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Interview with Roy Brown

Accession No.: 
BR2-026-2

Interview with Roy Brown (Part 2);
00:25 - Palace Park (Shreveport) - Roy's first professional gig;
02:00 - Major records that he recorded for Deluxe and Cincinnati Records;
03:35 - Choosing songs for recording sessions;
05:30 - Roy's approach to song writing;
06:50 - Conversation about B.B. King and Elvis Presley;
09:10 - Royalty issues;
09:50 - Roy's time with Imperial Records;
11:15 - Recording two records for Home of the Blues Records in Memphis;
13:40 - Taking a break from music and becoming a salesman - Using his name and reputation to help sell items;
16:30 - Returning to singing with Bluesway Records;
19:00 - "Love for Sale" - Friendship Records, Recording in Los Angeles, Artists he worked with;
19:40 - Using Miles Davis' band for recordings;
22:15 - Playing a show at The Armory in Flint, Michigan in the early 1950's;
25:00 - Recording "Hard Luck Blues;"
25:40 - Playing shows with Fats Domino in 1948;
27:30 - Musicians who impressed Roy - Annie Laurie, Jackie Wilson;
31:40 - King Records beginnings;
32:00 - Compensation for making records - Artists getting ripped off by record companies, segregation within the music industry;
37:00 - Looking back on his career - timeline of events;
39:10 - Present recording projects and label possibilities;
43:10 - Feeling obsolete;
43:40 - Henry Glover;
44:20 - Poor management hurting artists

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: 
45:37
Digitized Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Roy Brown (Part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-027-1

Interview with Roy Brown (Part 3);

00:30 - Playing self-booked shows;
02:30 - Package show with Mick and Sylvia, Ray Charles, Etta James, Annie Laurie, etc;
03:30 - Finding the road manager's briefcase - Looking at contracts and realizing he was being cheated;
07:00- "Love For Sale"
08:20 - Competition amongst discjockeys;
10:00 - record promotion;
10:30 - Crossover of music - White kids buying black records, Elvis Presley and Pat Boone's influence;
11:00 - White artists copying music of black artists from years earlier;
14:30 - Talking about B.B. King;
17:00 - Playing shows with Roy Milton. Stories from the tour;
25:45 - San Jacinto Club in New Orleans - selling his own liquor at shows;
29:30 - Bootlegged records under Goldstar Records;
33:50 - Roy's first time smoking pot;
39:20 - Covering songs.

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: 
45:51
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Roy Brown

Accession No.: 
BR2-027-2

Interview with Roy Brown (Part 4)

00:00 - Clubs he played in L.A. - Savoy Room, Elks Club, Downbeat
02:30 - Promoters trying to pass of Roy Brown imitators - Clarence Samuels
06:30 - Singing 20-30 songs per show;
07:55 - More on Clarence Samuels;
09:10 - Downbeat Club in New Orleans;
12:45 - Signing a deal to play at a club for $50/night;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, June 2, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
14:57
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Lawrence Cotton

Accession No.: 
BR2-028-1

Live music performance;

11:15 - Lawrence's start in music, influences, and who he played music with;
12:45 - Lloyd Lambert's band - touring the country; Original band members - John Gerard, Gus Fontenot, Lloyd Lambert, Oscar Meaux;
17:15 - People across the country writing arrangements for Lloyd;
18:10 - Recording his song "King Cotton";
21:45 - Starting with the Gondoliers after Slim's death and other bands he's playing with;
25:00 - Thoughts on recording again;
26:15 - Recording sessions he has been on;
27:15 - Future of music in New Orleans - the evolution of music;
30:30 - New Orleans music scene in the late 60's
32:00 - Live Music starts again;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Live Performance
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 26, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
53:12
Digitized Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Deacon John (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-029-1

00:15 - Birthdate, family info, learning to sing;
02:20 - First professional gig;
02:30 - Learning to play the guitar - early influences - Neville Family;
04:30 - First recording session with Allen Toussaint;
04:50 - First recording as a solo artist - other musicians, studio info; Other bands that he played with;
06:25 - First band, Training his band - Replacing band members, getting more popular;
11:20 - Effect on Louisiana music and rock music in general during the British Invasion;
12:00 - Band begins
13:00 - Gaining a new fan base (younger college age people);
15:30 - "Many Rivers to Cross"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, April 13, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:03
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Deacon John (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-029-2

