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Interview with Johnnie Allan (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-001-1

Interview with Johnnie Allan;

01:00 - Music in family and how Johnnie started in music;
Nightclubs in old days;
Cajun song lyrics and structure;
09:00 - Joe Falcon's popularity and recording career;
12:15 - String Bands, Hillbilly music and their effect on Cajun music and later musicians - steel guitar;
13:50 - Harry Choates - Popular songs like Jolie Blonde and Grand Mamou;
16:20 - Younger generations getting into Cajun Music;
17:20 - CODOFIL;
Hit Cajun/Zydeco recordings of the period (early 1980s)
20:00 - Differences between Cajun/Zydeco Music - Clifton Chenier;
22:40 - Development of Swamp Pop music;
23:00 - Swamp Pop started in 1957-1958; Fats Domino, Joe Barry, Jimmy Clanton;
26:30 - Discussing influential records - Guitar Slim, Earl King, Johnny Ace;
28:30 - Bobby Charles
31:20 - Johnnie's first recording - Band members (U.J. Meaux, Al Foreman, Beul Hoffpauir, Nicky Stutes, Lee Castle) and Studio Information;
34:50 - J.D. Miller and sales numbers - This Should Go On Forever being picked up by MGM and released nationwide;
37:00 - Johnnie's recording career (MGM, Viking, Flat Town) after first record;
38:30 - Huey Meaux's relationship with Floyd Soileau;
39:50 - Other local record labels- L&K, Drew-Blan, Carl;
42:15 - Local Artists - Big Poppa, Elton Anderson, Joe Barry

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:30:32
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Johnnie Allan (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-001-2

Johnnie Allan Interview

00:00 - Joe Barry - I'm a Fool To Care;
02:50 - Cookie and the Cupcakes, and other older local artists;
08:00 - Rockabilly Music and Artists;
08:25 - Louisiana Country artists in the 1950s - Al Terry, Jimmy Newman, Webb Pierce, Jerry Lee Lewis;
11:00 - Louisiana Hayride's influence on Southern Louisiana
12:20 - Happy Fats;
14:20 - Warren Storm - Prisoner's Song
16:10 - Phil Phillips - Sea of Love;
17:00 - Where are they now commentary - Leo Soileau, Pap Cairo, J.B. Fuselier, Amedé Breaux, Luderin Darbonne, Aldus Roger, Sidney Brown,
Bois-Sec Ardoin, Cleveland Crochet, Jay Stutes, Balfa Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Nathan Abshire, Revon Reed, Vin Bruce, Rusty and Doug Kershaw,
T.K. Hulin, Clint West, Tommy McClain, Dale and Grace etc;
36:30 - British Invasion impact on the local scene;
37:20 - Lightnin' Slim, Slim Harpo;
39:15 - Present state of Louisiana;
Johnnie's future plans for his musical career - south Louisiana radio stations

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop; Blues;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:24
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interviews with Classie Ballou

Accession No.: 
BR2-002-1

Classie Ballou Interview;
00:00 - Family History - Born in Elton, LA to Beatrice and Clyde Ballou;
00:50 - Musical beginnings and influences;
03:00 - Musicians he heard when growing up - Gatemouth Brown, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, etc.
08:15 - First bands and gigs - names of clubs in Lake Charles,
07:00 - First guitar (Telecaster). Why he chose it.
09:50 - members of the Temple Kings - Wilton Simien, "Biscuit," Shelton Donoway, ;
10:38 - Playing with Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis (Paper in my Shoe);
13:45 - Signing and recording with J.D. Miller in Crowley and in Nashville;
15:45 - Recording of "Confusion"
16:15 - Influences on his style - Latin rhythms, Xavier Cugat, Fats Domino, Tommy Ridgely;
18:10 - Touring with Rosco Gordon and Joe Turner;
18:20 - Recording in Chicago at Universal Studios - VeeJay Records;
19:00 - Living in Little Rock, AR - Meeting Larry Davis, Albert King, B.B. King, Wayne Bennett;
19:55 - Playing Blues and Rock 'n Roll songs;
20:35 - Recording in Los Angeles, 1963, with Larry Johnson on Token Records;
21:00 - Developing a following in Waco, TX,
22:30 - Recording in 1968 in San Antonio - Abe Epstein Wayne Bennett, Joe Scott, Melvin Jackson;
28:00 - Classie's style of music - Zydeco du Spice;
29:55 - Info on other Musicians - Carol Fran, Good Rockin' Bob, Guitar Junior, Bill Parker,
32:30 - Competition with other bands in the '50s;
34:20 - Short interview with Stan Lewis - who he played bass with, his hit records.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Zydeco, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA and New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
35:28
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Danny Barker

Accession No.: 
BR2-002-2

Danny Barker
Being in a Jazz band with his uncles and other family members;
05:00 - Indian Tribes in New Orleans and their music - Indian Mardi Gras (1920-1922);
06:50 - Indian Languages;
Making a recording of Indian music;
16:08 - Making his first record in New York and names of the musicians who played in the sessions;
Changes of the sounds of Indian Music;
Indian life - Work, Trading, Culture;
26:40 - Fighting between tribes - Magnolia Bridge as a boundary line;
Indian Rhythms and Indian Influences on New Orleans music - Louis Armstrong;
32:00 - Social Clubs and Benevolent Societies ;
Violence between Indians;
Commercialization of Indian Culture;
42:35 - 'Iko Iko;
Paul Barbarand's Drumming Style.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Jazz, Mardi Gras Indians
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 27, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:41
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Joe Barry (1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-003

