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Interview of Jo-El Sonnier by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-001

Jo-El Sonnier talks about recording with RCA records - Album "Come On, Joe"

02:00 - Modernizing the Cajun Accordion
03:40 - Richard Bennet;
05:20 - Discussions about each song on album - Baby Hold On; Pay the Price; So Long Baby, Goodbye; No More One More Time; Come On Joe; Say You Love Me; Raining in my Heart; Louisiana 1927; Tear Stained Letter; I Slipped Your Mind;
18:00 - Reasons for choosing the type of songs he did for this album - Not being confined to Cajun music;
24:00 - Mark and Ann Savoy;
29:30 - Rehearsing for and recording the album;
32:30 - How this album is special to Jo-El - branching out. "big step forward for him;"
34:30 - What RCA taking the album seriously means to Jo-El;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Accordion, Music, Country
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel.
Coverage Spatial: 
Nashville, TN
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
44:43
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Johnny Winter

Accession No.: 
SA1-002

Interview with Johnny Winter: 1992 - Interview used to make liner notes for Scorching' Blues Album

00:40 - Drumming style on Johnny's albums;
02:00 - Track by Track Rundown of Johnny's new album;
04:00 - Walkin' By Myself (Jimmy Rogers tune) - Musicians on track, personal feelings about the song;
05:15 - Dive and Duck - Musicians on track, recorded mostly live;
06:20 - One Step at a Time;
07:20 - Blaney May - Johnny played drums on the track - Talks about his drumming experience;
08:50 - White, Hot, and Blue Album - New personnel on this album and issues he had making the album;
11:50 - Mad Blues; It Was Raining;
14:30 - Mother In Law, Goin' to Dallas;
16:45 - Guitar slide;
19:50 - Mean Town Blues;
24:50 - Recollections about the album as a whole;
25:40 - Early musical influences
28:20 - Recording and playing Sugar Bee;
30:00 - Blues revival;
32:30 - Older Blues musicians Johnny was influenced by;
34:55 - Places Johnny played in Louisiana - Big Oaks Club, Louanne's, Texas Pelican;
36:00 - Playing Cajun and Swamp Pop Music;
36:40 - Playing with Clifton Chenier at Antone's right before he passed away;
37:30 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Clarence Barlow;
40:00 - Tips and tricks he learned about the slide guitar;
41:40 - Goin' to Dallas;
42:00 - Ben's liner note writing experiences

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Hackberry Ramblers interstate radio.
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:52
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Paul Scott by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-003

Recorded circa 1987

01:54 - Distinctions between Cajun and Creole cultures;
03:00 - The borrowing and sharing between the two cultures;
05:55 - The music that the young people are interested in, country vs. city kids;
08:30 - The growth of the Zydeco Festival in Plaisance, LA, memorable moments;
09:30 - Types of music that have planed off and predictions of where Zydeco music is going.
12:30 - Memories of Boozoo Chavis and Clifton Chenier playing at festival;
16:00 - Expanding the festival;
16:40 - Festival Committee, Helping other festivals book good bands;
22:40 - Bands charging a lot of money to perform and how that effects their popularity and availability to the local people - Rockin' Sidney;
32:30 - Radio stations playing Zydeco music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Louisiana, Zydeco, Creole, French, Music, Festivals, Plaisance
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Monday, January 5, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Plaisance, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:52
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Warren Ceasar by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-004

Recorded in 1987

00:30 - Learning music from his father and other family members - Melvin Randall, Lionel Boutté, Jules and Joe Handy (00:30)
01:50 - Lionel Boutté and the Zydeco Band;
02:30 - His musical influences and the type of music he plays
03:30 - Rocking Sidney being his main influence;
04:00 - Talking about his band and recordings they made;
05:30 - When Zydeco started becoming popular;
07:00 - More people starting to want to speak French;
08:00 - Trying to work and play music;
08:30 - What is unique about his band;
11:30 - Thoughts on mainsteam music;
13:10 - Started going to dances since he was seven - Growing up in L'anse Maigre;
13:30 - Bois Sec Ardoin and Canrary Fontenot are his uncles;
14:30 - La-la music
14:45 - Bois Sec and Canray playing in dance halls and listening to them, Bois Sec's Nightclub - Cowboy Club;
16:00 - Listening to Bois Sec and Canray when he was a child;
16:45 - How he began playing music using a cornet he modified;
23:40 - Experience playing music in the school band;
28:20 - Hitchhiking to get to gigs;
29:20 - Moving to Houston to play music. Clifton Chinier asking him to play his horn on Clifton's live album recorded at Grant Street;
41:00 - Lessons he learned from Clifton;
42:30 - How Zydeco music regained popularity;
44:30 - Talks about being Creole;
56:00 - His relationship with Clifton and working with him;
01:00:10 - Paul Simon coming to play with Rockin Dopsie;
01:01:10 - Nonc Joe and Amedé Ardoin;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Louisiana, Zydeco, French, Creole, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Monday, January 5, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:03:18
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Wilbert Guillory by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-005

