Center for Louisiana Studies Archival Catalog

This searchable database provides information on images, documents, and audio and video recordings, made between 1934 and the present.

Ballads and Fokltales by J.E. Marcantel and Revon Reed

Accession No.: 
AN1.075

J.E Marcantel, Revon Reed:

-Histoire d'un Negre ˆ la grocery qui voit une boule de feu tomber;
-Histoire du pirate Lafite (controleur d'esprit);
-L'homme sans tte; Deux orphelins qui n'allaient pas ˆ la messe pour chasser; J. Breaux;
-Black man of Broussard; Voyage ˆ Bosco: une apparition;
-Bouki Lapin qui doit diviser ses recoltes avec son voisin;

J.E Marcantel, Revon Reed

***ERRONEOUS DESCRIPTION***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Ballads; Folktales; Jokes
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
J.E. Marcantel and Revon Reed
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:00:26
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

Cajun and Creole Folktales Martin Latiolais and Revon Reed

Accession No.: 
AN1.077

Martin Latiolais:

Bouki Lapin:
-la secheresse; le mariage;
-Qu'est-ce qu'un Bouki?;
-Bouki qui attrape la queue de l'ours;
-Pauvre vieille femme qui rencontre une Cendrillon; Vieux bougre, malade, qui meurt;

Revon Reed:

-Explication des contes de Bouki Lapin et de Jean Sot.;
-Conte qui est devenu Jack and the Bean Stock; Jean Sot qui doit aller vendre du beurre.
-A vu des craques dans la terre; Jean Sot:
-En charge de la maison; Jean Sot:
-Qui va emprunter une aiguille puis une charrue; Jean Sot:
-Le petit rien tout neuf; en charge du domaine;
-Pascal et son bicycle tellement vite; Pascal le bon nageur;
-Le bougre en panne qui couche chez/avec un couple;
-Jeux d'enfants: Pigeon vole, comptine (le boeuf);
-Discussion: segregation entre les Noirs et les mulatres;
-Vendeur de produits Watkin.
-Jeu pour determiner qui lavera la vaisselle;
-Autre version du conte; chanson;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folktales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Martin Latiolais and Revon Reed
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Catahoula Mamou
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:03:35
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Cajun Folktales by Revon Reed and Elby Deshotels

Accession No.: 
AN1.083

Revon Reed, Elby Deshotels:

Bouki et Lapin:
-Les deux chemins (les Cadiens goutent pas bon);
-Tonnerre, la plus vieux chien de la bande;
-Les cocodriles dans les rivires de l'Afrique;
-Pascale dans l'Afrique;

Storytellers (Revon Reed, Elbt Deshotels)

***ERRONEOUS ENTRY***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Revon Reed and Elby Deshotels
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:27:13
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Musical performance by Varise Connor

Accession No.: 
AN1.202

Varise Connor

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music;
Creator: 
Frank Prochan & Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Varise Connor
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 1, 1981
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31.22
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Paroles et musique

Accession No.: 
AN1.210

Parole et Musique II (Presentation Litteraire a la maison Francaise de USL):

-Le Plat Pays--Chanson de Jacques Bruel;
-Des Gestes Demesures--Pome de Queneau dit par Evelyne Lautonne (France);
-Je comprends pas--Chanson de Jacques Dutronc interprétée par Frank Bruynbroek (Belgique) et Mary Mahone (Louisiane);
-Dame Pétrole (histore);
-La Jambe me Fait Mal--Chanson interprétée par Gerard Philippeau (France);
-En Rouge dans Le Texte--Pome Quebecois;
-Histoire sans paroles--Musique de Fleur de Lys (Quebec);

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Poetry;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Friday, December 7, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:49
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Folktales told by Victor Aubry

Accession No.: 
AN1.211

Victor Aubry:

-Lapin et son cheval;

Victor Aubry

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Victor Aubry
Coverage Spatial: 
Broussard, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
04:29
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Folktales told by Wilson Ben Guinee Mitchell;

Accession No.: 
AN1.216

Wilson Ben Guine Mitchell:

-Tales

Wilson Ben Guine Mitchell

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Folktales;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Wilson Ben Guinee Mitchell;
Coverage Spatial: 
Parks, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:00
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Clifton Chenier

Accession No.: 
AN1.218

Clifton Chenier:

-Interview;