00:50 - Club scene during this time;
02:30 - Personnel of the band - Richard Knox, John Lorie, Eddie Smith, ;
04:00 - How his name "Deacon John" came about;
04:40 - Rip Records (Rip Robinson) Bringing Ray Charles down to New Orleans;
06:00 - Recording with a full band - overdubs, feel of the takes;
07:30 - Making money in the music business;
08:38 - The future of New Orleans R&B;
08:45 - British bands being influenced by New Orleans music.
11:00 - New recordings;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, April 13, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
13:05
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Teddy Edwards, Sam Lee, Duke Burrell

Accession No.: 
BR2-030-1

New Orleans artists - Fats Domino, Professor Longhair [mostly inaudible]

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, May 23, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
12:39
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Teddy Edwards, Sam Lee, Duke Burrell

Accession No.: 
BR2-030-2

Recording mostly inaudible - Left channel is more clear.

00:00 - Dancehalls;
01:40 - Change of sound between r&b and rock;
07:00 - Fats Domino when he first started out - musicianship and songs he played;
09:45 - Getting their start at the Robin Hood Club - Annie Laurie, Paul Gayten;
11:40 - Roy Brown - "Good Rockin' Tonight;"
13:10 - Cosimo's Studio - Talking about the sessions he took part in;
14:05 - Effect of Rhythm and Blues music on people - mostly young people who were playing it.
15:30 - Leaving New Orleans for California in 1962. Was in New Orleans during the early Fats Domino era;
17:10 - Playing with Joe Higgins, Joe Turner
19:30 - Race issues in New Orleans - segregation;
27:30 - Musicians living on the West Coast.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, R&B
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, May 23, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:15
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

John Broven

Accession No.: 
BR2-031-1

Live Music

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, April 15, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
15:56
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Frank Fields

Accession No.: 
BR2-031-2

Interview with Frank Fields

00:00 - Starting with music - Learning guitar, banjo, drums; Joseph Butler
01:15 - Playing with bands around Baton Rouge, going into the Navy;
02:30 - Playing with Dave Bartholomew - Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard;
03:10 - Playing with Paul Gayten at the Brass Rail on Canal Street - Lee Allan, Frankie Parker, Paul Gayten
04:20 - Other musicians and bands that Frank worked with - Sugarboy and the Canecutters;
05:15 - Edgar Blanchard, taking a year off;
07:20 - Touring Europe with Papa French;
09:40 - Playing different repertoires with Dave Bartholomew
10:25 - Touring Europe
11:20 - Playing with Edgar Blanchard's band;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, April 15, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
14:12
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Gerri Hall

Accession No.: 
BR2-032-1

00:30 - Singing background;
02:00 - Musicians who Gerri worked with;
03:30 - Joining a band with Huey Smith (The Clowns);
07:00 - Life on the road with the band - places they played while on tour;
13:00 - Info about Huey Smith and the band, Gerri's role in the band;
13:25 - Popularity outside of New Orleans;
14:30 - Other members of the band - Lee Allen;
16:10 - Earl King and Allen Toussaint;
20:00 - Recordings Huey and Gerri made together;
22:20 - Older recordings of hers that haven't been released;
23:30 - "Poor Jenny" "Broken Heart's Question" George Davis and Porgy Jones
26:40 - Background vocals done with Dave Bartholomew from '62-'64;
28:40 - Justin Adams
30:45 - Politics in the New Orleans music scene
32:30 - Gerri's musical life after the Clowns - Performing with Lee Allen - tour stops;
37:50 - David "Fathead" Newman;
39:10 - Working with Ray Charles as a backup singer - Difficulty working with him;
43:30 - Big Bands - Singing with Wallace Davenport;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Soul, R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 21, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:44
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Gerri Hall (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-032-2

00:15 - Playing Jazz after playing Rock n' Roll;
00:55 - Recording of "Who Can I Run To;"
02:00 - Talking about a bass player named Chuck Badie, Roger Dickerson, Ellis Marcalis;
05:20 - Gerri's last recording called "Who Can I Run To?" and the restrained recording process;
09:00 - Gerri's future in music and performing.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 21, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
10:03
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Clarence "Frogman" Henry on Fats Domino

