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Interview with Johnnie Allan (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-001-1

Johnnie Allan:

01:00 - Music in family and how Johnnie started in music
-Nightclubs in old days
-Cajun song lyrics and structure

09:00 - Joe Falcon's popularity and recording career
12:15 - String Bands, Hillbilly music and their effect on Cajun music and later musicians - steel guitar
13:50 - Harry Choates - Popular songs like Jolie Blonde and Grand Mamou
16:20 - Younger generations getting into Cajun Music

17:20 - CODOFIL
-Hit Cajun/Zydeco recordings of the period (early 1980s)

20:00 - Differences between Cajun/Zydeco Music - Clifton Chenier
22:40 - Development of Swamp Pop music
23:00 - Swamp Pop started in 1957-1958; Fats Domino, Joe Barry, Jimmy Clanton
26:30 - Discussing influential records - Guitar Slim, Earl King, Johnny Ace
28:30 - Bobby Charles
31:20 - Johnnie's first recording - Band members (U.J. Meaux, Al Foreman, Beul Hoffpauir, Nicky Stutes, Lee Castle) and Studio Information
34:50 - J.D. Miller and sales numbers - This Should Go On Forever being picked up by MGM and released nationwide
37:00 - Johnnie's recording career (MGM, Viking, Flat Town) after first record
38:30 - Huey Meaux's relationship with Floyd Soileau
39:50 - Other local record labels- L&K, Drew-Blan, Carl
42:15 - Local Artists - Big Poppa, Elton Anderson, Joe Barry

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:30:32
Cataloged Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Johnnie Allan (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-001-2

Johnnie Allan:

00:00 - Joe Barry - I'm a Fool To Care
02:50 - Cookie and the Cupcakes, and other older local artists
08:00 - Rockabilly Music and Artists
08:25 - Louisiana Country artists in the 1950s - Al Terry, Jimmy Newman, Webb Pierce, Jerry Lee Lewis
11:00 - Louisiana Hayride's influence on Southern Louisiana
12:20 - Happy Fats
14:20 - Warren Storm - Prisoner's Song
16:10 - Phil Phillips - Sea of Love

17:00 - Where are they now commentary - Leo Soileau, Pap Cairo, J.B. Fuselier, Amedé Breaux
-Luderin Darbonne, Aldus Roger, Sidney Brown
-Bois-Sec Ardoin, Cleveland Crochet, Jay Stutes, Balfa Brothers, Jo-El Sonnier, Nathan Abshire
-Revon Reed, Vin Bruce, Rusty and Doug Kershaw
-T.K. Hulin, Clint West, Tommy McClain, Dale and Grace, etc.

36:30 - British Invasion impact on the local scene
37:20 - Lightnin' Slim, Slim Harpo

39:15 - Present state of Louisiana
-Johnnie's future plans for his musical career - south Louisiana radio stations

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop; Blues;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:24
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interviews with Classie Ballou

Accession No.: 
BR2-002-1

Classie Ballou:

00:00 - Family History - Born in Elton, LA to Beatrice and Clyde Ballou
00:50 - Musical beginnings and influences
03:00 - Musicians he heard when growing up - Gatemouth Brown, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, etc.
08:15 - First bands and gigs - names of clubs in Lake Charles
07:00 - First guitar (Telecaster). Why he chose it
09:50 - members of the Temple Kings - Wilton Simien, "Biscuit," Shelton Donoway
10:38 - Playing with Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis (Paper in my Shoe)
13:45 - Signing and recording with J.D. Miller in Crowley and in Nashville
15:45 - Recording of "Confusion"
16:15 - Influences on his style - Latin rhythms, Xavier Cugat, Fats Domino, Tommy Ridgely
18:10 - Touring with Rosco Gordon and Joe Turner
18:20 - Recording in Chicago at Universal Studios - VeeJay Records
19:00 - Living in Little Rock, AR - Meeting Larry Davis, Albert King, B.B. King, Wayne Bennett
19:55 - Playing Blues and Rock 'n Roll songs
20:35 - Recording in Los Angeles, 1963, with Larry Johnson on Token Records
21:00 - Developing a following in Waco, TX
22:30 - Recording in 1968 in San Antonio - Abe Epstein Wayne Bennett, Joe Scott, Melvin Jackson
28:00 - Classie's style of music - Zydeco du Spice
29:55 - Info on other Musicians - Carol Fran, Good Rockin' Bob, Guitar Junior, Bill Parker
32:30 - Competition with other bands in the '50s
34:20 - Short interview with Stan Lewis - who he played bass with, his hit records

