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Field video on various subjects - Footage from Festivals Acadiens
1. Tape 261 - Philadelphia Street Dance #1
2. Tape 261 - Philadelphia Street Dance #2
-Interview with Elston Gillford and Lee Ellen Freeland on Ogden St. in Philadelphia
-Creating and teaching dances; demonstration of different steps, group demonstration with music
3. Tape 262 - Cush-Cush
-La valse des grands chemins
-Jolie bassette / Eunice Two Step
-La valse criminelle
-Les flammes d'enfer
4. Tape 263 - Michael Doucet and Canray Fontenot
-L'anse aux pailles
-Les barres de la prison
5. Tape 264 - Canray Fontenot at Festivals Acadiens
-Two instrumental tunes with David Doucet
-Workshop with Dewey Balfa, Robert Jardell, Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin, David and Michael Doucet
-Dewey Demonstrating the "Cajun sound"
-J'ai passé devant ta porte
6. Tape 264 - Pottery
7. Tape 265 - Craft Show
Fishing net weaving, rugs, chair maker
8. Tape 265 - Wooden Games
Food segment - Grilled oysters, Amberjack fish
Various videos from Festivals Acadiens - Interviews with Craftspeople, Performances by Cush Cush and the Scott Orchestra
Footage from Festival - Sausage po-boys, wooden toys
1. Tape 266 - Interviews with Chitimacha Indians and women weaving baskets (festival)
-Interview with Adner Ortego - local fiddle maker and player (00:12:30)
-Cher bébé créole (00:15:25)
2. Tape 267 - Cush Cush (festival) - Errol Verret, Ward Lormand, Ray Brasseur, Robert Leblanc, Lynn Harrington - Lacassine Special
3. Tape 268 - Scott Orchestra (festival) - Walter Mouton, Dick Richard, Keith Richard, Emory Leger, Chuck Broussard
-Jolie blonde (00:25:39)
-L'anse aux pailles
-Triangle Club Special
-Saturday Night Special
-Chère tout tout (00:44:00)
-La valse à Mom
-Les flammes d'enfer
Random footage from around the festival
4. Tape 269 - Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters (01:01:42)
-Dewey Balfa sitting in with the band
-J'ai passé devant ta porte
-Baby please don't go
5. Tape 270 - 1755 (festival)
-Devil's Dream (01:25:53)
-Il y a beaucoup de monde
-La gang arrive
6. Tape 271 - A brief Interview - no sound
7. Tape 271 - Rêve du diable Jam session footage
Various video subjects
1. Tape 272 - Rêve du Diable - multiple reels on accordion and fiddle
-Tymeurs de la baie
-Polka d'Évangéline (00:12:40)
-Bienvenue en Claire (00:16:41)
-Bienvenue en Claire Take 2
2. Tape 273 - Michif Indians from North Dakota (00:24:00)
-Instrumental fiddle tunes (00:28:35)
-Diggy Liggy La (00:30:44)
-Step dancing (00:39:00)
-Spanish eyes (00:47:53)
3. Tape 274 - Charlie and Jim Pashia - From Old Mines, Missouri
-Red River Jig - Tennessee Wagon (00:52:11)
-Today I Started Loving You Again (00:59:30)
-Instrumental with step dancing (01:04:45)
4. Tape 277 - Fiddle Jam with several of the musicians from different groups
-Over the Waves (01:28:00)
-Keep Rollin' On
-St. Anne's Reel (01:33:50)
Field video on various subjects - Footage from Festivals Acadiens
1. Tape 278 - Sunday Festival - Footage of musicians and dancers
-J'ai passé devant ta porte
-Mamou Hot Step
-Haitian Dancers - Halleluah (00:03:53)
-Interviews and footage of people in the crowd (00:07:00)
2. Tape 278 - Sunday Festival 23
-Michif Indians and Dancers
-Diggy Liggy La (00:09:25)
-Instrumental with tap dancing (00:10:37)
3. Tape 280 - End of Festival
4. Tape 281 - Dennis McGee - Dedication of Festivals Acadiens 1982 to Dennis (00:18:40)
-Reel des Frugé (00:19:07)
-Allons à Lafayette (00:22:55)
-Chèr bébé créole
-Reel des Deshotel (00:26:50)
-Adieu Rosa (00:27:55)
-Rêve du diable song clips (00:32:26)
Balfa Brothers Band:
-J'ai été au bal - Robert Jardell singing (00:41:35)
-Honoring Dennis McGee at USL football game (with Sady Courville, Michael Doucet, Preston Manuel) (00:43:58)
-Cher bébé créole (00:45:10)
5. Tape 282 - Ardoin BBQ Basile, LA- Talking with people at the BBQ (00:50:00)
6. Tape 283 - Bois Sec
7. Tape 284 - Bois Sec
Jam with Canray, Bois Sec, and Freeman Fontenot:
-Fi Fi Poncho (01:05:55)
-J'ai été au bal
-Les barres de la prison (01:18:30)
-Garde ici et garde là-bas
-Fais pas tout ça (01:23:50)
-La valse à Canray
-Eunice Two Step
-Lovebridge Waltz (01:33:25)
-Crowley Two Step
Performance by Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot, Footage from Ardoin Family Barbeque
1. Tape 285 - Fontenot 1 - Bois Sec Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Freeman Fontenot
-La valse de dimanche après-midi
-Bois Sec and Canray talking about Amédé Ardoin's career and how he died
2. Tape 285 and 286 - Fontenot 2 - Bois Sec Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Freeman Fontenot
-La coulée rodaire (00:15:46)
-J'ai personne dans le pays pour m'aimer
-La Pointe aux Pins
3. Tape 287 - Ardoin Family BBQ
-Conversation with Freeman Fontenot and his wife (00:36:20)
-Random footage from BBQ (00:40:36)
4. Tape 288 and 289 - Dance at Basile Hall - Morris Ardoin, Eddie Poulard
-Lacassine Special (00:53:45)
-Fais do do bébé
-Why you wanna make me cry
Performance by Ardoin Family band with Canray Fontenot; Footage of Jousting at Cotton Festival
1. Tape 290, 291, 292 - Ardoin show - Canray Fontenot joins the band
-Jongle à moi
-Joe Pitre (00:10:50)
-Fi Fi Poncho
-La valse à dimanche après-midi (00:26:18)
-Moi, je suis gone
-Jongle à Moi
2. Tape 293 - Jousting at the Cotton Festival - video footage of the jousters
-Rider talking about the Tournoi (00:38:00)
-Talking about how the wind affects riders' performance
-Footage from the tournament
Performances at the Smithsonian Folk Festival by the Lawtell Playboys, Michael Doucet, Canray Fontenot, Felix and Sterling Richard; Various French Musicians
1. Tape 852 - French Tapes
2. Tape 852 - Alice Brochet - J'ai connu la rose (00:02:00)
3. Tape 852 - Alice Brochet - Le plaisir d'être à table
-Footage of dancing, music and food at an Smithsonian Folk Festival
4. Tape 853 - Zydeco - Lawtell Playboys
-Allons à Lafayette played in background (00:14:00)
-La pistache à Tante Na Na
-Lemonade Song (0019:07)
-Tante Na Na (00:21:52)
-Fi Fi Poncho
-La coulée rodaire
-Ils ont tous demandé pour toi
-Short Interview with Delton Broussard and Calvin Carrière (00:34:15)
-Introduction to John Wright, a British musicologist who put together a presentation to show the connection between France and French music in America (00:35:10)
5. Tape 854 - Max Rambaud "Avant Quatre"
6. Tape 854 - Simon St. Pierre (00:42:20)
7. Tape 854 - Max Rembaud - "Pas d'été"
8. Tape 854 - Michael Doucet - Soldier's Joy (00:46:12)
-Canray Fontenot (00:51:50)
9. Tape 855 - Scottish fiddle tune (00:53:25)
10. Tape 855 - Madame et Monsieur Bublin - Traditional French Dances (00:56:50)
11. Tape 855 - Alice Brochet - Si tu vas voir les filles par amitié (01:03:25)
12. Tape 856 - Jean Pons and Joseph Rhois - various tunes on accordion and bagpipes (01:10:30)
-Michael Doucet - Danse Carré (01:19:25)
13. Tape 856 - Felix and Sterling Richard
-Acadian two step (01:24:32)
-La valse criminelle
