafayette Playboys:

37:56 - Step It Fast
41:00 - Chère toute toute
44:36 - Les haricots sont pas salés

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, no specific month or day (after Summer 1976. Most likely Fall 1976/October)***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; accordion; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Ambrose Thibodeaux; Alex Broussard; Reggie Matte; Elton 'Bee' Cormier; Aldus Roger
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:55
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

KRVS Tribute to Cajun music Festival III

Accession No.: 
AN1-084

Roy Fuselier & Mamou Cajun Band:
0:00 - Lovebridge Waltz / La valse du pont d'amour
4:19 - Hathaway Two Step
6:30 - Grand Mamou
10:00 - Hick's Wagon Wheel Special

Varise Connor:
14:40 - Swing tune
17:51 - Lake Arthur Stomp
19:53 - Chère toute toute
22:25 - Perrodin Two Step

Les Vagabonds with Virgil Montoucet:
27:22 - Hathaway Two Step
30:30 - J'ai passé devant ta porte
34:55 - Allons à Lafayette

Don Montoucet, Lionel LeLeuex and the Wandering Aces:
42:56 - Jolie blonde/La fille de la veuve/Ma blonde est partie
47:00 - Barry Ancelet parle de la chanson "Jolie blonde" et présente France LeMai, Jules Poisson et Nathan Abshire
48:06 - Les flammes d'enfer

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, (after Summer 1976. Most likely Fall 1976/October)***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; violin; fiddle; accordion;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Roy Fuselier; Mamou Cajun Band; Varise Connor, Virgil Montoucet; Don Montoucet; Lionel Leleux; Hubert Maitre
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:59
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Folktales by Évélia Boudreaux, Clotile Richard and Martin Latiolais et al.

Accession No.: 
AN1-085-1

0:00 - conte: "Le Voyageur" - Evélia Boudreaux
2:30 - conte: "Jean Sot à l'école" - Clotile Richard (elle a appris le conte de ses parents), Sacré Cœur au Grand Coteau
4:51 - Prière à la croix de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, Prière à Sainte Marie-Madeleine (apprises de sa grand-mère), le témoin dit qu'elle a 89 ans

6:40 - conte du feu follet (sped up, inaudible)
6:47 - conte: "Rover au collège" - Evélia Boudreaux
10:30 - conte de la lune de fromage et pourquoi les enfants doivent pas sauter dans la pluie
11:26 - conte de la soirée pour célébrer les cinquante ans de mariage, l'évêque allemand
13:30 - conte: "Le commis-voyageur" - Evélia Boudreaux
17:30 - l'évêque Schexnayder
18:20 - le témoin parle d'un vieux cousin à Saint-Martin qui lui a parlé de 12 hommes qui sont venus en Louisiane de l'Allemagne en bateau

21:30 - conte : "Petit Poucet" - Evélia Boudreaux
28:15 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et le jardin du voisin / Bouki et Lapin et les choux
31:00 - Barry et le témoin parlent des différentes manières que les contes sont contés
32:35 - conte de l'homme qui était beaucoup riche et qui voulait des petits enfants / "La prospérité"
35:25 - le témoin dit qu'elle a appris le conte à Carencro il y a plusieurs années
35:45 - conte: "La vieille fille qui voulait se marier" -Clotile Richard
35:15 - conte: "Le fer dans le lit" - Evélia Boudreaux
39:20 - conte de l'homme qui cherchait un artiste pour marier sa fille
42:48 - conte: "Bouki et Lapin et le bonhomme en coal tar" - Martin Latiolais
44:18 - conte: "En haut la terre ou en bas la terre" / "L'habitation" - Martin Latiolais
45:15 - conte: "Le gros baril de beurre" - Martin Latiolais
47:00 - joke: l'homme et la femme qui célébraient leurs cinquante ans de mariage - Martin Latiolais
48:50 - les témoins parlent des blagues, les contes de Bouki et Lapin
50:05 - conte: "Tiens bon, Bouki!" - Martin Latiolais
52:40 - conte: "Cendrillonne" - Martin Latiolais

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales; jokes; Bouki and Lapin; animal tales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Evélia Boudreaux, Clotile Richard, Martin Latiolais, et al.
Coverage Spatial: 
Carencro, LA and Catahoula, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
54:05
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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Folktales by Revon Reed, Évélia Boudreaux and Clotile Richard et al.

Accession No.: 
AN1-085-2

Copy of AN1.082 until 54:05

0:00 - conte: "Le Voyageur" - Evélia Boudreaux
2:30 - conte: "Jean Sot à l'école" - Clotile Richard (elle a appris le conte de ses parents), Sacré Cœur au Grand Coteau
4:51 - Prière à la croix de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, Prière à Sainte Marie-Madeleine (apprises de sa grand-mère), le témoin dit qu'elle a 89 ans

6:40 - conte du feu follet (sped up, inaudible)
6:47 - conte: "Rover au collège" - Evélia Boudreaux
10:30 - conte de la lune de fromage et pourquoi les enfants doivent pas sauter dans la pluie
11:26 - conte de la soirée pour célébrer les cinquante ans de mariage, l'évêque allemand
13:30 - conte: "Le commis-voyageur" - Evélia Boudreaux
17:30 - l'évêque Schexnayder
18:20 - le témoin parle d'un vieux cousin à Saint-Martin qui lui a parlé de 12 hommes qui sont venus en Louisiane de l'Allemagne en bateau

21:30 - conte : "Petit Poucet" - Evélia Boudreaux
28:15 - conte de Bouki et Lapin et le jardin du voisin / Bouki et Lapin et les choux
31:00 - Barry et le témoin parlent des différentes manières que les contes sont contés
32:35 - conte de l'homme qui était beaucoup riche et qui voulait des petits enfants / "La prospérité"
35:25 - le témoin dit qu'elle a appris le conte à Carencro il y a plusieurs années
35:45 - conte: "La vieille fille qui voulait se marier" -Clotile Richard
35:15 - conte: "Le fer dans le lit" - Evélia Boudreaux
39:20 - conte de l'homme qui cherchait un artiste pour marier sa fille
42:48 - conte: "Bouki et Lapin et le bonhomme en coal tar" - Martin Latiolais
44:18 - conte: "En haut la terre ou en bas la terre" / "L'habitation" - Martin Latiolais
45:15 - conte: "Le gros baril de beurre" - Martin Latiolais
47:00 - joke: l'homme et la femme qui célébraient leurs cinquante ans de mariage - Martin Latiolais
48:50 - les témoins parlent des blagues, les contes de Bouki et Lapin
50:05 - conte: "Tiens bon, Bouki!" - Martin Latiolais
52:40 - conte: "Cendrillonne" - Martin Latiolais
54:50 - conte: "Le rat ou la souris" - Martin Latiolais
55:53 - Bouki et Lapin, Mike Mitchell, Parks, tradition orale
56:15 - conte: "Tu pourrais mentir" - Martin Latiolais
58:38 - conte: "L'enfant de soixante-quinze ans" - Martin Latiolais
59:30 - informations biographiques sur Martin Latiolais, Catahoula, Grande Anse, Cecilia
1:00:50 - la pêche, Cypremort, les écrevisses, son ami David
1:04:55 - Willie Johnson, les Créoles vs. les Américains vs. les Cadiens vs. les Français
1:09:00 - les perceptions des "Français" (francophones) chez les "Américains" (anglophones)
1:11:29 - le passe-temps de conter, les contes contes de la France du 14e et 15e siècle, les fabliaux
1:12:00 - les contes de Jean Sot, "cil-là qui est pas tout là", "Jean le fou"
1:13:00 - conte: La vieille femme qu'avait une vache à lait, trois poules, deux moutons et un enfant / Jean Sot et la vache à lait
1:14:00 - contes: "Jean Sot" - Revon Reed
1:19:27 - conte: "Fido est mort" - Revon Reed

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Évélia Boudreaux, Clotile Richard and Martin Latiolais
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
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1:34:18
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Tuesday, January 1, 2002
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Musical performance by Varise Connor and Lionel Leleux