Joe Barry Interview

Family History and early musical influences;
01:30 - Joe's first guitar and first lesson with Vin Bruce;
03:30 - Famous Cajun musicians from Joe's childhood;
05:30 - Playing in clubs as a child;
11:00 - Early Swamp Pop; History of his first and second bands
14:30 - Sending a tape to Floyd Soileau for Jin Records;
18:00 - Recording for Floyd Soileau - Flat Town Records;
20:00 - Joe's second record and its success (I'm a Fool to Care) Huey Meaux taking over distribution of the record
22:00 - American Bandstand with Dick Clark;
24:13 - Old Clubs - Blue Room, The Country Inn, Sherwood, Tony Morello's,
28:50 - People who were in the band for the recording of I'm a Fool to Care;
31:50 - Joe's "outlaw" days, damaging hotel rooms
33:45 - Other hit records on the Smash label;
37:00 - Drug use on the road;
43:00 - Playing with Freddy Fender;
Getting back into music after working in the Oilfields;
47:00 - Recording with the Houma record label.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 28, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:48:05
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Joe Barry (2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-004

Joe Barry Interview
00:00 - I'm a Fool to Care (French Version);
01:15 - Joe finding religion, temporarily quitting music;
02:30 - Recording a new album - talking about why he thinks it didn't sell well;
04:10 - Feelings on the history of Cajun Music;
06:05 - Cajun music branching into country - Eddy Raven, Doug Kershaw
08:30 - Fais Do Do, Dance Steps;
14:00 - Opelousas Sosthaine - Rufus Jagneaux, Sugar Bee - Cleveland Crochet;
14:40 - Musical differences between sections of the state;
17:58 - Vin Bruce;
20:35 - Allan Toussaint;
24:00 - Talking to members of the press.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 28, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:25:10
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-005-1

Interview with Rod Bernard;

00:00 - Family details;
01:00 - First guitar - picking pecans to earn enough money to buy it. Favorite Musicians
02:40 - How Cajun music influenced on his style - His grandfather owned a Cajun nightclub in Port Barre;
03:10 - Never learned how to speak French;
05:25 - Starting his own radio program/Becoming a regular radio DJ in Opelousas;
07:05 - Songs that he played on the radio show - "Hot Rod";
08:10 - Getting into radio broadcasts as a child;
08:50 - Moving to Winnie Texas, meeting Huey Meaux
11:20 - Forming "The Twisters" while in high school;
11:30 - Floyd Soileau - starting his record shop in Ville Platte, starting his record label;
13:25 - Guitar Gable playing on the show; Bernard Jolievette;
15:25 - Learning, recording, distributing, and promoting "This Should go on Forever";
18:10 - J.D. Miller producing the song, session musicians;
21:35 - Dealing with Jukebox operators,
24:00 - Refusing to lease to national labels - Chess Records
30:00 - National promotion tours, Playing on American Bandstand
33:00 - Alternate edited version that Dick Clark played on his shows;
37:00 - Getting a manager and signing with Mercury Records.
40:25 - Running Bear - Johnny Allan
43:45 - This Should Go On Forever - Total Sales
44:30 - Thoughts on Leonard Chess

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:30:38
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-005-2

Part two of Interview with Rod Bernard;
00:00 - Guitar Gable version of "This Should Go on Forever"
01:20 - Payola;
02:00 - Recording Colinda;
04:30 - Working at KVOL - Saturday Hop
06:00 - Forming a label with Carol Rachou (ARBEE);
09:15 - Recording a full album with Floyd Soileau;
10:00 - Boogie in Black and White with Clifton Chenier;
14:20 - The Chandelles (Rod's band with Warren Storm);
14:40 - Working full time and playing music every night;
16:40 - Huey Meaux's barbershop days, production style and records he worked on;
21:20 - Rod's first record with Carl Records;
24:15 - Royalties for "This Should go on Forever;"
26:20 - "Pardon Mr. Gordon;"
28:50 - Carol Rachou;
30:40 - Lack of Influence of Gospel Music locally;
31:45 - Disc Jockeys from the 1950's;
37:15 - Leasing deals;
42:30 - Clubs and club owners in the area;
Big artists playing in small, local towns;
Managers

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop; Record Companies
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:37
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (Part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-006-1

Interview with Rod Bernard (Part 3)

00:00 - Bobby Charles' and Fats Domino's influence on Swamp Pop;
01:05 - Structure of Swamp Pop songs;
02:45 - Bobby Charles' writing ability. Couldn't play any instruments;
03:35 - Music on local television stations - Belton Richard, Aldus Roger;
04:30 - Saturday Hop TV Show
06:40 - Local studios and equipment;
08:00 - Local press;
09:20 - Mathilda;
10:00 - Al Terry;
12:10 - T.K. Hulin - "Graduation Night," "Just a Dream";
13:00 - Sam Montel, John Fred;
16:00 - Development of the local record scene;
18:50 - Phil Bo (Phil Boudreaux), Dale Hopkins;
21:30 - "Hillbilly" music.
23:50 - Jimmy Davis "You Are My Sunshine;"
24:50 - Lee Lavergne - Lanor Records;
25:30 - "Passe Partout" and Jim Olivier;
26:30 - Joe Barry - "I'm a Fool to Care;"
28:00 - Leroy "Happy Fats" Leblanc;
29:40 - Cajun Comedians - Bud Fletcher and Justin Wilson;
30:40 - South Louisiana music scene;
32:00 - Eddie Shuler and George Khorey (other local record companies);
33:20 - Soul music - effect on the South Louisiana sound;
34:30 - Effect of New Orleans music on local scene;
36:00 - Local record sales and local music charts;
38:00 - Racial situation in the Acadiana area;
42:50 - Importance of Opelousas and Lafayette;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA and Rayne, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:20
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Leroy "Happy Fats" Leblanc