Performances by Jean Pons and Joseph Rhois, Michael Doucet, David Doucet, Errol Verret, Canray Fontenot and Bois-Sec Ardoin, Felix and Sterling Richard, Joseph Perrier, Simon St. Pierre
Jean Pons and Joseph Rhois - various tunes on accordion and bagpipes
Michael Doucet, David Doucet, Errol Verret - Danse Carré (00:05:30)
Felix and Sterling Richard, Gerald Cormier:
-Acadian Two Step (00:10:40)
-La valse criminelle (00:12:30)
Simon St. Pierre playing an unnamed tune (00:16:30)
-Saint Anne's Reel (00:18:25)
-Unnamed reel (00:24:10)
-La danse de la misère
Canray Fontenot and Bois-Sec Ardoin:
-Jongle à moi (00:28:30)
-La valse des grands chemins (00:36:50)
Joseph Perrier - Fiddler from Cantal (00:39:40)
-Instrumental waltz and reel
Simon St. Pierre:
-talking about receiving the National Heritage Award
-Footage of Marquise de Lafayette statue and footage of a protest in front of the White House
-Talking, playing songs, and step dancing with Simon St. Pierre in Lafayette Park
-Hard Times in the Province (01:11:30)
Interviews and Performances - Canray Fontenot, Dennis McGee, Native American man playing flute and drum
-Unidentified Native American man talking about holding onto their tribe's land
-Unidentified Native American man playing a drum and flute (00:03:35)
Canray Fontenot - Interview:
-Alan Lomax segment introduction (00:06:00)
-Canray talking about how he was raised; talking about his dad's accordion
-Alan Lomax talking about his first trip to Louisiana when he was 17 (00:12:30)
-Talking about Amédé Ardoin (00:14:15)
-Canray says his dad (Adam Fontenot) was a better accordion player than Amédé
-Adam said a full-time musician shouldn't raise a family (00:15:30)
-Canray talks about buying a harmonica when he was young - his parents' reactions (00:19:30)
-Danse de la misère fragment on fiddle (00:23:20)
-Canray plays Danse de la misère on harmonica (00:24:00)
-Leo Soileau played with Adam (00:26:45)
-Louisiana Blues (00:27:30)
-Canray talking about how songs were named in the old days (00:28:40)
-Lovebridge Waltz and two step version (00:29:30)
-Les barres de la prison (00:31:35)
-La coulée rodaire - Amédé called it the "Traveler's Blues" (00:36:40)
-More discussion about Amédé Ardoin (00:39:00)
-Story about learning "Bee de la manche" from his grandfather (00:45:25)
-Bee de la manche - two versions (00:46:25)
-Footage of Canray moving grass seed and animal feed (00:49:50)
Interview with Dennis McGee (01:05:15)
-Dennis talking about early house dances, the square dance, and plays a song that went with the square dance (01:10:10)
-Talking more about the early dances (01:12:30)
-Stories about his ex-wives (01:15:30)
-La valse à Pop (01:18:40)
-La valse à Katheline
Interview with Dennis McGee, Live Performance by Octa Clark
1. Tape 1305 and 1306 - Interview with Dennis McGee
-Stories about his parents and how he started playing the violin
-Tous les deux pour la même (00:03:24)
-Amédé Ardoin (00:08:00)
-Madame Young (00:11:05)
-Cher bébé créole (00:14:00)
-Learning to play violin, family members who played violin
-More stories about Amédé Ardoin (00:20:00)
-Eunice Two Step (00:23:00)
-Adieu Rosa (00:29:25)
-"Dean of Cajun Music" Award
-Dennis's family lineage - Grandma had Cherokee Indian in her family (00:38:40)
2. Tape 1307- Louisiana Landscape Footage B-roll (No sound) (00:43:00)
3. Tape 1308 and 1309 - Octa Clarke's Orchestra
-Bosco Stomp (00:58:05)
-Jolie blonde (01:05:30)
-Acadian Two Step (01:14:50)
-Chère Alyce (01:18:10)
-Hathaway Two Step
-Evangeline Waltz (01:29:15)
-Keep Your Hands Off Of It
Live Performance and Interview by Hector Duhon and Octa Clark
1. Tapes 1310, 1311, 1312, 1313 - Octa Clarke
-La valse de chagrin
-Hathaway Two Step
-B.O. Sparkle Waltz
-Catch My Hat (00:08:40)
Interview with Octa Clarke and Hector Duhon:
-La danse du mariage - Old style wedding dance
-Hector talking about learning to play the fiddle, making a cigar box fiddle (00:15:15)
-First amplifiers (00:17:00)
-Dances in the old days - instrumentation, addition of steel guitar, house dances (00:17:40)
-Fights at dances in the Marais Bouleur (00:19:15)
-Songs Octa wrote - Dixie Rambler Special, Back of Town Two Step, Freight Train Blues, Black Top Blues, Duson Breakdown, Lafayette Breakdown, etc (00:24:20)
-Discussing songs and lyrics
-growing up and learning to play music (00:30:50)
-Octa and Hector's musical chemistry from playing together for so long
-Reasons for singing loud and in a high register (00:35:00)
-Amédé Ardoin (00:44:20)
-Talking about their parents - music in their families; (00:45:50)
-Conversation about dreams (00:56:10)
-Octa talking about how rough his father was when he was young
-Being forced to speak English in school (01:06:20)
2. Tape 1314 and 1315 - Grand Coteau, LA - Exterior of houses, graveyard footage (01:10:10)
Footage from Fred's Lounge; Interview with Carl Brasseaux
1. Tape 1316 - Fred's Lounge in Mamou
-Footage of the prairies approaching Mamou
-Footage of the town (00:08:00)
-Storytelling at Fred's Lounge - Pascal riding his bicycle on the power lines (00:12:08)
2. Tape 1317, 1318, 1319 - Interview with Carl Brasseaux
-Ranching and farming techniques of the Acadian settlers in Louisiana (00:20:30)
-Local Native American tribes teaching the Acadians seasonal methods - hunting parties, trapping, farming, fishing, harvesting (00:24:20)
-Hardships caused by climate differences between Nova Scotia and Louisiana - Corn and cotton becoming principal crops (00:27:00)
-Melding with other cultures in south Louisiana - Okra (00:28:00)
-Work ethics of Acadian descendents Lomax and Brasseaux discussing Acadian history
-Historical definition of Creoles (00:31:45)
-Large scale migration of Acadian settlers to Terrebonne and more southern parishes
-White "prairie" Creoles (Ville Platte area) - Descendants of French Soldiers who were stationed at Fort Toulouse in Montgomery, AL (00:34:20)
-Isolation by geographical features of Acadian society once they arrived in Louisiana - Atchafalaya Swamp, prairies, coastal marshes (00:40:30)
-Lomax speaking about the history of French heritage in Louisiana (00:47:00)
-Carl Brasseaux speaking about historical documents that give some information about Louisiana settlers
-found in Madrid, French National Archives, Canada, East Coast, Mexican National Archives
-Self-sufficiency and distinctive identity of Acadian people (00:56:56)
-Acadians refusing to take an unconditional oath of allegiance to England (00:59:00)
-Expulsion of the Acadians from the colony (01:02:00)
-Acadian resistance movement Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard (01:03:00)
-Acadians arrival into Louisiana (01:07:00)
3. Tape 1320 - Fred's Tall Tales (01:07:35)
-Pascal Goes to the Moon (01:14:40)
-Fishing stories (01:21:00)
-Creation of Pascal from the stories (01:24:40)
Storytelling at Fred's Lounge and Live Performance by Robert Jardell and Dewey Balfa
1. Tape 1321 - Fred's Tall Tales
-Talking about being punished for speaking French (00:09:20)
-Cultural and language dialect differences between Acadiana Parishes (00:13:35)
