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Folk Songs sung by Alma Barthélémy

Accession No.: 
MA6-001

Mason 70.62.1-15;

Alma Barthélémy;

Prends cet anneau que je te donne;
L'on dit que tu te maries;
Talk about 'Trois Jolis Dragons';
Ma fille, o ma fille chérie;
Estelle (10:18). Morain was the boy, real people;
Des chansons de guerre;
Dedans de Lyons - (?);
Histoire de Pyrame et Thisbée. Appris de sa mère, elle ne l'a jamais chanté pour personne. Complainte d'amour. Pryame (garçon) et Thisbée (fille). Leurs parents ne les voulaient pas ensemble. Casser la brique et échapper du cachot. Dévoré par le lion. Le lion a chiqué la voile. Pyrame croyait Thisbée morte. (19:27);
Complainte de Pyrame et Thisbée;
Ma Bonne Créole (29:05);
Saute Crapaud. Alma doesn't know more than the first part;
Cadet Roussel;
Voir se faire la feu au sein de la native;
Talk about 'Nina';
Des cantiques. Tout le monde est Catholique ici;
Là-haut dedans ces bois (38:55);
Nina;
Conversation sur les vignes familiales;
De ta Bretagne, que ton soleil est beau (La mer m'attend, je vais partir demain);

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Friday, July 24, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Diamond, Louisiana
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:01
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Folk Songs sung by Alma Barthélémy, Isome J. Fontenot, and Gabriel & Emmeline Broussard

Accession No.: 
MA6-002

Mason 70.62.33-68;

Alma Barthélémy - 7/24/1970:

Tu peux pas mettre ce macaque dessus mon dos;

Isome J. Fontenot - 7/30/1970:

La Banane à Nonc Adam (Club 73 Special/Acadian Two-Step);
La Valse du Dimanche Après-midi (La valse qui me fait du mal/la valse de Duson/la valse de Bayou Chêne/la valse de St. Landry/la valse des Opelousas/la valse de Stelly/Big Boy Waltz);
Crowley Two-Step (speed fluctuations);
La bétaille dans le 'tit arbre (similar to Evangeline Waltz;
Information sur chanson précédante. La bétaille chanté. Learned from the old folks;
Conversation sur la composition des chansons. Writing songs down versus keeping it in their heads. Finding music on instruments;
J'étais au bal hier au soir (10:37);
Conversation sur le café Cajun;
La Valse des 'Cadiens (La Valse de Minuit);
Conversation sur des rythmes;
Danse de Mardi Gras;
J'ai traversé la mer et les montagnes. Appris de son père;
La vieille tristesse de la Louisiane. Son père aimait beaucoup chanter celui-là;
Cadet Roussel;
Rythmes de triangles. Valse. (20:21);

Emmeline Broussard de St. Martinville - 8/2/1970:

Au bord du vaiseau;
La Belle de Paris (originale);
Conversation sur les origines;
Faubourg, Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes). Grandparents from St. Martin parish. Jeanerette. Bayou LaFourche 1965-1966. 11 kids, 1 died as a baby;
Je suis le chevalier du roi;
Sur le beau Bayou Tèche (originale);
Conversation sur la composition des chansons;
Au bord de la mer loé (29:42);
Près du petit Paris (originale);
Conversation (festivités);

Gabriel et Emmeline Broussard:

Coline et 'tit Colin chanté par Gabriel Briyon;
Si par hasard le bonheur est un rêve chanté par Gabriel et Emmeline;
J'ai engagé ma promesse au au baptême. Learned at their first communion. (+100-year old canticle). Chanté par sa grandmère pour des mariages;
Je suis la délaissée;
Ah mon beau château (danse ronde de l'école). Explication de comment jouer le jeu a (41:56);
La petite Jaqueline (Mme. Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis à son tour de Paris);
Au long de la Seine (Nous danserons une ronde);

Train à vapeur (harmonica);
Train à vapeur avec un chien qui essaie d'attraper un prisonnier qui s'est échappé du train;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Harmonica; Triangles;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Friday, July 24, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Diamond, Louisiana; Mamou, Louisiana; Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes), Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:29
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Musical Performance by Unknown Accordion Player

Accession No.: 
MA6-003

Mason 70.62.69-88;
***only 69 and part of 70***

Les maringouins ont mangé ma belle;
J'ai passé devant ta porte;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Accordions;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Monday, July 27, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Evangeline Park, St. Martinville, Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
2:25
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Allons Danser Radio Show on KJEF; Conversation with Gabriel & Emmeline Broussard; Various 78 rpm records

Accession No.: 
MA6-004

Mason 70.62.89-104;
***Actually goes to 105***

Allons Danser Radio Show on KJEF - 08/01/1970;