Clifton Chenier

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Clifton Chenier
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
19:11
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 20, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Wade Garth and Lionel Bourque

Accession No.: 
AN1.224(bis)

Wade Garth, Lionel Bourque:

-World War I;
-WWI Stories;

Wade Garth (New Iberia, 1895) & Lionel Bourque (1898)

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Oral History; War;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Wade Garth and Lionel Bourque
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26:09
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with George Holmes

Accession No.: 
AN1.234

George Holmes

-World War I;
-WWI Stories;

George Holmes

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Oral History; War;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
George Holmes
Recording date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 1985
Coverage Spatial: 
Palmetto, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
57:50
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Musical performance by Lionel Leleux and Varise Conner

Accession No.: 
AN1.240

Lionel Leleux, Varise Conner:

-La Veille Malheureuse;
-Honey in the Rock;
-Grand Night Special; Waltz; Shuffle;
-Grand Mamou;
-Grand Basile; Swing Shuffle;

Lionel Leleux & Varise Conner

***Possible copy of AN1-001 and AN1-086?***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music;
Creator: 
Barry Ancelet
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 9, 1977
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
23:15
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--7"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Pascal stories told by Deshotel

Accession No.: 
AN1.245

Deshotel et al:

-Contes 1975;
-Pascal stories

Deshotel et al

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales;
Creator: 
Barry Ancelet
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 5, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:37
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Barry Jean Ancelet

Accession No.: 
AN1.251

Barry Jean Ancelet:

-Ancelet comments on his collection 20 years later

Barry Jean Ancelet

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folklore fieldwork;
Creator: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Minidisc
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Norris Mitchell

Accession No.: 
AN1.253.1

Norris Mitchell:

-Chien et Lapin;
-Why dogs don't talk;
-Lapin et Bouki trouvent des graines dans le jardin; Bouki Lapin always comes out ahead;
-Dede Anderson; Dede Anderson trouve l'argent avec L. Leo Judice et Baptiste Perez;
-Les deux boefs noires qui se battaient a l'e(?)Ile Navarre; des histoires pour faire peur des enfants; des traiteurs;

Norris Mitchell

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Creoles; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Monday, July 27, 1981
Coverage Spatial: 
Scott, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
40:26
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Ambrose Thibodeaux

Accession No.: 
AN1.255

Ambrose Thibodeaux:

AN1.255.i

-First accordion "Lester Brand"; Father; Monarch and Sterling accordions; His current accordion; 38 years without playing
-Courtship practices; Raising a family
-La vie d'un musicien; Jouer des bals dans le temps; Leaving music for marriage and starting again 38 years later
-First record with La Louisianne; Popularity of Cajun music at festivals
-Appreciation of style and timing and the importance for dancing; Tour de force in young musicians; The current state of music--festivals
-difference between music of the old days and now
-difference of singing in English or French
-the story of "Kaplan Waltz"; plays Kaplan Waltz; differences of other songs
-songwriting

AN1.255.ii

-differences of other songs
-Two-step des platins
-songwriting
-La valse d'Independence

Ambrose Thibodeaux (72)

***Possible Copy of AN1-118 + AN1-121?***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 5, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
65:39
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Marc Savoy

Accession No.: 
AN1.256

Side B of 255

Marc Savoy:

-L'histoire de l'accordeons en Louisiane
-Comment faire un bon accordeon
-Les accordeons de l'Allemagne et l'Italie
-Les accordeons Cadiens
-Les clefs des accordeons
-Les musiciens:
-Iry Lejeune
-Des musiciens qu'a des bonnes oreilles
-Les accordeons de Marc Savoy; Inlay work
-Comment il a appris a faire des accordéons

***Possible Copy on AN1-094?***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 5, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:11
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Sady Courville

Accession No.: 
AN1.257

Sady Courville:

-Commencement de la musique
-Des Fruges et la musique de vieux temps; des vielles danses
-Amédée Ardoin; Courville arrêté la musique
-la musique de vieux temps
-Courville commence a jouer encore
-Dixieland music; la violon seconde
-Dennis McGee; comment faire la bonne musique
-Ses musiciens favorites--Dennis McGee et Nathan Abshire

Sady Courville

***Possible Copy of AN1-124?***

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk music; Oral history;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 5, 1975
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:49
Digitized Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Joke telling at Fred's in Mamou