-Footage of downtown Mamou (00:20:00)
2. Tape 1322 - The Hut 1
Robert Jardell, Dewey Balfa, Tony Balfa:
-Flames of Hell (00:23:08)
-La valse criminelle (00:33:33)
-Les veuves de la coulée
-La valse d'orphelin (00:45:30)
-Pine Grove Blues
-La valse des Chéroquis (00:59:40)
-La valse de Balfa
-Les haricots sont pas salés (Two versions)
-La valse d'anniversaire (01:21:25)
-Hip et Taieau
-La valse de famille
-La valse des grands chemin
3. Tape 1323 - The Hut 2
4. Tape 1324 - The Hut 3
5. Tape 1325 - The Hut 4
Live Performances by Robert Jardell and Dewey Balfa, Video of Radio Broadcast at Fred's Lounge
1. Tape 1326-1328 - The Hut 5,6, and 7
Robert Jardell and Dewey Balfa:
-'Tit galop pour Mamou'
-'Broken Hearted Waltz'
-'La valse des Mèches'
-'La valse de Grand Bois'
-'French Blues' (00:17:09)
-'T'es petite et t'es mignonne' (00:30:10)
-'Eunice Two Step'
-'My True Love' (00:48:00)
-'Les barres de la prison' (00:53:00)
2. Tapes 1329-1330 - Fred's Broadcast 1-3 (01:00:00)
-Interview with Roy Fontenot and Preston Manuel
-Footage of set-up
-Revon Reed's radio introduction
Musicians - Jack Legé, Roy Fontenot, Sady Courville, Preston Manual
-Revon Reed's radio introduction
-'Tous les soirs' (01:25:40)
-'Lacassine Special' (01:32:55)
-'La valse des Chéroquis' (01:38:20)
Fred's Broadcast - Live Performance, Interview with Revon Reed, Footage of Horse Races
1. Tape 1331-1334 - Fred's Broadcast 4-10
-Musicians - Jack Leger, Roy Fontenot, Sady Courville, Preston Manual, Eric Chapman
-No Name Two Step
-'Kaplan Waltz' (00:09:07)
-'Les traces de mon bogué'
-'Hick's Wagon Wheel Special'
-'Chère tout tout' (00:22:35)
-'Les flammes d'enfer'
-'J'ai été au bal' (00:35:50)
-'J'ai passé devant ta porte'
-'Fi Fi Poncho'
-'Jolie blonde' - End of broadcast
Interview with Revon Reed:
-French language in Louisiana, Meaning of "Lâche pas la patate", economy in southwest Louisiana (00:55:20)
-'Jolie blonde' (01:05:50)
-'La valse criminelle'
-'Quoi faire' ('Blue Goose Special')
2. Tape 1335 - Horse Races (01:26:30)
-Interview with Clement Hebert
Footage of Horse Races and Track, Performance by Canray Fontenot and Bois-Sec Ardoin, Interview with Bois Sec Ardoin and his wife
1. Tapes 1336 -1338 - Horse Races 2-6
-Selling watermelons on the racetrack
-footage of horse workout (00:03:00)
-announcer explaining the betting process (00:04:45)
-Race, workout, and betting footage
-Recipe for boudin, rice dressing, butchering hogs (00:22:18)
-Additional race, workout, and betting footage (00:26:30)
-Prepping horses for race (00:34:40)
-Race footage (00:40:20)
2. Tape 1339-1340 - Ardoin Dance Hall 1-3 - Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot
-Mardi Gras song (00:41:05)
-'Trinquez, Trinquez' - explanation of lyrics (00:47:40)
-'La table ronde' (00:49:45)
-'Bonjour, bonne année'
-'Eunice Two Step'
-'Fais pas tout ca'
Conversation with Bois Sec and his wife (01:04:45)
-Learning how to play the accordion
-'La coulée rodaire' (01:12:55)
-Talking to Ms. Ardoin about picking cotton, cutting wood when she was younger
Interviews with Bois Sec Ardoin; August Goodly, Felix Richard and Barry Ancelet, et al.
Interviews with Bois Sec Ardoin et al:
0:00 - Bois Sec Ardoin's grandson driving a tractor, rice harvesting
2:00 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks about the success rice harvest that year
4:50 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks describes the rice harvesting process
6:30 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks about what he likes about farming
6:55 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks about the difficulties of farming
7:50 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks about how much they were paid for farming when he was young
8:50 - Bois Sec Ardoin talks about the difficulties of finding work when he was younger
9:50 - Rice combine harvester
11:48 - August Goodly introduces himself; talks about farming
12:40 - August Goodly talks about his combine harvester
13:10 - August Goodly talks about his debt, dealing with the bank
-the expenses of rice harvesting (the rising costs of fertilizer, seeds, etc.)
14:30 - August Goodly talks about Creoles in Alan Parish
15:00 - August Goodly talks about his relation to Bois Sec Ardoin, his family
16:00 - August Goodly talks about farming (in French)
17:00 - August Goodly talks about French being his first language, going to school
17:25 - August Goodly says that his teacher didn't punish him for speaking French in school
17:48 - Lomax talks about the Ardoins and Goodleys growing up in a community of free people of color
18:35 - Rice combine harvester, rice harvesting
25:00 - Lomax talks about the footage they're taking; Avery Island bird sanctuary
27:30 - Rice combine harvester, rice harvesting
31:00 - Egrets in a field
32:12 - footage of downtown Mamou, Fred's Lounge
34:00 - Alfred “Fred” Tate standing in front of Fred's Lounge
34:30 - Alfred “Fred” Tate talks with the camera crew
35:20 - Barry Ancelet interviews Felix Richard
35:30 - Felix Richard talks about the French language
35:45 - Felix Richard talks about going to school and learning English, his parents not speaking English
37:00 - Felix Richard talks about being punished for speaking French in school
39:15 - Barry Ancelet tells a joke about "the young boy who went away to school" / Jean Sot à l'école
41:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about a version of the "Jean Sot à l'école" joke
-its a joke that exists in the Indian Ocean about a boy who claims to forget to speak Creole
42:00 - Felix Richard tells a version of the tall tale "The Great Hunt wihout a Gun" / "La belle chasse sans fusil"
46:30 - Barry Ancelet tells a version of the tall tale "The Great Hunt wihout a Gun" / "La belle chasse sans fusil"
47:30 - Felix Richard talks about fighting in dance halls in Marais Bouleur
49:15 - Felix Richard talks about "bataille aux mouchoirs"
50:00 - Felix Richard tells a story about a man who tied up his mare at the Step-Inn Club in Lawtell ("La jument verte" / "The Green Mare")
56:30 - Felix Richard tells the story "Les deux nicheurs" / "The Two Practical Jokers"
58:45 - Felix Richard talks about storytelling traditions in his family
1:00:00 - Barry Ancelet and Felix Richard talk about bayou land vs. prairie land, gardening, rice and cotton farming, isolation
1:03:00 - Felix Richard talks about going to dance halls on Saturday nights in Bosco, Maurice, etc; cock fighting, dog fighting, Cormier's Cock Pit
1:04:12 - Felix Richard tells a story about three people getting killed at Bergeron's dance hall in Higginbotham
1:09:40 - Felix Richard talks about fighting at house dances, how school has helped to end violence, constables at dance halls and house dances
1:11:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the rules at dance halls and house dances
1:12:20 - Barry Ancelet tells the story of Oscar Gilbeau pulling a man's eye out with his knife; "Grand Rond"
Interview with Felix Richard, Sterling Richard, Barry Ancelet, Lula Landry, et al.