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; R&B, Zydeco, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA and New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
35:28
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Danny Barker

Accession No.: 
BR2-002-2

Danny Barker:

-Being in a Jazz band with his uncles and other family members

05:00 - Indian Tribes in New Orleans and their music - Indian Mardi Gras (1920-1922)

06:50 - Indian Languages
-Making a recording of Indian music

16:08 - Making his first record in New York and names of the musicians who played in the sessions
-Changes of the sounds of Indian Music
-Indian life - Work, Trading, Culture

26:40 - Fighting between tribes - Magnolia Bridge as a boundary line
-Indian Rhythms and Indian Influences on New Orleans music - Louis Armstrong

32:00 - Social Clubs and Benevolent Societies
-Violence between Indians
-Commercialization of Indian Culture

42:35 - 'Iko Iko
-Paul Barbarand's Drumming Style

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Jazz, Mardi Gras Indians
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 27, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:41
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Joe Barry (1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-003

Joe Barry:

-Family History and early musical influences

01:30 - Joe's first guitar and first lesson with Vin Bruce
03:30 - Famous Cajun musicians from Joe's childhood
05:30 - Playing in clubs as a child
11:00 - Early Swamp Pop; History of his first and second bands
14:30 - Sending a tape to Floyd Soileau for Jin Records
18:00 - Recording for Floyd Soileau - Flat Town Records
20:00 - Joe's second record and its success (I'm a Fool to Care) Huey Meaux taking over distribution of the record
22:00 - American Bandstand with Dick Clark
24:13 - Old Clubs - Blue Room, The Country Inn, Sherwood, Tony Morello's
28:50 - People who were in the band for the recording of I'm a Fool to Care
31:50 - Joe's "outlaw" days, damaging hotel rooms
33:45 - Other hit records on the Smash label
37:00 - Drug use on the road
43:00 - Playing with Freddy Fender
Getting back into music after working in the Oilfields
47:00 - Recording with the Houma record label

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 28, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:48:05
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Joe Barry (2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-004

Joe Barry:

00:00 - I'm a Fool to Care (French Version)
01:15 - Joe finding religion, temporarily quitting music
02:30 - Recording a new album - talking about why he thinks it didn't sell well
04:10 - Feelings on the history of Cajun Music
06:05 - Cajun music branching into country - Eddy Raven, Doug Kershaw
08:30 - Fais Do Do, Dance Steps
14:00 - Opelousas Sosthaine - Rufus Jagneaux, Sugar Bee - Cleveland Crochet
14:40 - Musical differences between sections of the state
17:58 - Vin Bruce
20:35 - Allan Toussaint
24:00 - Talking to members of the press

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, April 28, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:25:10
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-005-1

Rod Bernard:

00:00 - Family details
01:00 - First guitar - picking pecans to earn enough money to buy it. Favorite Musicians
02:40 - How Cajun music influenced on his style - His grandfather owned a Cajun nightclub in Port Barre
03:10 - Never learned how to speak French
05:25 - Starting his own radio program/Becoming a regular radio DJ in Opelousas
07:05 - Songs that he played on the radio show - "Hot Rod"
08:10 - Getting into radio broadcasts as a child
08:50 - Moving to Winnie Texas, meeting Huey Meaux
11:20 - Forming "The Twisters" while in high school
11:30 - Floyd Soileau - starting his record shop in Ville Platte, starting his record label
13:25 - Guitar Gable playing on the show; Bernard Jolievette
15:25 - Learning, recording, distributing, and promoting "This Should go on Forever"
18:10 - J.D. Miller producing the song, session musicians
21:35 - Dealing with Jukebox operators
24:00 - Refusing to lease to national labels - Chess Records
30:00 - National promotion tours, Playing on American Bandstand
33:00 - Alternate edited version that Dick Clark played on his shows
37:00 - Getting a manager and signing with Mercury Records
40:25 - Running Bear - Johnny Allan
43:45 - This Should Go On Forever - Total Sales
44:30 - Thoughts on Leonard Chess