Accession No.: 
BR2-006-2

"Happy Fats" Interview
00:00 - Pre-war recording sessions - RCA Records through Hillman Bailey. Recorded at Saint Charles Hotel in New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago;
02:18 - Eli Oberstein - Recording engineer of these sessions;
03:45 - RCA discovering the group;
04:20 - Success of the records - Les veuves de la coulee, $25 payment to make each record;
06:10 - Personal Info - Beginnings in music, first guitar, favorite musicians;
07:20 - Influence of Western Swing and Country Music on Leroy;
10:00 - Cajun French Dialects - Teaching French in schools;
11:45 - Musicians in Fats' band - Ambrose Thibodeaux, Smiley LeBlanc, Glenn Monte, Murton Thibodeaux;
12:50 - Recording for King Records in 1949;
14:45 - Records made with Jay Miller in the '50s
16:00 - Colinda - Finding the song in the library at USL;
17:15 - Record sales - Civil Rights, interracial record sales;
19:30 - Radio shows made with "Doc" Guidry;
21:00 - Playing at the Louisiana Hayride;
24:00 - Different bands Fats played with - Rainbo Ramblers, Leo Soileau, etc;
25:00 - Harry Choates;
28:30 - Records made with La Louisiane;
29:50 - Iry Lejeune;
30:30 - Other Cajun record sales - Camey Doucet, Belton Richard, Nathan Abshire;
31:30 - Fats' Definition of a Cajun;
34:00 - Cajun dances in the '40s;
35:30 - Favorite Clubs;
38:10 - "Doc" Guidry;
41:40 - The war's effect on his band;
43:10 - Jimmy C. Newman;
43:50 - Al Terry;
44:45 - Fats' guitar style and how he learned;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Cajun
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Rayne, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45.48
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Bobby Charles (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-007-1

Interview with Bobby Charles;
00:00 - Writing "Walkin' to New Orleans;"
01:00 - "Before I Grow to Old" Fats Domino recording some of Bobby's songs;
03:04 - Meeting Fats Domino at Robinson's Recreation Center. "See you Later, Alligator" - info about the song and recording session;
07:15 - Bobby's backup band;
08:20 - Charles Rutledge - Dego's Record Shop;
09:45 - Releasing "See You Later, Alligator" with Chess;
10:30 - Record Sales
10:50 - Leonard Chess thought Bobby was black;
13:50 - Song Publishing;
14:25 - Recording with New Orleans musicians - Hungry Williams, Earl Palmer, Allen Tousaint
19:00 - Before I Grow too Old;
21:25 - Fats recording "Walkin' to New Orleans"
22:30 - Dave Bartholomew working with Fats Domino - their personalities;
25:30 - Bobby's other recording sessions, musicians, studios;
29:30 - More about Fats' personality

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:02:37
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Bobby Charles (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-007-2

Interview with Bobby Charles (Part 2)

00:00 - Bobby's record label (Hub City Records);
02:30 - Recording more recent songs at La Louisiane with Warren Storm;
05:00 - Thoughts on Bearsville album, "Before I Grow too Old," "Save Me, Jesus;"
08:30 - Quitting music after Bearsville album;
13:30 - Thoughts on the state of Cajun music and culture in Louisiana;
10:00 - Bobby's "mystique;"
11:20 - Bobby's recording made with Neil Young's band and Willie Nelson's band;
12:50 - Bobby's record label (Rice and Gravy);
13:40 - Thoughts on the state of Cajun music and culture;
15:00 - Bobby's family;
17:00 - Bill Haley's recording of "See you later, Alligator;"
19:00 - Royalties;
19:30 - Leonard Chess (record company owner from New York);
21:00 - Meeting Muddy Waters - singing with him in Chicago;
23:45 - Touring with Chuck Berry - racial violence;
25:25 - Rock 'n Roll caravan shows;
28:29 - Discjockeys
30:55 - New Album "Clean Water."

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbevile, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:30
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Jimmy Dotson

Accession No.: 
BR2-008

Interview with Jimmy Dotson

00:25 - Beginnings in music - First show and band;
01:50 - Lazy Lester and Lightnin' Slim;
02:15 - Local clubs - Baton Rouge;
03:00 - Recording in Memphis with Bill Black's Combo;
04:10 - Recording Sessions with Jay Miller - Musicians, instruments, and songs from the session;
06:00 - Other musicians and bands that Jimmy played with in Memphis;
09:45 - Jimmy's Gibson guitar;
11:00 - Quitting music in 1972 - Stolen songs;
12:15 - Living and playing in other cities - Milwaukee and New York;
16:45 - Description of Jay Miller's studio;
19:30 - Playing on a Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute record;
20:45 - Jay Miller as a producer;
21:40 - Playing in Baton Rouge with Lightnin' Slim and Slim Harpo;
23:15 - Playing in a contest against Big Papa and the Cane Cutters;
28:00 - Guitar influences;
30:00 - Other Baton Rouge musicians;
31:30 - Blues dying out in Baton Rouge and other cities;
32:00 - National stars playing in Baton Rouge - Audience reactions, playing with Jimmie Reed;
Moving to Memphis;
35:00 - Notes on other Musicians.
39:00 - Message to people in Europe;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1982
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:40:14
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Marshall Sehorn and John Fred

Accession No.: 
BR2-009

Interview with Marshall Sehorn;

00:15 - Present state of Louisiana record companies, Studio in the Country; Local studio musicians;
03:00 - Relationship between music of New Orleans and other South Louisiana areas and North Louisiana;
03:55 - Lee Dorsey's record being rated as one of the best albums of the year in TIME Magazine;
05:25 - Glen Campbell promoting LA music;
05:45 - Conversation about his studio and musicians who recorded there;
08:00 - Young musicians coming up;
11:00 - Promoting Louisiana music and culture;
16:00 - Louisiana Influence on other music
20:20 - Different local recording studios;

Interview with John Fred;

24:00 - Youth - Discovering music and starting a band in 1958;
27:20 - Meeting Fats Domino, Recording his song "Shirley" with Fats' band;
28:00 - Continuing music while in college in Hammond;
29:00 - Signing with Stan Lewis at Paula Records - Boogie Chillin';
30:25 - John's song "Judy in Disguise," worldwide sales, knocked the Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" out of the #1 chart spot;
32:20 - Touring in England, hanging out with Paul McCartney;
33:30 - Writing "Judy in Disquise;"
34:40 - Other musicians in John's band;
36:30 - Recording on N-Joy, Bell Labels
39:00 - Producing records and discovering musicians;
39:30 - Producing Irma Thomas;
42:30 - Blues scene in Baton Rouge - Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1982
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:47:55
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

John Broven and Johnnie Allan on the Johnny Janot show (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-010-1