Accession No.: 
AN1-086

***Copy of AN1-001 and AN1-240?***

Varise Connor (Violin), Lionel Leleux (Violin), Eric & Edgar Benoit (Guitars)

Lionel Leleux:
Laisse les Bons Temps Rouler (La Valse de Holly Beach)
Valse à Bascom Mouton (La Vieille Malheureuse) (2:59)
Honey in the Rock
Grand Night Special (7:54)

Varise Connor:
Untitled Waltz in G
You Got to See Your Mama (14:22)
Grand Mamou in D
Grand Basile (20:00)
Down South
St. Louis Blues (24:44)

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; violin; fiddle
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor; Lionel Leleux; Edgar Benoit; Eric Benoit
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 7, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
26:10
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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WAV
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24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
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Interview with Clence Ancelet

Accession No.: 
AN1-086-1

Clence Ancelet (58);

Les Lumières dessus la terre à Mr. Romain Domingue;

-Il a été voir Mr. John Webre, son voisin. Baieonne (la femme à Mr. Romain, Euphemie) aurait mis une lumière dans le chassis pour dire que un des enfants est devenu plus malade. Mme. Vincent Domingue. 1-4 lumières. Percy, Lee Boudreaux, Ray Baquet;
-Affrey Babineaux (Yves'? twin/Mme. Toumille's son) didn't believe in that until he saw then;
-Lights twice as big as fist playing around the property in the air. Would disappear and reappear in an instant;
Jeanne, Mme. Dalton Sonnier, et Mme. Saul Benoit (Clence's sister) et Mr. Easton Domingue les ont emmené au 3e pont. Ils étaient au pont en milieu chez Mr. Sidney Sonnier et la lumière a passé 15 pieds d'eux;

-En allant chez Chuck Cormier, les lumières ont passé entre Nonc Onsbé et Nonc Parlonge Ancelet. A été jusqu'à Mme. Titbé avec ça a éteint;
-Ray Baquet et Lee Boudreaux allaient à la sucrerie chez Mr. Elie 'Greo' Sonnier pour boire du vin de canne et sucer des cannes. Ray avait si peur de voir les lumières encore, il était paralysé (4:02)

-Tu voyais pas les lumières quand il y avait claire de lune, seulement quand il faisait noir;
-Mr. Romain Domingue buying property from his mother, Mme. Vincent Domingue, and clearing the property by hand, horses, and mules. They never saw the light again. They were coming from 'islands' of trees;
-Mr. Antoine Allandaise, lumières sur les roues de bogheis;
-Le monde savaient pas quoi c'était;
-Lena (soeur à Clence, tante à Barry) et Clence et les vaches noir et blanc. Elles étaient pas commun dans ce temps là;
-Le premier aeroplane/airship qu'a tombé (6:48);
-Heard it fall and land in Mr. Edwin Smith's 'island'/P.J. Breaux's land entre Scott, Duson, et Ossun. 1 mile northwest of KOA campground in Scott. Airplane took out Mme. Slim Sonnier's clothesline. Clence ran all the way from Ossun. Within a half hour, about 200 people showed up. German pilot brought to Scott and telegraphed for someone to come pick him up;

-Des béquilles fait du cypre, trois clous, du vieux cuire de Mr. Nisiphor? Cormier. Tin cans were used under the crutches and made a lot of noise. Hard to find since everyone canned at home in jars, but would find tin cans when they'd go to mass in Scott;
-Courses aux ties? d'automobiles. Cut hard rim of tie and went around the posts. Not often you got all 4 posts, Easton Domingue was good at that and Dalton Sonnier was extremely good at that (Clence's 2 brothers-in-law);
-Mammy, la bétaille. Bought her for $125 and came with a colt/foal. Frank Sonnier and Jim Potier from Ossun were hoeing Mr. Sidney Sonnier's land and saw Clence coming. Dalton and Verna Mae (Clence's wife) pulling water from the well. Cotraille (colt) brought up with Mammy. Dalton told Clence to jump;
16 oz. pop Cleano for 5 cents. 5 cents for a lunch (une bouletter 2X plus gros qu'aujourd'hui. Expensive at the time because you only made 25 cents a day. 10 cents already gone;
-Des boucheries de cochon fait en autome/hiver quand ça faisait froid. Penning up the pig and feeding it crack corn and polish (sometimes used rice bran since polish was so expensive). Could tell how much lard a hog would give. Clence's brother-in-law (Easton Domingue) raised one that gave 41 gallons of lard and weighed 880 lbs(14:11);
-Clence's father-in-law, Greo Sonnier raised 'Gros Bob' who gave 51 gallons of lard and weighed 1,054 lbs dead. Had to haul it to the cotton gin in Ossun by truck;
-Sibling and neighbors would get together and help out. Then, would do a 'rôti' and give ribs, a good cut of meat, cracklins, white boudin, and blood boudin;
-Bourrer des saucisses et des boudins en usant des cornes de bêtes. Saucisses dessus une corde en haut du stove;
Faire des gratons. Dimensions of cracklins. Separating lard from meat, cutting 'des lisières' (strips) and making cracklins with that. Only used old posts made of cypress wood;

-Conserver la graisse avec les patates douces. Nonc George Webre told Clence that. Putting grease in 7-gallon cans. 10/16/20 gallon. -Beau-père avait 17 pots de graise comme ça. Had to be sure they were sealed to keep mice and dust out;
-La dépense de la cuisine;
-Bouki et Lapin et la graise (20:44);
-Des grillades à mariné quand t'avais pas de la viande fraiche. La boucherie donnait de la viande 2 fois par semaine (samedi et mardi). Drew tickets to see when it was your turn to furnish the cow. The owner and the butcher got the same amount of meat for free. Clence had 5 lbs of meat from Mr. Marcel Begnaud, defunct Basile 'Béb' Sonnier, Au Verlandaise?, et 'Frère' Begnaud;
-5 lbs of meat was brought back in a cleaned flour sack and you'd go by horse/buggy/sulky. Ribs, good meat, 'du jarret'. Different in Kaplan;
-360 lbs in a pool. Divided up in 2.5 lbs, 5 lbs, 7.5 lbs and the bigger families would get more meat;
-No money;

-Pop rouge quand t'était malade. Seulement Strawberry et Orange Pop dans le temps. Content d'être malade et de boire du pop;
-Comment barguiner avec des animaux. A good milk cow cost $100, but most people didn't have that kind of money. You would shake hands that you would pay up. Nowadays, you have to sign contracts and all kinds of stuff. Back then, people cared more about reputations that they do now;
Pop Mayer travaillant pour Mr. Lalonde à la boulangerie. Vendait du pain dans la campagne, et un jour il a revenu avec 36 poules, 10 douzaines d'oeufs, et 10 sous (24:54);
-Money was used to pay taxes, buy clothes, souliers;

La langage de South Pacific. Parlant cette langue avec sa mère quand ils voulaient parler en secret. Elle a appris cette langue avec son grand-père qui était pur espagnole. Like pig latin in English;
-Elmo could understand the natives when he was in the service.
-Fouiller de l'argent. Des caveaux cassaient aisément, avec un marteau (27:10);
-Dédé Anderson (restait entre Scott et ossun), Dwyer Dugas (Clence's step-father/police juror) et Bijou Chiasson trouve de l'argent (lived where the KOA in Scott is now). J.I. Boudreaux's feed mill. L'Ile Navarre. Il a vu des apparances;
-Crawfish and rice farm on property Dédé bought on both sides of I-10;
-Horses running straight for them with chains making noise (imagination?). Went away after money was found;
-L'Ile à Mme. Sidney Sonnier et tous les iles d'arbre, le monde fouillait de l'argent;
-C.J. Delhomme found some money a few years back. He bought some land in Truman, near Queen of Peace Catholic Church, digging a pipeline and found $30-60 of silver pieces;
-Des saisons;
-Martin Webre borrowing Clence's wagon to haul cotton bales to the gin and often, he saw 5/6 bales picked waiting to be brought to the gin;