Accession No.: 
BR2-033

00:45 - Radio coverage of Rock 'n Roll and Fats Domino;
02:25 - Other popular musicians who were on the same radio stations - Elvis Presley, Joe Turner;
02:45 - Elvis Presley's popularity amongst black population;
03:00 - Music coming out of New Orleans in the '50s;
03:40 - Clarence's first time seeing Fats perform;
06:00 - Fats playing with Billy Diamond's band;
06:10 - Fats' records on the jukeboxes around New Orleans;
06:40 - Fats built his house in the 9th Ward where he grew up;
07:45 - Fats' influence on Clarence's style - triplets, Mentioning Professor Longhair's style;
09:15 - Fats' popularity with white people in New Orleans;
10:20 - Fats' overall influence on New Orleans music;
11:40 - Fats and Dave Bartholomew working together;
12:40 - High School Hops;
14:00 - Fats' personality;
16:30 - Asking if Fats has any idea of the effect that he's had on music and on people around the world;
17:15 - Overview of what New Orleans was like in the '40s and '50s;
21:00 - New developments in the city, mentioning the city being below sea level, above ground gravesites;
23:00 - Things that New Orleans is known for - food, music, traditions;
24:00 - French Quarter - Bourbon Street, tourists.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, June 1, 1984
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
28:02
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, March 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 Al Johnson

Accession No.: 
BR2-034

00:00 - Birth, childhood, learning trumpet and piano, first tunes he learned;
01:55 - Musicians who influenced him - Louis Armstrong, ;
03:00 - Clubs he used to play at;
04:30 - Description of his band (The Twilighters) - 4 piece - members, instruments;
06:00 - First recording session with Aladin Records and how it came about - 1958;
09:45 - Cutting of his second recording - "Nina;"
10:45 - Never signing a recording contract and never getting paid for his music;
11:30 - "Carnival Time" - Al's song about playing in New Orleans on Claiborne Street - recording session;
17:00 - Leaving music because of being taken advantage of;
18:35 - Joining the Army band and playing trumpet;
19:00 - After leaving the service, working as a welder, a cab driver, and starting music again;
21:00 - Plans for recording again;
22:45 - Final comments - State of the music scene in New Orleans.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:31
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Joseph "Smokey" Johnson

Accession No.: 
BR2-035

Joseph "Smokey" Johnson

00:00 - Birth and family info;
01:30 - Tremé
03:30 - Marching bands, Jazz funerals;
04:40 - Learning to play the drums / influences;
08:50 - Smokey's first paying gig;
10:00 - Playing with Bill Senegal;
11:30 - Playing with James "Sugarboy" Crawford;
13:45 - Joining Dave Bartholomew's band;
14:15 - Frank Williams - Blues records he made;
15:20 - Roy Brown;
17:38 - Working for Imperial Records and working in Motown - Earl King, Robert Parker, Fats Domino;
18:10 - Recording with Fats Domino;
20:00 - Recording solo projects / Band members / record labels;
23:00 - Leasing his record to VeeJay, killed sales;
25:00 - Other NOLA records that Smokey recorded;
33:30 - Fats Domino's band - members, shows;
34:35 - Fats' management of his band;
36:30 - Working for Fats and fighting for raises;
38:15 - Young people playing New Orleans Jazz music;
39:45 - Refusing to play New Orleans Jazz as a young boy;
41:20 - Playing with Lillian Boutte;
44:20 - Touring Europe;
44:45 - Future plans with music
Walter Kimble's Death.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; New Orleans, R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, June 3, 1988
Coverage Spatial: 
Ascona, Switzerland
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:09
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 19, 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 Jones

Accession No.: 
BR2-036-1

*The tape is originally recorded at a slightly faster speed;

00:25 - Introduction - From the 7th Ward in New Orleans, In U.S. Navy Band;
01:25 - Schooling - studying harmony in college;
03:00 - First band that he played with in high school - Joe Jones and His Atomic Rebops;
03:20 - Teaching harmony to musicians in New Orleans - John "Picket" Brunious;
06:15 - Deluxe and Chess Records renting a place "The Pentagon" in New Orleans to record bands - musicians being taken advantage of;
07:00 - Roy Brown and other Influential musicians and booking agents in New Orleans;
08:00 - Recording session for "Good Rockin'Tonight;"
08:30 - John Fernandes playing trumpet with Joe's band, music director at Xavier University;
09:15 - Joe teaching music, becoming a booking agent and running his band;
10:40 - Musicians union in New Orleans - developing the club, objectives;
13:00 - Attending college on a music scholarship and joining the Navy - developing the first Navy All Black Band;
15:45 - Destruction of the musicians' club in New Orleans;
18:50 - Playing with B.B. King - playing piano, assistant band leader, tuning his guitars;
20:30 - Touring with his band;
22:30 - Shirley Lee - signing to a booking agency;
23:45 - Pay per show