Interview with Felix Richard et al:
0:00 - Felix Richard talks about Cajuns being of mixed blood
2:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the "melting pot" of Cajun culture; Acadian interaction with Native Americans
4:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the influence of different cultures on Cajun music and cuisine
5:30 - Barry Ancelet talks about the influence of the blues on Cajun music
6:00 - Felix Richard talks about Bois Sec Ardoin, Creole music, Zydeco music, accordion playing
7:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the differences between Cajun and Creole music, dancing
10:30 - Alan Lomax talks about dancing in New Orleans
11:40 - Felix Richard talks about dance halls giving away a cake to the best dancers
13:25 - Felix Richard and his son play "Les flammes d'enfer"
16:30 - Felix Richard and his son play "Les flammes d'enfer"
18:20 - Felix Richard talks about accordion playing
20:50 - Felix Richard plays "Chère Toute Toute"
21:40 - Felix Richard talks about growing up playing accordion, his father playing accordion
-passing accordion down to his son, how accordions work
24:45 - Felix Richard talks about songwriting
25:37 - Felix Richard talks about Lawrence Walker writing "Chère Alyce"
27:30 - Felix Richard and Sterling Richard play "Chère Alyce"
30:00 - Sterling Richard talks about the meaning of the lyrics of "Chère Alyce"
31:00 - Felix Richard and Sterling Richard talk the theme of women bringing sorry to men in Cajun music
32:40 - Sterling Richard talks about the song "J'ai été au bal", joy in Cajun music
33:47 - footage starts over
53:54 - St John Berchmans Church in Cankton, Barry Ancelet talks about Cankton being a frontier town
-the church being an example of the arrival of civilization on the Louisiana prairies, isolation
55:45 - Barry Ancelet tells a story about men on horseback shooting out the kerosene lamps at St John Berchmans Church on its dedication day
56:00 - footage of the town of Cankton, Jay’s Famous Lounge and Cock Pit
59:00 - Scott Bar & Grill
59:30 - Barry Ancelet outside at his home
1:00:30 - Lula Landry talks about growing up in Vermilion Parish
1:01:53 - Lula Landry talks about what it means to be a Cajun, growing up speaking French with her family
1:03:10 - Lula Landry talks about her father farming and raising animals, living off of the land
1:04:45 - Lula Landry tells a story about the first time she saw someone play the accordion
1:06:09 - Lula Landry sings "Petit Ozenne Meaux"
1:07:10 - Lula Landry talks about the meaning of the song "Petit Ozenne Meaux"
1:08:37 - Lula Landry talks about hearing bands at weddings and house dances
1:10:37 - Lula Landry talks about her husband's band and how she learned music
1:11:30 - Lula Landry talks about the song "Isabeau" / "Sur le bord de l'eau"
1:12:00 - Lula Landry sings the song "Isabeau" / "Sur le bord de l'eau"
1:18:30 - Barry Ancelet and Lula Landry talk about the song "Isabeau" / "Sur le bord de l'eau"
1:19:55 - Lula Landry sings the song "Le premier jour de janvier"
1:21:09 - Lula Landry talks about round dances during Lent, sings a "danse ronde"
1:23:00 - Lula Landry sings "Papillon"
1:23:56 - Lula Landry talks about what dating was like when she was young, what happened when a young women became pregnant
1:26:40 - Lula Landry talks about "La fleur de la jeunesse", wedding dances
1:27:46 - Lula Landry sings "La fleur de la jeunesse"
1:31:00 - Lula Landry talks about what it was like for a woman after she got married
Interviews with Barry Ancelet, Morris Ardoin, Dorestine Ledet et al.
Interviews with Barry Ancelet et al:
0:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the song "Le premier jours de janvier"
1:30 - Barry Ancelet talks about the song "Isabeau" / "Sur le bord de l'eau"
3:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about Lula Landry, "Vermilion Parish southern coast culture"
-singing traditions, lack of cultural blending, high percentage of Acadians
4:21 - footage of Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, LA
6:00 - footage of a country road, fields
12:55 - Chromalloy Drilling Fluids
14:00 - Eunice Impliment Co.
14:45 - Cowboy Lounge
15:30 - Morris Ardoin talks with Alan Lomax about building his dance hall
17:50 - Morris Ardoin talks about learning to play music from Bois Sec Ardoin
19:50 - Morris Ardoin talks about country dance halls
21:00 - Morris Ardoin talks about "French music"
22:40 - Morris Ardoin talks about traveling around the world to play music with his father
23:50 - Morris Ardoin plays a waltz on the accordion
24:40 - Morris Ardoin plays "Chère ici, chère là-bas" on accordion
25:45 - Morris Ardoin talks about his parents' relationship, his siblings
27:35 - Alan Lomax talks about the ethnic make-up of various communities in South Louisiana, the Ardoin family
30:50 - Morris Ardoin talks about truck driving, farming
32:00 - Morris Ardoin talks about "coups de main," communities getting together to help one another
32:47 - Morris Ardoin talks about integration, racism
35:00 - Morris Ardoin talks about violence in the city
37:00 - Morris Ardoin talks about his piece of land
39:30 - Morris Ardoin talks about the man who raised his Bois Sec Ardoin
40:00 - Footage of country roads Community Rice Drier, Inc.
42:25 - Alan Lomax introduces Dorestine Ledet
43:50 - Dorestine Ledet talks about her family, her father farming, her father's murder
47:30 - Dorestine Ledet talks about the way her parents raised her
49:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about children's songs, games and stories
50:08 - Dorestine Ledet sings a lullaby
51:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about raising her children
53:25 - Dorestine Ledet talks about Bouki and Lapin stories
54:50 - Dorestine Ledet talks about picking cotton and trapping as a child
55:50 - Dorestine Ledet talks about New Year's traditions in her family, sings "Bonjour, bonne année"
58:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about Christmas traditions, sings "La Table Ronde" and talks about a game they played with the song
59:00 - Dorestine Ledet sings a song
1:01:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about and sings the song "Dégo" / "Dago"
1:03:29 - Dorestine Ledet talks about and sings a juré
1:07:15 - Dorestine Ledet talks about courting when she was young, mothers chaperoning, holding hands with a handkerchief in between
1:08:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about meeting her husband at a juré
1:12:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about wakes in the home / veiller un mort
1:15:10 - Dorestine Ledet sings and talks about "Les haricots sont pas salés"
1:15:55 - Dorestine Ledet talks about mazurkas, sings "La misère"
1:16:45 - Dorestine Ledet talks about "le baisse bas," sings "Le hack à Moreau"
1:18:20 - Dorestine Ledet sings "Dégo" / "Dago"
1:19:08 - Dorestine Ledet sings "Fais do do pour ta maman"
1:19:45 - Dorestine Ledet shows her family altar, talks about saying the rosary
1:21:50 - Dorestine Ledet talks about her family's Native American ancestery
1:24:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about punishment as a child
1:25:00 - Dorestine Ledet talks about weddings
1:28:00 - Dorestine Ledet shows her family portraits
1:30:00 - Gladys Courville talks about how she met and married Dennis McGee
Interviews with Gladys Courville, Dennis McGee, Wade Frugé et al.
Interview with Gladys Courville et al"
0:00 - Gladys Courville talks about moving back to Eunice after losing everything in their home in Texas, raising her family
2:00 - Gladys Courville talks about she and Dennis McGee earning money by ironing, farming, cutting hair, playing music, etc.
2:30 - Gladys Courville talks about her marriage to Dennis McGee, her 10 children
5:00 - Gladys Courville and Dennis McGee talk about living in Port Arthur, Texas
6:30 - Dennis McGee talks about working as a barber
7:30 - Gladys Courville talks about life as a housewife and a mother
9:00 - Dennis McGee talks about Mardi Gras, Lent, courir de Mardi Gras
11:00 - Dennis McGee talks about learning to play the violin
13:00 - Dennis McGee plays "La Chanson de Mardi Gras"
15:00 - Dennis McGee playing the violin
16:00 - Wade Frugé talks about his grandfather starting the Mardi Gras in Tasso, courir de Mardi Gras
20:00 - Wade Frugé plays "La Chanson de Mardi Gras"
23:00 - Wade Frugé talks about house dances, bal de maison
27:00 - Wade Frugé talks about manners, respect
27:40 - Wade Frugé talks about themes in Cajun music, la misère
29:50 - Wade Frugé talks about the difficulties of raising a family, poverty
31:30 - Wade Frugé talks about playing dances in Eunice
32:30 - Wade Frugé talks about violence in dance halls, his uncle's murder, les boulés, alcoholism
35:30 - Wade Frugé talks about "Grand Rond," fighting, moonshine
38:30 - Wade Frugé talks about courting
39:20 - Wade Frugé talks about farming, raising animals
40:50 - Wade Frugé talks about Dennis McGee and Amédé Ardoin playing music together, recording
42:00 - Wade Frugé talks about playing house dances
43:40 - Wade Frugé talks about Amédé Ardoin's death
46:30 - Wade Frugé talks about Douglas Bellard
46:26 - Wade Frugé plays "Les flammes d'enfer"
48:42 - Wade Frugé plays "Adieu Rosa"
49:20 - Wade Frugé talks about going to school and not being able to speak English, being punished for speaking French
51:30 - Wade Frugé talks about what it means to be a Cajun, the word "coonass"
53:00 - Wade Frugé talks about his land, the cost of land
55:45 - Evelyn Courville talks about running Mardi Gras, going to house dances
56:52 - Evelyn Courville and Wade Frugé talk about how they met and got married
57:45 - Wade Frugé talks about serving in World War II, being poor
58:30 - Wade Frugé's blacksmith shop
59:00 - bayou scenery
1:03:00 - blue heron
1:15:00 - fishing
1:18:00 -homes along the bayou
1:20:00 - house boat, fishing
1:29:00 - crop duster
1:30:00 - cypress trees in the swamp
1:37:20 - Alan Lomax talks about what Cajun country was like in the 1920s, the American frontier, the roles of women in Cajun culture
1:38:32 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet, Ruby Thibodeaux and Eva Arceneaux talk about how old they were when they got married, how they met their husbands, raising children
1:41:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about farming, raising animals
1:42:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about boucheries
Interviews with Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet, Ruby Thibodeaux, Canray Fontenot et al.