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, no specific month or day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Clence Ancelet personal narrative; Folktales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clence Ancelet
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Marais Bouleur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
32:46
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Tuesday, January 1, 2002
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Cajun Folktales by Various Storytellers

Accession No.: 
AN1-086-2

Storytellers;Copy of AN1.083;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
1:28:48
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
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16 bit
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Interview with Clence Ancelet

Accession No.: 
AN1-087

Clence Ancelet (58);

Games during the Great Depression of October 1929;
-Clence graduated in 1935 at 18 years old;
-Had to find games that didn't costs 5 cents, they were so poor;

La Pelotte aux Bats;
-Bats made of Sage Orange woods, lasts over 50 years;
-Balls--made with cowhide and cotton seeds;
-25 bas, le chien essayait à t'attraper. 25 haut;
-Picayune, Silas Ancelet always had the stick made of dogwood/cherry wood, à l'école;
-Rules for 25 haut, aimer pas être le chien;
-Cacher-fête. Israel Arceneaux, George Albarado (Nonc Albert's son), Silas Ancelet, et un autre a fait sauver Mme.Julien Comeaux. Clifton Albarado, Nonc McGee, et un autre garçon à Nonc Albert et les chiens enragé;
Canique (2 qualités: grand rond et 'tit carreau/rond faite);

Tirer les caniques;
-Clence avait des caniques en acier, en cuivre, une 'stoone'/agate;
-Slingshot Hunting without rocks. Fouillant un puit carré, la terre jaune avant le sable était pris, trempé, et séché à l'ombre pour que çe craque pas;
-Comment faire une bayonette avec un bardeau (roofing shingle). Slingshot needs 2 elastic bands and has a fork, bayonette needs one 1-ft long. Tirer les bayonettes en l'air les dimanches et gagner des caniques pour aller le plus loin (6:47);
-Des têtes plus larges/plus petit pour gagner de l'argent;
-Des cerfs-volants (kites). Nathan Ancelet les faisiat avec 4 palettes, Clence les faisait avec 3. 5/10 sous cerf-volant à l'école à Scott avec 'Texas Longstar' écrit dessu en crayon de couleur noir. Gagné des prix;
-Revenant du bal chez Gérard Forestier de Vatican. Billy Mattieu (Garçon à Nonc Frank et Dada/Mme. Babineaux) (9:18);
-Course à cheval. Billy's horse died from being impaled by a buggy shaft (brancard). Stopped Dalton Sonnier, Verna Mae, Clence. They were 2 or 3 buggies;
-Chasse au cache-cache (snipes). Clence and his brother prenait des boules de terre grasse (terre jaune des puits/canals). Fanals/lanternes et boites de soulier en arrière. Dur à trouver du manger;
-Les jeux de mots. Clence's father-in-law, Elie 'Greo' Sonnier, had a sugar mill and the black man who made syrup there was named Jack Jolivette (12:06);
Il était canaille quand il était jeune et une femme l'appelait 'mon espèce de 'tit greo';

Restant du tac-tac;
-Deviner des fruits à la sucrerie à Greo Sonnier;
-Loné Lacy, la femme à Etienne LeBlanc qui reste à Scott, première cousine à Verna Mae, était meilleure galopeuse de toutes les filles;
-Mme. Easton Domingue, Eunice, jouant 'Over, Never'. Clence l'a cogné avec la pelotte;
-Le Dimanche après, la pelotte au bat (baseball) chez Elinor Lantier (jaune à Mr. Greo). Clence hit Loretta same as he hit Eunice the week before;
-Les petites rimes (rythmes) (15:30);
-Dédé Lacart à chaque bord d'une porte;
-Papillion vole (coup de pichnet). Il fallait lever le doigt quand l'affiare volait, et le tenir à la même place quand ça volait pas;
-La pelote au trou. 'Tant elle est chaude, tire';

La pelote à quatre buts;
-Pique partout. Il fallait tirer fort et les filles étaient pas bonnes pour ça (19:03);
-Clence aimait 'Faire Boire la Vieille Truie'. Un vieux tin can de gallon et une branche. Alphé Sonnier hit Clence's leg and it took 2 weeks for it to heal;
-Clence, Dalton Sonnier, Elton à Nonc Adam Blanchard de Rayne faisant des petits trucks et des petits chemin chez Mr. Greo;
-La charrette chez Mme. Onézime Credeur. 'Tite Credeur, Bijou Credeur, et Noon Credeur. Leur père était un forgeron. Cariole (boghei sans top). Passer entre les arbres;
-Dalton Sonnier, Alphé Sonnier, les Credeur, et les nouveaux/étrangers se mettait en dedans la charette pour faire cocher la jambe;
-Les petits contes cochons. Dit juste quand il y avait des garçons alentour (24:28);

Florida;
-Le cabri de couleur café au lait. Jo Bill. Le monter dessus un basin et une manne. Il a cogné sa mère quand elle changeait le foin des niques de poules en bas de la maison et elle a cogné sa tête contre le plancher/le bas de la maison;
-Les bals pendant la Dépression chez 'Tit Maurice dans le clos d'huile à Bosco;
-25 cents, un plein jour d'ouvrage. Ils allaient 30 minutes de bonheur pour être qu'ils pourraient travailler;
-5 sous pour le truck ride au bal, tu partais propre et t'arrivais tout époussiéré;

Bals chez Gérard Forestier à Vatican;
-Sidney Babineuax à Mire/Bosco au nord de Duson;
-Spéra Doguet?;
-Tout le monde allait chez 'Tit Maurice où il y avait des bons constables comme Joe Hanks;
-S'acheter des petits hamburgers/boulettes chez 'Tit Maurice;
-Mme. Brud Prejean dans l'hopital, fille à Amédé Miller. Voisins à Clence;

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, no specific month or day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Clence Ancelet personal narrative; Folk tales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clence Ancelet
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Marais Bouleur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
32:47
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
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WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
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Interview with Clence Ancelet

Accession No.: 
AN1-088

Clence Ancelet (58);

Des petites contes:
-Vieux mulet dans le clos de tactac;
-La grosse tortue entre Pont Breaux et St. Martin;
-Bougre qu'a pris son stand;
-Le chien de chasse à lapin. Après 18 années, il a cogné une guête et c'est ça qui l'a tué;
-Onze chiens;
-Chanter ‘Guaïame, et Morizo’;
-Deux mulets, un noir et un blanc;
-Le mulet qui haler la charrue. Avait besoin d’un nouveau collier/bourreur (4 :08);
-Alexandre Bonnet avait une grocerie 3 miles ouest de la Butte Rouge et chargeait un gros interêt;
Jurer. ‘Fils de Poteau’ au lieu de ‘Fils de Putain’. Maja, Ma fois. ‘Tonnerre mes chiens’ would be the worst thing someone would say. Je vas fonder ton fond de culotte, Je vas couper ton rubbon, sacrer/foutre un coup; (5 :00);
-Maudit, fils de putain, espèce de tchue. Tout commun aujourd’hui. Ils auraient dit, « Bec la place que ma mère m’a buché quand j’étais petit/Bec ma croupillon ». -Fils de poteau, criminelle, ça quand même, nomme ? de Dieu, tonerre mes chiens. Le vieux monde aurait jamais dit des cochonneries ;
-Les enfants sont en charge asteur. Dans le temps, tu faisais ça tes parents/ta femme te disait sans question;
-‘Va à la miche’, pas ‘va à la merde’;
-Coullion = imbécible, fou, pas éclairé, pas smart. 100 illons pour faire 1 arceau, 100 arceaux pour faire un moza, 100 mozas pour faire un coullion. Nonc Toute racontait ça aussi;
-Les vieilles femmes disent que les femmes d’aujourd’hui ont plus d’ouvrages. Elles buchaient une enfant avec la main gauche et chageaient une couche et têter un bébé avec l’autre;
-Deux hommes: un en char et un en boghei. Radiator a cassé. Radieu/radio, ils pouvaient pas dire ‘radiator’. Da? Forestier avait abordé/fait frouche;
-Les parties d'un boghei : la sellette, la croupière, les guides, le harnais, les traits, le palonnier, les brancards, une lune, les garde de yeux;
-Les noms des mulets : Daisy et Molly. Molly avait les 4 pattes blanches et la tonnerre l’a tué. Daisy a fait 28 récoltes. Prince, Sally, et Nanny, Mammy et Contraille.