Leger's Coffee Shop for sale/rent. Cassidy Insurance Agency;
Lonely Cajun Boy;
Barry Bros. automotives, boats, tractors, etc. and locations around Acadiana (Jennings, Lake Charles, and Sulphur);
Kenny Thibs et les Jokers at the River Club, Mermentau. Tomorrow Night - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers. Bal de noce/fête/anniversaire. Bobby Leger and the Lake Charles Playboys Sunday. BBQ lunches;
Allons Danser - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers;
Betty Lee Shoe Store Cleareance Sale;
About 10:25 o'clock. 'Tit Claude et Roland Granger the new owners of the Shamrock Club in Lake Charles. Lionel Cormier and the Sundown Playboys tonight, women get in free. Aldus Roger and the Lafayette Playboys tomorrow night for a wedding dance;
Les Jours de ma Jeunesse (similar to La Dernière Valse) - Reggie Matte and the Church Point Playboys;
WV Donald? Chevrolet in Jennings;
10:30, weather forecast;
Nathan Abshire and the Pinrgrove Boys at Slim's Club in Kinder. Kingpins tomorrow. Charles Mann every Wednesday;
'Tit Mamou (Two-Step de Forgeron/Nonc André/Traveler Playboys Special) - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers. Circle D Label (15:45);
10:35, Holly Grocery Bon Ami à Lac Arthur spécials. Peter Bonnet. Ellis Cormier - Cormier's Supermarket;
Lafayette Playboy Waltz (Eunice/Crowley Waltz) - Aldus Roger. Friday, request with butterflies on the envelope?;

Gabriel et Emmeline Broussard - Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes) - 08/02/1970;

J'ai passé devant ta porte;
La fête printanière;
Monsieur Rigoulet (composition pour la cité d'Abbéville);
Conversation sur la vie de G. Broussard. Travaillé dans les cyprières, flotté des arbres, peinturé des bâteaux, etc. il a fait sa vie dehors. Retired now. 22 Octobre 1900. Faubourg. Le seul qui reste à la vieille place. Only played harmonica for pleasure. Grand-grandpère du Canada. Broussard et Molbert. Land in Iberville (Iberia?) and St. Martin parishes. All Broussards are related. Living on family land. Petit Paris, St. Martinville. Schools, outlawing French and teaching it now. French learned at home. Going to 4th grade. Graduated in 10 months in English. Past to go to 7th grade. First 4 sisters, going to school;
Conversation sur la vie de E. Broussard (34:00). Baptized in St. Martin de Tours, confirmed and married there as well. Bayou LaFourche, father born there and came to St. Martinville at 5 years old. Mother born and raised in Loreauville, Iberia Parish. Grandfather's grandfather came straight from Acadia. Evangeline. 1908, l'Ile des Cypres? 5 first lessons of French catechism. French books, education. Livres de M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1862 et 1869. only about 20 years she's had them. School went up to 5th grade locally, St. Martinville was 7 kilometers where the nearest school was. Going to school at night. Miles versus kilometers, arpents versus acres;

78 rpm records - Scott - 08/02/1970:

La Valse des Pins - Walker Bros. - Bluebird B-2195-A;
Jamais Marier (Jeunes Gens de la Campagne/Don't Get Married) - Walker Bros. - Bluebird B-2195-B;
Ma Blonde est Partie (Jolie Blonde/La Fille de la Veuve/La Valse de Gueydan) - Frères Breaux - Columbia 40510-F (45:12);
La Robe Barrée - J.B. Fuselier and his Merrymakers - Bluebird B-2063-B;
Chère Te Te (J'ai été au bal hier au soir/I Went to the Dance) - J.B. Fuselier and his Merrymakers - Bluebird B-2063-A;
La Nouveau Lafayette (Allons à Lafayette/Lafayette Two-Step) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-A;
La Valse du Samedi Soir (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/C'est Pas La Peine Tu Brailles) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-B;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars; Harmonica;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Saturday, August 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Jennings, Louisiana; Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes), Louisiana; Scott, Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
58:04
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Various 78 rpm Records; Music by Walter Mouton and Erast? Dugas; Musical Performance by Balfa Bros. and Nathan Abshire;

Accession No.: 
MA6-005

Mason 70.62.105-120;

Scott, Louisiana:

La Valse du Samedi Soir (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/C'est Pas La Peine Tu Brailles) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-B;
Allons à Luafette (Allons à Lafayette/Lafayette Two-Step) - Joe Falcon - Columbia 15275-D;
La valse qui ma portin d'ma fosse (La valse qui m'a portés à ma tombe. La Valse de Grand Chemin) - Joe Falcon - Columbia 15275-D;
T'as volé mon chapeau (Hip et Taïaut) - Frères Breaux - Vocalion 02961-A;
Home Sweet Home - Frères Breaux - Vocalion 02961-B (12:15);
La Valse d'Utah (La Valse d'Iota) - Frères Breaux - ? 03227;
Egan One-Step - ? 03227;

Walter Mouton and Erast? Dugas:
Ossun (Walker One-Step) - (Bayou Pon Pon) - Roger on spoons;
Catherine (La Valse des Mèches/La Valse de Grand Bois) (24:00);
Jim Crow, Repeat with Mme. Dugas singing 'Mon Nonc Charlot';
Fais Do Do;
Coffee or beer?;
Grand Mamou (similar to Grand Basile);