Accession No.: 
AN1.265

Fred's in Mamou

-Joke telling at Fred's
-double shot of whiskey
-Moses; the dress; Dry Prong sign
-Sagging Mattress
-Arkansas
-book titles
-bouillon
-Le boulanger
-pantyhose
-Pascale
-des mentries

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Jokes
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
33:52
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Clement Boudreaux

Accession No.: 
AN1.266

Clement Boudreaux:

-Giraumon
-L'homme qui peut pas dormir le soir
-les maringouins du Texas
-des gros cochons
-Pascale et ses amis dans la lune; sur les barills
-le bourgue qu'avait tomber dans la puit; des patates; l'enfant perdu

Clement Boudreaux

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Oral History; Folktales
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Monday, July 19, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Roberts Cove, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:56
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Clement Boudreaux

Accession No.: 
AN1.267

Clement Boudreaux:

-Deja moru
-M. Rouge Jaune
-la bataille entre les negres
-l'argent enterrée
-feu-follets

Clement Boudreaux

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Thursday, August 19, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Cankton, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:33
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Cajun music audio clips

Accession No.: 
AN1.268

Iry Lejeune:

-La valse du pont d'amour;
-Jolie catin;

Lawrence Walker:

-Valse du malchanceaux

D.L. Menard:

-La porte d'en arrire

Canray Fontenot:

-Barres de la prison

Les Frères Balfa:

-Valse des Balfa
-Valse du bambocheur

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisana; Cajuns; Folk music;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
15:37
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Joketelling at Fred's in Mamou/ Pascale Stories

Accession No.: 
AN1.269

Fred's in Mamou:

-Les deux frères a la pêche
-les tites filles baigne dans le bayou
-the bartender; the train
-slaughtering a dog with pitchfork; hitch hiking
-Fred Tate
-Les contes de Pascale marquer des poules
-le prêtre; une femme
-les femmes suivent les filles au bals
-deux pouces
-une vielle fille

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folktales; Jokes
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Saturday, June 19, 1976
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:00
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Musical Performance by Odile Falcon

Accession No.: 
AN1.270
Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Folk Music
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
4:33
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audo
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Musical Performances by Lula Landry, Canray Fontenot; Inez Catalon et al

Accession No.: 
AN1.271

Lula Landry, Canray Fontenot, Inez Catalon et al:

Lula Landry:

-Le papier d'épingles
-Quelle petite homme
-La sauterelle
-La terre nourrit tout
-La Ôtite poule gris
-A mon beau chateau
-Isabeau

Inez Catalon:

-Malbrough
-Frank Blanchard
-La jolie Rochelle

Canray Fontenot:

-Les barres de la prison
-Edouard Alleman
-Pas ici et pas la-bas
-Fiddle Tune

Varise Connor and Lionel Leleux:

-Valse de la Belle

Varise Connor:

-Grand Bois
-blague
-"Rabbit Stole the Pumpkin"

Freeman Fontenot:

-unaccompanied accordion;
-Bonsoir Moreau;

Varise Connor, Lionel Leleux and Don Montoucet:

-La Dernier Valse;
-Les flammes d'enfer

Lula Landry, Canray Fontenot, Irez Catalon et al

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Ballads; Folk music;
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
43:28
Digitized Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Poetry recitiation by Jean Arceneaux

Accession No.: 
AN1.272

Jean Arceneaux:

-La nuit s'aperoit
-Le loup se pose de question

Jean Arceneaux

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Poetry
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:55
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Reel--5"
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Don Montoucet Joue l'Accordion

Accession No.: 
AN1.276

Don Montoucet- Joue l'Accordion

16mm film by Barry Ancelet, Stephen Duplantier, and Marc Porter- Featuring Don Montoucet and Roger Montoucet:

-Don Montoucet on phone giving directions to his home
-Virgil Montoucet working on a car
-Don talking about where the accordion has taken him
-Don working on a school bus
-Don playing Chère tout tout
-Virgil Montoucet - Les flammes d'enfer
-Don Playing Jolie Blonde
-Don and Virgil playing Jolie Blonde in a jam session - footage of women cooking
-Family eating gumbo and conversing at the dinner table

-Folkmusic, Work, Foodways

Redigitize - Cell Phone Noise

Don Montoucet et al

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Accordion; Folkmusic; Work; Foodways
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Don Montoucet; Roger Montoucet
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Scott, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
10:16
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Original Format: 
16mm film
Digital Format: 
Video
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