Aggie et Daisy;
-Le père à Clence élevait les mulets dessus des juments. Ils les vendait à Mr. Ulysse Miller de Bosco (beau-père à Stanley Begnaud. Stanley est un garçon à Alexandre ‘Frère’ Begnaud);
-Les noms des mulets dans le vieux temps : Liza, Smith, Daisy, Mike, Joe/Joe Bé, Hurry et Murry, Molly, Henry. Des noms aisé. Comme la chanson, ‘Chère Alice’;
-Les noms des chiens. Tous les chiens étaient nommés Rover. Poppé, Spot. Chien Basset nommé Poppé Clence avait;
-Tuer les chiens quand la rage est venu: des bêtes avec la rage (rabies). Clence avait 14 ans. Norbert et Sidney Sonnier. Bruler avec du gas. Les renards emmènent la rage. Strict 9 pour tuer les chiens (rat terriers);
-Les noms des vaches : Fleurette, Caillette (si caille), Marie, Sylvia, Noironne (si noir), Blanchette (si blanche), Baïeonne (15 :53);
-Miba une autre nom pour un chien. Mr. Romain Domingue en avait un. Rover, Miba, Spot, Basset, Kino;
-Nommait pas les poules;
-Battre des gaïmes (fighting roosters). Ainsille, des espagnoles, des lulujaps (gaïme noir, ressemblaient indien), des hennys. Des gaïmes en gaffe : des hatchs, des clarets, des roundheads;
-Albert Albarado et les meilleurs gaimes batailleurs. Clifton, son garçon, a des bons gaïmes. Nonc McGee, le papa du docteur à Duson, a un gaïme qu’a tué 16/17 gaïmes. Pas assez d’argent pour acheter ce gaïme;
-Nonc McGee élevait des chiens de chasse/pinters? aussi. Refusait $100 le chien pendant la Dépression, comme $1,000 aujourd’hui. Il a même refusé $300 pour un chien. Il tuait 88 perdrix dans une journée. Jamais des taïauts. Chien demi-taïaut qui coutait $25. Il a tué 8 lapins en revenant. Il auarait pas pris $8,000 pour;
-Le chien à Mr. Ovey Comeaux de Kaplan, Queen. Adam Comeaux avait un Queen aussi (Chesapeake);
-Comment appeler/les faire s’en aller un chat (minou. Chat/coups de pied pour le faire s’en aller), une vache (chow. Hooba pour la faire sortir), un chien (siffle, ‘tu veux passer’/’tchu passer’), des poules (kiddy, shoo), des oies/canards (cannie, rien pour les faire s’en aller);
-Homme à Indian Bayou (Linsey Comeaux) sifflait pour appeler ses canards. Les canards doux sont plus vite que les canards farouches. Les tirer, et les decoys (21 :05).
-Appeler des Cochons (choo-eep/shoo avec 5 coups de pieds);
-Appeler une vache et un veau la même affaire;
-Weather Forecasting avec des perdrix. Ils criaient quand l’air changeait. Le vieux monde avait pas des barometers/rain gauges et savait exactement quand il aurait mouillé;
-La marrée au Hollybeach, si il y avait pas de lame pour un mile et pour 3 heures de temps, un ouragan venait le lendemain. Il aurait mouillé quand les vaches se couchaient. Quand le vent soufflait au sud, il aurait mouillé 2 jours après. Guetter les nuages;
-Quand les chevaux/vaches se sauvaient juste en avant d’un orage bleu, la grêle venait;
-La grêle chez Mr. Easton Domingue 6 ans passé (April 17, 1969). Eugene Laclas à Scott a ramassé un morceau qui mesurait 6 pouces de large et 11 pouces de long. Easton, Eunice, Clence, et Verna Mae on vu de la grêle aussi grosse comme un œuf de z-oie/canards. Tu peux le sentir venir sur la terre, pas sur du ciment. -Was in 1964, they had their new car in the shop. La grêle a passé en travers une feuille de zinc chez Dalton Sonnier. Il y avait pas de vent. Morceaux plus gros que le point à Barry. Aussi fort que des coups de fusils quand la chasse ouvre/coups de tonnerre;
-Comment appeler un veau (shigué/chiquer pour l’envoyer) (25:58);
-Les petits contes à Mr. Edouard pour les animaux;
-Le Male Hibou;
-Le conte d'Henri, le plus vieux conte Clence a jamais entendu. Grand-père Louis Ancelet de Bardeau, France disait ça. Il était pur Français;
-L’en plate;
-Le Rodaire où Lidley ‘Nous-nous’ Dugas reste. Mr. Adolf Brasseaux restait là au ras d’Alvin Viator/Gladu LeBlanc. Commuion des petits à Larrell ‘Gros’ et Darrell ‘Petit’ Richard, le rodaire est un gros marais que tous le bêtes allaient autour pour s’en préserver des moustiques. 3 miles dans le soleil couchant de Ossun, entre Scott, Duson, et Ossun;

Robert Robispierre;
-Comment faire des cabresses en usant des tarabis. Couper les queues de vaches, gazette, bois (tarabis). 1 strand, 1 brin. Ça prends une heure pour faire les deux nœuds. S’il mouille, elle vient jamais dure. Un veau peut pas le chiquer. Mais si tu la coup, il se défait. Bonnes pour des reines de brides (29 :07);
-2 brins noirs et 2 brins blancs fait manière comme un serpent, jolie ;
-Pourrit rarement et va durer des années. Ils pouvaient pas acheter des cables, ils faisaient avec ça ils avaient ;
-Dans le vieux temps, 25 sous pour une cabresse de 10 pieds long. Aujourd’hui une de 3 pieds pour faire une ceinture vaut $20 et $10 pour faire comme une cravate au ras de ton cou;
-Il faut du beau soleil pour les faire. S’il brumasse ou fait froid ou il vente un tas, tu peux pas en faire parce qu’elles vont nouer ;
-Clence en faisait au Crowley Rice Festival pour Valex Richard ;

***Only estimate of year was included in original notes, no specific month or day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Clence Ancelet personal narrative; Folktales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clence Ancelet
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Marais Bouleur, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
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Duration: 
32:46
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
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24 bit
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96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Pascal Stories by Hubert Reed, Alexandre Manuel, and Alvin Fontenot

Accession No.: 
AN1-089-A

Hubert Reed (51); Alexandre Manuel (62); Elvin Fontenot (48);

(***same as AN1.113***)

-Breathing 'de la brèle' 300 yards away like a box of matches;
-Manche de pipe à Bouki, une corne d'éléphant;
-En haut dans le ciel, ça prend 3 trois pour prendre le chemin. Le chemin blanc pour les anges et le chemin rouge pour le diable, ça fait chaud là;
-Tonerre le chien. 13 chiens, 3 qu'est mort. Le plus petit pèse 400 livres;
-Les chiens aiment pas les cadiens, ils ont peur que ça va les empoisonner;
-Le plus vieux chien a 102 ans et fait des boulettes premier avec son passepartout?;
-Jeter un nègre dans la rivière en Afrique aux crocodrils;
-Jane, Tarzan et cheetah?;
-Des cries dans ces grands bois, bananes, coconuts;
-Pascal a été à la lune/en Afrique (5:05);
-3 ou 4 fois en Afrique. Une bande de sauvages avec leur spears.100 nègres. Bales de coton;
-Commencé avec $10, sortit avec $10, a bu 3 bières, gagné sa bière et 3 sous en échange. $15;
-Jouer aux cartes à Basile, 3 pairs de deux, une bonne main. L'autre avait 7 aces;
-$10/mois et garocher;
-Aller à la boutique une fois par semaine (samedi après-midi);
-Quel qu'un dormait tant les autres ramassait du coton?;
-Des cendres/de la suie de la cheminée;
-Mettre l'eau dans la baille, l'eau devenait noir et il sortit dehors sans linge (10:28);
-Hack à Moreau mettait du bleu dessus des oeufs;
-Langues bleus resseblaient à un arc-en-ciel;
-Pondait 3 oeufs par jour;
-Gros gaïme rouge (silver spur);
-Prêcheur et les gros animaux en pairs. La sauterelle en fer (combine). La fin du monde;
-Tout le monde serait mangé execpt les cadiens. Les Carencros mange pas un cadien, rien mange un cadien (14:46);
-Mailman et chiens;

