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Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

Accession No.: 
BE2-001

Moondog Matinee - Tall Tom's Radio Show on WESU

***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 drums - "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

Rod Bernard:

-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

Rod Bernard:

-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

Floyd Soileau:

-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

Eddie Shuler:

-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 play 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

Eddie Shuler:

-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
-40:00 - 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

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

-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

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

-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

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

***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

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

***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

Eddie and Wayne Shuler:

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

Warren Storm - Live Music Performance And Interview

-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

Warren Storm:

-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: 
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Interview with Tommy McCalin with Warren Storm in the Background

Accession No.: 
BE2-019

Tommy McCalin:

-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
-05:30 - 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

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Tommy McClain
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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31:24
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Interview with Lazy Lester

Accession No.: 
BE2-020

Lazy Lester:

-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
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
46:58
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Interview with Lazy Lester

Accession No.: 
BE2-021

Lazy Lester:

-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
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
7:49
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
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Interview with "Big" Al Carson

Accession No.: 
BE2-022

"Big" Al Carson:

-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
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
46:56
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
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44.1k
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Interview with 'Big' Al Carson

Accession No.: 
BE2-023

"Big" Al Carson:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
16:56
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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Interview with Clarence "Jockey" Etienne

Accession No.: 
BE2-024

Interview with George Khoury - recatalog
Clarence "Jockey" Etienne:

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
Rights Usage: 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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16 bit
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Interview with Kenny "Tibbs" Thibodeaux

Accession No.: 
BE2-025

Kenny "Tibbs" Thibodeaux:

-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 "Tibbs" from Thibodeaux- full name Henry Kenneth Thibodeaux

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, Swamp Pop, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Kenny Tibbs
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
47:01
Digitized Date: 
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Interview with Lynn August

Accession No.: 
BE2-026

Lynn August:

-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
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lynn August
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
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Duration: 
48:00
Digitized Date: 
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Interview with Lynn August

Accession No.: 
BE2-027

Lynn August:

-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: 
Audio
Collection: 
Benicewicz, Larry
Subject: 
South Louisiana, Music, French, Zydeco, Swamp Pop,
Creator: 
Larry Benicewicz
Informants: 
Lynn August
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
Larry Benicewicz
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
19:24
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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44.1k
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Interview with Peter Thompson

Accession No.: 
BE2-028

Peter Thompson:

-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
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
47:02
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
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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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
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Duration: 
27:10
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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16 bit
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Interview with Lee Lavergne

Accession No.: 
BE2-030

Lee Lavergne:

-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 - Classic 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
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
38:41
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
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Interview with Camille Bob

Accession No.: 
BE2-031

Camille Bob:

-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
Rights Usage: 
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Duration: 
22:06
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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Bit Depth: 
16 bit
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44.1k
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Interview with Guitar Gable

Accession No.: 
BE2-032

Guitar Gable:

-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 - Moonlight 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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:09
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 Isaac "Big Ike" Martin; Interview with Mel Melton

Accession No.: 
BE2-033

"Big Ike" Martin and Mel Melton:

"Big Ike" Martin:

-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
-25:00 - Eddie Shuler
-27:00 - Playing Zydeco music - Cacean Ballou, Classie's daughter, plays accordion for Isaac
-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

Mel Melton:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
52:09
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 Guitar Gable

Accession No.: 
BE2-034

Guitar Gable:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
26:39
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

Louisiana Hot Stuff Radio Show with Buddy King

Accession No.: 
BE2-035

Louisiana Hot Stuff Radio Show with Buddy King:

***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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:06
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 Hammond Scott

Accession No.: 
BE2-036

Hammond Scott:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47.10
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Center for Louisiana Studies

Interview with Hammond Scott

Accession No.: 
BE2-037

Hammond Scott:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
24:33
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Center for Louisiana Studies

Interview with Willie Tee Turbinton

Accession No.: 
BE2-038

Willie Tee Turbinton:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:08
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Center for Louisiana Studies

Interview with Willie Tee Turbinton

Accession No.: 
BE2-039

Wille Tee Turbinton:

-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
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
33:55
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 Roy Carrier

Accession No.: 
BE2-040

Roy Carrier:

-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: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
20:51
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Center for Louisiana Studies

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