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:39
Digitized Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Warren Miles

Accession No.: 
BR2-037-1

Interview with Warren Miles
01:00 - People who Warren worked with during his early years - Willie T, Ernie Cato, Eddie Bo, Dave Bartholemew, Fats Domino;
01:55 - Recording with "Frogman," Willie T, Eddie Bo;
02:45 - Going to London with Professor Longhair;
03:00 - Frank talking about his father's career in music;
05:00 - Main instrument is bass, working well with the drummer;
06:00 - Willie T getting into Jazz music Playing with Fats Domino;
08:00 - Other records he has played on -
09:55 - Warren's children - two of them play music;
11:20 - "Papouse" Nelson;
11:45 - Earnest McClain;
12:10 - Guitar Slim.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
12:45
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Erving Charles

Accession No.: 
BR2-037-2

Interview with Erving Charles;

00:00 - Live Music
06:45 - Playing music professionally; Influences;
08:00 - "Chipaqua Chouies" (??) Band name for his first band in high school;
09:00 - Recordings Erving made - studio musician - hit records he on which he played piano - used an alias for many recordings - Little Richard, John Adams, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke;
11:20 - Edgar Miles
15:00 - Groups he played live with - most were local groups - Smiley Louis, Guitar Slim, "Frogman" Henry;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, R&B
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:52
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Art Neville (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-038-1

00:30 - Biographical Info;
00:50 - First Band - The Hawkettes - "Mardi Gras Mambo;"
01:30 - Band Members - George Davis, Calvin Joseph, August Floury, John Boudreaux;
02:20 - Mardi Gras Mambo recording session - Produced by Ken Elliot (D.J. at WWEZ);
07:00 - Aaron Neville playing with the band and first recordings;
09:15 - Recordings he made after leaving Chess, backup work as a session musician;
10:00 - Playing piano with Jerry Burns - record released in England;
12:00 - "All These Things" on Instant Records - relationship with Instant Records;
17:00 - Traveling and playing music with his brother, Aaron; Musicians he worked with;
19:00 - Clarence Brown, Leo Morris;
21:00 - First recordings of The Meters;
24:00 - Sissy Strut;
27:20 - Current plans with music;
30:45 - Other Neville brothers.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, R&B, Funk
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, April 6, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:26
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Art Neville (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-038-2

00:00 - "Cabbage Alley;" - Influences of Professor Longhair;
04:00 - Rerecording older songs;
06:30 - Commentary on Allen Toussaint and other musicians;
08:15 - The Meters - recordings for a new album;
09:40 - Plans for live appearances;
12:00 - Other kinds of music he listens to - how that affects the Meters' sound;
17:00 - New material they are working on releasing;
19:00 - Building a new studio in New Orleans;
19:50 - Earl King;
20:25 - George Porter enters the interview - Talks about his playing style;
26:30 - Art talking about replacing Freddie Domino;
28:00 - Porter's musical background - started playing music when he was 10;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans, Funk
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, April 6, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:28
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Earl Palmer (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-039-1

Interview with Earl Palmer;

00:00 - Family and birth Info - tap dancing;
01:00 - Performing with family Vaudeville act;
03:00 - Beginning of his career as a drummer;
03:30 - Funeral bands;
05:00 - Early Influences;
07:30 - Going to music school - background on the school, Grunewald School of Music;
09:00 - Playing with Earl Williams;
10:30 - Playing with Dave Batholomew's band - venues - Tony's Tavern, kinds of music;
16:40 - Al's Starlight Inn - Fats Domino sitting in during Dave Bartholomew's breaks;
19:15 - Going on tour with Dave, Fats, and Professor Longhair;
23:30 - Story about being in Los Vegas with Fats;
24:45 - Artists on Imperial Records;
27:00 - Playing with Earl Williams;
28:00 - Other bands and clubs Earl played with - Brass Rail, Safari;
32:45 - The New Orleans Rhythm and Blues Sound - Discussing various musicians;
38:15 - Recording sessions from the 50's that stand out in Earl's mind;
39:50 - Cosimo's studio - recording methods, microphone placement;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, June 14, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:53
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Earl Palmer (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-039-2