L'opération de Hube (cervelle d'éléphant et un coeur de caouenne, Pascal stories);
-Cervelle, oublie jamais;
-Il va pas se raser. 300 années;
-Il y avait pas des ciseaux dans ce temps là;
-Charette à boeuf;
-Wild West;
-Bully Severne toujours dans la savane. Un boucher (Boulé Sévenne (bougre, petit Marais Bouleur, Pascal stories))(19:39);
-Les talles d'éronces;
-Portraits. 15 livres;
-Jambes molles comme un cushion;
-Une branche à pelote;
-Hypnotized;
-l'Amour. Chevaux tout blanc, une dans toute la bande qu'est noir;
-Jim et un cheval qui restait;
-Sel et bon;
-Mayo;
-Monkey see, monkey do. Hair transplant?;
-Bonne terre, une 'tite graine de moutard. Après deux semaines, c'était gros comme un chêne, 24 pieds de long et 16 pieds de large;
-Lapin gros comme un éléphant;
-Jim avait une grosse moiselle (25:19);
-Baloon. Waterwell tank;
-Boire du coal oil pour les caprices/la galle de 7/8 ans/du mal au vent;
-Vieux taïeut grattait bien;
-Pascal sur la lune et partager la lune. Il y avait un étranger avec un oeil, un gros nez, des grands oreilles qui pouvait entendre de 5,000 miles;
-Military glider;
-Crop duster dans l'orage;
-Sirens (30:22);

-La viande de cochon (pork chops) à 4 heures. Femmes qu'arrivait à la messe à 3:30 pm;
-La tonnerre a frappé 3 fois. L'orage de tonnerre;
-Une éclaire a touché la barrière?;

Nonc Olide (35:40);
-Santa Clause a la grippe et il prends sa place;
-Tante Horore c'est une soeur à Nonc Olide. Elle a 102 ans et fait ça depuis elle a 4 ans. Elle bois ses vitamins;
-Bunny bread cheaper. 3 pour $1. Prendre 6 pains de tête de lapin. Ça va venir dur, il voulait 12 après ça;
-Ed et Bee Deshotels ont raconté une histoire de Bouki et Lapin à Barry (39:10);
-Bouki et Lapin à la chasse;
-4 jours;
-La vieille truie qui mangeait les poules;
-16? Laver du linge dessus le frottoir avec du sel;
-6 pieds de neige demain;
-Les oreilles à Hube sonnent (Pascal stories);

Hubert Reed et Alexandre Manuel:

(***same as AN1.114***)

How Pascal stories bagan;
-Piano player played 500-lb piano on his head. Half razorback hog, little mule (44:16);
-Il usait ses orteilles pour frotter le violin sur l'archet (à l'envers). Played in G flat;
-Taïeut à Reddell beuglaient;
-Tombé et épaille tous ses notes parterre. Il l'a remis enssemble à l'envers;
-Jouer Jolie Blonde, Le Two Step de Frissons de la Ville Platte sortait. Grand Mamou, Jolie Blonde sortait. Ses notes étaient à l'envers;
-Peinturé at usait des marteaux de forge pour cogner les notes. Un de 16 livres et un de 14/13 livres pour cogner les springs de boghei;
-2 négresses avec des lataniers de 16 pieds de diamètre pour l'évanter. Il jouait bien, tout le monde dansait;
-Sauvages, nègres, et cadiens (2 qualités: à pies gris et à ventre jaune);
-Hitler? cognait le guitar et Tojo jouait le violon. 3 mois passé et il a une cervelle d'éléphant;
-Bande de souris qui fait strip key, go-go girls étaient des puces vu en travers un grand vitre. Ça coûtait pas cher, une douzaine d'oeuf ou un morceau de béquine;
-Tente fait des sacs-à-riz et un tas des peeping toms. Guard avait le bat à Babe Ruth et cognait des home runs chaque fois il trouvait un peeping tom. 12 oeufs pour 15 min., 6 oeufs pour 7 et 3/4 min.;

-Les puces faisaient strip tease;
-Vieux taïeut qu'avait pas de dents/ongles pouvait pas se gratter. Nourissait avec une patate chaude tous les trois jours et trois ou quatre oeufs pourrit;
-Pascal avait 12 pieds de haut et pèsait 70 livres. Maigre et taille 14 dans les souliers (50:51);
-Rode high line wires 700 mph et rouge comme une brèle avec un dent en haut et un en bas comme un écureuil. Il mangeait des noix/des pacanes;
-Il a été en Angleterre pour ésperer Lindburg à mer dessus son bicycle. Il a cogné quelques baleines;
-He answered the phone himself;
-Vieille Tante Coque s'a teint les cheveux verts, avait une moustache, 3 tours au tour de ses oreilles, catogan avec les bouts qui restaient;
-Haler le barbed wire;
-Nonc Olide, son boyfriend, est mort quand il avait 123 ans le 32 de février. La grippe et la gomme? Briques/bloques en ciment chaudes dans le front pour le faire tousser;
-Nonc Olide aimait manger pour son déssert 15 livres des bulls rouge/noir (55:56);
-Son coeur a changé de place. Mal au ventre tout le monde. Mis son coeur dans le dos;
-La limonade de Texas vient du l'eau de la Coulée Duralde;
-L'eau dans le pistes des vaches, t'as pas pour metter autant de sucre. Sucre est cher asteur;
-Delton tout taindu. Marcher dans les pistes de vache;

-Camp avec de la graisse de crapaud;
-Pascal avait été à la lune dans une emballeuse. Oulbié la bloque pour séparer le bale. Coupé un pied de moutard qui vient 10 pieds de diamètre. Perdu la bloque. -Amarré avec des petits chaines de 150 livres;
-Il pouvait pas éteindre sa machine;
-Pascal était gâté, il était enfant unique (1:00:13);
-Les brancards de son bicycle ont cassé et il fallait ordonner ça. Il a essayé avec une corne de la lune?;
-Bouki nettoies les crachoires et dad arrange les craques? pour 20 ans;
-Tu peux pas retire quand t'arrive en haut. Astronauts;
-He speaks English like a Chinese person;
-Tramp et puis un hobo. Ses pouces;

Defunct Francis;
-Bottes et des cuillottes verts. 3 our 4 frogs, 1 ou 2 patassas, des écrevisses dans tes poches. T'as ton seafood platter droite-là;
-Making whiskey at Duralde Coulée;
-5 sous la cigarette de Mexique. Fume 3 tours dessus ça et lèves plus haut que ta tête? Pas trop cher;
-Dyes: des verts, des bleus, des rouges, et des blancs (1:04:55);
-Spin around, corners around cut, like a top;
-2 'tit razobacks (mulets) pour l'emballeuse avec des patches dessus leurs yeux;
-'Tit verrat et des nouvelles d'en haut (si ça mouille);
-Sauver le foin;
-Combine à Jim a 700 pieds de haut. Coupe ces moutards gros comme les gros chênes de mers;
-Maudit Lapins raising hell. Diamètre de 6 pieds. Feuilles 16 pieds de large, 24 pieds de longs. Déjà salé et pimenté;
-Plus fort dessus le bord brillant de la lune que dessus le bord noir;
-Plus mexicains;
-Sac-à-riz. Aiment pas les poivres;
-Jim a tout dévéloppé l'affaire et ésperait les astronauts pour les flag comment atterir;