Johnny Janot Show;

00:00 - Ads, music, and calls;
07:20 - Camey Doucet song
11:15 - Johnnie Allan and John Broven Introduction;
17:00 - Johnnie Allan Song - "You Win Again;"
19:20 - Conversation about John Broven's book;
23:00 - Song by Clint West - La Belle de la Louisiane;
25:45 - Advertisements;
26:30 - Talking about England, Joking around, More discussion about Broven's book;
30:45 - Listener calls - Song requests;
32:25 - Johnny Allan - "South to Louisiana;"
35:00 - CODOFIL, More listener calls;
38:00 - Broven's book, Job Information, Record collection;
46:10 - "Louisiana Waltz";
49:35 - Pine Grove Blues;
Advertisements.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Live Radio Show, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, October 23, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Beaumont, TX
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:50
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

John Broven and Johnnie Allan on the Johnny Janot show (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-010-2

Johnny Janot Show

00:00 - Don LaFleur song;
03:10 - John Gilbert - "Honorary Cajun Citizen Certificate;"
04:00 - Advertisements Listener call and letters;
10:00 - Joe Landry Song;
13:00 - Listener calls;
19:30 - Wallace Derouen Waltz;
22:40 - Listener calls and letters;
28:50 - My Dog Sex;
33:40 - Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier song "Kansas City";
36:00 - Listener calls and advertisements;
40:00 - Johnnie Allan's teaching and music career;
45:15 - Andrew Cormier - "Mathilda has Finally Come Back Home;"
52:40 - Joyce Janot - "Cajun Toast;"
55:00 - Closing the show.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Radio, Comedy, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, October 23, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Beaumont, TX
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:54
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Earl King

Accession No.: 
BR2-011

Interview with Earl King;

03:00 - Earl's description of "The South Louisiana Sound;"
04:!5 - Louisiana music taking on characteristics of other genres of music;
06:00 - Song structures of south LA music;
08:25 - Earl playing a show with Percy Sledge;
09:25 - Particular songs/bands that influenced Earl - "Guitar Slim," "Lonely, Lonely Nights;"
11:50 - Local clubs where bands would perform;
12:00 - Clubs in New Iberia, Lafayette, Abbeville, Opelousas;
14:30 - Crowds at local clubs, problems while on the road;
16:35 - "Lonely Nights" becoming a hit in south LA;
18:55 - Fans traveling to different areas to see a concert.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:21:25
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Bernard "King Karl" Jolivette

Accession No.: 
BR2-012-1

Bernard Jolivette
00:40 - Date of birth, Family Info;
01:45 - Bands he liked, Learning music, talks about different clubs he played at at this time;
03:30 - Starting a band after returning from the service, Meeting Guitar Gable;
5:15 - First recording with J.D. Miller - "Life Problem"
07:30 - "This Should go on Forever;"
09:10 - "King Karl" on people copying his style;
11:00 - Other bands in the area;
11:50 - Clubs he played at in the '50's;
13:45 - Other bands competing with King Karl's band;
17:00 - Records made with different record labels as Chuck Brown;
18:20 - Rod Bernard's version of "This Should go on Forever"
23:00 - King Karl's mom's musical background, played accordion
23:30 - Women playing Cajun Music, Abbs Family, Elton, LA;
26:00 - Speaking French as a child, was his first language;
27:00 - Recording with La Louisiane (1962)

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:31:07
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Lee Lavergne (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-013-1

Interview with Lee Lavergne;

00:00 - Childhood and beginning playing music;
01:25 - Falling in love with the guitar, Making his own with a cigar box
02:00 - Listening to records at the neighbor's home - Amedé Ardoin, Joe Falcon;
04:00 - Promotion of local talent by radio stations - Nathan Abshire, Continental Playboys (Doug, Rusty, Pee Wee Kershaw);
05:00 - KSIG Barn Dances - Joe Werner, Louis Spell, ;
06:55 - Discovering Country Music, Grand Ole Opry;
09:05 - Buying his first guitar
10:00 - Hank Williams;
11:00 - Finished school, went to Korea;
11:30 - The change in the music scene after returning from Korea;
12:00 - Discovering Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n Roll music;
14:10 - Jimmie Reed, Lightnin' Slim, Rod Bernard, Jivin' Gene, Cookie and the Cupcakes;
16:00 - Beginning work in the record business; first release and info on the studio he used;
19:50 - Discussion about Aldus Roger, J.B. Fuselier, Lee Sonnier, Leo Soileau, Chuck Guillory, Papa Cairo;
23:18 - Louisiana Country artists - Jimmy C. Newman
26:45 - Cajun music regaining popularity, worldwide recognition of Cajun music
28:00 - Young Cajun bands
29:10 - French in the United States;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:03:02
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Lee Lavergne (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-013-2

Lee Lavergne;

00:00 - The growing popularity of Cajun Music;
01:50 - Buying records when he was younger, collecting pictures of artists;
03:00 - Recollections on running Lanor Records - disappointments, successes;
05:20 - Recording Shirley and Alphée Bergeron;
07:45 - Meeting and working with Charles Mann;
09:30 - Working with Eddie Shuler to get distribution on records - Bill Matte record;
11:20 - Working with Johnny Shuler - Elton Anderson;
14:50 - Scrounging to find new recording artists;
17:00 - Huey Meaux;
18:45 - Charles Mann (Domingue) - band personnel changes, talking about their friendship,
23:00 - Having one of his songs on American Bandstand;
28:20 - Capitol releasing some of Charles' records;
29:20 - Elton Anderson records - recorded in New Orleans. Talks about the band members
Other musicians who Lee worked with - Dr. John, James Hall, Duke Stevens, etc.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:45
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interviews with Guitar Gable and Lee Lavergne