00:40 - Earl's bandmate (Frank) having a stroke - effects on family and band;
02:40 - Working for Eddie Mesner - Session work with artists like Little Richard;
05:00 - Recording studios where Earl did session work; Other New Orleans musicians;
15:20 - New Orleans has always been known for having great trumpet players;
16:00 - R&B Sound drying out in the late 1950s - Rock music absorbed rhythm and blues;
17:00 - Young people discovering other kinds of music and being more musically educated;
19:00 - Hit records that he recorded on in the 60's - Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, Lightnin' Hopkins, etc;
21:30 - Playing different genres of music - ie. Doris Day;
24:00 - Interactions with famous producers and musicians in the studio;
28:20 - More studio experiences - musicians who needed cues constantly;
30:00 - Rock groups in the studio - using studio musicians;
31:45 - Other work - movies and jingles;
33:40 - Upcoming sessions and tours;
36:00 - Recollections, Memorable experiences;
38:20 - Describing his own drum style;
41:20 - People who helped him along the way - Dave Bartholomew

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, R&B, New Orleans
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, June 14, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:02
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Mac "Dr. John" Rebenack and Mike Leadbitter

Accession No.: 
BR2-040-1

00:30 - Paul Gayten's influence on Dr. John; Paul's start in the record business;
04:20 - Playing at the Texas Lounge in New Orleans in 1955-1956 - Earl Baptiste, Teddy Riley, Charlie Brown, ;
05:40 - The Dewdrop - a restaurant where many of the musicians would play and hang out;
11:00 - Al Young - The Bop Shop (record store);
15:00 - Entering the musicians union in 1957;
18:25 - Dave Bartholemew - how they met,;
22:40 - Walter "Papoose" Nelson, Jr. and his brother Lawrence "Prince La La" Nelson;
25:15 - Smiley Lewis; Fats Domino.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans, Funk
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1972
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:51
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-041-1

00:00 - "Guitar Slim" and his showmanship on stage and his first record "Feelin' Sad;"
02:40 - Guitar Slim's vocal inflections - using church style singing;
04:30 - Joe Corona's record label; The Clowns - members and albums recorded;
07:45 - Working with Eddie Shuler and Elton Anderson;
08:30 - Jerry Raines;
09:40 - Jimmy Beasley and other New Orleans studio musicians;
10:30 - Nicknames;
11:10 - Walter "Papouse" Nelson's guitar playing style;
13:30 - Musicians being arrested for drug possession;
18:00 - Story about Dr. John having a song stolen by Lloyd Price - Song was meant for Willie West
22:00 - Talking about the Wild Magnolias and Chipaqua Chaouis;
24:00 - J.D. Miller;
27:30 - Experiences with Joe Barry;
32:00 - Talking about Cosimo's Studio, Cosimo's start in record business, Mac talking about how he started working there;
37:00 - Walter "Papouse" Nelson's sound - Doubled guitar and bass parts;
38:15 - Record companies using New Orleans music for their benefit;
43:10 - Frank Fields;
43:50 - Charlie Williams;
45:00 - Lee Allan - types of solos, "king of the funky saxophone;"
56:15 - Radio exposure for local New Orleans artists;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, May 1, 1972
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:00:35
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-041-2

00:00 - Local clubs in New Orleans and artists traveling to other regions of LA;
01:00 - Differences between Fats' and Earl King's bands;
06:30 - New Orleans Musicians union and recording session issues;
08:30 - Artists being concerned about live and studio performances both being high-quality;
09:00 - Little Richard - Being discovered and recording in New Orleans;
12:00 - Dave Bartholomew's sessions with Fats Domino;
13:20 - Imperial recording sessions that Dr. John was at, Dave Bartholomew chasing him out of the studio;
23:35 - Allan Toussaint's songwriting contract with Danny Kessler;
15:15 - "Lonely, Lonely Night;"
24:30 - Danny Kessler's management job;
26:30 - Joe Ruffino
27:45 - Joe Smith and Allan Toussaint - Instant Records, Allan's songwriting, jingles
29:50 - Toussaint keeping the New Orleans music scene alive;
31:10 - Dr. John recording with Bobby Charles;
32:00 - Cosimo's Studio;
36:30 - Cosimo's sound characteristics - Guitar/Bass doubling lines;
39:30 - Hit songs coming out of New Orleans;
40:00 - Dr. John's first sessions and songs for Aladdin records Other artists playing Dr. John's songs; Lil Croaker;
43:00 - New Orleans session drummers;
49:45 - James Booker - touring, training in music;
57:00 - Radio exposure of local artists (WYRB, WBOK, WJMR, WWEZ, WNOE, WGIN).