Léger;
-Bring headlights, ox, and 'charrette' to explore the dark side of the moon (1:09:35);
-Ox digs so fast in 15 min., he'll be 20 feet deep;
-Bully dug a whole 9 X 14 and 100 ft deep;
-Pèsait 7 tonnes. Commencé à acheter la terre, haut comme un water well tank;
-Cloche d'église pendu dans le cou;
-Partir à 4/4:15 am en pétard/balloon. Prend 26 heures et quelques minutes;
-Tenir son souffle 3 heures de temps;
-Comme une pelote en élastique;
-Premièrement découvrir la lune. Pascal et son bicycle cassé;
-Ouragans et tourbillions 3 mois passé. Ramassé mémère qui brodait dans sa berceuse, "land sake, what a breeze";

La roulette (1:15:22);
-Cable en acier;
-Le village qui l'aimait pas en Chine/Pacific/Guam/Manilla;
-Put cord around whole village;
-Coupé en dent avec le passepartout de 50 pieds de longs à Bouki;
-Jolie fille à la bar;
-Your mother still cooks for the priest?;
-Woke him up to go to Hollybeach;
-Bouki et les sauvages en haut;
-Corne à Mardi Gras de 7 pieds de long;
-Tué des éléphants dans la guerre. Tiré avec fusils de 90" de canon. 4,000 livres. Slingshots;
-Jim fed that way while in Japan (1:19:39);
-3 or 4 boxcars of rocks for his slingshot;
-Il restait a Mamou et a parti après son cheval est mort. L'anse à Guiguiche?:
-L'anse à Guiguiche est à l'autre bord de Chatainger. Pas de soleil, seulement des étoiles parce qu'ils sont dans un trou. Comme une montagne;
-Des macaronis coupés en tranches. Bloque de 2 miles carré;
-Redwood Trees in Californie;
-Istitube? drôle de nom;
-Le chien à Pascal était le plus petit dans le monde, il pèsait 3 onces. Les chevreuils se sauvaient quand il allait à la chasse. Il le perdait pour 3 mois de temps;
-Le chien a passé à travers le canon, double-barrel, et a jamais arrêté (1:25:41);
-Could hear him cry from 3 miles away in the woods;
-Barry parle while people play pool: Vendre du pain dessus les routes. Revenir à son boss avec 36 poules, 12? douzaines d'oeufs, et 10 sous. Pas d'argent;
-Entre Bouki et Jim, ils ont tout cassé les boutiques alentour d'ici;
-Boire du lait et manger du pain;
-Jim set a trap on the staircase;
-28 population 100 quarts par jour pour aller nourrir leurs patassas;
-9-lb bream;

***Unknown recording date/place. Coverage Temporal & Spatial just an estimate***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Folk tales; Cajun; Pascal;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Hubert Reed; Alexandre Manuel; Alvin Fontenot;
Recording date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:30:23
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Cajun and Creole Folk tales by Various Storytellers

Accession No.: 
AN1-089-B

Bud Fentroy (Mary Fentroy's Son) (same as AN1.112):

-Bouki and Lapin raising sweet potatoes/corn. Lapin always fooled Bouki (fox);
-Bouki and Lapin raising crops with bucket of butter for lunch. Christening babies 'Lick the Top' then 'Halfway Gone' and 'Lick the Bottom'. Lapin fooled Bouki to throw him in the bushes;
-Hearing these stories and others from his mother & grandmother (6:01);
-Lil Boy who ran away from home (back in the times of cannibalism). 3 bigger brothers told him he couldn't follow them. Found shovel to give to the little brother, then found some marbles, then an old house to sleep in where an old lady lived. Tied heads of the bigger boys to know who they were. She had 3 daughters and put rags around their heads. Old lady came around 2 AM and chopped her own daughters heads off. Called their names Marion, Suzanne, and Ouzane in the morning and told them she had fresh meat. They never came/woke up. Boys had left and she ran after them in her boots. The boys climbed the big tree with the lady after them. The older brothers fell in the sack. She climbed the tree going after the little boy and got stuck. The little boy jumped, let out his brothers and caught the lady in the sack and tied her up there;

Jesse James stories from his dad (11:58);
-Jesse James and his brother Frank James were outlaws and took from the rich to give to the poor. He liked to fight. He wanted revenge for the people who killed his mother. Robbed banks and trains and the rich, but never the poor;
-Jesse was the mean one, Frank always tried to quiet him down. They were working in the field when mother was murdered;
-Informant heard this story when he was 5 years old;
-They were viewed as heroes by poor. Not talking about it too much;
-Not many people still tell stories to their children. So much television now (15:05);
-Thinks his children might be too old to enjoy these stories, some of his stories told to classes on Fridays. Taught for 24 years. Only 6 years he's a supervisor principal;
-Children would sometimes tell stories they heard from their parents & grandparents;

Mary Fentroy:

-Bouki et Lapin faisant la récolte (patates douces et maïs) (same story as above);
-Lapin's always getting something and Bouki gets nothing. Hanging/drowning Lapin would be a sin?;
-Throwing Lapin in the briers. Lapin always won;

Red Riding Hood & Goldilocks and Three Bears (23:41);
-Three brothers who ran away from home (same story as above) (can't remember the latter part);
-Little brother rescued big brothers from old lady who ate children;
-Little brother didn't sleep well, maybe he was worried. Old lady brought him some tea to soothe his stomach or having her build a fire to warm him. Woke up brothers while she was gone and left. Put logs under sheets to make as if the boys were still there;
-'Fresh meat';
-Boys would've died if their little brother wouldn't have been with them;

Bedtime stories to children after they got their lessons (31:35);
-Mary was an only child. Learned these stories from her father;
-Telling stories at school on Fridays. Country schools;

Little Red Riding Hood;
-Grandmother made her red cape. Why she's called 'Little Red Riding Hood';
-Bouki et Lapin baptiser. Bouki priest. Butter for lunch (same story as above) (37:50);
-'Juste commené,' 'La Moitié,' et 'Licher le fond';
-La paix avec Lapin. Lapin mange tout. Hanging/throwing Lapin in the well would be a sin?;
-Throwing Lapin in the briers. Lapin always outsmarted Bouki;
-Rabbit and Cat roasting chestnuts. Cat chasing mice (46:00);
-L'éléphant, le serpent?, et le temps frais. Il a peur de gêler. Monter une montagne, ça fait plus froid en haut;
-Le serpent mordant l'éléphant. Ils ont marché et ont été voir Lapin. Mettre le serpent au côté de la plage et le laisser là;
-Bouki et Lapin et la maison du Diable (Barry asks if she know it but, she doesn't. Also asked about Sauterelle et Froumi earlier and she didn't know that one either) (54:50);

Barry Ancelet & Revon Reed visiting Ed & Bee Deshotel (Same as AN1.092):

Bee Deshotel:

-Father Marcelus Deshotels told stories and sang;
-Didn't have much else to do back then other than tell stories;
-Jean l'Ours et la fille du roi. Le roi était millionaire, jaloux, et quittait personne parler avec sa fille (yeux bleu et cheveux jaune);
-Jean l'Ours avait les meilleurs chiens de chasse, les plus beaux cochons et boeufs, la meilleure couleur;
-Le grand coureur, le grand tireur, le grand souffleur, et le grand crieur. Et le bon entendeur;
-La fille du roi qui se baignait dans le lac et Jean l'Ours la jettant des pierres. Il est venu pour la marier. Elle doit être gagné;
-Les cochons du roi et les cochon de Jean l'Ours;
-Jean l'Ours tué 2 chevreuils avec ses chiens/taïeut;
-Demander au roi pour sa fille. Ça prendrait la richesse du monde pour marier sa fille;
-La course de 500 miles entre le sauvage et l'homme/les hommes à Jean l'Ours;

