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Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-001

Recording date unknown;

Unknown song;
Don't Wave Goodbye - Gene Faulk
Loneliest Man in the World - Willie Mallory;
I'm a Country Boy - Iry Lee Jackson;
Bye-bye, Little Angel - Elton Anderson;
Tall Tom - radio banter;
Highway Zydeco - "Bon Temps" St. Marie;
You're No Longer Mine;
Lean on Me - Willie Mallory;
Tall Tom - radio banter;
My Little Angel - The Royal Jokers;
Do the Best You Can

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:13
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-002

Unknown Song - Little Junior Parker;
It's Alright - Unknown artist
I Love You So - Elton Anderson - Lanor Records recorded at Cosimo's Studio;
Love Repairman - Donald Jacob;
Little Honey - Marvin and Johnny;
Hot Hot Lips - Ralph Prescott;
House of Love - Henry Hall and the Bellaires;
Move on Down the Line - unknown artist;
Unknown song - Earl Bostick;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
29.41
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-003

Tall Tom - Introduction;
Do You Remember Me - Jimmy Donley;
Gee Baby - Heartbeats;
Blow Wind, Blow - Frankie Four and the Heartbeats;
Tall Tom - radio banter;
The Ending of Love - The Heartbeats;
Love Letters - Huey Smith and the Clowns;
Baby, You're so Fine;
Baby Won't You Turn Me On;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana Music
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:08
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-004

Baby You're So Fine - Bobby Day and Willie Dixon;
Every Once In A While - Huey Smith and the Clowns;
Tall Tom;
At the Mardi Gras - Huey Smith and the Clowns;
Sack Dress - Lloyd Price;
I'm Boss;
Come on Home - The Bellaires;
Baby You Belong to Me - Huey Smith and the Clowns;
Driftin' Charlie; unknown song;
unknown song

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Middletown, CT
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:15
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Compilation of Rod Bernard Recordings

Accession No.: 
BE2-005

Correspondence enclosed with cassette dated January 21, 1991 from Shane Bernard to Larry Benicewicz

00:00 - Southland - The Boogie Kings;
02:15 - Lost Love - The Boogies Kings;
05:00 - Jambalaya - Rod Bernard;
07:00 - Linda Gail - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
09:13 - Little Bitty Mama - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
11:45 - Set Me Free - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
15:04 - All Night in Jail - Rod Bernard and the Twisters;
17:35 - A-2-fay - The Shondells;
19:53 - Boo-ray - The Shondells;
22:35 - Dear Buddy - Rod Bernard;
25:25 - Just a Little - Rod Bernard;
27:45 - Who Knows - Rod Bernard;
30:14 - Lonely Hearts Club - Rod Bernard;
32:38 - Little Mama - Rod Bernard;
35:05 - Cowboy Stew band rehearsal - Lil Buck Senegal on guitar, C.C. Adcock on guitar, Larry Jolivette on bass, Nat Jolivette on drumrs - "Baby, What you Want Me To Do," "Good Hearted Woman"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp Pop
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
42:36
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Drawer 71

Interview with Rod Bernard

Accession No.: 
BE2-006

00:00 - Getting started with Mercury records;
01:00 - "This Should Go On Forever" - Floyd Soileau not being able to keep up with orders;
02:00 - Working with Huey Meaux on distribution of "This Should Go on Forever;"
04:00 - Management contract with Bill Hall, discussion about Bill's various music business endeavors. Hall Records; Mentions of J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper,"
08:40 - Recording for Argo Records;
12:00 - Recording with Johnny and Edgar Winters;
14:40 - Beginning work at KVOL;
16:40 - Cutting "Colinda" for Bill Hall - discussing the successes of the record;
18:30 - Discussing the title "Swamp Pop" - John Broven;
19:15 - The Shondells with Skip Steward and Warren Storm, Carol Rachou, La Louisianne Records
20:50 - Jimmy Donley
23:15 - Discussion about drug abuse, burnout and retiring from performing;
25:00 - Discussing his tenures with KVOL and KLFY;
27:00 - "Boogie in Black and White" - album that Rod made with Clifton Chenier; Discussing Clifton's music and style;
30:00 - Returning to part-time public performances and potentially recording again;
37:00 - Awards - One award at Acadian Village, One award from the Times of Acadiana;
39:20 - Arbee Record Lable - Label that Carol Rachou and Rod made together;
42:45 - Going into treatment for substance abuse;
44:00 - Discussing his job at the station;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp Pop Music, South Louisiana, Oral History, Zydeco, Record Labels
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Rod Bernard, Shane Bernard
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:14
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview wth Rod Bernard

Accession No.: 
BE2-007

00:00 - Background information;
00:50 - Early musical influences, First guitar paid for by picking and shelling pecans;
02:30 - Playing on an amateur radio show - Sponsored by Red Bird Sweet Potatoes;
04:25 - Upgraded to a Harmony brand guitar;
05:40 - Musicians getting their starts very early in life;
05:30 - Playing with the Twisters - Mike Genovese, "This Should Go On Forever;"
07:45 - Bobby Charles influence on Rob
09:30 - Working at KSLO after school in high school;
11:40 - Guitar Gable and Bernard Jolievette "King Karl" - Recording "This Should Go On Forever" for Excello;
14:30 - Recording "This Should Go On Forever" - released on Jin;
15:30 - J.D. Miller recording songs and sending them to Excello to release what they felt would sell well;
18:50 - Cashbox and Billboard reviews of "This Should Go On Forever;"
19:45 - Chess Records, promotion of the record
24:45 - Bill Hall - Managing Rod;
27:45 - Recording in Nashville - Cliff Parmon, Boots Randolph, The Jordanairs, Grady Martin;
29:40 - Cutting "Colinda" at Bill Hall's studio, Sold 40,000-50,000 copies;
30:45 - Jack Clement - producer and engineer - adding a rock 'n roll feel to Cajun songs;
31:35 - "Fais do-do"
32:45 - Rod didn't want to cut "Colinda" - a lady across the street from the studio helped him with the French words;
33:50 - Kids being punished for speaking French at school. Rod never learned French when he was young, popularity of Cajun music over the years;
36:50 - Never wanted to play music for a living;
38:00 - Working at KLFY - Writing and producing tv commercials;
41:08 - Rod's "comeback;" Making a Country "flavored" album;
42:40 - "Sometimes I Talk in my Sleep"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp pop, South Louisiana Music
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Rod Bernard, Shane Bernard
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:51
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau

Accession No.: 
BE2-008

01:45 - Changes in the recording industry;
02:10 - Floyd's relation to Leo Soileau;
02:30 - Speaking about the town of Ville Platte;
03:45 - How Floyd got involved in recording - started out as a disc jockey with KVPI, opening a record store;
04:30 - Cajun records got Floyd into making recordings (1957); First recording was made at a house party;
05:20 - First Swamp Pop recordings - Boogie Kings, Rod Bernard and the Twisters, Tommy McLain;
06:55 - Rockin' Sidney - sent to Floyd from Eddie Shuler
08:00 - Early label - VeePee, Forming Swallow, Jin, Maison de Soul;
11:30 - Dave Allen - releasing his album;
14:20 - Johnny Winters, Sessions he was involved in at Bill Hall's studio;
17:00 - artists breaking contracts;
18:45 - Dego Rutledge - Bobby Charles recording for him
20:40 - Jivin' Gene;
22:00 - Floyd's recording studio - Mono and 2 track tape;
25:00 - Donnie Jacobs, Jerry Devillier "Booksack" playing harmonica on the record;
29:30 - Lil Bob and the Lollipops;
34:30 - Rod Bernard;
38:40 - Johnnie Allan;
44:30 - Flat Town Music;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp pop, South Louisiana Music, Record Labels
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Floyd Soileau
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:48
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-009

01:00 - Talking about his new 24 track console;
01:15 - Love Bug Pellerin;
04:10 - Background information;
07:00 - Managing a record store in Lake Charles;
08:30 - Joining the Hackberry Ramblers as a singer;
11:00 - Chicken wire between musicians and spectators at clubs;
14:00 - Mothers chaperoning daughters at dances;
16:25 - Singing in French but not being able to speak it;
17:00 - Early versions of the Hackberry Ramblers - Edwin Duhon, Luderin Darbonne, Cheek? Widcamp, ?? Gentry, Johnny Fab
19:00 - Ramblers on KPLC radio, Producing advertisements;
24:00 - Leaving the Ramblers, moving to Houston and trying to start a new band;
25:45 - Moving back to Lake Charles, forming the Reveliers;
26:30 - Forming Goldband Records
28:15 - Meeting Iry Lejeune - First time Eddie had seen an accordion;
29:25 - Eddie reprimanded for putting Iry on the radio;
31:40 - Producing Iry Lejeune's records - 24 78 rpm records; Reissuing Iry's recordings
34:45 - Pressing plants Eddie used;
38:00 - Recording process before the studio was built;
40:30 - Boozoo Chavis, Sidney Brown
42:00 - Zydeco music
43:00 - Hiring Classie Ballou to plaly with Boozoo, Discussion about Boozoo's recording sessions
46:35 - Folkstar Record Label

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:02:06
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-010

00:00 - Starting the Folkstar label;
01:00 - How he was separating artists between Goldband and Folkstart labels;
01:40 - Starting Goldband Records;
02:55 - Cookie and the Cupcakes;
04:55 - Phil Philips - "Sea of Love;"
05:45 - George Khoury - Publishing company that George and Eddie started but never used;
06:30 - Publishing companies - Eddie's first publishing company - K-Mar; Fort Knox Publishing, TEK Publishing;
09:45 - Rockabilly Music;
12:15 - Katie Webster - discussing her early session work with Barbara Lynn;
15:00 - Rockin' Sydney - Eddie cut 156 sides with him through the 60's, Sydney changing to playing the accordion;
17:00 - Eddie expanding his studio to 16 track capability;
18:55 - "Juke Boy" Bonner - Hitch hiking to Lake Charles from California "I Can't Hardly Keep From Crying;"
19:40 - Jimmy Wilson;
22:20 - Hop Wilson - Rhythm and Blues played on lapsteel guitar
24:10 - Guitar Jr. - "Family Rules;"
27:00 - Why many artists were gravitating to recording for Eddie over others;
28:00 - Bill Parker, Miss Peggy, Ole Yvonne;
30:25 - Don Pierce;
30:00 - Respect that Eddie has built - talking about his legacy, Wayne Shuler;
43:50 - Missing out on recordings because he was out of town. Rod Bernard - "This Should Go On Forever" and J.P. Richardson "Chantilly Lace"

Sea of Love;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:59
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-011

00:00 - Eddie makes statement to Wayne Shuler - naming Wayne as successor to Goldband / TEK companies:
01:30 - Eddie talking about not wanting to work for other people;
02:55 - Eddie's thoughts on how to be successful in the record business - approaching big companies; finding artists; leasing songs
08:50 - Zydeco music
10:00 - Speaking about the longevity of any given artist;
13:25 - Conversation between Eddie and Wayne - Wayne discussing his vision for Goldband's future:
16:30 - Record collectors;
17:15 - Goldband being known for Cajun and Zydeco genres;
18:50 - Finding the right song for a particular artist
19:05 - Goldband Blues releases - market for Blues genre;
20:30 - Record labels overextending themselves and going into debt
23:30 - Market for Country music - tough market to break into;
26:30 - Herman G., Rockin' Sidney;
29:30 - Management business, working with other labels and distributors;
34:20 - Hackberry Ramblers - prestige for the label - Issues with Luderin Darbonne not wanting to work with Goldband;
38:50 - Finding a select group of artists to work with and push
43:00 - Existing catalogue; selling lesser-known artists;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:39
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-012