Accession No.: 
BR2-014

Interview with Guitar Gable
00:00 - Childhood, beginning music, first recording session;
01:00 - Influences - Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Guitar Slim, Cookie and the Cupcakes, Clifton Chenier;
01:35 - Recording with J.D. Miller
02:15 - Recording Congo Mombo;
03:00 - Band members - Clinton Perrodin, Clarence "Jockey" Etienne, Freddy Lavine, King Karl;
04:25 - Meeting King Karl
05:25 - Most successful records - Irene, Life Problems, What's the Matter with My Baby, ;
07:00 - Skinny Domino
07:45 - Pianists he played with - Talton Miller, Johnny Johnson, James Asburry;
09:00 - Clubs and types of parties he played - Moonlight Inn, Southern Club, Bayou Club, Seven Seas, The Carousel;
09:40 - Quitting the recording scene around 1959, joining the army;
10:20 - Had his own group with Lynn August when he came back from the service, The Directors, Lil Bob and the Lollipops;
11:00 - Other bands he recorded with - Lil Bob and the Lollipops;
13:30 - Recording as a studio musician Lee Lavergne, Victor Phillips, "Little Victor";

13:40 - Part two of Lee Lavergne Interview begins;
15:50 - The session of "Let's Stick Together;"
18:45 - Recording at Cosimo's Studio;
19:40 - J.D. Miller's studio, moving the studio to his home after the old property was sold;
23:40 - John Roberts - manager who introduced Lee to different artists;
25:20 - Producing methods;
30:00 - Muscle Shoals sessions and Info about other bands and musicians Lee worked with;
33:40 - Jackie Avery

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:35:55
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-015-1

Interview with J.D. Miller;

00:00 - Early life - Born in Texas, music he heard, first guitar;
02:30 - Moving to Lake Charles, then to Crowley;
02:40 - Local string bands - Happy Fats, Hackberry Ramblers, Leo Soileau;
04:20 - J.D.'s bands - Musical Aces, Daylight Creepers;
05:15 - Playing with Harry Choates;
06:45 - Bob Wills' influence on J.D.;
08:15 - How J.D. got into the recording business - Lack of French records being produced;
10:00 - Recording first records at Cosimo's studio, discussion on price of session;
11:10 - Buying a wire recorder, The first tape recorder that he purchased;
12:30 - J.D.'s first labels and bands he recorded;
13:15 - Tommy Hill - AR man for Starday;
13:40 - Discovering and recording Lightnin' Slim - record sales.
14:20 - Clarence Garlow, Richard King
14:45 - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells covering the song;
15:25 - Cry, Cry, Darling,
17:00 - WXOK - Hearing and recording Lightnin' Slim for the first time;
22:00 - Bailing out J.P Richardson, "The Big Bopper," to play harmonica for a Lightnin' Slim session;
23:00 - Lightnin' Slim session - car breaking down, no drummer;
27:00 - Making 5 cents per record with his distribution

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Swamp Pop, Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:15
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-015-2

Interview with J.D. Miller Part 2;
00:00 - Slim Harpo's first recording - I'm a King Bee;
02:30 - Talking about stage names;
06:00 - Lightnin' Slim song style;
07:50 - "Congo Mambo," "Emmitt Lee," "Raining in my Heart," "Baby, Scratch my Back"
08:40 - "Raining in My Heart" recording sessions;
08:50 - Slim Harpo recording with another label while under contract with J.D.;
15:00 - Lightnin' Slim;
19:40 - Influence of Chicago Blues on music, Leonard Chess;
20:00 - Studio bands - Guitar Gable, Al Foreman, Al Terry;
22:25 - Colinda - Doug Kershaw claiming that he wrote it. J.D. says it was an old song in the 40's when he first heard it.
23:15 - Louis Noel song - La cravatte à Zig et Zag;
24:00 - Lee Sonnier - War Widow Waltz;
25:00 - A List of other artists who recorded with J.D. and some of the songs that they recorded
31:00 - Warren Storm

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Blues Swamp Pop, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:30
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (PArt 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-016-1

J.D. Miller Interview - Part 2

00:25 - Prosperity in the record business;
00:40 - Webb Pierce - Wondering
02:18 - Leaving the record business;
03:30 - Current Country music;
05:30 - British Invasion - Affect on local music
07:50 - Recording black musicians - Commentary on integration;
13:00 - Sales of Cajun records - Jimmy C. Newman "Lache pas la patate;"
15:30 - Thoughts and commentary on his career
16:30 - Recording with The Four Aces - Bluebird records;
21:00 - Money issues with artists;
22:00 - Auditions with musicians wanting to record with J.D;
24:00 - Record sales;
25:45 - Moving the studio to a new building.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Country
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:29:37
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

John Broven - Live recording from Tippin Lounge - Rod Bernard, Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BR2-016-2

Live recording from Tippin Lounge - Various singers - Rod Bernard, Warren Storm with Lil Bob and the Lollipops

00:00 - Mathilda;
04:00 - Johnny B. Goode;
07:15 - This Should Go On Forever;
11:00 - Mama, Mama - Warren Storm
15:20 - ? - Warren Storm
18:50 - Prisoner Song - Warren Storm;
23:00 - I Feel Good - Singer Unidentified;
26:00 - Crying Time
28:55 - Your Cheatin' Heart

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Live Music
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:31:26
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-017

Interview with Eddie Shuler;
00:00 - Originator of the word "Rockabilly," Al Terry
01:25 - Why Rockabilly was relatively short lived;
04:15 - South Louisiana Rock n Roll music;
05:55 - Jukebox Sales in South Louisiana;
09:45 - Born in Texas, 1913, First recollections of music;
12:45 - Recording on acetate discs;
15:15 - Eddie's influences - Bob Wills;
16:00 - Taking voice lessons;
17:10 - Popular Hillbilly artists - Ernest Tubbs, Roy Acuff, Cliff Bruner, Bob Wills;
18:00 - How small record labels came to be in the region;
19:00 - First record, the beginnings of Eddie's Record label - recording in New Orleans;
21:20 - First tape recorders
21:50 - Recording Iry Lejeune - devoting more time to the record label;
23:45 - Harry Choates, Joe Falcon, Hackberry Ramblers - Different versions of Jolie Blonde
28:20 - Virgil Bozeman, George Khory - Nathan Abshire's "Pine Grove Blues;"
31:45 - Missing out on recording "Mathilda." Cookie and the Cupcakes;
32:30 - Honky Tonk Bars, Barfights, "Ace of Love,"
37:00 - Played dances from 8pm-2am with one intermission - $35-75 per night;
38:00 - Radio show sponsors;
39:30 - Local "Hillbilly" artists - Will Kegley, Moon Mulligan;
40:30 - Playing guitar with a Dixieland band;
41:35 - James Freeman, Boogie Joe and other blues artists;
45:35 - Eddie's description of a Cajun person, Cajun Music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rockabilly, Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label, Goldband
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 30, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:47:40
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-018