Souffle un 'tit orage;
-Jean l'Ours a gagné la fille du roi. Le roi lui a donné toute sa richesse/bijouterie, et il a donné le roi tou ça il avait;
-Bee a appris cette histoire avec son père;
-Jody McBrown, un vieux sauvage (1:04:18);
-120-130 years old, gold bracelet, gold tooth, earrings with name on it. One day, he disappeared. Narcisse went to hunt squirrels in McBrown's yard. Big owl would come scare squirrels away each time Narcisse would try to shoot. Shot the owl down, it was Jody McBrown. Brought Jean Louis to see the owl. He was so old, he was given the choice to be whatever he wanted. So he chose to be an owl to take care of the squirrels in his yard and make sure no one killed them;
-Minette et ses roulettes. Un des plus vieilles histoires (1:09:04);
-Minette woulait du lait pour ses roulettes. La vache voulait du foin pour du lait. La faux voulait du vent et du lard pour du foin; La truie voulait des glands pour du lard. Le chêne voulait du vent pour des glands. La mer a donné du vent pour le chêne;

Ed Deshotel:

-Le pont du Nez Piqué (conte puis chanson) (1:13:00);
-Les bêtes disparaient. Une petit s'assiait dessus le pont pour pêcher. Le pont soufflait, en vie? C'était un cocodril. 10 tirages d'un gros canon pour le tuer et 100 paires de gros mulets pour l'ôter. Le bayou a baissé 3 pieds et le monde l'a séparé en morceaux. Gave 50 barrels of grease and enough meat for the year. 500 pairs of shoes and boots from hide. Now a cement bridge;
Song (1:17:47);

Lying tradition with examples;
-Le chien de chasse à perdrix et les serpents sonnette. Tiré le serpent et le chien a resté comme s'il y avait toujours une perdrix. Jouer avec le serpent. Le serpent a charmé le chien à lui emmener son manger, et le chien a crevé de faim;
-La grosse cabri. Elle a donné 50 gallons de graise et un 'tit brin dans une tasse;

Bee Deshotel:

'Tit Lou et Prospère (pêcheurs). Faire l'amour avec à la femme à l'autre et se révenger (1:23:46);
-Le cheval de chasse à perdrix. Pareil comme le chien. Goujon caille qui pèsait 25 livres dessus la drague. Le cheval a sentit la perdrix dans l'estomac du goujon;
-Bouki et Lapin (2 malfaiteurs) dans la grocerie. Bouki se faisait un cochon avec lui même et pouvait pas sortir de la grocerie. Il s'a caché, le marchand a trouvé -Bouki et l'a fait travailler toute la journée (1:32:25);
-'Pas proche'. Le vieil homme qu'a demander à le jeune fille qui le carressait d'aller se coucher. Elle a dit ,"Pas proche," il avait pas de chance;
-Les jumelles (Hébert) qui se ressemblaient, leur parents pouvaient pas les distingué. "Celle-là à la droite ressemble plus à l'autre";

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Folk tales; Creoles; Cajuns;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Bud Fentroy; Mary Fentroy; Revon Reed; Ed & Bee Deshotel;
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Parks, LA; Cade, LA; Redell & Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:38:59
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Folktales by Mr. & Mrs. Edward Morin, Revon Reed;

Accession No.: 
AN1-090

Edward Morin (82 (origianally cataloged as 67)), Revon Reed, Mrs. Morin

Edward Morin:

-Laurent et Télismar à la pêche avec Délai le chien dedans la Rivière Mermentau (conte fort: motif X1215.8 (ba) ('man tosses a dollar into river the dog dives and comes up with 16 pound carp and 35 cents in change') avec introduction formulaire;

Vieux Narcisse Mayeux;
-Le cheval aux sabots creux (Bol) (conte fort: X1241.1);
-La mule qui avait du gaz (Shine) (conte fort);
-La cheminée (conte fort: X1767.2*(a)) (3:08);
-La truie avare tournée à l'envers (conte fort: X1611.1.5.1 *(a));
-On a tué le cheval à Pépère (farce: X584.2*);
-Contes étaient dit quand le monde se veillait. Tout ce monde est mort (75 years ago);
-Le maïs en turpentine (conte fort) (6:02);

Revon Reed:

-Le melon aux graines de benné;
-Tous ces conteurs étaient des menteurs;
-Ils y avaient pas de TV, radio, gazette. Ils visitaient;

Edward Morin:

-Jean-Pierre à la chasse (conte fort: 1890) (8:35);
-La hache à Auguste (conte fort: X1622.3.3.2*(a));
-Nonc Tarre et la journée chaude/froide (11:21);

Mrs. Morin:

-Le tourbillon (conte fort: X1611.1.16*; X1611.1.8 *(g)); X1318*);

Edward Morin:

-Notre mariage (anecdote);
-Prêtre Père Lavasseur. Honeymoons;
-Sa vieille tante et le chien (15:56);
-Les trois Irlandais (farce) (17:08);
-Des jardins plantés;

***Only estimate of month and year was included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Edward Morin, Revon Reed, and Mrs. Morin
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Pointe aux Pins, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
20:39
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Folk tales and Ballads by Elizabeth Landreneau and Revon Reed

Accession No.: 
AN1-091

Elizabeth Landreneau (71), Revon Reed

Elizabeth Landreneau:

Les Dégos sont tous malades (chanson);
-Nuns from Europe who wanted hamburgers. Les hot dogs étaient tout qui restait. Une a espéré pour voir quelle partie du chien l'autre aurait reçu (farce);
-'Tit Galop Pour Mamou (chanson);
-Du sucre et du café pour un oeuf (anecdote) (2:28);
-Chère Mignonne/Cher 'Tit Monde (Nathan Abshire) (Aimer et Perdre by Joe Falcon) (harmonica). Sounds like Grand Mamou;
-'Tit Galop pour La Pointe Aux Pins (harmonica). Breath;
-La femme avec la rose sur sa jambe (conte) (5:50);
-John Sotte beurre les craques (conte);
-John Sotte veut un z-oie (fille) (8:57);
-Vieux Gabriel: D'autre tabac! (farce, CT 1742);

Revon Reed:

-Sosthène, la première fois à la boutique. Il voulait une patate parce que c'était la seule affaire il était familier avec;

Elizabeth Landreneau (avec Revon Reed):

-La réception (désert) dehors. Le monde mangeait du gâteau juste pour les noces: Un cochon entre les jambes (farce C.T. 1838 variante) (12:29);
-Landreneau's mother told her more stories than her father;
-Revon says some stories are old/from France. Preserving stories over generations;
-Comment faire des bébés (conte). Son père lui a dit il fallait planter des graines. Il a trouvé son 'bébé' dans le clos et le laissait téter (16:33);
-Serpents qui tétaient les vaches/les femmes et le bébé tétait la queue du serpent;
-Discussion of feu follet/fifollet (ball of fire) (legende). Comme un revenant (ghost). Phosphorus gas that would give white effect and disappear;
-Growing up in prairies of Vidrine, LA;
-Les vieux allaient juste à la chasse/pêche;
-Marsh gas;
-Cow has enough gas to heat a house for one day;
-Claire de lune (22:37);
-Avertissements que quelqu'un vient de mourir. Les hiboux/chouettes (legende);
-Revon rentre dans une maison avec un parasol ouvert;
-Landreneau father's would get black people to come pick cotton in August/September. Her and her mother would stay home. Gros lilas. La première fois elle voyait une chouette (signe de mortalité dans la famille). La femme à Jules Landreau est mort tout d'un coup (heart attack);
-Elle a jamais cru dans les revenants;
-Fouilller de l'argent (legende) (25:42);
-Phillip avait un 'mine detector'/gadget et a trouvé une chaudière d'or. Avait tout le temps un diary et écrivait tout. Ile est devenu riche un jour tout d'un coup;
-Le monde a Lafayette cherche pour ça;
-Mack Manuel à dit à Revon avant il a vendu sa terre, le monde la fouillait;
-Dédé Anderson;
-Big pot they used to make sugar;
-Spanish gold and became rich. Still have pot in Scott and used as a trough. Someone tried to make a hole in it, but the metal was too thick;
-Putting money in the bank;
-Ortego;