Interviews with Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet et al:
0:00 - Eva Arceneaux and Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talk about farming, working in the fields
1:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet sings "Rockabye baby" and "Fais do do bébé"
1:50 - Ruby Thibodeaux talks about farming as a child, raising sugar cane
3:40 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about growing up in a strict household, cleaning the house on Saturday afternoons
4:50 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about going to house dances
5:30 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about her parents' deaths
6:15 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about her sister being thrown out of the house
8:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about meeting her husband, Don Montoucet
9:00 - Alan Lomax talks about themes in Cajun music
10:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about and sings "La danse à Jim Olivier"
13:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about chores, taking care of animals, learning how to cook from her mother
14:30 - Eva Arceneaux talks about cooking
15:30 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet explains how to make a jamblaya
16:50 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about making a dressing from rabbits
17:10 - Ruby Thibodeaux talks about going to dances with her family, her parents passing away during a tornado in 1957
20:05 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about baking bread every night, washing clothes with a washboard, doing household chores
23:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about giving birth at home
24:00 - Adolis "Dol" Roger Montoucet talks about women's vs. men's roles in a family
25:56 - Canray Fontenot talks about Nathan Abshire learning to play accordion, her cousin's son playing with Clifton Chenier
27:50 - Canray Fontenot talks about his parents playing accordion
28:30 - Canray Fontenot talks about Douglas Bellard
29:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about making a fiddle out of a cigar box, learning how to play the fiddle
31:40 - Canray Fontenot shows the fiddle he made from a cigar box when he was seven years old, playing dances with his father
32:30 - Canray Fontenot talks about working in the field
33:30 - Canray Fontenot talks about being in a C.C. Camp
34:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about his Native American ancestry
35:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about his father playing with Amédé Ardoin
36:15 - Canray Fontenot talks about Amédé Ardoin playing at boucheries and dances
40:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about Amédé Ardoin having trouble at white dances, how he died
43:45 - Canray Fontenot talks about Amédé Ardoin playing at a dance hall in Basile, writing songs
45:50 - Canray Fontenot talks about how people would protect Amédé Ardoin while he played
46:40 - Canray Fontenot talks about house dances at his grandfather's house
48:25 - Canray Fontenot talks about Amédé Ardoin's death in Pineville
50:15 - Canray Fontenot talks about "La Valse de 99 ans" and "Eunice Two Step"
51:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about Iry Lejeune and other Cajun musicians imitating Amédé Ardoin's music
54:10 - Canray Fontenot plays "Choupique Two Step"
55:50 - Canray Fontenot demonstrates how black musicians play "Eunice Two Step"
57:45 - Canray Fontenot demonstrates how white musicians play "Eunice Two Step"
58:45 - Canray Fontenot plays "Eunice Two Step"
59:45 - Canray Fontenot talks about triangle playing, his father's triangle, spoon playing
1:03:00 - Alan Lomax talks about percussion in African music and Haitian voodoo ceremonies
1:04:35 - Canray Fontenot talks about Sydney Babineaux of Rayne, rubboard music
1:06:58 - Canray Fontenot talks about his father running Mardi Gras
1:08:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about house dances, using a handkerchief to dance with a woman, being chaperoned
1:11:30 - Canray Fontenot talks about fighting in dance halls, house dances
1:16:15 - Canray Fontenot talks about Mardi Gras, fighting at courirs
1:21:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about his father playing square dances, plays "The Arkansas Traveler"
1:22:00 - Canray Fontenot plays "Johnny Can't Dance"
1:23:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about his father sharecropping, farming, not being allowed to sing or whistle in the fields
1:27:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about relations between white people and black people, segregation, voting rights
1:31:00 - Canray Fontenot tells a story about a group of back men being thrown out of a white church in Basile
1:33:30 - Canray Fontenot talks about his parents speaking French, being punished for speaking French, raising his children in French
1:38:00 - Canray Fontenot talks about and plays "Bonsoir Moreau"
Interview with Canray Fontenot, Delcambre Shrimp Festival, Performance by John Delafose
Interview with Canray Fontenot et al:
0:00 - Canray Fontenot plays "Bernadette"
2:00 - Canray Fontenot plays "Les barres de la prison"
5:40 - Canray Fontenot plays an instrumental tune
8:35 - Canray Fontenot plays an instrumental tune
10:30 - footage of Canray Fontenot's home
15:45 - Mass at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival
17:55 - St. Martin De Porres Church choir performs "God Has Smiled on Me"
22:25 - Alan Lomax interviews a retired shrimperman
24:00 - Alan Lomax interviews a man a bout the history of the Delcambre Shrimp Festival, the shrimping industry
26:00 - footage of shrimp boats on Bayou Carlin / Delcambre Canal
33:30 - Chico's Seafood
36:00 - Man tells a story about a shrimper who almost drowned when he felled in an ice hole
37:48 - Man talks about hurricanes, offshore squals
38:48 - King of the Delcambre Shrimp Festival
39:30 - Man talks about boat building
40:30 - Man talks about lack of shrimping during winter months
45:15 - Alan Lomax interviews a shrimper
46:15 - Shrimper talks about crabbing, working in the oilfield, learning to speak French on the shrimping boat
49:00 - Shrimper talks about home life as a shrimper, married life
51:00 - Footage of the parking lot of Ed's Place / Sunset Strip Cocktail Lounge
58:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
1:00:30 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Joe Pitre a deux femmes"
1:05:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Quoi mon je vas faire"
1:09:30 - Zydeco dance competition; John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Tu m'as fait brailler"
1:13:25 - Geno Delafose playing the drums
1:15:45 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "J'ai été au bal"
1:20:55 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Oh, Negresse"
1:26:30 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "La misère m'a fait brailler"; Geno Delafose plays accordion
1:31:20 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play a blues tune; Geno Delafose plays accordion
1:37:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Uncle Bud"; Geno Delafose plays rubboard
1:44:15 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play a blues tune; Geno Delafose plays rubboard
Performance by John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys
John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys:
0:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Lucille," Geno Delafose plays rubboard
4:45 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play an instrumental
11:38 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "I Gave you my Heart"
16:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Jolie Blonde"
21:30 - Alan Lomax interviews a carpenter from Iowa
-Louisiana and his family about going zydeco dancing, being raised in French
24:15 - Alan Lomax interivews a family from Lake Charles about Zydeco music and speaking French
26:40 - Alan Lomax interviews John Delafose about going out to French dances with his parents as a kid
-playing the harmonica, and then buying an accordion when he was 16
28:00 - John Delafose talks about playing at the World's Fair, touring in Africa
28:45 - John Delafose talks about the difference between Zydeco music and Cajun music
29:40 - Alan Lomax interviews John Delafose's wife and their friends
32:20 - Alan Lomax interviews Ann Goodly about playing accordion
34:30 - Alan Lomax talks to John Delafose about race relations
36:30 - Alan Lomax interviews John Delafose's wife about what it's like to be the wife of a musician
38:50 - Alan Lomax interviews a woman about being a woman in South Louisiana, farming, raising children, etc.
39:50 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Bad, Bad Woman"
Performance by John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys; Interviews with Barry Ancelet, Deo Langley, Dewey Balfa, et al.