Recorded circa 1987;

00:30 - How the Festival began;
01:40 - They decided something need to be done to preserve the Creole culture;
02:00 - 1980-81 - Meeting with Vanessa Green - The festival began at Holy Ghost in Opelousas;
03:30 - Experiences as a sweet potato farmer and organizing the Sweet Potato Co-op;
07:20 - Buying the festival grounds in Plaisance; Working with small farmers - training them
12:30 - The first year of the festival;
16:00 - Sponsors for the festival;
20:00 - Zydeco making a come back within the last 10 years;
24:45 - Connection between Zydeco music and the Catholic Church;
25:00 - Fundraising for the Church;
26:45 - Canning snap beans;
27:40 - Zydeco House Dances;
29:00 - Southern Development Foundation; The staff organizing the festival;
35:30 - Other things they do besides the festival;
40:00 - Interview with Paul;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Festival, Plaisance
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Plaisance, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:20
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Ann Savoy by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-006

00:00 - Discusses the start of the Liberty Theater;
04:00 - Getting the national park involved in the Liberty Theater and then getting the Mayor of Eunice Curtis Joubert;
06:10 - Marc Savoy putting on a Tex-Mex show at the Liberty in 1982 - Santiago Jimenez;
07:15 - Nick Spitzer's "Zydeco" premiere at the Liberty;
08:00 - Jim Isenogle - Head of Jean Lafitte Center being interested in buying the theatre;
08:40 - Reviving the Mardi Gras of Eunice;
10: 15 - The city of Eunice purchasing the Liberty Theater and the National Park began putting on shows at the Liberty;
11:30 - Renovating the Liberty Theater. Historic aspects of the Liberty Theater, built in 1924 and opened in the 1930's.
14:00 - Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine writing plays and performing them at the theater;
17:30 - The origins of the Rendez-Vous des Cajuns weekly show at the Liberty Theater;
19:45 - The recipe portion of the show and humorist - Gertrude Fontenot, Linus Betrand, Madame Etoufée, Dula Matte;
23:30 - Involvement of Ray Brassieur and Vincent Fontenot, Keeping the show mostly in French.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Music, Liberty Theatre, Eunice
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:37
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Barry Ancelet by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-007

01:00 - History of restoring the Liberty Theater (01:00)
03:00 - The first show, - "Inventing a bicycle while riding one."
05:00 - The response of the public to the show being in French and the show speaking to the local people in their terms;
07:00 - People coming form outside to get an out of culture experience;
07:00 - The show validating the local people and culture.
11:00 - The shock to the first band that played at the theater;
13:00 - Dealing with last minute changes, warming up the crowd;
15:00 - Traditions that have become as a result as the nature of the show.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Music, Liberty Theatre,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Ossun, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:28
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Curtis Joubert by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-008

01:15 - Sworn in as mayor in 1981;
02:00 - Issues in Eunice - Drying up of oil revenue;
05:00 - The City of Eunice purchasing the Theatre;
05:30 - Cooperative agreement with the National Park Service to start programming at the Liberty;
08:00 - French speakers in the community;
09:45 - His perspective on the reasons for renovating the Liberty Theater and starting the weekly Shows;
12:15 - The response of the people of the community;
13:15 - Curtis' feelings on why the program should be in French;
14:30 - People finding Eunice and the economic benefits of these events;
15:00 - The economic benefits to the city;
17:30 - The Liberty Theater producing revenue;
17:50 - Eunice rural Mardi Gras celebration, Crawfish Cookoff;
19:50 - The liberty has inspired many more cultural events to occur in Eunice;
21:00 - Louisiana Folklife Festival;
22:20 - Restoration of the Liberty Theater;
24:45 - Producing programming with a low budget;
26:00 - The other local uses of the Liberty Theater;
27:00 - Standout performances for Curtis;
30:00 - Cajun and Zydeco Music becoming popular outside of the state;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Music, Liberty Theatre, Eunice
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:26
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of David Greely by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-009

00:10 - His thoughts about playing at the liberty theater - Audience speaks French;
00:20 - Loves that most of the audience knows the music and speaks French;
01:00 - Show is conducted in French;
01:15 - When David started learning French - exposure to the language;
02:30 - Teaching himself vocabulary and grammar;
03:00 - How he got involved in playing Cajun music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Music, Liberty Theatre,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
04:57
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Vincent Fontenot by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-010