Basile, Louisiana - Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa:

L'Heure des Cadiens at Roy's Place with Dewey as host;

Dewey introduces the band:
Nathan Abshire - accordion;
Junior Benoit from Morse - guitar;
Rodney Balfa from Mamou - guitar;
Tony Balfa - drums;
Dewey and Will Balfa - fiddles;

Sponsors. Roger Mason visting from Paris, France. B & B Flying Service;
KLFY Waltz (Kelly Point Waltz/La Valse de Lafayette) (35:35);
Hebert's I.G. Foodstore. Mr. Wesley and Mr. Felix. Various merchandise and specials;
Valse sans nom (I'll Be Lonely by Belton Richard);
Butch Bavarian, Michelob, and Budweiser Beers. Mr. Allen Doucet and Mr. Ed Doucet. Keg beer for summer get-together. Southwest Beverage Distributor of Eunice;
Hick's Wagon Wheel Special (La Queue de Tortue);
Oleander Lounge Motel and Restaurant between Basile and Eunice on Hwy 190;

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Sunday, August 2, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Scott, Louisiana; Basile Lousiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:32
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz

L'Heure des Cadiens; Various Musical Performances/Folk Songs;

Accession No.: 
MA6-006

Mason 70.62.121-150;

Basile, Louisiana - Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa:

L'Heure des Cadiens at Roy's Place with Dewey as host;

Nathan Abshire - accordion;
Junior Benoit from Morse - guitar;
Rodney Balfa from Mamou - guitar;
Tony Balfa - drums;
Dewey and Will Balfa - fiddles;

Sid's Lounge;
Chunky's Furniture and Appliance Store. TVs and Home appliances. Records, 8-tracks, tape players. Basile, Stagg Avenue;
Calcasieu Waltz (Catalogued as 'La Valse de Kaplan');
Mamou Two-Step;
Au Long de la Rivière chanté par Junior;
Pastries and Coffee. Lunches. Basile S.O.? Café;
Oh Marie! par Aldus Roger. Pour Roy Fontenot. Chanté par Junior;
Jasper in Eunice. Perry Pitre Ford Company. Used vehicles;
Cajun Two-Step with Roger on spoons. (Acadian Two-Step/Club 73 Special/Nonc Adam) (13:48);
Roger from Paris, France. Slim's Club in Kinder on Hwy 190. Kingpins, Charles Mann, Geno Thibodeaux and Robert Bertrand, Nathan Abshire and the Pinegrove Boys all play at Slim's;
La Valse des Cherokis (Midland Two-Step);
Sponsors. 4th 15 min. of the program. Roy's Place;
Pine Grove Blues (Ma Nègresse) pour les enfants;

Scott, Louisiana:
Crowley Two-Step by Erast? Dugas and Walter Mouton;

Basile, Louisiana with Nathan Abshire and the Pinegrove Boys (see above for band members):
Grand Night Special (La Valse de Minuit) (26:29);
La Valse du Grand Bois (La Valse d'Alléman/La Valse des Mèches);
La Banane à Nonc Adam (Acadian Two-Step/Club 73 Special) pour Roger;
La Danse de Limonade;

Ville Platte, Louisiana - Otile Balfa:
Brillant comme une étoile (Je me suis marillié par les Frères Balfa) (39:30);
Charles chéri (Cher chéri);
Si j'aurais des ailes;
Ma Grande Voile Noire;
La Valse à Tante Mimi (La Valse/Les Misères des Balfa);

Elton, Louisiana - Koasati Indians Church Companpational? - Choir music with piano (IMG_1023):
By and By (47:13);
Just a little talk with Jésus;
On the Jéricho Road;
Washed in the Blood of the Lamb;

Mamou, Louisiana - Dewey and Rodney Balfa:
Chère 'Tite Fille (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/Saturday Night Waltz);
J'étais au bal hier au soir ( I Went to the Dance) (1:00:17);
La Valse de la Louisiane (Mon Papa by Robert Bertrand/Chataigner Waltz) - Harry, Dewey, and Rodney Balfa;
Reprise du morceau précédent;

Lafayette, Louisiana - Judy Bearb - 08/09/1970;
Un petit bonhomme;
Saute Crapaud;
Un petit bonhomme;
Madame Boyo (Madame Bosso);

Scott, Louisiana:
Jolie Blonde (La Fille de la Veuve/Ma Blonde Est Partie. Also, La Valse de Gueydan/La Valse de Jolly Rogers/La Valse de Couillon);
Reprise of Jolie Blonde;

La Valse de Bambocheur - les Frères Balfa (similar to La Valse Évangéline) (1:14:04);

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa; Erast? Dugas and Walter Mouton; Otile Balfa; Koasati Indians of Elton; Harry Balfa; Judy Bearb;
Recording date: 
Sunday, August 2, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Basile, LA; Scott, LA; Lafayette, LA; Mamou, LA; Elton, LA; Ville Platte, LA;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:17:08
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3