American Rice - Food for the World

Accession No.: 
AN1.277

American Rice - Food for the World

16mm film by Kennedy Film Productions

-Machines replacing animals to help produce rice
-Rice in Asia, Africa and Europe
-First rice planted in North America
-Preparing soil for rice planting
-Machines used to plant rice
-Making rows for proper irrigation
-Planting, Fertilizing
-Harvesting rice - drying and being stored at the rice mill
-Sorting and grading the rice
-Refining the rice - Brown and white rice
-Quality certification
-Different rice dishes made around the world

Featuring: Rice, work, farming, foodways

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; Work; Foodways
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Unknown
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:14
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Original Format: 
16mm film
Digital Format: 
Video
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
48 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Mardi Gras Louisiane

Accession No.: 
AN1.278

Mardi Gras Louisiane - 16mm film by Bayou Films

-Footage of New Orleans, Mississippi River, coastline, from riverboat;
-Harmonica playing a tap dancing;
-Old man describing Mardi Gras day;
-Hog butchering and boucherie footage - Saint Martinville, LA
-Cracklin making;
-Food being served;
-Dance footage;

-Ambrose Thibodeaux Band playing live at Fred's Lounge (10:30)
-Footage of musicians - Nathan Abshire, Zachary Richard, Preston Manuel, Sady Courville

-Nathan Abshire - Pine Grove Blues (12:00)

-Mamou Mardi Gras Courir footage (16:20)

-Band footage at American Legion Hall - Petite ou la grosse (25:00)

Director Robert Audet - Featuring Nathan Abshire, Guy Beaudoin, Andre Belanger, Francoise Berd, Raoul Bertucelli, R.B. Desrosiers, Gabriel Gagnon, Gilles Garand, Blaine Kern, Charles Leborgne, Fritz Lewertoff, Preston Manuel, Jose Mena, Gaby Persechino, Revon Reed, and Michel Robitaille

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Ancelet Video
Subject: 
Louisiana; Mardi Gras; Folk Music; Accordion; Work; Foodways
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Nathan Abshire; Guy Beaudoin; Andre Belanger; Francoise Berd; Raoul Bertucelli; R.B. Desrosiers; Gabriel Gagnon; Gilles Garand; Blaine Kern; Charles Leborgne; Fritz Lewertoff; Preston Manuel; Jose Mena; Gaby Persechino; Revon Reed; Michel Robitaille;
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1977
Coverage Spatial: 
Mamou, Louisiana and Saint Martinville, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
28.22
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Original Format: 
16mm film
Digital Format: 
Video
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
48 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Cajun film

Accession No.: 
AN1.279

Cajun - Produced and Directed by Robert D. Clark
16mm film by CBC Ottawa

-Merlin Fontenot playing fiddle walking in woods;
-Aerial shots of bayous, towns, & oil rigs;
-Interview with Jimmy Domengeaux - state of French language in Louisiana, development of CODOFIL;
-French classroom scene - interview with teacher Marie-Claude Petrault;
-Children sing in French;
-Interview with Jan Lobelle;
-CODOFIL program coordinator;
-Street scenes with horse drawn wagon sales;
-Interview with Aaron Flegeance, St. Martin Parish school board;
-Car driving rural Breaux Bridge;
-Interview with Bill Clause and Tom Periou, bank executives about French usage in business;
-Mamou Mardi Gras courir- masked riders on horseback;
-Interview with Revon Reed, teacher and broadcaster- old world traditions;
-Mamou Mardi Gras street parade- Manuel's Bar- unknown band on bandstand;
-Gumbo
-Cemetery scene
-French names on business signs
-Interview with Leo LeBlanc, Quebec Government Representative about French and CODOFIL;
-Aerial shots of bayou and houses under credits

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Video
Collection: 
Ancelet
Subject: 
Louisiana; French; CODOFIL; Business; Mardi Gras; Foodways
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Informants: 
Merlin Fontenot; Jimmy Domengeaux; Marie- Claude Petrault; Jan Lobelle; Aaron Flegeance; Bill Clause; Tom Periou; Revon Reed; Leo LeBlanc
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1974
Coverage Spatial: 
Louisiana
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:58
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Original Format: 
16mm film
Digital Format: 
Video
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
48 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with J.C. Alpough and John Stewart