00:30 - His involvement in Cajun music and owning the club in Basile;
01:00 - Nonc Allie Young;
02:00 - Harry LaFleur forming the CFMA - Cajun French Music Association;
05:00 - First productions at the Liberty Theater;
05;50 - Acadian Culture Center being tied in with the Liberty Theater;
06:00 - Vincent became the first park ranger at the National Park, Jean Lafitte Center;
07:50 - Architectural drawings for the Jean Lafitte Center;
11:00 - Memorable events at the theater;
11:50 - Claudia Wood, Tina Pillione

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Music, National Park Service, Liberty Theatre
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
15:10
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Nick Spitzer by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-011

00:00 - His experience using it to premier the documentary on rural Zydeco;
00:45 - Event with Chris Strachwitz and Santiago Jimenez;
01:30 - Locals coming together to get the theater prepared for the film premier;
02:25 - Reactions during the premier;
02:50 - Restoration of the theater;
03:00 - Originally built to give locals access to popular culture;
05:00 - Programming being in French;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Zydeco, Music, National Park Service, Liberty Theatre
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
05:35
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Benji Russell by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-012

Occupational Folklore of the Oilfield

02:35 - New employees offshore - Hazing rituals;
07:30 - Cajuns working offshore;
10:20 - Offshore cooks;
15:40 - Helicopter pilots;
18:55 - How the oil field has changed;
20:15 - Activities during downtime on the oil platform;
21:30 - The sacrifces made while working offshore;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Oilfield, Folklore, Foodways
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
22:25
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Crawford Vincent and Wilson Granger - Performance with commentary circa 1991 by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-013

Fiddle tunes.

00:00 - La valse de grand bois;
02:20 - Cowboy Waltz;
03:30 - Chère bébé Créole;
05:40 - Les veuves de la coulée;
09:18 - Unnamed Waltz;
11:20 - Chère Mom;
13:08 - Ton Papa et ta mama m'a jeté dehors;
15:40 - Faded love;
17:42 - ??;
19:00 - Over the Waves;
21:40 - Country Tune;
23:05 - Grand Mamou;
25:18 - Grand Texas;
27:30 - Bubbles In My Beer;
30:30 - J'ai fait une grosse erreur;
31:30 - Les veuves de la coulée;
33:20 - The Moment I Lost You;
35:10 - I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love With You;
38:00 - I Ain't Got Nobody;
40:40 - There'll Come A Time;
44:00 - Tous les deux pour la même;
46:00 - Cold Cold Heart;
48:00 - T'en à eu, t'en auras plus;
48:40 - Boil Them Cabbage Down;
49:30 - Unnamed Waltz;
51:00 - Port Arthur Blues;

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Swing, Country, Music,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Sunday, January 5, 1992
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:51
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Crawford Vincent by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-014

00:00 - Talking about the early days of the Hackberry Ramblers;
02:40 - Evolution of the band - Crawford joining the band when he was with the Civilian Conservation Corps;
03:20 - Working on the farm after finishing school;
04:50 - Playing with Harry Choates, Leo Soileau, Happy Fats;
06:45 - Jolie Blonde;
08:10 - Music changing - Began playing music with Accordion players - Iry LeJeune, Joe Bonsall, Sidney Brown, Marie Falcon, August Broussard;
11:00 - Crawford's thoughts on being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Tennessee;
12:30 - Jimmy C. Newman, Rufus Thibodeaux, Curzy "Porkchop" Roy;
14:00 - Mentioning Johnnie Allan's "Memories" book

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Oral History, French, Cajun, Swing, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Saturday, January 5, 1991
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
16:46
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview with Kenny Bill Stinson by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-015

Recorded circa 1987

00:00 - Born in Texarkana, grew up in Monroe and West Monroe, Early life;
01:30 - How he got started with music - first guitar, playing by ear;
02:40 - Played trumpet in elementary school;
03:00 - First band was the Marvels after the Marvel Comics;
04:00 - How be began to get into Rhythm and Blues and Country music;
05:00 - Blues music in North Louisiana
08:45 - Starting to front his own band, learning old material;
12:50 - Stories - life in the road
19:40 - Moving to Nashville;
19:00 - European Tour with Brenda Lee, Roy Acuff, Emmylou Harris, Charlie Rich; More discussion about touring;
30:00 - Playing with the Nevilles;
33:40 - Future music plans - wanting to branch out;
35:00 - World's Fair - David Doucet;
37:45 - Music in North Louisiana not getting the same recognition as the rest of the state;
41:00 - Lack of music venues in North LA;
41:45 - Jazz Fest;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Country, Blues, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Monroe, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
44:03
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interviews of Nathan and Sid Williams by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-016