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, May 5, 1972
Coverage Spatial: 
London, England
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:00:35
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Tommy Ridgley

Accession No.: 
BR2-042-1

00:00 - Beginnings in music - going to music school after finishing the service;
02:45 - Singing with Earl Anderson's band - Starlight club;
03:00 - First recording with Dave Bartholomew;
05:00 - Legal issues with Tommy's recording "Tra La La; Conversations about royalties;
12:50 - Records made with Imperial Records and Atlantic Records;
13:00 - Signing to Atlantic Records
15:00 - Band members over the years and Dave Batholomew's influence on his band;
19:00 - Clubs he plays in New Orleans
22:40 - Musicians he's played concerts with
23:45 - Playing concerts with James Brown and Bobby Darin;
26:00 - Esquerita - Eskew Reeder, Jr
29:00 - "Let's Try and Talk it Over," "In the Same Old Way," "Should I Ever Love Again;"
34:30 - Recording a song for Phil Santo - recording was leased to an English label;
28:45 - His latest recording in 1970, "Live While you Can;"
40:50 - White Cliff Records - Cosimo Matasa
39:55 - Edward Frank - organ player;
44:00 - Tommy's brother's music;
45:00 - Future of the New Orleans music scene, Other talented younger musicians in the New Orleans area;
48:15 - Most popular local artists in the 1950s - Paul Geyton, Larry Darnell, Roy Brown, Lloyd Price;
50:00 - Traveling out of state
51:30 - Playing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rhythm and Blues, R&B, New Orleans
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, April 8, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
53:01
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interviews with Tommy Ridgley and then Justin Adams

Accession No.: 
BR2-042-2

Interview with Tommy Ridgley;
00:00 - Other Band Members - Delton Russo, Allen Dejean, Walter Harris, Leroy Joseph, James Jackson;
02:40 - Recording before Fats Domino - recorded November 1949;
03:20 - Working with Irma Thomas;
04:45 - The Dewdrop and group member names;
08:40 - Other musicians - Lawrence Cotton, Alonzo Stewart, "Dimes"
10:20 - "Lonely Man Blues"
13:00 - "Boogie Woogie Mama"

Interview with Justin Adams;
15:30 - Music in Justin's family - his beginnings;
16:45 - Playing with Tommy Ridgley
17:15 - recording sessions he took part in - Fat's Domino, Little Richard, Charles Brown
19:18 - Justin's family history with music; - Manuel Manetta, Dollie Adams, Placide Adams, Gerald Adams
21:30 - Joe Jones recording - Delton Russo, "Honeyboy," James Prevost,
23:30 - Dixie Cups;
25:46 - Fats Domino's band members;
27:00 - Big Bands he started out playing with;
32:30 - New Orleans' current music scene.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, April 13, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
37:44
Digitized Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Marshall Sehorn

Accession No.: 
BR2-043-1

01:00 - Marshall's history in the music business and working as a disc jockey - 1958;
06:20 - Working as a record promotion rep;
10:45 - Making records with Lightnin' Hopkins - "Mojo Hand;"
12:15 - Discovering Lee Dorsey and signing him to a contract with ABC Paramount;
15:55 - Legal problems with the Bobby Marchan record "Kansas City." Lawsuit with Johnny Vincent
26:00 - Sehorn records
36:45 - Downfall of Cosimo's studio - Forming a partnership with Allen Toussaint and discussion about Allen's records;
39:15 - Building and running a studio with Allen (Sea-Saint Studio);
40:00 - Different artists that Marshall and Allen worked with - Browning Bryant,

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans,
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 16, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
44:27
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

Interview with Marshall Sehorn Part 2

Accession No.: 
BR2-043-2

01:20 - Marshall talking about actually making New Orleans his true home;
06:00 - Dealing with major labels for Dr. John and The Meters;
10:00 - Major labels not pushing New Orleans music;
18:30 - Some record producers don't take an active role in the recordings;
20:00 - Marshall's recent lack of hit records;
24:00 - Continued discussion about hit records - Why some records are hits and others aren't;
28:00 - The new Lee Dorsey album which includes five Dr. John songs;
33:38 - Future of New Orleans music;
35:30 - Texas oil money coming into New Orleans;
37:00 - Trying to keep local musicians in New Orleans for recording;
42:00 - Upcoming albums

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Rhythm and Blues, New Orleans,
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 16, 1973
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
44:47
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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