Accession No.: 
AN5-016

Interview with J.C. Alpough

00:30 - Drafted into the service, went to Camp Funston in Kansas;
01:30 - Came down with Pneumonia and Influenza after being shipped to France;
02:05 - After getting sick, was sent back home to a camp in Mississippi and then Hoboken, New Jersey
02:20 - Didn't see any battle. Mentions that that was the first time he left home;
04:00 - The weather was bad in France while he was there - cold and rainy, stayed in canvas tents
05:00 - Says that he met many French people while there, but had trouble understanding them. He says they were nice to him;
06:00 - He saw some wounded soldiers while in France and that he feels very lucky to still be alive;
07:45 - Came into contact with German prisoners but wasn't allowed to talk to them;
09:20 - Description of a typical day while in the service;
10:20 - Talks again about not being able to understand the French people he met.
10:55 - Says that they never had a day off in the army and says the happiest day of his life was when he found out he was coming back home;
12:45 - Talks about his trip back to the US and about his return home. Arrived home in March on a train out of Camp Shelby;
14:55 - Received a bonus payment;
15:40 - He was a farmer before he went into the army. He went to school until the 7th grade, raised Catholic;
17:58 - Went back to farming and also got married when he returned from the service;
18:50 - African Americans were not allowed to vote when he went into the service, talks a bit about segregation in the army;
20:23 - Name of his Division (unclear) Company 806 Pioneer Infantry? Barry says that George Holmes was in Company 816;
22:00 - His birthday is June 6, 1894;

New Interview with John Stewart starts;

25:00 - Born in Jackson, LA in 1888; Was drafted in 1917
27:00 - His father was a cotton farmer. Was a fireman on the railroad after returning from the army;
27:30 - Was shipped to Camp Funston in Kansas, took a train from Donaldsonville;
28:25 - Talks about training at Camp Funston - tear gas training, was exposed to Mustard gas;
29:15 - Says he was rejected due to an injury, didn't go to France. Was in Company 805;
31:45 - Says that even thought they trained and marched together, he lived in segregated barracks;
32:45 - They had plenty of food, was payed $7.50 per month while serving; Next few minutes are unclear, talking some about benefits from the VA;
36:30 - Talks about when he came back from Kansas - went back to work, worked at Standard Oil in Baton Rouge and as a railroad fireman;
37:30 - Says it wasn't too hard for him to find a job, got a bonus after leaving the army;
39:10 - He says that he wanted to serve in WWII, but they wouldn't take him;
29:40 - Talks about how his family felt when he left; Didn't have voting rights when he was drafted;
40:50 - Talks about how happy family and friends were when he returned home, audio is difficult to understand;
41:40 - He says he wasn't scared to leave home;
42:50 - Talks about when he moved to Palmetto;
44:30 - Was also a fireman at the sawmill in Palmetto;
45:45 - More about being exposed to gas and being trained to use the gas mask;
47:20 - Discussing his discharge papers;
48:30 - Talking about hunting and life in the old days;
50:50 - Mentions that his father didn't serve in the army, talks about his dad's reaction to him being drafted;
54:00 - Flood of 1927, then mentions other floods that they had in the 20s;
53:30 - Barry asks if people working in the sawmill ever sang songs. John says he remembers them, but doesn't sing any;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ancelet, Barry - World War I Oral Histories
Subject: 
Oral Histories; World War I; WWI
Creator: 
Barry Jean Ancelet
Recording date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Coverage Spatial: 
Palmetto and Rideaux, LA
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Original Format: 
Cassette - 60
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
ACCF - Drawer 15 Row 4

Interview with C. Arceneaux - WWII Oral History Interview

Accession No.: 
AR2-001

Interview with Donald'd Father about his World War II experiences.

Recorded at their camp in Butte La Rose, LA

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Arceneaux, Donald
Subject: 
WWII, Louisiana, France, French, Oral History
Creator: 
Donald Arceneaux
Informants: 
Donald Arceneaux
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 1998
Coverage Spatial: 
Butte La Rose, LA
Publisher: 
Donald Arceneaux
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Original Format: 
Cassette - 90
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor
Accession No.: 
b-2.4164
Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Phillips
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Digital Format: 
MP4
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore
Accession No.: 
b-2.5221
Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Lee Lavergne