Recorded circa 1988

00:00 - People in the family who play music - Dennis Paul, Allen, Sid, Florita Williams;
00:30 - Dennis Paul Williams and Francis Pavy;
05:45 - Sid and Sid's wife bought Nathan his first accordion, sound system;
07:00 - Learning from Buckwheat Zydeco (Stanley Dural) learning from and starting to play with him;
09:00 - Starting up El-Sid-O's;
15:00 - Talking about his son, Nathan Williams, Jr. - Getting him started in music;
15:45 - Growing up speaking French and playing Zydeco;
19:00 - Talking about songs on the album;
24:50 - What inspires him to write a song;
30:30 - List of songs on the CD;
31:20 - Singing style;
35:10 - Members of the band - Adam Harris, Kevin Menard, Paul Daigle, Mark Williams;
39:00 - Zydeco clubs, festivals he plays;
40:30 - Touring full time
42:30 - His club in Lafayette;
46:00 - Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat as influences;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Music, Louisiana
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:50
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interviews of Reverend Burnell Offlee by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-017

Recorded circa 1985

00:10 - Religious songs;
03:30 - The work he does as a preacher;
08:10 - His work as a cab driver;
09:30 - Went to the council meeting to plead on behalf of the other cab drivers;
14:00 - Story of how he saved a marriage working as a cab driver;
22:45 - Born in Zachary, LA - Early life;
23:30 - Singing gospel music - other people in the family who sing - The Gospel Four, The Silver Leaf Quartet;
26:00 - People in his band being of different denominations;
29:20 - Doesn't write many songs - rearranges old songs;
32:15 - Forming the group;
33:00 - Living and working in Seattle;
35:00 - Driving cabs, Talking about his 1957 Chevy
40:00 - The message in gospel songs;
42:00 - Blues versus Spiritual Music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Gospel, Music, Religion
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
50:15
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview with Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-018

00:55 - Talking about the album and why is is different from others he has done;
02:20 - Using a Zydeco groove in more mainstream tunes;
03:00 - Album Rehearsals;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Music,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
05:03
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers in New York Part 1.

Accession No.: 
SA1-019

Recorded February 1998 live

08:45 - Hackberry Ramblers on MTV Live for Pre-Grammy Jamboree - Theme Song;
10:15 - Interview with the Hackberry Ramblers - Nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy;
12:00 - Interview with Kelsey Grammer;
13:40 - Interview with Hanson;
15:00 - R. Kelly;
23:50 - Interview with R. Kelly;
26:33 - Portion of Queue de tortue;
29:25 - Interview with Hanson - Hackberry Ramblers playing entrance music;
50:50 - Pauvre Hobo;
53:45 - Theme Song;
55:30 - Queue de tortue, La dernière valse;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Swing, Music, MTV, Mainstream music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
New York, NY
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:10
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Live Performance by the Hackberry Ramblers at Tramp's in New York City, Part 2.

Accession No.: 
SA1-020

Hackberry Ramblers Performing at Tramp's in New York City. Recorded in February 1998

00:00 - La dernière valse
06:00 - Pipe Liner's Blues;
08:30 - I Have A New Heartache;
11:45 - Jolie Blonde;
15:30 - Johnny B. Goode;
19:25 - I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again;
22:40 - Take Me Back To Tulsa;
24:20 - J'ai passé devant ta porte;
28:15 - Hip et taiaut;
30:40 - J'ai étais au bal;
34:00 - Hack à Moreau;
37:30 - Rollin on a River;
40:10 - Please Release Me;
44:18 - Toe Tappin';
49:50 - Bosco Blues;
53:05 - Take These Chains From My Heart;
57:00 - Deep Water

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Cajun, French, Swing, Country, Folk Music, Live Performance
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
New York City, NY
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:00:07
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers Instrument Donation Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Accession No.: 
SA1-021

Recorded at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville - December 1999

00:00 - Intro:
01:10 - Hackberry Ramblers honored - Band History Bluebird label;
04:00 - Band Intro, Luderin Darbonne talking about donating his fiddle to the Hall of Fame;
10:00 - How Luderin learned to play the fiddle (reading music and playing by ear);
13:00 - Forming the Hackberry Ramblers
18:00 - Edwin Duhon donates his guitar to the Hall of Fame;
20:15 - Rodney Crowell speaks about the Hackberry Ramblers

Hackberry Ramblers Perform;
25:45 - Hackberry Ramblers Theme Song;
27:00 - Queue de tortue;
29:50 - Jolie blonde;
32:30 - Step It Fast;
35:20 - Pipeliner's Blues;
39:50 - My Head Stays Foggy Cause You're Mine;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Hackberry Ramblers, Country Music Hall of Fame, French, Swing, Country, Folk Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Nashville, TN
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
42:48
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers performance and interview on IRM with Bart Shore