Interview with Eddie Shuler - Part 2;

00:50 - Young musicians not playing Cajun music, Eddie's idea of the authentic Cajun sound;
02:00 - The difference between Clifton Chenier and other Zydeco musicians;
05:30 - TNT leasing some of Eddie's material;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:06:15
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BR2-019-1

Interview with Warren Storm

00:00 - Born February 18, 1927, Real name is Warren Schexneyder, learned music from his dad who played Cajun and Hillbilly music (Rayne-bo Ramblers) ;
01:00 - Warren's first dance job in 1950 with the Rayne-bo Ramblers;
02:00 - Playing music during high school at local nightclubs;
02:30 - Origin of his last name "Storm;"
02:55 - Members of his first group (The WeeWah's);
04:00 - First recordings with J.D. Miller in 1958 - "Prisoner Song" "Mama, Mama, Mama;"
07:30 - Performing "Prisoner Song" on TV in Memphis;
08:20 - Meeting Elvis Presley;
09:30 - Other hits that Warren recorded with J.D.Recording in Nashville for Top Rank Records;
14:15 - Recording a session in New Orleans for Dot Records - musicians involved with the session;session in New Orleans for Dot Records - Using Katie Webster and Fats Dominos band;
15:55 - Recording for Huey Meaux's labels - Sincere and Teardrop Records - in several different studios;
18:00 - Biggest records on Huey's labels - "The Gypsy," "The Tennessee Waltz" - Using Lil Bob's band as a backing band
20:15 - Staying idle for 2 years (71-72) with Huey, and switching back to J.D. Miller;
20:30 - First Country/Western Album - PeeWee Whitewing, Delton Colombe,
23:20 - Working with Rod Bernard;
24:05 - Recording with Huey Meaux on the "Crazy Cajun" label and subsequent tour with Freddie Fender;
25:15 - How Warren became involved with Blues music. Becoming staff drummer for J.D. Miller
27:45 - Blues artists who he worked with and white musicians backing black artists;
28:30 - Lazy Lester
30:30 - Difference between recording and playing clubs
32:00 - Katie Webster
33:00 - Comments on different artists - Al Ferrier, Rocket Morgan, Lonesome Sundown, Slim Harpo
35:15 - Descriptions of Jay Miller's old and new studios;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 26, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:22
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Warren Storm and Katie Webster

Accession No.: 
BR2-019-1

Interview with Warren Storm (Part 2);

00:40 - Bobby Charles writing "Walkin' to New Orleans;"
02:15 - Drummers who influenced Warren and describing his style;
04:15 - 50s album with J.D. Miller, Huey Meaux;
05:20 - Today's recording process and equipment;
06:25 - Huey Meaux's recording studios;

Interview with Katie Webster;

07:30 - Katie's childhood - Born in Houston January 9, 1939, learning music through Pentecostal church;
10:00 - Parent's influence on her - Her mom sold Avon products to afford piano lessons for Katie;
12:45 - Playing for her brother-in-law's church,
13:00 - Katie's family - most of them play musical instruments or sing;
15:00 - Going from Gospel music to Blues and Rock 'n Roll after moving to her Aunt's house in Beaumont, TX;
18:10 - Playing with other bands and then starting her own band "The Hylites;"
21:00 - Recording with Eddie Shuler and J.D. Miller;
22:00 - Her early hits with J.D. Miller "Sea of Love" and "I Need You, Baby;"
24:30 - Working with Warren Storm, Lionel Prevost, Al Foreman in a studio session band;
27:30 - Playing/Recording with Otis Redding, James Brown, and other charting bands/artists;
28:45 - Working at clubs in California;
29:30 - Clubs she worked at, repertoire for those performances;
32:10 - Recording for Goldband Records;
33:00 - Stories of the Miller Sessions;
35:00 - Katie's playing and singing style;
26:10 - Future plans, new album, tour hopes.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 30, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:29
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-020-1

Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler;

00:20 - Crawford's recollection of playing with Iry Lejeune - his playing, singing style, the impact that he had on Cajun Music; Clubs that the band played;
04:40 - Crawford meeting Angelas Lejeune;
05:20 - Iry moved from Church Point to Lacassine in 1947-48;
06:00 - Iry's first recording; Eddie Shuler letting Iry play on his radio show, Iry's Monarch Accordion;
07:50 - Eddie getting in trouble for playing Cajun music on his radio show;
10:30 - Other band members and instruments they played - Robert Bertrand, Will Kegley, Wilson Granger, Earl Demerrit, Alfred Cormier;
16:00 - Accordion style in Cajun music, chord changes;
16:30 - Eddie saying that traditional Cajun music was no longer commonly played;
19:00 - Iry's first two records - Lovebridge Waltz and Calcasieu Waltz - recording on acetate;
23:45 - Quantities sold of the first record;
24:30 - Crawford's opinion on amplifiers in Cajun music;
27:00 - The first record deal between Eddie and Iry;
28:00 - Iry hitch hiking because of his vision;
32:00 - Iry's influence on others;
32:50 - Iry's songs "J'ai fait un grosse erreur," "Lacassine Special," "Duralde Waltz" Dog barking on the recording;
37:10 - Iry's desire to play the fiddle;
38:45 - Eddie comparing Iry and Nathan Abshire. Nathan playing accordion with Eddie's band;
41:20 - Iry beating Aldus Roger in an accordion contest;
42:20 - Iry's "crying" style of singing;
44:!0 - Most popular songs - "La branche du mûrier," "La valse de grand chemin," "Evangeline Special," "Lacassine Special;"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label, Goldband, Cajun, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:04
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-020-2

Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler;

00:00 - Working with a record distributor out of New Orleans;
01:45 - The effect of Iry Lejeune's death on Cajun people;
04:00 - Iry's death - The events leading up to the car crash, Played the Greenway Club the night of his death;
06:30 - Crawford's thoughts on his time playing with Iry;
08:45 - Club performance lengths, other songs he played at shows;
10:30 - Country songs that Iry used to play;
14:10 - Rereleasing Iry's music without bass guitar. Thoughts on keeping the music simple.
15:50 - Playing and recording with the Hackberry Ramblers and Leo Soileau - 1940s;
18:30 - Recording with Chris Stachwitz
19:40 - George Khorey's record label.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
22:24
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-021-1

Interview with Floyd Soileau;

00:20 - Family History;
02:00 - Beginning work as a radio disc jockey at KVPI;
03:00 - Popular radio shows;
05:00 - Starting his music store - working with record distributors and setting up the store;
07:30 - Advertising his record store and building up the business;
09:30 - Deciding to devote full-time to his record store and dropping out at the radio station;
10:45 - Deciding to start making more Cajun records - pressing records through Starday;
12:20 - Releasing his first Cajun record "Manuel Bar Waltz" under the label "Big Mamou Records;"
13:35 - Releasing a Lawrence Walker record "Laisse les bons temps rouler" - negotiations for the record. (VeePee Records);
17:00 - Rod Bernard and the Twisters - recording with Floyd;
18:45 - Origin of the "Jin" and "Swallow" names;
21:00 - Rivalry between the Twisters and Boogie Kings
22:00 - Rod Bernard "This Should go on Forever" recording, releasing, and success of the song;
25:10 - Record pressing plant opening up in Houston, "This Should go on Forever" getting popular in Houston;
26:30 - Rod Bernard going to Chess Records.
29:00 - Big Bopper, airplane crash - Mercury looking for new artists and getting Rod Bernard

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label, Cajun, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, February 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
60 Min
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-021-2

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 2)

00:00 - Huey Meaux - Rambling Aces
00:40 - Jivin' Gene recording and releasing a record with Floyd;
03:40 - Clint West and The Veltones, Otis Smith, Al Chase, Glen Wells;
05:00 - Johnnie Allan;
06:25 - Vin Bruce recording on Swallow;
06:50 - Joe Barry going to Smash Records "I'm ma Fool to Care;"
11:20 - Barbara Lynn recording with Huey Meaux;
15:30 - Tommy McLain recording "Sweet Dreams" and "I Need You So;" Floyd's only gold record;
22:10 - Cajun Music Sales
22:50 - The Balfa Brothers - The Drunkard's Waltz
24:30 - Floyd trying to keep people interested in Cajun Music; Old musicians being rediscovered;
27:00 - Marion Marcotte;
28:00 - Recording Cajun Comedy, Bud Fletcher on La Louisiane;
29:35 - The Cajun Twist;
30:00 - Nathan Abshire switching from J.D. Miller to Floyd;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:45
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-022-1

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 3)

00:00 - Nathan Abshire - recording, playing with the Balfa Brothers, drinking problems, "Pine Grove Blues;"
02:45 - Pop and R&B releases - Rockin' Sidney; Margo White "Don't Mess with my Man" and "I'm not Ashamed;"
08:00 - Outside musical influences;
09:00 - "Swamp Pop"
10:50 - Benny Greaff (Rufus Jagneaux) - "Opelousas Sosthaine." Popularity of the song;
16:45 - Cajun Hits - D.L. Menard "The Back Door" and "Les traces de mon bogée;"
18:30 - Belton Richard's songs "Un autre soir ennuient" and "The Cajun Streak;" - Impact on local scene;
22:20 - How Floyd got into pressing records - Building his pressing plant;;
23:35 - Camey Doucet - "Hold My False Teeth" How they got the idea for the song - La Poussière;
25:45 - "Mom, I'm Still Your Little Boy"
26:25 - Pressing what he claims was the first 12 inch album of Cajun Music. (Chamo Records Aldus Roger release is actually the 1st full length - See interview with Bill Rutledge);
28:45 - Plans and current state of Jin and Swallow Records - Johnny Allan, Rod Bernard, Belton Richard, Dewey Balfa, Camey Doucet, Jambalaya;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, February 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:53
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (part 4)

Accession No.: 
BR2-022-2

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 4)

00:00 - George Khorey's music store and recordings of Nathan Abshire and Lawrence Walker;
01:35 - Cookie and the Cupcakes "Mathilda" recorded at a local radio station (KAOK);
03:15 - Information about other record labels - Drew-Blan, Montel;
06:30 - Floyd re-releasing older albums like Dale and Grace and compilations;
10:00 - Floyd's supplying music to jukeboxes in South Louisiana;
11:45 - Music charts;
13:50 - T.K. Hulin, Eddy Raven, John Fred, Bobby Charles;
17:00 - Apple Records buying one of Floyd's records - Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys;
20:45 - Johnnie Allan - "Promised Land" - Becoming a hit in England;
23:35 - La Louisianne Records;
25:40 - Bud Fletcher and Cajun humor;
26:45 - Revon Reed - Comedy record;
27:40 - The word "coonass;"
28:45 - Cajun's personality and hospitality.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:24
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (part 5)

Accession No.: 
BR2-023

00:00 - Fais do-do's and the old dance halls;
03:00 - Hunting, fresh and saltwater fishing;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Dancehalls
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:06
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-024-1

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (with Johnnie Allan helping with the interview)