Accession No.: 
BE1-001

Interest in music - plays guitar, steel guitar;
The change from Country Music to Rock 'n Roll and Rhythm and Blues;
Establishment of Lanor Records;
First recording with Shirley Bageron, use of various music studios 1960-1965 [04:25];
Recording with Bill Matte - "Parle Vous Francais";
Elton and the Eltradores;
Duke Stevens and Sputnik [10:48];
Soliciting for artists;
Defining Swamp Pop [13:54];
Cosmo Studios - names of people he recorded;
Charles Mann;
Changing names, Complication of having Cajun Names;
Music and Dating;
Kris Kristofferson;
Charles Mann;
Big record labels;
Swamp Pop revival

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry; Record Labels
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Lee Lavergne, Lanor Records
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
37.59
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Jake Graffignino

Accession No.: 
BE1-002

Jake Graffignino
Early experience playing and recording music;
Starting an Air Force band during World War II;
Musical influences [06:40];
Big Jazz bands coming to South Louisiana;
Artists recorded - [09:15];
Three record labels owned;
Regrets of a producer;
Music contracts;
Three record labels owned;
Songs written - royalties [21:50];
Finding gigs for musicians;
Helping out new bands;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry; Record Labels; Jazz
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Jake Graffignino
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Opelousas, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:44
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Floyd Soileau

Accession No.: 
BE1-003

Interest in music and early experiences in the industry;
Recording French music and beyond;
Other independent producers and labels;
Building the studios;
Record Pressing Plant taking the place of the studio;
Early releases;
Splitting off the Jin label;
Editing the spelling of Soileau to Swallow;
Starting his roots music label and his Zydeco music label - the "house of soul" "Maison de Soule" [21:30];
Flat town music co. [20:40];
Other labels founded by Soileau;
Rare records;
Popular recording artists;
Changing artists names;
Future of Swamp Pop;
Defining Swamp Pop - Origin of the name "Swamp Pop" [40:50];
Hank Williams;
Creating a great song;
A touch of sax.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry; Record Labels
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Floyd Soileau - Jin, Swallow, Maison de Soul Records
Recording date: 
Friday, February 15, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:17
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with J.D. "Jay" Miller

Accession No.: 
BE1-004

The life of a musician;
Current projects for the label;
Buckwheat Zydeco;
Clifton Chenier;
Recording before regional studios;
78rpm records;
Recording-then and now;
Nashville Studios;
Al Perry;
1950s;
Hickory Records;
Playing music- 1930s;
Military service;
Fais Do-Do Records;
Feature Labels;
Blues Unlimited label;
Zen labels;
Warren Storm;
Johnnie Allen

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry; Record Labels; Zydeco
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
J.D "Jay" Miller - Master-Trak Studio, Fais Do-Do, Feature Labels, et al.
Recording date: 
Thursday, February 21, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:22
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with J. D. Miller (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1-005

Jake Graffagnino and JIN records;
Recording techniques;
Segregation and Racism;
Publishing companies - lawsuits, royalties;
Bands recorded;
Define Swamp Pop - Cajun Accent [27:50];
How the sound of Swamp Pop changes per studio;
Importance of Echos to the Swamp Pop Sound;
Trying to make an Echo Room;
Future of Swamp Pop - Roots to Country Music [39:35];
Rebel Records;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry; Record Labels
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
J.D Miller (continued)
Recording date: 
Friday, February 15, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:21
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with J.D. Miller (cont.)

Accession No.: 
BE1-006

Warren Storm releasing new music;
Benefits of modern recording techniques;
Rumors and stories - Lazy Lester

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
Music; Swamp Pop; Recording Industry;
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
J.D Miller (continued)
Recording date: 
Friday, February 15, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
8:46
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Chick Vidrine

Accession No.: 
BE1.007

Various bands and band members;
Origins of the Southern Club;
Early years and performers;
Wesley Brown;
Rise of Rock 'n Roll;
Fats Domino;
Problems with bands;
Loretta Lynn [17:00];
Freddie Fender [17:20];
Keeping the bands watered, hard times;
Fights;
Floor bouncers;
Bobby Charles [32:30];
More origins of Southern Club;
Rock 'n Roll Saturday nights;
Family of club owners;
The Tampico;
Paul Soileau

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Shane K. Bernard
Subject: 
music; swamp pop
Creator: 
Shane Bernard
Informants: 
Chick Vidrine Southern Club owner
Recording date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Opelousas, LA
Publisher: 
Shane Bernard
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:24
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

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