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:30:38
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-005-2

Rod Bernard:

00:00 - Guitar Gable version of "This Should Go on Forever"
01:20 - Payola
02:00 - Recording Colinda
04:30 - Working at KVOL - Saturday Hop
06:00 - Forming a label with Carol Rachou (ARBEE)
09:15 - Recording a full album with Floyd Soileau
10:00 - Boogie in Black and White with Clifton Chenier
14:20 - The Chandelles (Rod's band with Warren Storm)
14:40 - Working full time and playing music every night
16:40 - Huey Meaux's barbershop days, production style and records he worked on
21:20 - Rod's first record with Carl Records
24:15 - Royalties for "This Should go on Forever"
26:20 - "Pardon Mr. Gordon"
28:50 - Carol Rachou
30:40 - Lack of Influence of Gospel Music locally
31:45 - Disc Jockeys from the 1950's
37:15 - Leasing deals

42:30 - Clubs and club owners in the area
-Big artists playing in small, local towns
-Managers

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop; Record Companies
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:37
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Rod Bernard (Part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-006-1

Rod Bernard:

00:00 - Bobby Charles' and Fats Domino's influence on Swamp Pop
01:05 - Structure of Swamp Pop songs
02:45 - Bobby Charles' writing ability. Couldn't play any instruments
03:35 - Music on local television stations - Belton Richard, Aldus Roger
04:30 - Saturday Hop TV Show
06:40 - Local studios and equipment
08:00 - Local press
09:20 - Mathilda
10:00 - Al Terry
12:10 - T.K. Hulin - "Graduation Night," "Just a Dream"
13:00 - Sam Montel, John Fred
16:00 - Development of the local record scene
18:50 - Phil Bo (Phil Boudreaux), Dale Hopkins
21:30 - "Hillbilly" music
23:50 - Jimmy Davis "You Are My Sunshine"
24:50 - Lee Lavergne - Lanor Records
25:30 - "Passe Partout" and Jim Olivier
26:30 - Joe Barry - "I'm a Fool to Care"
28:00 - Leroy "Happy Fats" Leblanc
29:40 - Cajun Comedians - Bud Fletcher and Justin Wilson
30:40 - South Louisiana music scene
32:00 - Eddie Shuler and George Khorey (other local record companies)
33:20 - Soul music - effect on the South Louisiana sound
34:30 - Effect of New Orleans music on local scene
36:00 - Local record sales and local music charts
38:00 - Racial situation in the Acadiana area
42:50 - Importance of Opelousas and Lafayette

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA and Rayne, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:20
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Leroy "Happy Fats" Leblanc

Accession No.: 
BR2-006-2

Leroy "Happy Fats":

00:00 - Pre-war recording sessions - RCA Records through Hillman Bailey
-Recorded at Saint Charles Hotel in New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago

02:18 - Eli Oberstein - Recording engineer of these sessions
03:45 - RCA discovering the group
04:20 - Success of the records - Les veuves de la coulee, $25 payment to make each record
06:10 - Personal Info - Beginnings in music, first guitar, favorite musicians
07:20 - Influence of Western Swing and Country Music on Leroy
10:00 - Cajun French Dialects - Teaching French in schools
11:45 - Musicians in Fats' band - Ambrose Thibodeaux, Smiley LeBlanc, Glenn Monte, Murton Thibodeaux
12:50 - Recording for King Records in 1949
14:45 - Records made with Jay Miller in the '50s
16:00 - Colinda - Finding the song in the library at USL
17:15 - Record sales - Civil Rights, interracial record sales
19:30 - Radio shows made with "Doc" Guidry
21:00 - Playing at the Louisiana Hayride
24:00 - Different bands Fats played with - Rainbo Ramblers, Leo Soileau, etc.
25:00 - Harry Choates
28:30 - Records made with La Louisiane
29:50 - Iry Lejeune
30:30 - Other Cajun record sales - Camey Doucet, Belton Richard, Nathan Abshire
31:30 - Fats' Definition of a Cajun
34:00 - Cajun dances in the '40s
35:30 - Favorite Clubs
38:10 - "Doc" Guidry
41:40 - The war's effect on his band
43:10 - Jimmy C. Newman
43:50 - Al Terry
44:45 - Fats' guitar style and how he learned