***Only estimate of month and year was included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales; Ballads
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Elizabeth Landreneau and Revon Reed
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
29:52
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Folk tales by Bee Deshotel and Ed Deshotel

Accession No.: 
AN1-092

Bee Deshotel (54), Ed Deshotel (54)

Bee Deshotel:

-Jean l'Ours et la fille du roi. Tout ça il avait, il croyait était le meilleur;
-Blank space;
-Le meilleur entendeur, souffleur, etc. Il a gagné la fille et le roi lui a donné tout ce qu'il avait, et Jean l'Ours a donné tout ce qu'il avait au roi;
-Bee a appris cette histoire avec son père;
-Jody McBrown, un vieux sauvage (7:45);
-Blank space;
-130 years old, gold bracelet, gold tooth, earrings with name on it. One day, he disappeared. Narcisse went to hunt squirrels in McBrown's yard. Big owl would come scare squirrels away each time Narcisse would try to shoot. Shot the owl down, it was Jody McBrown. Brought Jean Louis to see the owl. He was so old, he was given the choice to be whatever he wanted. So he chose to be an owl to take care of the squirrels in his yard and make sure no one killed them;
-Minette et ses roulettes. Un des plus vieilles histoires (12:20);
-Minette woulait du lait pour ses roulettes. La vache voulait du foin pour du lait. La faux voulait du vent et du lard pour du foin; La truie voulait des glands pour du lard. Le chêne voulait du vent pour des glands. La mer a donné du vent pour le chêne;

Ed Deshotel:

-Le pont du Nez Piqué (conte puis chanson) (16:05);
-Les bêtes disparaient. Une petit s'assiait dessus le pont pour pêcher. Le pont soufflait, en vie? C'était un cocodril. 10 tirages d'un gros canon pour le tuer et 100 paires de gros mulets pour l'ôter. Le bayou a baissé 3 pieds et le monde l'a séparé en morceaux. Gave 50 barrels of grease and enough meat for the year. 500 pairs of shoes and boots from hide. Now a cement bridge;
Song (20:40);

Lying tradition with examples;
-Le chien de chasse à perdrix et les serpents sonnette. Tiré le serpent et le chien a resté comme s'il y avait toujours une perdrix. Jouer avec le serpent. Le serpent a charmé le chien à lui emmener son manger, et le chien a crevé de faim;
-La grosse cabri. Elle a donné 50 gallons de graise et un 'tit brin dans une tasse (25:04);

Bee Deshotel:

-'Tit Lou et Prospère (pêcheurs). Faire l'amour avec à la femme à l'autre et se révenger;
-Le cheval de chasse à perdrix. Pareil comme le chien. Goujon caille qui pèsait 25 livres dessus la drague. Le cheval a sentit la perdrix dans l'estomac du goujon (31:42);
-Bouki et Lapin (2 malfaiteurs) dans la grocerie. Bouki se faisait un cochon avec lui même et pouvait pas sortir de la grocerie. Il s'a caché, le marchand a trouvé Bouki et l'a fait travailler toute la journée;
-'Pas proche'. Le vieil homme qu'a demander à le jeune fille qui le carressait d'aller se coucher. Elle a dit ,"Pas proche," il avait pas de chance (37:53);
-Les jumelles (Hébert) qui se ressemblaient, leur parents pouvaient pas les distingué. "Celle-là à la droite ressemble plus à l'autre";

***Only estimate of month and year was included in original notes, no specific day***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk tales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Bee Deshotel and Ed Deshotel
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Redell, LA & Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
40:30
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

Musical Performance by Varise Conner and Folk tales by Boone Dugas

Accession No.: 
AN1-093

Varise Conner, Boone Dugas

Varise Conner (Lake Arthur, LA):

Soldier's Joy;
-Boone Dugas (Lafayette, LA):
-Fragment of tale about three magic dogs (Guaillum, Singueau, Moriseau) (chanté);
-Anecdote - Un homme de couleur à la chasse de lapin avec des chiens mêlés. Meilleur siffleur qu'il a jamais entendu. 'Mon chien gain li';
-Pootlock? lived near A&W Rootbeer Stand
-Oral History: Local politics in the 1936 (4:17);
-Maurice Pellissier vs. Luke LeBlanc. Bois creux, Marcelin 'Bois Creux';
-Brother handed out handbills for election. Vote for Edward Dugas;

Mr. Domengeaux;
-1946/47;
-He wanted a job outside, not inside at post office;
-Sam Jones ran independent for governeor and won the following election 4 years later. 2 parties: Long & Eddie Long?;
-Sterling Calahan ran also. A lot of people were crooks, 'double/triple dippers,' cleaned out politics;
-Didn't run again, someone else's turn to take office;
-'Loi de Cochon' at courthouse. Went to Police jury. Louis Prejean from Scott, Dr. Prejean's son, wrote to Attorney General. Each parish would decide what they wanted to do (9:39);
-Meeting at the courthouse. Jack Fournet got up on the table and addressed the issue in the courthouse. Asked who was for/against letting hogs loose in the winter;

The Legend of Martin Begnaud (frère à sa grandmère paternelle, Marie Begnaud Jenkins);
-Martin avait une 'tite grocerie à Scott. Les 'tit français ont rentré une nuit pour voler son argent. They stabbed him;
-Brought the money back to France. Ham Benton? Put them in prison because they believed they were guilty. Made them confess/torture. One dreamed every night about what he did;
-Les 'tit français pendus. Sa grand-grandmère (la mère à Martin Begnaud) a été sur la galerie d'un hôtel de 2 ou 3 étages pour les voir pendre. Son père (Edouard) et grandpère (Alcide Dugas) ont été. Bouts de cable pour un souvenir;
-Bee, son plus vieux oncle, voulait pas aller voir les pendus;
-Son père rentrait dans le genier. Ce bout de cable le laisser pas dormir, il avait pour l'ejecter dehors pour être capable de dormir (17:45);
-Couldn't see hanging itself because of a fence blocking the view, but you could see them fall. Heard their screams;
-That kind of crime was very uncommon in Scott. Shootings in Church Point/did they hang the right person?;
-60+ years old from here know the story and tell it to their children;
-Les Domingue près d'Ossun. Avaient des portraits de la crime et les histoires en anglais et français;

-Des Blancs (les français);
-Moot's Bar and Tiny's on the corner was where Martin had his store;
-9 or 11 of them, but Martin was the only one who never married/had kids;
-Sa grandmère s'a marié avec Edouard Jenkins, un de ses soeurs était marié avec Nonc Jacques Arceneaux (Barry's grandmother's uncle (Odet Ancelet), Israel's brother) (22:33);
-99 years old when Nonc Jacques died. He was still working in rubber boots before he died;

History of Scott area;
-Kenneth à Maurice avait une livre;
-Narcisse, Les Hutchinsons de Duson, La Fille à Tante Hélène (Tot);
-Scott named after SP Railroad Superintendent. Last name was Scott;
-L. Leo Judice;
-Judice community named after Leo Judice (father was the first one here) (26:26);
-When Leo died, all the school kids went to his house;
-Guaranty Bank at the corner (now Chase bank) owned by Leo. Gingerbread/Furniture store across the street taken over by Dr. Dakoti;
-Leo Judice was a schoolboard member;
-Dr. Dakoti rented the building out, swimming pool;
-Scott's not old compared to places like St. Martinville. Tante Hélène (92) was very young when they named the village Scott;
-Reprinting of book through lady at Southwestern. Costs $20;

St. Martin;
-Tante Hélène turned 92 Jan. 19th. Hard of hearing, lost an eye, mind is still there;
-Going down as you get older;
-Still does stuff around the house (cooking/cleaning);
-She eats well;
-Barry went see her once;
-Her father was police juror at one point;

***Only estimate of month and year was included in original notes, no specific day (likely after January)***

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; Violin; Fiddle; Folk tales; Oral history
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Conner and Boone Dugas
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Arthur, LA & Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:53
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 2

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