Accession No.: 
SA1-022

00:00 - Hackberry Ramblers' Theme Song;
03:15 - Ben Sandmel Introduces the band;
08:25 - J'ai étais au bal;
12:00 - Interview with Glenn Croker;
15:40 - Pauvre Hobo;
24:15 - Old Pipeliner;
33:!5 - Early record contracts - selling rights to recordings;
35:40 - Sitting on Top of the World;
43:20 - Married to One, In Love with Another;
49:20 - Spanish Two Step;
51:25 - Interview with Ben Sandmel;
52:45 - Hackberry Ramblers' Theme Song;
53:40 - Grand Texas;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Sandmel, Ben
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 1993
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
58:02
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2008
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers Live Performance and Interview on WSM

Accession No.: 
SA1-023

Recorded in December 1993

00:00 - Intro;
01:00 - Luderin Darbonne discussing the beginning of the band - working in radio broadcasting;
02:45 - New Album on Flying Fish Records;
03:25 - Recording with RCA in 1935;
05:25 - Queue de tortue;
11:50 - Hip et taieau;
17:30 - Crowley Waltz;
21:50 - CD Version of Old Pipeliner with intro and vocals by Rodney Crowell;
26:10 - Ben Sandmel introduces the band;
27:00 - Grand Texas;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Swing, Louisiana, Folk Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
28:08
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis

Accession No.: 
SA1-024

Some interview questions by Amanda LaFleur - Recorded in Sumer 1987

00:00 - Where he was born and raised;
01:00 - Talking about getting getting married and family members;
04:20 - Discussing Trail Rides;
09:00 - How he started playing accordion;
10:10 - Learning to play by ear, does not read or write music;
10:30 - Early House Dances - learning from the man who was playing accordion;
16:45 - People he learned from Len Pitre, Ray Sam- Playing rubboard with Joe Jackson;
17:50 - Describing "Paper in My Shoe;"
22:00 - How he bought his first accordion and began playing in clubs - Continental Club, Club 15, Club 16;
23:45 - Recording "Paper in my Shoe - Being connected to Eddie Shuler by Sidney Brown;
25:30 - Payment for "Paper in my Shoe" from Eddie Shuler at Goldband Records;
31:10 - Boozoo did not fall off his stool while recording "Paper in my Shoe;"
36:30 - Retiring from music;
37:50 - Coming back - Recording for Floyd Soileau, Other types of music he enjoys - Hank Williams Sr. and Jr.;
45:00 - Speaking Creole and French and the differences between what is spoken in different areas;
48:50 - How he got the name "BooZoo;"
51:15 - Raising horses;
53:15 - The party record - Deacon Jones - Some clubs not allowing him to play the song, Playing at clubs in Houston and Austin, TX;
01:02:25 - Zydeco coming back and the young people's interest the music and language;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Zydeco, Creole, Folk Music, Accordion
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, Amanda LaFleur
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:04:23
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis

Accession No.: 
SA1-025

Recorded in Summer 1987

00:00 - The songs Boozoo has written;
02:00 - Talking about his style of playing;
04:40 - The musicians he likes and does not like;
09:30 - His perspective on the young musicians coming up - Terrance Simien;
11:00 - Hippies - Boozoo's thoughts on smoking marijuana;
13:40 - Boozoo's description of Zydeco music;
16:15 - Baisse-bas, short step;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Creole, French, Zydeco, Folk Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, Amanda LaFleur
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
18:48
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with C.J. Chenier

Accession No.: 
SA1-026

Phone interview with C.J. Chenier conducted in 1995;

00:50 - He was raised in Port Arthur by his mother;
01:20 - CJ knew his Dad and his music;
02:00 - Music he heard when growing up;
02:40 - How his began playing music - Clifton buying him a guitar, taking piano lessons, Saxophone in marching band;
04:20 - Starting bands of his own and paying with his dad;
05:30 - Joining Clifton's band;
08:40 - Learning to play zydeco music and the accordion - Clifton getting sick and continuing to play with Clifton's band after his death.
11:00 - The New Album coming out, "Too Much Fun"
13:50 - Talking about each song;
21:25 - The people to thank for the album;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Clifton Chenier,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
22:32
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Dalton Reed

Accession No.: 
SA1-027

Recorded circa 1990

01:20 - Comes from a religious musical background - Musical family members;
03:10 - Started out singing in a children's choir and then in his high school band;
03:45 - Joining high school marching band, high school stage band;
05:25 - Talks about bands he played with after his career got going;
07:35 - Jockey Etienne;
11:15 - Musical influences;
13:10 - The influence his brother (Johnny Reed) had on his music. The new album and explaining each song on the album;
18:00 - Rounder Records;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Creole, R&B, Rhythm and Blues, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
20:56
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Don Cravins