00:30 - Skip Dowers, Herman Gee;
03:35 - Boozoo Chavis - His momentum and following;
06:15 - Gulf War - effects on the business;
08:00 - Younger demographic;
08:45 - Eddie's thoughts on female musicians;
13:00 - Issues with being in Lake Charles / Louisiana;
15:15 - Robert "Bobby" Parker;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
17:47
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-013

**Explicit language**

00:00 - Wayne says he's looking forward to working with his dad;
02:30 - White blues
03:00 - Kerri Gregory;
03:15 - Eddie's commentary on Wayne's issues with patience;
06:45 - Working with others, Compromising;
08:00 - Wayne things Eddie is difficult to work with
09:00 - end of track - Long argument between Eddie and Wayne;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Stringband
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Recording date: 
Saturday, December 1, 1990
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:18
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-014

**Explicit language**

00:00 - Continued discussion about Kerri Gregory;
01:15 - More of Eddie's commentary on women musicians, Jo-El Sonnier;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:12
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie and Wayne Shuler

Accession No.: 
BE2-015

Copy of BE2-013

**Explicit language**

00:00 - Wayne says he's looking forward to working with his dad;
02:30 - White blues
03:00 - Kerri Gregory;
03:15 - Eddie's commentary on Wayne's issues with patience;
06:45 - Working with others, Compromising;
08:00 - Wayne things Eddie is difficult to work with
09:00 - end of track - Long argument between Eddie and Wayne;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Record Label
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Eddie Shuler and Wayne Shuler
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
30:46
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Warren Storm - Live Music Performance And Interview

Accession No.: 
BE2-016

00:00 - "At the Ball Tonight;"
04:55 - Moving from J.D. Miller to Huey Meaux's label - Sincere Records;
06:20 - Session work for Carol Rachou - Dale and Grace, Bobby Charles, Jewel and the Rubies, Eddy Raven;
08:15 - "Troubles, Troubles" - Regional popularity, played shows with Johnny Cash around that time;
09:00 - Billboard ratings for "Mama Mama" and "Prisoner Song;"
09:40 - Band members and session musicians - Rocket Morgan, Bobby McBride, Ryan and Al Ferrier, Katie Webster;
12:20 - Warren played on the album that Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier made in 1976;
13:10 - Recordings made with Happy Fats, Doc Guidry, Al Terry;
14:00 - Rebel label - Marty Collins - Baton Rouge discjockey;
15:20 - Rockin' Sydney - 1984 album on Maison de Soul;
16:00 - Other genres of music Warren likes, his drumming style, brushes, auxiliary percussion;
17:20 - J.D. Miller used 2-track recording until the mid-60's;
18:25 - J.D. Miller's pay for session musicians, long sessions
20:00 - Modernization of recording in South Louisiana, overdubbing;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Swamp pop; Music, Live Performance, Record labels, Recording Sessions
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Warren Storm
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26:40
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Live Performance by Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BE2-017

Warren Storm - Drums and Vocals, Willie T. - Sax and Vocals, Lynn August - Piano and Vocals

00:00 - "I'm Gonna Miss You"
05:30 - "Let's Do the Twist"
10:25 - House of the Rising Sun;
14:27 - Mississippi Bullfrog;
17:50 - Sea of Love;
22:40 - Jalapeno Lena;
27:20 - You Could Make It;
33:20 - Jolie Blond;
37:55 - Seven Days;
43:40 - Please Forgive Me

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Warren Storm; Swamp Pop; Music, Live Performance
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Warren Storm
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:44
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BE2-018

00:00 - Forming Lil Band of Gold - C.C. Adcock and Steve Riley talked Warren into joining a jam session
02:20 - David Egan, Richard Comeau joining the jam
03:20 - First Lil Band of Gold CD
03:45 - List of gig locations;
08:20 - Band members - Dave Ranson, David Greely, Kenny Bill Stinson;
10:00 - Small talk
12:00 - Talking about the song "I Don't Wanna Know;"
12:30 - Discussing a recent concert;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Swamp Pop; South Louisiana Music
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Warren Storm
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
14:17
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Tommy McCalin with Warren Storm in the Background

Accession No.: 
BE2-019

00:00 - Lil Bob and the Lollipops;
01:45 - Background information - Born in Jonesville, LA, grew up in Pineville;
02:30 - The Crystals, Early gigs in Baton Rouge;
03:50 - Meeting Jack Horner and the Flames, E & E Club in Alexandria
04:50 - Birthday is 3/15/1940, Mentions that Warren Storm, Bobby Charles, Huey Meaux, Johnny Allan, Tommy are all Pisces;
5:30 - W.M. Smith - Clubowner who put The Roller Coasters to work. Tommy was playing with them at the time;
07:40 - The Roller Coasters split, Joining the Boogie Kings with Clint West
08:20 - Leroy's Lounge in Alexandria;
09:10 - Recording and release of "Sweet Dreams"
12:00 - Boogie Kings - issues within the band and eventual split;
14:00 - Joining Ray Brown Booking and hitting the road, Dick Clark Caravan of Stars;
16:00 - Tax Issues, popularity falling, drugs and money;
16:40 - "No Tomorrows Now"
18:30 - Mule Train Band - Sheraton Town House gig and Hollywood connections, Movie with Paul Newman;
23:10 - Freddie Fender covering one of Tommy's songs; Touring with Freddie
25:15 - Playing with his sons;
28:00 - Bad times and good times;

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Benicewicz, Larry
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South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
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Larry Benicewicz
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Tommy McClain
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Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Lazy Lester