00:00 - Family names - Joe Falcon was their mother's brother;
01:30 - Joe Falcon learning to play the accordion, his dad (Ulysse) played fiddle.
02:30 - Songs that Ulysse played and how he learned to play;
03:00 - Fais do-do's and old dancehalls;
06:15 - How they would dance in the old days, no drinking at dances;
08:00 - List of names and locations of old dancehalls;
10:10 - Cleoma Breaux playing with Joe;
10:55 - The Breaux Brothers;
11:40 - Joe and Cleoma's first record - Playing the record on a portable gramophone;
13:30 - Record stores and sales of Cajun records;
15:50 - Planting crops - not selling any of it.
16:45 - Cleoma starting to play with Joe before they got married.
18:30 - Leo Clement
19:40 - Talking about Cleoma's father and what he would have been playing around 1900;
20:00 - Instrumental Cajun music around the turn of the century;
21:50 - Marie starting to sing and play Cajun music with Joe and the Breaux's;
23:15 - 'Tit Maurice Dancehall - Had a bar, better dancehall
25:45 - Format of playing dances - playing requests, Joe's originals;
26:35 - Joe's originals were the most requested songs at dances
27:30 - Dance times - always finished at midnight. Band made $12 per night, attendance
29:10 - Stage setups in danchalls - chicken wire around the stage;
31:00 - Selling of moonshine and homemade beer at dances during Prohibition - Fights in dancehalls;
32:30 - Helen playing guitar in the band;
35:00 - Playing copyrighted songs at dances - clubowners being fined $500 - "Why Can't We Get Along," ;
38:25 - Paying fees to BMI and ASCAP;
39:10 - Amount of records sold by Joe - royalties;
40:00 - Amount of money Joe would make at a dance and the amount he would pay his band; People taking advantage of Joe and his money;
43:12 - How Joe came to make his first record;
44:30 - Stringbands - Hackberry Ramblers, Leo Soileau, Happy Fats, etc;
46:00 - Other Cajun musicians - Mayeus Lafleur;
47:00 - Marie making a record with the Louisiana Aces.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Informants: 
Johnnie Allan
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:57
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-024-2

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 2)

00:00 - Songs that Marie used to sing with the band;
01:00 - Playing with Chute Richard and the breakup of the band;
02:40 - Playing with Doug and Rusty Kershaw;
04:50 - Quitting Chute Richard's band;
05:50 - George Khorey's pay for a record;
06:40 - More on Rusty, Doug, Pee Wee Kershaw;
08:30 - Other bands active in Lake Charles, Popularity of French Music,
09:15 - Joe switching between record companies;
11:00 - Speaking French and teaching the language to their children;
15:40 - Cleoma and Joe traveling to New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans to make records;
14:30 - Cleoma's accident and death;
16:00 - Joe stopping recording after Cleoma's death;
18:00 - Marie and Helen's grandmother singing and teaching Cajun ballads;
21:00 - Practicing songs for gigs - Coming in from the fields to practice;
23:00 - Stories their grandmother would tell them;
24:30 - Joe adopting one of his daughters;
26:30 - Johnny Allen - Starting music and getting his first guitar by selling seeds and learning to play;
29:40 - Johnny starting with Walter Mouton, playing with Lawrence Walker;
30:40 - Reputations of older musicians;
32:00 - Effect of old-style Cajun music after the stringbands came along;
33:00 - Bob Will's influence on the stringbands;
33:40 - Harry Choates' popularity - Origin of Jolie Blonde;
35:40 - Mayus Lafleur - "Chère Mom;"
37:55 - Joe made his living totally from playing music;
41:00 - Cleoma and Ulysse playing Accordion;
42:50 - Joe's Accordion - A black Monarch "D"
44:30 - The Babineaux Brothers - a black family band who influenced Clifton Chenier;
47:00 - Amedé Ardoin - his music, popularity, and showmanship.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Informants: 
Johnnie Allan
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:04
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-025

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 3);

00:00 - Story of a little boy at a Babineaux Brothers dance;
01:00 - Babineaux Brothers sound;
01:15 - Comparison between old Creole music and Cajun music;
04:00 - Kids at the fais do do's;
05:00 - Story about their family travelling to Crowley in a wagon;
06:40 - Cajun food - cooking, meat preserving methods, Cochon de lait, Boucherie
15:00 - The family's first radio;
18:45 - The first jukeboxes in the area. They were only in bars and women didn't go to bars;
19:30 - Barhopping on Main Street in Church Point;
22:00 - Dress codes at church; Community's views on divorce;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Cajun
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:30
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
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 Roy Brown

Accession No.: 
BR2-026-1

Interview with Roy Brown;

00:40 - Early life and musical influences - Born in New Orleans, Moving to Eunice;
02:30 - His first time performing "rhythmic" music;
04:40 - Roy's mother's death;
5:00 - Moving to LA and becoming a boxer;
06:00 - Singing amateur contests in his younger days (1946);
07:15 - Working in the cane fields - Spiritual songs that were sung;
09:40 - Being rejected by the service due to flat feet, starting to sing in clubs;
11:15 - Learning his first blues songs;
12:00 - Roy's backing group;
13:45 - Moving from Shreveport to Galveston - Playing with Joe Coleman's group - Club Grenada;
15:15 - Good Rockin' Tonight;
17:00 - Other Members - Clarence Ward, Rip Sewall, Joel Harrison, A.D. Adams, Joe Woods;
18:20 - Wynonna Harris, Cecil Gant - Writing "Good Rockin' Tonight;"
21:15 - Jules Brawn - Owner of Deluxe Records coming to hear the song, recording it for Savoy Records;
23:30 - Writing and recording "Ms. Fanny Brown," "Long About Midnight," "Lollipop Mama;"
23:55 - Recording issues - Microphone placement. Singing into the piano microphone;
26:20 - Being bootlegged by Goldstar Records;
27:45 - Watching Cecil Gant perform;
30:00 - Dave Bartholemew "Let the Four Winds Blow"
31:00 - Going on the road;
32:50 - Leroy Rankings;
34:30 - Buying a limo and a station wagon for his band to travel in;
36:00 - Performance Royalties - Not owning any rights to his songs;
40:45 - Leaving music and working as a salesman;
44:30 - Recording at J&M and Cosimo's

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, June 22, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:49
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

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