Accession No.: 
SA1-028

00:10 - Growing up on a farm in Mallet, LA;
01:00 - Speaking French growing up;
01:30 - How he got involved in Zydeco Music;
02:00 - Had many businesses liked to take a challenges;
02:30 - Started to do a Zydeco show on Z 106 (name of station at the time;)
04:30 - Discovering Zydeco Force at a trail ride;
05:45 - Zydeco TV Program - Zydeco Extravaganza;
08:00 - Zydeco bands he likes;
10:00 - Networking and meeting people, running for state senator.
14:50 - Talking about traditional Zydeco music;
15:30 - The young Zydeco musicians and the come back of Zydeco. Trail rides.
17:45 - His enjoyment of doing the radio show

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Creole, Zydeco, Politics, Radio
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Coverage Spatial: 
10/25/1987
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
18:59
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy part 1

Accession No.: 
SA1-029

Recorded circa 1984-85

01:00 - How he runs his accordion business and handles those who do not appreciate the culture;
02:00 - Selling Peavy merchandise in his store;
04:30 - His views on how music should be played and represented;
07:20 - How he runs his store - good service, good quality. No need for sales pitches;
13:00 - Cajun music being popular outside of Acadiana;
16:00 - Choosing to keep a low profile;
22:00 - Clifton Chenier;
26:30 - Feelings about recording in a studio and playing dances;
29:10 - Music he grew up listening to as a child.
30:00 - His father bought him an accordion at age 11, because Mark showed interest in Cajun music;
34:00 - Talking about modern Cajun music;
35:30 - Musical influences;
39:40 - New Country music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Music, Accordion
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, Marc Savoy, Ann Savoy
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
41:58
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy part 2

Accession No.: 
SA1-030

Recorded circa 1984-1985

00:10 - Mark's Grandparents did not speak English - learning to speak French with them;
02:05 - Comments on CODOFIL;
03:20 - High school experiences, did not fit in very well;
05:30 - College years;
07:20 - Beginning of his music playing career - Huey Meaux - Crazy Cajun Records;
10:25 - Realizing that his true talent was in his craftsmanship;
11:30 - This led him to a cross road to decided weather to purse a musical career or a career as a craftsman;
13:30 - The development of his skills as an accordion builder and how he learned/self taught the craft;
16:30 - What professional musicians look for in an accordion;
18:45 - Perfectionism vs. Cajun culture;
27:00 - Mark prefers to focus his energy and talents in the local community;
36:30 - Current musicians he admires;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Music, Accordion
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, Marc Savoy, Ann Savoy
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
44:27
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy part 3

Accession No.: 
SA1-031

Recorded circa 1984-1985

01:30 - The vision of Cajun music in the eyes of Non Cajuns even local people;
03:00 - Ann's first impression of Louisiana;
06:00 - The land they live on has been in their family for seven generations;
07:00 - Restoring their house;
07:55 - Ann's musical background and French background;
09:55 - Marc and Ann playing music together and how they complement each other;
12:50 - Ann's formal musical training;
15:00 - Ann talking about her book - reasons for writing it;
18:00 - What she learned about Cajun culture from writing her book;
20:20 - Ann's interactions with Cajun women;
24:30 - Ann's family's reaction to her moving to Louisiana
28:00 - Marc wants to stay home instead of going on the road;
29:00 - Ann talks about how she was accepted here immediately;
33:25 - Description of their music;
36:00 - How playing with a full band effects the sound of the music.
38:30 - Marc's experiences playing folk festivals outside of Louisiana
45:30 - What makes Cajun music and Louisiana attractive to others and why it should be maintained;
49:00 - The warmth in Cajun music and culture - nothing superficial;
52:30 - Marc talking about how he's satisfied with where he's at in his career;
55:40 - Clifton Chenier;
59:30 - Older Cajuns - Not necessarily well-educated, but were smart, talented and creative;
01:02:50 - Experience at a festival in Shreveport;
01:06:00 - Difference between a musician and a performer;
01:07:45 - Walking outside, describing some buildings on their property

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Music, Accordion
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, Marc Savoy, Ann Savoy
Coverage Spatial: 
Eunice, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:11:36
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interviews by Ben Sandmel - Hackberry Ramblers meeting with Eddie Shuler at Goldband Records