Accession No.: 
BE2-020

Mid 1950s bands with John Jackson (guitar), Sonny Martin (piano and vocals), band name was Eddie Hudson and the Bossa Novas; Lazy Lester utility man- 13 piece band with other band members were Charlie Adams, June Adams, Jack Charles King, Donald Bates.
Gigs in high schools, bars, auditoriums
White clubs loading in through back doors- staying on the band stand;
Johnny Allan;
studio musicians- Merton Thibodaux, Katie Webster, UJ Meaux, Carol Fran, Lionel Prevost, Warren Storm, Tal "Pop-P" Miller, Jockey Ettienne,
Played Pink Corner Club (Hope and Harrop) and Blue Gardenia in Rayne with Guitar Gable.
Band mates: Big John and Lazy Lester and the Rhythm Rockers; eventually became the 13 Cases- could split into two bands and play high school dances while other group play "wine joints"
John Jackson lost his eye in a bull dozer accident;
Baton Rouge to Rayne bus ride- met with Lightning Slim to record in Crowley;
Harmonica- recorded because he was hanging around the studio; Tuned Lightning Slim's guitar and recorded "Sugar Plum"
Recording for Exello records; different records
Big band ;
Tours with Lonesome Sundown; Chicago, Cleveland, Rome, Georgia, Polka Dot Slim, Mr. Calhoun
"Sunny Side of Love";
tap dancing;
gigging with famous guys;
day jobs;
recording the blues;
blues records;
moving about;
book discrepancies;
touring Europe;
festivals;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
blues; swamp pop;
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lazy Lester
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Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Lazy Lester

Accession No.: 
BE2-021

Lazy Lester played Jazz Fest four times;
Travels and tours
Elvis and his travels; safety belt on a bed:
Money in writing books? writing books;
Harry Oster recordings
"Smokey Babe" recording session at Saturday Dotson's house
Scotlandville- Jenkins family musicians
Band crash house in Crowley- Nappy Brown, etc.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
blues; swamp pop
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lazy Lester
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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7:49
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Interview with "Big" Al Carson

Accession No.: 
BE2-022

History of playing at the Funky Pirate- eight years
Steve Yoakim Dog Packs Maison de Bourbon- Dixieland band
Spike Jones revival theater run six weeks Masonic Temple Cultural Center
Born New Orlean- Alton Carlton 10/2/1953
Mom church singer in gospel choirs
Played trumpet- one of first music students at William O Rodgers elementary school - early 1960s walk to Phyllis Wheatly- music teacher Guy Leer
Tuba from Junior High to College at Xavier
Walter Payton taught private lessons- bass lessons at Xavier
musical education- Booker T Washington High School orchestra- tuba player got to play ahead with older orchestras
playing in the street- Doc Paulin band;
Xavier University band;
Sunday gigs;
Snap Bean Band;
overseas festivals;
Walter Payton's show;
Magnolia and Camellia Brass Bands;
R&B and blues;
Europe; the internet;
New Orleans Heartbreakers;
new C. D.s;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
blues; swamp pop
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
"Big" Al Carson
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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46:56
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Interview with 'Big' Al Carson

Accession No.: 
BE2-023

Touring in US
Discussion of discography- Magnolia Brass Band, The Heartbreakers, The Blues Masters featuring Al Carson-Live at the Funky Pirate; Eagle Brass Band-tuba: Olympia Brass Band, Spirit of New Orleans Brass Band, Riverwalk Jazz Band,
plays Santa Clause at the Riverwalk 8 years
Latest CD- "Take Your Drunk Ass Home"
controversial photo;
Santa Clause;
movie and commercial work;
Funky Pirate gig;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
music; blues; swamp pop
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
"Big" Al Carson
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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16:56
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Interview with Clarence "Jockey" Etienne

Accession No.: 
BE2-024

Interview with George Khoury - recatalog

Clarence
born 11/22/1935 in St. Martinville
bugle player at school- parade
rode horse with his dad- that is why his nickname is 'Jockey';
Victor Jordan- first band late 1940s
JD Miller "Laka lai, Lakai Lai"
met Guitar Gabriel added drums
Joe Simon after Guitar Gabriel late 1950s
local agent Charles Carter
played Leo's Rendezvous- New Iberia
toured with Solomon Burke after "He'll Have to Go"
Bobby Powell
Rodney and the All-Stars
in 1976 joined Fernest Arceneaux and the Thunders until July 1989
Blues Unlimited label;
Shelton Skerrett recording Fernest
JJ Callier in the studio
Bobby Price and Gene Morris recordings
Creole Zydeco Farmers
European tours: Germany, Holland (Festival in Utrecht), Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, 1991, 1993, 1994
tour in states:Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City,
photos;
band mates;
new C.D.;
Jazz Fest;
Fernest;
Memphis

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Clarence "Jockey" Etienne
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Kenny "Tibbs" Thibodeaux

Accession No.: 
BE2-025

0:00- Early love of music- singer as child- grandfather had orchestra- Big Band swing
1:30- Full name Ken Thibodeaux
2:00- born Youngsville 7/17/1942- moved to Lafayette
2:30- first band; Alvin Dugas 1958 played guitars: Alvin and the Chipmunks- played bass- too young to drive
4:00- Belvedere Club in Delcambre- played there 12 years
6:00- Willie T played sax, Willie and the Jokers- Willie Trahan- Kenny played bass and sang; ten years- moved on to other bands: Jimmy Newman, Boogie Kings
8:00- the sound;- six pieces tenor and alto sax, bass
9:00- 1960 started covering soul, blues, South LA rock
10:40- recording 1961 "I Promise" at JD Miller's studio for Charles Rutledge at Viking Records
11:30- KVOL radio play led to local popularity
13:30- controversy with songs and writers and distributors
15:00- Viking Records owner
16:00- "I'm Still Alone" and "The Worm"- Rod Bernard DJ at KVOL
17:00- 7 Seas/Bayou Club, Forrest Club, Boundary Club - band before midnight then a band after: Warren Storm, Cookie and the Cupcakes
18:30: CJ Broussard formed super band: Rhythm Masters: Pouchie Benoit (guitar), John Smith (sax), etc. lasted 8 or 9 months
19:40- Pouchie Benoit and John Smith- played with Jokers one year- CJ Broussard call liquor board to stop gigs
21:00- JD Miller warehouse
21:30- Bobby Charles covers 1964 in Ville Platte with Solieau
22:15: 1974 last recording "Little Girls Grow Up too Fast"
23:30- played music as second job all along starting 1958, married 1963
24:30- have to book in advance- no unions, verbal agreements to set price
25:45: tough during oil bust
25:45: small clubs around Lafayette: OST in Rayne on Saturday nights, River Club in Mermentau on Friday, Martinez Club in Morse 8:30-12:30 then two miles away, 1-5 Town and Country in Riceville (8-30-12:30 Cajun older crowd, 1-5), Leonville till 12:30 the Boo-Boo's 2-5 after Johnnie Allan;
27:30- Top End now 9-2 then to work at 7:30am
28:30- Current band- Mike Leger (guitar), always The Jokers- after Willie T left, changed to Kenny and the Jokers
29:45- 7 nights a week at Acadiana Motor Lounge (Fox Trap) in New Iberia; Cajun Wharf at hotel, replaced by hard rock crowd
31:15- Now at Four Seasons in Lafayette- Top End for afternoon gigs
32:30- new six nights a week gig while things are slow but hard to do with real jobs
34:00- bar owner tries to control band song choices and timing- how to gauge dance crowd
35:15- no jokes from stage- even though band is Jokers
36:00- Carencro bar: Cajun Country: 1950s review with costume changes helped him become entertainer- not fun to watch people sit and stare at the band
37:00- Benicewicz gigs; article soon
39:00- Bobby Charles tried to take Memories book
39:30-: Austin (band member with Johnnie Allan before)
40:00- photo descriptions
42:30 Roy Perkins- Riff Raffs, Tramps George Arceneux
43:15- 3 Piece band- two guitar and drums
45:30- shortening name- JD miller suggested Thibs from Thibodeaux- full name Henry Kenneth Thibodeaux