John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys:
0:00 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Petite et la grosse"; Ann Goodly plays accordion
3:10 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play "Oh 'Tit Fille" / "Oh Petite Fille"; Ann Goodly plays accordion
8:18 - John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys play a song in English; Geno Delafose plays accordion
17:24 - close-up on "The Telephone Book" with an image of a Floyd Sonnier engraving
17:44 - close-ups on other Floyd Sonnier engravings
Interviews with and Performances by Barry Ancelet et al:
32:10 - Alan Lomax and Barry Ancelet discuss cultural survival of the Cajuns
35:30 - Barry Ancelet talks about displays of pride for Cajun culture
36:30 - Barry Ancelet talks about the distinction between Cajun and Acadian culture; Acadian history
40:30 - Alan Lomax and Barry Ancelet discuss Festivals Acadiens
41:25 - Barry Ancelet talks about the first "Tribute to Cajun Music" festival
43:45 - Barry Ancelet talks about Cajun music attracting attention worldwide; Cajun music among Francophone international audiences; Beausoleil; Zachary Richard
45:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about CODOFIL, French immersion, Dewey Balfa's Folk Arts in the Schools program
47:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about the issue of teaching standard French in Louisiana schools to Louisiana French heritage speakers
48:50 - Barry Ancelet talks about working toward adapting French language education to utilize Louisiana French varieties
50:40 - Barry Ancelet talks about Cajuns settling on the edge of the frontier, cowboy culture
52:30 - Barry Ancelet talks about American cowboy music, Dennis McGee's "La Valse du Vacher, rodeos, horse shows, cattle drives
54:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about Catahoula Leopard dogs
55:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about betting sports, horse racing, etc.
56:00 - Barry Ancelet talks about Revon Reed's Saturday morning radio show at Fred's Lounge on KEUN
58:20 - footage of the interior a home in Acadian Village in Lafayette, Louisiana
1:01:30 - Fiddle player Deo Langley discusses his Choctaw and Coushatta heritage and his family in Elton, Louisiana
1:04:40 - Deo Langley talks about house dances / bals de maison, learning to play fiddle at the age of 6 and his parents playing French music
1:05:55 - Deo Langley talks about speaking French, Coushatta, Choctaw and English
1:07:00 - Deo Langley talks about learning to play "Indian on a Stump" from his uncle, Jackson Langley
1:07:50 - Deo Langley plays "Indian on a Stump"
1:10:00 - Deo Langley and Dewey Balfa play "Adieu, Rosa"
1:11:20 - Deo Langley and Dewey Balfa play "Adieu, Rosa"
1:12:45 - Dewey Balfa plays "Adieu, Rosa"
1:14:45 - Deo Langley talks about learning "Adieu, Rosa" from Leo Soileau, Deo Langley and Dewey Balfa play "Adieu, Rosa"
1:16:50 - Deo Langley and Dewey Balfa play "Grand Tasso"
1:20:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about Jimmie Davis and the song "Colinda"
1:21:11 - Dewey Balfa plays "Colinda"
1:22:45 - Dewey Balfa talks about "Parlez-nous à boire"
1:23:40 - Dewey Balfa sings "Parlez-nous à boire" a capella
1:25:17 - Dewey Balfa plays "Parlez-nous à boire"
1:27:20 - Dewey Balfa sings "Parlez-nous à boire" a capella
1:29:25 - Dewey Balfa plays "Parlez-nous à boire"
1:30:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about "Parlez-nous à boire," Cajun culture, the arrival of the Acadians
1:31:45 - Dewey Balfa talks changes in Cajun culture during the the Huey Long administration and World War II, influences from other cultures in Louisiana
1:33:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about the transformation from Acadian to Cajun culture
1:34:20 - Dewey Balfa talks about the origins of Louisiana French, speaking French with people in France, perceptions about Americans vs. Louisianians in France
Interviews with Dewey Balfa, Deo Langley, Luderin Darbone et al.
Interviews with Dewey Balfa et al:
0:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about growing up speaking French, speaking French in school, American identity vs. Cajun identity, bilingualism
1:10 - Dewey Balfa talks about issues with teaching standard French rather than Louisiana French being taught in schools
4:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about his Folk Arts in the Schools program, explains the reason for using English words when speaking Louisiana French
5:55 - Dewey Balfa talks about the word "fiddle" vs. the word "violin"
8:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about the various instruments used in Cajun music, the origins of the accordion in Cajun and Creole music
10:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about preserving Cajun music
11:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about playing at the Newport Festival in 1964, traveling the world to play Cajun music
14:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about Cajun bands in other states (Washington, California)
15:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about various themes in Cajun music
16:00 - Dewey Balfa plays "Chère joues roses"
17:40 - Dewey Balfa talks about his childhood, his family, sharecropping, etc.
20:20 - Dewey Balfa talks about his grandfather traveling from Chataigner to Krotz Springs to sell fish and his father purchasing his first harmonica
23:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about his father playing harmonica, fiddle and accordion and singing, Dewey Balfa's aunts singing, "Je me suis marié"
25:20 - Dewey Balfa sings "Je me suis marié" a capella
27:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about the song "Hip et taiau"
28:50 - Dewey Balfa plays "Hip et taiau"
30:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about Douglas Bellard, "La Valse de la prison" / "Les Barres de la prison", Canray Fontenot
33:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about "Jolie blonde"
34:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about women not being allowed to play Cajun music in public
36:40 - Dewey Balfa talks about "The Pine Grove Blues," Nathan Abshire
40:10 - Dewey Balfa and Deo Langley play "The Pine Grove Blues"
42:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about "The Criminal Waltz" / "La Valse criminelle," Leo Solieau, Mayeus Lafleur
45:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about Robert Jardell
47:00 - Dewey Balfa talks about his violin from France (Gérard Dôle's father's violin)
49:00 - Deo Langley plays an unnamed contredanse
53:30 - Deo Langley plays "Fais ton idée"
57:30 - Dewey Balfa talks about frontiers between communities, disputes about women, violence
1:02:25 (Tape 1385 begins) - footage of various signage relating to the word "Cajun" (Cajun Village, Cajun Field, Acadiana Mall, Cajun Court Club, Rue Louis XIV, The Cajun Cottage, Cajun Cycles, Cajun Country Flea Market)
1:10:05 (Tape 1386 begins) - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Jambalaya"
1:11:45 - Luderin Darbone talks about The Hackberry Ramblers, their 50th anniversary, the history of the band
1:13:45 - Luderin Darbone talks about the influence of hillbilly music and Cajun music in their style, playing without an accordion, "The Riverside Ramblers"
1:15:50 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Jambalaya"/"Grand Texas"
1:18:05 - Crawford Vincent talks about "Grand Texas"
1:18:45 - Edwin Duhon talks about romantic themes in Cajun music, marriage
1:20:45 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Jambalaya"/"Grand Texas"
1:23:40 - Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon talk about "Une piastre ici, une piastre là-bas"
1:25:52 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Une piastre ici, une piastre là-bas"
Interviews with Michael Doucet, Ed Duhon, Lawrence Billiot et al.