Accession No.: 
SA1-032

Contract negotiations at Goldband Records - Fall 1993

02:00 - Defamation of character - Eddie Shuler;
03:30 - Exclusivity clause with Goldband;
08:00 - Lease agreement, Eddie's issues with the Flying Fish contract
14:00 - Discussing contract with Flying Fish Records;
19:00 - Eddie isn't concerned with the contract with Flying Fish;
28:00 - Eddie arguing about "power of attorney;"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Music, Recording Studio
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Recording date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 1993
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
37:45
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel of Fernest and Dalton Arceneaux

Accession No.: 
SA1-033

Recorded in 1987

00:20 - Born and raised in Carencro - raised in Mouton Switch;01:10 - Musical and Family background;
04:00 - Ferdinand Arceneaux (Fernest's dad) Pete Duhon - Had a band with two accordions;
06:45 - Fernest and the Thunders;
09:20 - Zydeco regaining popularity;
10:30 - Young musicians in Zydeco music;
11:00 - Speaking French and the French language coming back;
12:50 - Songs on the new record;
15:30 - Popular modern music;
17:25 - Other musicians they admire.
18:40 - His description of Zydeco music;
20:00 - Family members playing music;
22:00 - Lil Buck Senegal;
25:00 - Learning music by ear;
26:30 - Describing Zydeco;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
27:52
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Floyd Soileau

Accession No.: 
SA1-034

Recorded in 1996

00:25 - First label he recorded under was Jin records (1957), recording the Boogie Kings and Rod Bernard;
01:10 - Creating Swallow Records;
02:00 - Going from recording Swamp Pop to Cajun, Creole, Zydeco music;
02:30 - Maison de Soul and Komaday labels;
03:00 - Flat Town Music - Publishing and Main Company Name;
03:30 - Reasons for recording under different labels;
05:30 - The basis of Flat Town records is to promote Louisiana music;
06:30 - State of Swamp Pop music;
10:00 - The late 50's and early 60's when Cajun music was in a lull;
12:15 - Younger Cajun musicians learning to sing in French and then learning to speak French - David Greely, Percy Boudreaux Jr.;
15:00 - The marriage of Cajun music and food;
15:10 - The movie the Big Easy and the influence it had on the culture;
18:00 - What draws people to South Louisiana music;
19:10 - Being punished for speaking French when Floyd was growing up;
19:50 - Musicians who have recorded or are recording with him - Lawrence Walker, Aldus Roger, Austin Pitre, Adam Hebert, Balfa Brothers, Pierre Daigle, Paul Daigle, Belton Richard;
22:30 - More about Belton Richard and his upcoming album;
24:30 - Terry Huval, Reggie Matte, Jambalaya, Tasso, Mamou Prairie Band, Basin Brothers, Balfa Toujours;
26:00 - Marketing, Licensing, Distribution - Europe becoming a major market for South LA traditional music;
26:30 - Zydeco music - Geno Delafose, Chris Ardoin, Rosie Ledet;
29:00 - Rockin' Sidney - Recording "Toot Toot" and going about getting the rights and payments set up;
30:00 - Rockin' Sidney purchasing a radio station in Lake Charles;
31:30 - Leasing "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot" to Epic Records and John Fogerty's version;
37:40 - Vinyl pressing plant burning down;
40:20 - Reviving the print pressing plant, graphic design;
42:00 - Floyd's Record Shop, Floyd's Wholesale Distributing;
42:40 - How he goes from recording at record to putting out the finished product;
45:00 - His wife and children getting involved in the business;
49:00 - Floyd's recording studios - The Back Door, Promised Land, Balfa Brothers, Ronnie Cole;
51:40 - Eddie Shuler;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Louisiana, Record Labels, Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel.
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
53:44
Cataloged Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers on NPR's World Cafe

Accession No.: 
SA1-035

Recorded in 1993

01:00 - Ron Levy - Gimme a Break (01:00);
06:20 - Johnny Cash and Chris Novaselic - Time of the Preacher (06:20);
10:02 - The Blasters - Border Radio
12:40 - Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway;
15:25 - La pointe aux pins;
16:00 - Hackberry Ramblers theme song;
17:30 - Band Introduction;
18:50 - Talking about mixing Cajun and Western Swing music;
19:30 - Introduction of electric guitar, R&B influence;
20:10 - Cajun Boogie;
23:00 - Talking about how they ran their amplifier off of the car;
25:20 - T'es petite est t'es mignon;
27:30 - Discussion about their day jobs

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Swing, Country, Music, Western Swing, Hillbilly
Creator: 
NPR
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel, David Dye
Coverage Spatial: 
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:10
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Jude Taylor

Accession No.: 
SA1-036

Recorded in 1990;