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Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Kenny Tibbs
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Lynn August

Accession No.: 
BE2-026

0:00 - background information- born in Lafayette
1:00 - blind from birth- parents supportive of music
2:00 - early musical experiences- Mom bought piano records: Johnny Ace, Ray Charles, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino
2:30 - family entertainer- sang and played harmonica
3:00 - practiced drums on washtub while other kids played guitar
3:45 - Dad managed kid band- got first gig when drummer wasn't able: sang 1958 song Willie West: "Did you have fun?"
7:00 - joining a band- Buckwheat on keys, piano accordion in early band- nickname given
7:30 - gigs- Dad managed band, Wednesday night in New Iberia until people caught on- then Saturday nights: "Little August"
9:30 - 1959 Lafayette Club- piano players every night Rolling Dice (3 nights) and Fats Junior (3 nights)
11:00 - Esquerita (Eskew Reeder)- special Friday night guest- something from outer space- had played New Orleans- started playing with Esquerita- Abbeville first, then New Orleans
learned funk from New Orleans records
13:45 - Jay Nelson- 1961 to 1963 needed a temporary drummer- three piece horn section- New Orleans R&B
15:30 - state school for the blind in Baton Rouge- boarding school- certain age to play music- Henry Butler was his roommate- quit at 8 years old
18:00 - learned braille 1975/1976, later learned to read/write braille music and composition
20:00 - formed band with Buckwheat in Lafayette
20:30 - Eskew Reeder told him to play piano- said he got Little Richard on piano; wanted to play with foot pedals- Dad traded painting job for organ
22:30 - 1965 bought Hammond B3, later Wurlitzer electric piano
23:00 - weekend gigs, band having a tough time- approached to play for $300 a week for four nights @ 17 years old
25:00 - St. Martinsville- Beano's Club; week nights slower, but weekends packed at $2 a head
27:30 - had new car and a live-in chauffer
28:00 - four piece band- every other Saturday at Slim's Y-Ki Ki
28:30 - band drama; car and trailer vandalized and broke up the band 1970- started with drum machine
29:00 - hotel gigs- six nights a week- 1976- stayed six weeks at a time in one place
30:00 - 1976 gospel and choirs; popular and very busy- multiple churches and choir- correspondence courses to read
31:15 - Lynn August Trio with female singer
32:00 - JD Miller wanted more of a swamp pop sound- 1963 "Little Red Rooster" and "Let Them Talk" at La Louisiane, then at JD Miller's- session musician at Miller's
35:00 - 1974 recorded record at Floyd Solieau's- "Sick and Tired" and "If You Love Me"- done with JD Miller
36:30 - late 1977 rub board played with Marcel Dugas playing zydeco- could keep job at church- until 1979
38:00 - 1979 back to work in lounges and more involved at church- until 1981-82 oil industry crashed
39:00 - making a deal with the wife- help her through school and then he could do what he wanted
40:00 - 1987-1989 six nights a week in small clubs / supper clubs
41:45 - built studio in 1988 20 digital 4 analog tracks DAT tape
43:30 - signed with Blacktop Records playing zydeco
44:30 - 1988 "Party Time" on Maison de Soul Helping Morris Francis with a recording
46:30 - singles

Language: 
English
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Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lynn August
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Lafayette, LA
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Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Lynn August

Accession No.: 
BE2-027

00:00 - Keyboard patches for sounds on zydeco recording
01:00 - Bought piano accordion from Mark Savoy- $2200 and played day and night
03:00 - difference in piano and accordion
04:00 - picked up accordion at session jam and played that day
04:30 - Clifton Chenier- preserve his sound- not impersonate
05:00 - bought accordion June 1989 and October 1989 in Florida January 1990 already on tour playing accordion
06:00 - recording zydeco album- September 1989
07:00 - Recording at La Louisiane zydeco band;
07:30 - The Big Shoot Out on Rounder Records recorded at El Sid O's 1991
08:30 - Creole Cruiser on Blacktop Records with Rodney Bernard, George Porter, Sammy Brophette on keys, Selwin Cooper guitar, Carmen Jacob
10:00 - Jure/Lala style acapella 1990
12:00 - Tours: New York City, Boston, Chicago,
13:00 - Eric Clapton, Johnny Winters, Stevie Ray Vaughn came to shows
14:00 - Festival gigs
15:00 - West coast tour coming up
15:30 - 1991, 1992 European tours

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
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Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lynn August
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Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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19:24
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Interview with Peter Thompson