Interviews with Michael Doucet et al:
0:00 (Tapes 1387 - 1390) - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Une piastre ici, une piastre là-bas"
2:30 - Alan Lomax talks about passing down folk music from master to student
4:00 - Michael Doucet talks about how Beausoleil started and learning to play music from Canray Fontenot, Dennis McGee, Varise Conner and the Balfa Brothers
8:30 - Michael Doucet talks about his family history, his family playing music
9:50 - Michael Doucet plays "La reel des Deshotel" / "Deshotels Reel"
12:08 - Michael Doucet plays "Two-Step De Grand Mallet"
14:25 - Michael Doucet sings "Quand j'étais vaillant" a capella
16:55 - Michael Doucet talks about the 1930s Lomax recordings in Louisiana, Irene Whitfield Holmes
17:55 - Michael Doucet plays "Belle" / "La Valse à deux temps" / "Blues à Morse"
19:50 - Michael Doucet talks about Beausoleil's style
20:50 - Michael Doucet plays "Belle" / "La Valse à deux temps" / "Blues à Morse"
23:00 - The Hackberry Ramblers talk about playing in dance halls
27:00 - Ed Duhon talks about the meaning of the phrase "fais do do"
28:40 - The Hackberry Ramblers talk about violence in dance halls
29:40 - Ed Duhon talks about "Gabriel's Waltz" / Les maringouins ont tout mangé ma belle"
30:15 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Gabriel's Waltz" / Les maringouins ont tout mangé ma belle"
32:10 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Gabriel's Waltz" / Les maringouins ont tout mangé ma belle"
34:10 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "The Pipeline Blues"
36:40 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "The Pipeline Blues"
38:50 - Ed Duhon talks about working in the oilfield
45:00 - Ed Duhon talks about how the oilfield industry changed Louisiana, working as the chief of police in Westlake
46:55 - Luderin Darbonne talks about working as a pumper in the oilfield, his father's death in the oilfield, going to business school, working as a bookkeeper
47:45 - Crawford Vincent talks about working as a cook and a barber
49:00 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "T'es petite, t'es mignonne"
54:40 - The Hackberry Ramblers play "Bury Me In A Corner Of The Yard" / "Enterre-moi dans le coin de la cour"
55:55 - Luderin Darbone talks about the way Cajun music is evolving, Zydeco music
56:30 - Ed Duhon and talks about French speakers in the Lake Charles area, French immersion in schools
58:00 - Luderin Darbone talks about growing up speaking French, his mother forbidding him from speaking French so he wouldn't get punished at school
59:10 - Ed Duhon talks about growing up speaking French
59:55 - Luderin Darbone talks about the meaning of the word "Cajun," his Irish family from Evangeline and Opelousas, growing up speaking French, learning to speak English
1:01:15 - Ed Duhon talks about growing up speaking French, learning to speak English at school, growing up on a farm
1:03:00 (Tape 1391 - 1392) - Alan Lomax talks about the Houma Indians in Dulac, Louisiana
1:05:20 - Lawrence Billiot talks about fishing, trapping and hunting
1:06:55 - Lawrence Billiot talks about working as a cane cutter, learning to build boats from a friend, his children
1:08:30 - Lawrence Billiot talks about the Houma community speaking French, his upbringing, repairing boats
1:12:00 - Footage of boats
1:15:00 - Footage of Lawrence Billiot cast net fishing
1:16:55 - Footage of boats in construction, Lawrence Billiot working on a boat
1:20:00 - Lawrence Billiot talks about the process of boat building
1:22:45 - Lawrence Billiot talks about building pirogues
1:23:50 - Lawrence Billiot talks alligator hunting, alligators making tunnels
1:29:00 - Lawrence Billiot speaking French with a family of shrimpers
1:32:00 - footage of Marie Dean palmetto weaving
1:33:00 - Marie Dean talks about her family growing up, her children
1:34:00 - Marie Dean talks about learning to weave palmetto from her mother,
1:35:00 - Marie Dean talks about making Spanish moss dolls
1:37:00 - Marie Dean talks about her husband working as a fisherman
1:38:30 - Lawrence Billiot shows a portrait of his parents and talks about his family
1:40:00 - Footage of Marie Dean's Christmas ornaments
1:40:45 - Alan Lomax interviews a man about shrimping and oyster fishing
1. Tape 1393-1395 - Houma Indians
2. Tape 1396-1397 - Bois Sec
3. Tape 1398 - The Glass House, New Orleans, LA*NO SOUND*
0:00 - Interview with Amerindian
5:00 - Interview in a boat
20:00 - View of the river
22:30 - Continuation of the interview in the boat
48:50 - Interview with a man and his wife
56:13 - The man playing wit his accordéon
59:34 - Band is playing music
1:08:00 - Interview of the band's member
Interviews with Johnny Stevenson and the Dance Troupe
1. Tape 1399-1402 - The Glass House, New Orleans, LA - Dance Troupe, Dancing in parades
*No sound until about 33 mins*
-Burning costumes after using them for 4 years
-Dance demonstration, Dancing on the roof
-Shots of art and photographs of New Orleans architecture
-portraits and drawings of people
(0:00) - interview of Johnny Stevenson that is speaking about his organization who help young black people
(4:57) - Johnny Stevenson is speaking about the parade that they are doing in November
(6:11) - Johnny Stevenson is speaking about his costume that is in leather
(8:22) - Ronald is speaking about his experience in the parade and the burning costumes
(33:33) - Man speaking about his singing experience
(35:27) - Men speaking about the tradition for the second day of their parade
(36:40) - Men are dancing
(49:01) - pictures and photo of new Orleans and old Cajun book
(57:39) - portraits of women
(1:04:25) - drawing and painting of New Orleans
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys and Mardi Gras Church Point
1. Tape 1500-1502 - Breaux Bridge, LA; Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys
-J'ai passe devant ta porte
-Church Point Breakdown
-J'aimerais connaitre; Waltz; J'etais au bal; Laisse moi parler a ton coeur
-Quand moi, je parler (Belton Richard tune); La porte en arriere; Interview with Walter Mouton
2. Tape 1503-1505 - Mardi Gras Church Point, LA Feb 1985
-Saddling a horse, Captain giving Mardi Gras rules; Mardi Gras footage; footage of band on the wagon
-Cajun from Church Point; Lucille
-Interviews; footage of the run, chasing a chicken and a pig; Mardi Gras song
0:00 - Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys are playing music, couples are dancing
8:06 - Band playing the Church Point Breakdown
15:27 - Interview of a couple celebrating their 51 years anniversary who've met a dance party
36:46 - Interview of Walter Mouton who is been playing music with his band since 34 years, he was 13 years old when he started
38:05 - Walter Mouton is speaking about his job in the oil field and he is playing music as a hobby
38:36 - Walter Mouton is speaking about the fact that every Cajun song is telling a story and help to get together and meet new people
40:05 - Walter Mouton is speaking about the song 'j'ai passé devant ta porte" and the meaning of it
41:40 - Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys are playing music, couples are dancing
44:22 - Horses are coming on a trailer
45:30 - A man is explaining how to saddle a horse in Cajun French
49:00 - People are getting ready for Mardi Gras
50:03 - A man is explaining the rule of wearing a mask and a costume at mardi gras
52:28 - men are picking up beer
53:40 - The parade is starting
59:42 - People are dancing in the parade
1:01:03 - A band is playing music
1:06:01 - Men are putting beer in ice
1:07:17 - a man is getting is face paint before the parade
1:08:34 - Mr Richard is explaining that he is been riding his horse for Mardi Gras since 5 years
1:09:28 - Mr Richard say "un vrai Cajun de la Louisiane mange du Gumbo et du boudin et fait de la boucherie et danse tous les samedi au soir mon cher"
1:11:19 - A man say Mardi Gras is a Cajun holiday it's better than Christmas for Louisiana people
1:19:12 - A man is dressing up like a black woman
1:19:50 - The horses are getting ready for the parade
1:20:45 - A man is explaining that they will have to stop 12 times in 11 miles he's riding his horse first an ask for some donation for Mardi Gras and they will dance for the people
1:23:40 - People are dancing
1:24:29 - Men are running after the chicken
1:27:10 - The parade is starting
1:29:46 - Men are running after the chicken
1:31:18 - Men are running after the pig
1:32:43 - Band is playing Cajun music
1:35:37 - Showing different Mardi Gras costumes
1:37:06 - a man is speaking about the tradition and said that around 200 people run mardi gras every year in Church Point
Church Point Mardi Gras
1. Tape 1506-1507 - Church Point Mardi Gras
-Interview with a local; Footage of Mardi Gras gathering; Various interviews
-Footage of Black Mardi Gras with Morris Ardoin playing accordion; Chanson de Mardi Gras
-Interview about the Women's Mardi Gras run; Serving gumbo
-Canray and group singing old Mardi Gras Song
2. Tape 1508-1509 - Church Point Party
-Mardi Gras Song
-'Oh bye bye'; 'Les flammes d'enfer'; 'Hee Haw Breakdown'
3. Tape 1510-1511 - Mulates
-'Beausoleil'; 'Madame Sosthaine'; 'Parlez nous a boire'; 'La valse des bambocheurs'