00:30 - Started out by singing in the church Choir and then going out to dances - Lil Buck, Guitar Gable, Paul Senegal;
01:15 - Followed Clifton Chinier and sitting in with him;
01:50 - Then he started following Buckwheat and worked with the band for a while;
02:50 - His inspiration for wanting to play the accordion -
03:45 - Within 3 months of learning the accordion, he knew a few songs
04:10 - Taught himself how to play - listening to records
04:45 - Influences - B.B. King, Johnny Taylor, Bobby Bland, Stevie Ray Vaughn;
05:20 - His son learning to play drums;
06:00 - Members of the band;
07:30 - His view of what caused Zydeco music to come back and his definition of Zydeco music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Creole, French, Zydeco, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel.
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
08:25
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interviews of Morris Ledet by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-037

Recorded in 1990;

00:30 - How he began playing Zydeco music;
03:00 - Lanice Ledet;
00:58 - Other types of music he listen to;
01:10 - Who he admires in music - Boozoo Chavis, Nathan Williams, John Delafose;
01:30 - Surprised to see how much Zydeco music has come back in recent years;
01:35 - Only plays diatonic accordion;
01:45 - Band Members - Ray Johnson, Perry Guillory, Wilson Alexander;
01:55 - Places they play;
02:30 - What he'd like to tell "the world" about Zydeco music

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Creole, French, Zydeco, Music,
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
03:00
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cainet 2 Shelf 1

Interviews of Robbie Mann by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-038

00:30 - The band members switching instruments during a set;
01:50 - Band members - Jeffery Broussard, Herbert Broussard, Shelton Broussard, Raymond Thomas, Kenneth Pierre August;
04:00 - He played in the high school band at Paul Breaux High School;
03:30 - Grew up partially in Lafayette;
04:35 - Played some Jazz music in California with a group working with Etta James;
05:30 - Played and learned from Rosco Chenier;
06:40 - Formation of Zydeco Force;
07:00 - Describes his Zydeco music as aggressive;
09:00 - Zydeco Force's music getting to Europe;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Zydeco, Creole, French, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
10:17
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Hackberry Ramblers interviewed by Studs Trekel

Accession No.: 
SA1-039

01:00 - Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon. Founded in 1933, been together for 60 years. Some families have been listening to them for 3 generations.
02:30 - "Hey La-bas" recorded in 1937;
05:45 - Recording for Chris Strachwitz in 1963;
07:00 - Started playing at the time when radios were just coming out;
08:30 - Ordered a "Public Address System" to play through so they could be heard across the dance halls;
11:00 - How Edwin and Luderin met and began playing together;
12:30 - "Une piastre ici, une piastre la-bas" - recorded in 1992 - written by Luderin Darbone;
16:30 - Experiences as children speaking French;
18:00 - Recording French songs for RCA Victor in New Orleans;
20:30 - Used the model A engine to run the amplifier and the reaction of the people;
22:45 - "Queue de tortue" (22:45);
26:00 - Began playing at the Silverstar as a way to make supplemental income;
28:40 - Playing music has kept them healthy;
31:50 - Dancing and Cajun music;
32:20 - Backing up Slim Whitman, Lefty Frizell;
34:30 - "Pipe Liner Blues" with Rodney Crowell;
39:40 - Differences between Creole and Cajun Music;
44:00 - Parents bought Luderin a fiddle at the age of about 10;
46:00 - Other members of the band;
48:10 - Theme Song;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
French, Cajun, Swing, Country, Music, Western Swing, Hillbilly
Creator: 
Studs Trekel, Ben Sandmel
Informants: 
Ben Sandmel
Coverage Spatial: 
Chicago, IL
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:56
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

Interview of Katie Webster by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-040

Recorded circa 1990

01:20 - How playing the European circuit came about;
03:00 - Traveling/playing with Otis Redding and his interest in her - Her name was never on Otis' recordings because she was under contract with J.D. Miller;
05:25 - Other records she played on - Sea of Love, Mathilda;
07:00 - Eddie Shuler, Trials she encountered in trying to record and prove herself;
09:20 - Moved to San Francisco to take care of her parents in the late 1970's;
10:00 - Her Father hid letters from Norbit Best from her until the time of his death;
13:00 - After her fathers death - Touring Europe;
15:00 - Alligator Records;
21:00 - Differences between recording and performing live 9;
23:00 - Traveling to Europe, Japan, Australia;
25:40 - Being homesick, Her second husband Earl Webster taught her a lot about playing music.
27:00 - Played on a few country songs - "Love is the Answer" - Tammy Wynette, Lazy Lester and Slim Harpo recordings;
28:30 - Uses her own musicians for recordings;
31:20 - What her children went through while she;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Ben Sandmel
Subject: 
Rhythm and Blues, R&B, Music
Creator: 
Ben Sandmel
Publisher: 
Ben Sandmel
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
32:08
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Original Format: 
Cassette
Digital Format: 
WAV
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 2 Shelf 1

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