Accession No.: 
BE2-028

00:00 - Background information;
00:30 - Born 4/24/1947,in Oxford, England- currently 46 years old
01:00 - Musical influences from older brother's records (three years older)- Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, London/Decca labels
02:15 - Guitar playing skiffle (guitar, washboard, tea chest string bass)
03:00 - The Outcasts- had a hard time finding practice space: cheap acoustic, then Burns electric guitar
04:00 - Played for school functions, then US Air Force bases Upper Heyford and Glouster. Introduction to the US on bases
05:22 - playing bass in early sixties, covers, talent contest, etc.
06:00 - Four piece rock band covering Chuck Berry, etc.
07:00 - School functions and clubs
07:30 - Manager had driving school and the band used his cars to move equipment- still as The Outcasts
09:00 - Opened for The Big Three, Eric Delany Band, TV talent contest on "Ready, Steady, Go!" TV show, Screaming Lord Sutch
10:30 - Band broke up, discovered blues around 1965
11:30 - More interested in blues than Beatles pop
12:00 - Marble Arch and Sue record labels for blues
13:30 - Bought tape recorder and started recording and working on songs- fascinated with taping
14:30 - Marriage at 20 or 21 in 1968/1969- met wife at a gig
15:00 - Brother working in New Jersey, so they came over to see the US, stay with brother and see what happens
17:00 - Visited Canada to stay legal- might stay a year- lived in Toronto a while;
18:37 - Acme Blues Band in Toronto- friend Brian Wickham (vocals and harmonica) who played lots of records for him
20:15 - Ed's had deep record collection
20:45 - Working in retail
22:00 - Played smaller clubs in Toronto; Hawk's Nest, Le Coq d'Or
24:00 - Mike Levine from Triumph, The Band rehearsed across from the shop in a club- got to know them
26:00 - Moved back to England (1979) for a break, then started to set up a studio
27:30 - Interested in Reggae, so went to the West Indies: Antigua, Jamaica, Trinidad-
29:00 - Wife, Diana, cut hair to pay rent while he hung out with other musicians
30:00 - Island transportation- airfare then
31:00 - Grenada to England
31:30 - Culture shock after time in Canada
32:00 - Jamaican artist Jason Barnes was first to record- in Mad Professor's studio in Brixton- dub
33:45 - Set up own studio in Redding 1984- basement of house is studio- 16 tracks
35:30 - Recorded project with members of Status Quo, singer songwriters and local band demos
38:00 - now working remixing
40:30 - 1988 Jazz Festival New Orleans visit- someone told him about Floyd's Record store in Ville Platte bought Charles Mann- "Walk of Life"
44:00 - Wrote to Lee Lavergne at Lanor Records about licensing and make an album of Charles Mann

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
England, Music, Rhythm and Blues, Dub, Swamp Pop, South Louisiana, Record Labels, Jazz Fest
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Peter Thompson
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Interview with Peter Thompson

Accession No.: 
BE2-029

Peter Thompson speaks about the start of Zane Records

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Peter Thompson
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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27:10
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Interview with Lee Lavergne

Accession No.: 
BE2-030

00:55 - Background information, Born Dec 10, 1932,
01:40 - Early exposure to Cajun Music - Amedé Ardoin, Joe Falcon, Aldus Roger, Nathan Abshire,
02:50 - Eddie Shuler - Iry LeJeune recordings. He also made one recording in Houston;
03:35 - Radio programs - Nathan Abshire was on the radio every Thursday afternoon;
04:10 - Lee always had an interest in music, but never played much.
04:35 - Sold seeds to buy his first guitar
05:30 - Talks to another person (unknown) in the room. He played with Lawrence Walker.
06:30 - Johnnie Allan leaving Lawrence Walker's band and taking several members;
07:15 - Lee says he really liked Nathan Abshire and Hank Williams;
08:30 - Lee leaving for the service - changes in the music while he was gone;
09:00 - Good Rockin' Bob - Camille Bob, Cookie and the Cupcakes;
10:00 - Racial issues at live music shows back in the 50s and 60s;
10:55 - Lanor Records started in 1960. Lee talks about recording music, first reel to reel tape machine;
12:10 - Used Floyd Soileau's, J.D. Miller's, Cosimo Matassa's, Huey Meaux's studios
13:00 - Lee says it was tough to get good session musicians;
13:40 - First releases - Shirly and Alphée Bergeron, Elton Anderson;
15:30 - Goldband's release of Sugar Bee - others trying to release French Rock 'n Roll records
16:30 - Talking about various musicians - Duke Stevens, Elton Anderson,
19:30 - King Karl / Guitar Gable songs - "This Should Go On Forever," "Irene"
21:00 - Lee started his own studio in 1982;
21:25 - Charles "Drifting Charles" Tyler, Lloyd Renault, Classie Ballou; Elton Anderson,
24:25 - Phil Phillips,
26:15 - Classie Ballou release circa 1980;
27:10 - Robbie Robinson;
28:45 - Maw-Maw Theriot - In Angola;
29:25 - Charles Mann - Talking about first recordings and musical style;
35:15 - Jim Olivier

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Record Label
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lee Lavergne
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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38:41
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Interview with Camille Bob

Accession No.: 
BE2-031

00:30 - Other musicians in family - Second cousin to Clifton Chenier
01:30 - Background information - born in Arnaudville, Started his band in 1958;
03:10 "Take it Easy, Katie" and "Little One" - Recording he made for Eddie Shuler. Katie Webster played piano
05:00 - Lil Bob and the Lollipops; bands and members - Morris Francis
06:30 - Recordings - Went from Goldband, to La Louisianne, to Jin;
07:10 - "I Got Loaded;" - Writer credits
10:30 - Hits for Jin -"I Don't Wanna Cry;"
11:25 - Band Personnel - John Perrodin, Morris Francis
12:45 - Driftwood Lounge - Northgate Mall
14:00 - Played Zydeco tunes occasionally;
14:30 - Acadiana Studio - Studio Camille was trying to start with some other musicians;
15:30 - Talking about his name;
17:30 - Hairspray - Movie that Larry provided music for;
18:50 - Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. - played in Camille's band for 4 years