-'Lacassine Special'; 'La valse de Porte Arthur'
-footage of people at Mulates
-'Jigue Francais', waltz, 'Danse Carre'
0:00 - a man is talking about the tradition of Mardi Gras which are coming from Canada
02:30 - The man is explaining the difference between Cajun French and Parisian French
05:25 - view of Church Point
07:32 - a man is explaining that people drink a lot for Mardi Gras
10:34 - interview with women who want to be included to Mardi Gras
12:20 - old man speaking about living in Church Point
14:50 - a woman explain that women doesn't work around here they raise children and men go to work
16:03 - Footage of Black Mardi Gras
18:23 - people are dancing
22:46 - a woman is explaining that this is the 3rd years of their Black Mardi Gras
24:30 - Men have conversation in Cajun French
25:59 - People are sharing gumbo
29:20 - An old man is signing a song in Cajun French
32:50 - Men have conversation in Cajun French
36:36 - People are dancing on the Mardi Gras song with Morris Ardoin playing accordion
47:30 - View of the band
51:35 - View of another band at Mulates
1:09:09 - View of people eating at Mulatres
1:18:22 - People are dancing at Mulatres
Beausoleil play at Mulates
1. Tape 1512-1513 - Mulates
-Beausoleil - Bonsoir Moreau; Sur le Cortableu
-Travailler c'est trop dur; Bosco Stomp; waltz
-Les flammes d'enfer; waltz, t'en a eu
2. Tape 1514 - Entrance to Soleil
3. Tape 1515 - Footage from Oberlin Mardi Gras - footage of run and gathering, Mardi Gras Song
-footage of crawfish ponds, J'etais au bal; chasing the chicken
4. Tape 1516 - Mardi Gras Song
0:00 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song Bonsoir Moreau
2:23 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song Sur le Cortableu
5:27 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song travailler c'est trop dur
11:47 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song Bosco Stomp
17:54 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song waltz
24:33 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song Les flammes d'enfer
31:04 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song waltz
35:06 - Beausoleil play a Mulates the song t'en a eu
41:17 - view of Oberlin
44:10 - Men are speaking I Cajun French
50:48 - Men are playing pool in a bar
55:17 - people are getting ready for the parade and putting their masks on
55:51 - men are riding their horses
57:50 - Men are dancing
58:16 - Men are getting on their trailer for the parade
58:40 - The parade is starting
1:13:11 - Men are running after the chicken
1:15:37 - An old man is playing accordion the others men are dancing
1:16:39 - Men are running after the chicken
1:16:58 - An old man is playing accordion the others men are dancing and singing
1:19:29 - view of Oberlin (crawfish ponds)
1:29:37 - Men are racing their horses
1:31:05 - Men are signing and playing accordion
Mamou Mardi Gras
Footage of Mamou Mardi Gras:
-Steve Riley on Wagon
1. Tape 1517 - Church Point Mardi Gras - Cooking the gumbo
2. Tapes 1518-1521 - Mamou Mardi Gras
-Footage of downtown Mamou Mardi Gras Festival
-Pine Grove Blues; Interviews with people in crowd; Une autre soir ennuient
-Capitaines and Mardi Gras riding through the crowd
-Dewey Balfa in Mardi Gras costume
-Interview with a Capitaine
-Mardi Gras Song; Womens' involvement in Mardi Gras
00:00:00 - Men are riding their horses for Church Point Madi Gras
00:01:26 - The band is playing Cajun music
00:04:39 - People are siging La danse de Mardi Gras
00:07:22 - Interview of Jasper Manuel captain of Mamou Mardi Gras who is explaining the tradition of this holiday, he is been running since 31 years
00:11:51 - The parade is starting
00:15:07 - The parade is going to peoples house to ask for some ingredient for the gumbo
00:15:48 - The parade is dancing for the people
00:18:00 - people are singing and dancing
00:19:59 - The parade is going to peoples house to ask for some ingredient for the gumbo
00:20:49 - People are singing and dancing
00:21:39 - People are signing la chanson de mardi gras de Basile
00:27:56 - A woman is cooking the gumbo
00:31:07 - The woman is explaining how she make her gumbo
00:34:46 - The woman say in Cajun french that she put oinions et persils in her gumbo
00:36:00 - The woman explain that she had 11 kids and lost 3 boys because time used to be rough
00:36:50 - She used to work in farm for the cotton, the potatoes and corn
00:38:26 - The woman is explaining that the gumbo is from Louisiana
00:40:03 - Footage of downtown Mamou Mardi Gras Festival
00:41:03 - A band is playing music and people are dancing
00:48:35 - People from Opelousas are saying that they came all the way to Mamou to have a good time
00:49:52 - Interview of James Fontenot who is a farmer and a musician is speaking about the traditional Mardi Gras in Mamou
00:54:56 - The parade is arriving downtown Mamou
01:04:23 - A man is explaining with French culture is so impotant in Mamou
01:08:10 - A man is explaining that woman don't run in Mamou Mardi Gras
01:09:52 - An Indian American man is speaking
01:12:57 - A man is giving his gumbo recipe
01:16:46 - A man who was running said he has the time of his life
01:18:09 - A Woman said it's a good thing that women don't run mardi gras or it will be trouble
01:22:24 - Footage of gumbo
Interviews of French teachers and Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard
Interviews of French teachers and Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard:
1. Tape 1522-1523 - Accordion and Scrubboard, Two French teachers (Amanda LaFleur & Phoebe Trotter)
-Noise in background - Parts of interview are still audible
2. Tape 1524 - Calvin Carrier - Noise in background for first few minutes; House dances
-Back to New Orleans; Les flammes d'enfer
-Delton Broussard on accordion - La robe a parasol
-Michael Doucet joins on fiddle - Baisse Bas (Bonsoir Moreau)
-Midland two step
3. Tape 1525 - Story of the Old Cock
4. Tape 1526 - Gerrard Sellers
0:00 - Band is playing accordion and scrubboard
8:57 - Amanda LaFleur & Phoebe Trotter who are French teachers are speaking about the play they wrote
17:51 - The two teachers qre speaking about the preservation of French language
18:48 - They are saying that people considered themselves as American and not Cajun anymore
21:46 - Amanda LaFleur say that it's important for the kids to learn French so they can bound wit their grandparent in a different way
27:15 - The teachers said that Cajun French should be considered as a real language
31:26 - Amanda LaFleur & Phoebe Trotter said that little kids speak Cajun French and they don't even know they are speaking French
34:56 - Amanda LaFleur say that French will never be the first language of Louisiana but need to stay as the second one
40:00 - Calvin Carrier is playing violon and Delton Broussard on accordion
45:34 - Calvin and Delton speak about few years ago when they was playing in a band
50:19 - Calvin's wife speaks about how they met
55:32 - Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard are playing Back to New Orleans
57:40 - Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard are playing Les flammes d'enfer
1:14:35 - Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard are playing La robe a parasol
1:21:26 - Calvin Carrier Delton Broussard are playing Baisse Bas (Bonsoir Moreau)
1:23:20 - Gerrard Sellers is speaking about hunting and fishing season
1:36:12 - Gerrard Sellers is speaking mosquitos
Interviews of Sady Courville and Dennis McGee, alligator and oilfield workers
1. Tape 1527 - video footage of Grand Chenier Marsh
2. Tape 1529 - Interview with Earl Hardin
-Alligator feeding call demonstration
-Processing sugar cane; oilfield workers
3. Tape 1531, 1534, and 1534a - Sady Courville and Dennis McGee
-Talking about early recordings; playing with Amede Ardoin
-Eunice two step; Valse du Vache
-Interview with Michael Doucet
-Reel des Marcantels; Cowboy Waltz
-Courtillion; La branche du murier
-Adieu Rosa; La valse du vache
-Mad Reel; La branche du murier
00:00 - footage of Grand Chenier
10:45 - Interview with Earl Hardin
12:21 - Earl Hardin is speaking about alligator
20:46 - Footage of sugar cane
24:35 - Footage of alligator
28:22 - interview continues
34:19 - oilfield workers
39:07 - Sady Courville is speaking about the time he went to New Orleans to record an album
44:02 - Dennis McGee is speaking in Cajun French
44:11 - he is explaining that he used to play music with black people and it was dangerous at this time
47:06 - They are playing Valse du Vache
52:55 - Michael Doucet is speaking about how he learned how to play music with Sady Courville and Dennis McGee
58:20 - footage of Sady Courville family and house
1:01:34 - Dennis McGee is playing Reel des Marcantels
1:03:03 - Dennis McGee is playing Cowboy Waltz
1:04:21 - Dennis McGee is playing Courtillion
1:06:52 - Dennis McGee is playing La branche du murier
1:09:53 - Dennis McGee is explaining in Cajun French that he learned those song when he was little
1:13:01 - Dennis McGee is playing La valse du vache
1:14:50 - Dennis McGee is playing Mad Reel
1:17:29 - Dennis McGee is playing La branche du murier
1:20:41 - Dennis McGee is playing Adieu Rosa