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Camille Bob
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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22:06
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Interview with Guitar Gable

Accession No.: 
BE2-032

00:05 - Working with Camille Bob "Lil Bob;"
00:40 - Back in the business - First show at Festival International in 1995 with C.C. Adcock, Rod Bernard, King Karl;
02:00 - Gigs - Swampwaters in Lafayette, Tiffany's in Opelousas, Washington Campground, Paul's Playhouse in Sunset;
03:30 - Situation with an impostor in Lafayette;
04:40 - Background information - Father played accordion and harmonica, speaks French;
06:10 - Learning to play guitar - Talks about his first Gene Autry guitar;
07:00 - Family members who play music;
08:10 - House parties;
09:20 - First professional gigs - Had to have a guardian to play at clubs when he was young;
12:00 - Joining with Bernard Jolivette "King Karl"
14:50 - Guitar Gable and the Swingmasters
15:45 - Forming his own band - Guitar Gable and The Musical Kings featuring King Karl;
17:25 - Clarence "Jockey" Etienne - Making the "Congo Mambo" beat;
18:15 - Recording for Eddie Shuler and J.D. Miller;
21:00 - Producers getting songwriting credits for songs other people wrote;
22:45 - Clarence "Jockey" Etienne
24:00 - Vidrine Studio;
24:55 - Moonlilght Inn, Evangeline Club, Southern Club, Youth Center in Eunice, Clover Club;
27:00 - Studio musician for J.D. Miller
27:50 - Hits that he had
28:40 - Contract with J. D. Miller; Sales for "This Should Go On Forever," continued discussions about issues with J.D. Miller
33:45 - Playing with Lil Bob;
35:00 - Adjusting to changes in music when he came out of the army;
37:45 - Racism problems and playing white clubs;
39:45 - The Outcasts - Band with some school band directors - reading music;
41:30 - Stopped playing in the 1980s;
46:45 - Rod Bernard - "This Should Go On Forever;"
50:50 - Musicians in the family;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues, French
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Guitar Gable
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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52:09
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Interview with Isaac "Big Ike" Martin; Interview with Mel Melton

Accession No.: 
BE2-033

00:00 - Background information;
01:00 - Early exposure to music - Aunts were singers at church;
01:45 - Talent show that he won in school;
02:55 - The Episodes, changing name of the band to Lake City Show Band in 1976 - repertoire;
05:00 - Opening for bigger acts - Aretha Franklin, Bobby Blue Bland
05:45 - Clubs they played at - Paul's Auditorium, Jones' Flying Fox,
06:45 - White clubs;
07:30 - Only sang, never played instruments in his bands;
08:00 - Recordings made with the Lake City Show Band;
09:30 - J.D. and Mark Miller - Mastertrak Studio and Label
17:20 - Playing casino shows;
19:30 - Magic City Club, The In Crowd Club ;
27:00 - Playing Zydeco music - Cacean Ballou, Classie's daughter, plays accordion for Isaac;
25:00 - Eddie Shuler
27:40 - Plaisance Zydeco Festival - Not being booked for the Festival
28:15 - Playing with Wayne Toups
29:20 - Band Lineup - Cacean Ballou, Joe Orsot, Shelton Dixon
32:20 - Artists he's backed - Bobby Blue Bland, Johnny Taylor, Benny Wright, Buddy East,

34:05 - Another interview starts - Unknown person, possibly Mel Melton
34:38 - Playing for Zachary Richard;
35:00 - Playing in Colorado when Zachary Richard wasn't working;
37:30 - Having trouble learning to play the accordion, sticking with playing the harmonica
40:00 - Reaction to original material
41:00 - Quitting "Bayou Rhythm" after getting married;
44:45 - Retiring in Chicago;
47:00 - Returning to playing music;
50:00 - Talking about his new band and new release

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Duration: 
52:09
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Interview with Guitar Gable

Accession No.: 
BE2-034

00:00 - Background information - Born in Belleview;
00:45 - Musicians in the family - Father played accordion, several of his brothers played. Oliver and Charles played fiddle;
04:45 - Started to play professionally at 16;
11:15 - Recording for J.D. Miller - "Congo Mambo," "Irene;"
11:55 - King Karl
12:30 - Royalities "Life Problem," "This Should Go On Forever;"
15:10 - Left J.D. Miller in 1960, Joined the army
16:00 - British invasion;
16:40 - Playing with The Directors from 1971-1975 and Lil Bob and the Lollipops from 1976-1980; The Outcasts;
20:00 - Clubs he played with Lil Bob - Evangeline Club, Southern Club, Roof Garden, Signorelli's;
24:15 - Military service;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Guitar Gable
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Duration: 
26:39
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Louisiana Hot Stuff Radio Show with Buddy King

Accession No.: 
BE2-035

**All songs are edited into short fragments

00:00 - Clifton Chenier - "We're Gonna Party." Live at the 1984 San Francisco Blues Festival;
02:45 - Interview with C.J. Chenier about Clifton - "Bow Legged Woman;"
04:30 - Irma Thomas - "Break Away;"
05:25 - Charles Mann - "Red, Red Wine;"
06:30 - Wayne Toups - "Sweet Jolene;"
08:15 - Zachary Richard - "Zydeco Party;"
10:00 - Mamou - "Jolie Blonde;"
11:50 - Cookie and the Cupcakes - "Matilda;"
13:05 - Beausoleil - "Colinda;"
14:18 - Rod Bernard - "Colinda;"
16:20 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry - "You Gonna Need Somebody Someday;"
17:28 - Buckwheat Zydeco - "Hot Tamale Baby;"
18:58 - Boozoo Chavis - "La butte de chiens"
21:00 - Uncle Ned's Joke;
22:00 - Professor Longhair

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Swamp Pop Music, Rhythm and Blues, Cajun, Zydeco
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Duration: 
24:06
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Audio
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16 bit
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44.1k
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Interview with Hammond Scott

Accession No.: 
BE2-036

00:00 - Background information - Born in Alexandria, May 1950;
01:40 - Talks about clubs that had good music scenes going - Shep's in Mansura, Pelican Club in Marksville, Purple Peacock
02:45 - His siblings had alot of records at home when he was growing up. A friends' dad had a Jukebox company, so they would get used records
03:45 - Always had blues records around while growing up.
05:40 - Buddy King - Broke Tommy McClain';
06:15 - Parents didn't have any musical background
07:20 - How he became involved with recording music;
09:00 - Older blues musicians reemerging, collecting old records;
11:25 - Booking and traveling with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown;
18:00 - Recording; producing; mixing;
21:30 - Most important thing a producer can do is get the best performance from the band and have a good engineer in the control room;
24:00 - Band chemistry in the studio;
26:30 - Changes in how he mixes records
28:45 - Working as a graphic designer
30:00 - Work after Gatemouth with the D.A. and going back to law school. Starting Blacktop Records while in law school;
34:30 - Rounder Records became their distributor;
34:45 - Artists recorded for Blacktop - Johnny Reno, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ronnie Earl. Discovering other blues bands;
43:00 - Big Jesse Yawn;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music; Rhyth and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Hammond Scott
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
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Duration: 
47.10
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Interview with Hammond Scott

Accession No.: 
BE2-037

00:10 - Maison de Soul, Black Top Records;
01:30 - Mentions that marketing singles is difficult;
02:45 - Lists projects recorded - 50 records;
05:25 - working for D.A.'s office while recording;
07:00 - Blacktop and Rounder Records;
07:15 - Overseas distribution; Demon/Blacktop Records;
08:30 - Had a backlog of unfinished records due to work. Decided to quit D.A. office and work at Blacktop full-time;
11:00 - Working with other labels - Alligator and Rounder, competition. He thinks that too many records are being released.
15:00 - Continued discussion about the market being saturated
18:30 - Talking about sessions that happen at the studio - recording, mixing projects -
19:15 - Nathan and Sid Williams - Nathan being tied down to playing El Sid O's every Friday

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, LArry
Subject: 
Music; Blues; Record Labels, South Louisiana
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Hammond Scott
Publisher: 
Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism
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Duration: 
24:33
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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44.1k
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Interview with Willie Tee Turbinton

Accession No.: 
BE2-038

00:30 - background information - Feb 6, 1944 in New Orleans. His dad was a jazz saxophonist;
01:20 - Lived on Saratoga Street - Professor Longhair lived around the corner, also near the Blue Eagle Club;
03:00 - His brother, Earl, inspired him to start playing piano. Started at 3 years old;
03:45 - Harold Battiste was his 7th grade music teacher - Harold talked to Willie's mother about playing and recording with them;
04:45 - First record - "Always Accused" "All For One." Made it with Harold Battiste
05:20 - Origin of the name "Willie Tee;"
06:50 - Solomon Spencer - Band Director who took him and Aaron and Art Neville to play at Lincoln Beach;
09:45 - First band they had as kids - Ervin Charles, Earl Turbinton, Henry Mitchell - The Seminoles;
12:00 - Playing gigs as kids;
13:00 - Influences - Eddie Bo, Tommy Ridgely, Gene Allison;
14:30 - Growing a following after his first record;
16:00 - Jazz influences - McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver;
17:00 - Writing songs;
18:15 - Mardi Gras Indian group that lived near Willie - their influences in his music;
18:45 - Nola Records - Wardell Quezergue;
20:20 - Recording at Cosimo's studio;
22:00 - Signing with Queen Booking out of New York;
22:20 - Apollo Theatre;
22:30 - Backup band with Gene Chandler, Patti LaBelle, Barbera Mason;
26:20 - Cannonball Adderley - Produced Willie and his band
26:40 - Al Hirt's club on Bourbon Street, Ivanhoe Club;
30:30 - George Davis, David Lee, George French, Earl Turbinton;
32:40 - Released 4 singles for Capital;
35:30 - Gatur Records; Willie T. and the Gators;
39:20 - Barclay Records - Wild Magnolias Album - "Smoke My Peace Pipe";
42:00 - Says they were the first to put music behind Mardi Gras chants;
46:35 - Clyde Fox

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Rhythm and Blues, Clubs, Jazz, Mardi Gras
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Willie Tee Turbinton
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
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Duration: 
47:08
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Interview with Willie Tee Turbinton

Accession No.: 
BE2-039

01:00 - Playing more solo hotel gigs and focusing on writing;
02:00 - The Weather Report - "Can it be Done" by Carl Anderson;
03:25 - Touring Europe with the Wild Magnolias - Natives, Cannes, Monte Carlos;
08:45 - NOLA record label
10:15 - Writing songs for other artists. Wild Magnolia's hits "A New Suit," "Smoke My Peace Pipe," They Call Us Wild;"
13:50 - Wrote singles for Margie Joseph;
15:00 - Playing Newport Folk Fest, Talking about his association with Quint Davis;
17:00 - Rounder compilation C.D.
20:00 - Mentions that he's a full-time musician, Luther Kent album;
23:15 - Movie score projects;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
Louisiana, Music, Rhythm and Blues, Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Willie Tee Turbinton
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Duration: 
33:55
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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16 bit
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44.1k
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Interview with Roy Carrier

Accession No.: 
BE2-040

01:15 - background information - born in Church Point;
02:00 - learning to play the guitar when he was 16, influences;
03:20 - KVPI Radio out of Ville Platte
04:00 - Starting to play professional gigs;
04:45 - switching to accordion, liked Rockin' Dopsie and Clifton Chenier;
08:00 - First recordings - with Lee Lavergne
11:00 - Talking about Chubby Carrier
12:50 - Oilfield work, drilling and roughnecking;
14:15 - Touring and playing festivals;
17:00 - Band mates - Raymond Randall, Chubby, Calvin Sam (Sam Brothers 5), David Edmond, Jimmy Sherell;

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Creole,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Roy Carrier
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
20:51
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Audio--Cassette--90
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Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
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