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Cajun
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Rayne, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45.48
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Bobby Charles (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-007-1

Bobby Charles:

00:00 - Writing "Walkin' to New Orleans"
01:00 - "Before I Grow to Old" Fats Domino recording some of Bobby's songs

03:04 - Meeting Fats Domino at Robinson's Recreation Center
-"See you Later, Alligator" - info about the song and recording session

07:15 - Bobby's backup band
08:20 - Charles Rutledge - Dego's Record Shop
09:45 - Releasing "See You Later, Alligator" with Chess
10:30 - Record Sales
10:50 - Leonard Chess thought Bobby was black
13:50 - Song Publishing
14:25 - Recording with New Orleans musicians - Hungry Williams, Earl Palmer, Allen Tousaint
19:00 - Before I Grow too Old
21:25 - Fats recording "Walkin' to New Orleans"
22:30 - Dave Bartholomew working with Fats Domino - their personalities
25:30 - Bobby's other recording sessions, musicians, studios
29:30 - More about Fats' personality

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbeville, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:02:37
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Bobby Charles (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-007-2

Bobby Charles:

00:00 - Bobby's record label (Hub City Records)
02:30 - Recording more recent songs at La Louisiane with Warren Storm
05:00 - Thoughts on Bearsville album, "Before I Grow too Old," "Save Me, Jesus"
08:30 - Quitting music after Bearsville album
13:30 - Thoughts on the state of Cajun music and culture in Louisiana
10:00 - Bobby's "mystique"
11:20 - Bobby's recording made with Neil Young's band and Willie Nelson's band
12:50 - Bobby's record label (Rice and Gravy)
13:40 - Thoughts on the state of Cajun music and culture
15:00 - Bobby's family
17:00 - Bill Haley's recording of "See you later, Alligator"
19:00 - Royalties
19:30 - Leonard Chess (record company owner from New York)
21:00 - Meeting Muddy Waters - singing with him in Chicago
23:45 - Touring with Chuck Berry - racial violence
25:25 - Rock 'n Roll caravan shows
28:29 - Discjockeys
30:55 - New Album "Clean Water"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, October 15, 1987
Coverage Spatial: 
Abbevile, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:30
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Jimmy Dotson

Accession No.: 
BR2-008

Jimmy Dotson:

00:25 - Beginnings in music - First show and band
01:50 - Lazy Lester and Lightnin' Slim
02:15 - Local clubs - Baton Rouge
03:00 - Recording in Memphis with Bill Black's Combo
04:10 - Recording Sessions with Jay Miller - Musicians, instruments, and songs from the session
06:00 - Other musicians and bands that Jimmy played with in Memphis
09:45 - Jimmy's Gibson guitar
11:00 - Quitting music in 1972 - Stolen songs
12:15 - Living and playing in other cities - Milwaukee and New York
16:45 - Description of Jay Miller's studio
19:30 - Playing on a Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute record
20:45 - Jay Miller as a producer
21:40 - Playing in Baton Rouge with Lightnin' Slim and Slim Harpo
23:15 - Playing in a contest against Big Papa and the Cane Cutters
28:00 - Guitar influences
30:00 - Other Baton Rouge musicians
31:30 - Blues dying out in Baton Rouge and other cities

32:00 - National stars playing in Baton Rouge - Audience reactions, playing with Jimmie Reed
-Moving to Memphis

35:00 - Notes on other Musicians
39:00 - Message to people in Europe

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1982
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:40:14
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

Interview with Marshall Sehorn and John Fred

Accession No.: 
BR2-009

Marshall Sehorn:

00:15 - Present state of Louisiana record companies, Studio in the Country; Local studio musicians
03:00 - Relationship between music of New Orleans and other South Louisiana areas and North Louisiana
03:55 - Lee Dorsey's record being rated as one of the best albums of the year in TIME Magazine
05:25 - Glen Campbell promoting LA music
05:45 - Conversation about his studio and musicians who recorded there
08:00 - Young musicians coming up
11:00 - Promoting Louisiana music and culture
16:00 - Louisiana Influence on other music
20:20 - Different local recording studios

John Fred:

24:00 - Youth - Discovering music and starting a band in 1958;
27:20 - Meeting Fats Domino, Recording his song "Shirley" with Fats' band
28:00 - Continuing music while in college in Hammond
29:00 - Signing with Stan Lewis at Paula Records - Boogie Chillin'
30:25 - John's song "Judy in Disguise," worldwide sales, knocked the Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" out of the #1 chart spot
32:20 - Touring in England, hanging out with Paul McCartney
33:30 - Writing "Judy in Disguise"
34:40 - Other musicians in John's band
36:30 - Recording on N-Joy, Bell Labels
39:00 - Producing records and discovering musicians
39:30 - Producing Irma Thomas
42:30 - Blues scene in Baton Rouge - Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 1982
Coverage Spatial: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:47:55
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to Donor

John Broven and Johnnie Allan on the Johnny Janot show (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-010-1

Johnny Janot Show:

00:00 - Ads, music, and calls
07:20 - Camey Doucet song
11:15 - Johnnie Allan and John Broven Introduction
17:00 - Johnnie Allan Song - "You Win Again"
19:20 - Conversation about John Broven's book
23:00 - Song by Clint West - La Belle de la Louisiane
25:45 - Advertisements
26:30 - Talking about England, Joking around, More discussion about Broven's book
30:45 - Listener calls - Song requests
32:25 - Johnny Allan - "South to Louisiana"
35:00 - CODOFIL, More listener calls
38:00 - Broven's book, Job Information, Record collection
46:10 - "Louisiana Waltz"

49:35 - Pine Grove Blues
-Advertisements

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Live Radio Show, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, October 23, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Beaumont, TX
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:50
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

John Broven and Johnnie Allan on the Johnny Janot show (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-010-2

Johnny Janot Show:

00:00 - Don LaFleur song
03:10 - John Gilbert - "Honorary Cajun Citizen Certificate"
04:00 - Advertisements Listener call and letters
10:00 - Joe Landry Song
13:00 - Listener calls
19:30 - Wallace Derouen Waltz
22:40 - Listener calls and letters
28:50 - My Dog Sex
33:40 - Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier song "Kansas City"
36:00 - Listener calls and advertisements
40:00 - Johnnie Allan's teaching and music career
45:15 - Andrew Cormier - "Mathilda has Finally Come Back Home"
52:40 - Joyce Janot - "Cajun Toast"
55:00 - Closing the show

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Radio, Comedy, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, October 23, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Beaumont, TX
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
59:54
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--120
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Earl King

Accession No.: 
BR2-011

Earl King:

03:00 - Earl's description of "The South Louisiana Sound"
04:!5 - Louisiana music taking on characteristics of other genres of music
06:00 - Song structures of south LA music
08:25 - Earl playing a show with Percy Sledge
09:25 - Particular songs/bands that influenced Earl - "Guitar Slim," "Lonely, Lonely Nights"
11:50 - Local clubs where bands would perform
12:00 - Clubs in New Iberia, Lafayette, Abbeville, Opelousas
14:30 - Crowds at local clubs, problems while on the road
16:35 - "Lonely Nights" becoming a hit in south LA
18:55 - Fans traveling to different areas to see a concert

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
New Orleans, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:21:25
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Bernard "King Karl" Jolivette

Accession No.: 
BR2-012-1

Bernard Jolivette:

00:40 - Date of birth, Family Info
01:45 - Bands he liked, Learning music, talks about different clubs he played at at this time
03:30 - Starting a band after returning from the service, Meeting Guitar Gable
5:15 - First recording with J.D. Miller - "Life Problem"
07:30 - "This Should go on Forever"
09:10 - "King Karl" on people copying his style
11:00 - Other bands in the area
11:50 - Clubs he played at in the '50's
13:45 - Other bands competing with King Karl's band
17:00 - Records made with different record labels as Chuck Brown
18:20 - Rod Bernard's version of "This Should go on Forever"
23:00 - King Karl's mom's musical background, played accordion
23:30 - Women playing Cajun Music, Abbs Family, Elton, LA
26:00 - Speaking French as a child, was his first language
27:00 - Recording with La Louisiane (1962)

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:31:07
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Lee Lavergne (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-013-1

Lee Lavergne:

00:00 - Childhood and beginning playing music
01:25 - Falling in love with the guitar, Making his own with a cigar box
02:00 - Listening to records at the neighbor's home - Amedé Ardoin, Joe Falcon

04:00 - Promotion of local talent by radio stations
-Nathan Abshire, Continental Playboys (Doug, Rusty, Pee Wee Kershaw)

05:00 - KSIG Barn Dances - Joe Werner, Louis Spell
06:55 - Discovering Country Music, Grand Ole Opry
09:05 - Buying his first guitar
10:00 - Hank Williams
11:00 - Finished school, went to Korea
11:30 - The change in the music scene after returning from Korea
12:00 - Discovering Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n Roll music
14:10 - Jimmie Reed, Lightnin' Slim, Rod Bernard, Jivin' Gene, Cookie and the Cupcakes
16:00 - Beginning work in the record business; first release and info on the studio he used
19:50 - Discussion about Aldus Roger, J.B. Fuselier, Lee Sonnier, Leo Soileau, Chuck Guillory, Papa Cairo
23:18 - Louisiana Country artists - Jimmy C. Newman
26:45 - Cajun music regaining popularity, worldwide recognition of Cajun music
28:00 - Young Cajun bands
29:10 - French in the United States

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
01:03:02
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Lee Lavergne (part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-013-2

Lee Lavergne:

00:00 - The growing popularity of Cajun Music
01:50 - Buying records when he was younger, collecting pictures of artists
03:00 - Recollections on running Lanor Records - disappointments, successes
05:20 - Recording Shirley and Alphée Bergeron
07:45 - Meeting and working with Charles Mann
09:30 - Working with Eddie Shuler to get distribution on records - Bill Matte record
11:20 - Working with Johnny Shuler - Elton Anderson
14:50 - Scrounging to find new recording artists
17:00 - Huey Meaux
18:45 - Charles Mann (Domingue) - band personnel changes, talking about their friendship
23:00 - Having one of his songs on American Bandstand
28:20 - Capitol releasing some of Charles' records

29:20 - Elton Anderson records - recorded in New Orleans. Talks about the band members
-Other musicians who Lee worked with - Dr. John, James Hall, Duke Stevens, etc.

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:45
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interviews with Guitar Gable and Lee Lavergne

Accession No.: 
BR2-014

Guitar Gable and Lee Lavergne:

00:00 - Childhood, beginning music, first recording session
01:00 - Influences - Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Guitar Slim, Cookie and the Cupcakes, Clifton Chenier
01:35 - Recording with J.D. Miller
02:15 - Recording Congo Mombo
03:00 - Band members - Clinton Perrodin, Clarence "Jockey" Etienne, Freddy Lavine, King Karl
04:25 - Meeting King Karl
05:25 - Most successful records - Irene, Life Problems, What's the Matter with My Baby
07:00 - Skinny Domino
07:45 - Pianists he played with - Talton Miller, Johnny Johnson, James Asburry
09:00 - Clubs and types of parties he played - Moonlight Inn, Southern Club, Bayou Club, Seven Seas, The Carousel
09:40 - Quitting the recording scene around 1959, joining the army
10:20 - Had his own group with Lynn August when he came back from the service, The Directors, Lil Bob and the Lollipops
11:00 - Other bands he recorded with - Lil Bob and the Lollipops
13:30 - Recording as a studio musician Lee Lavergne, Victor Phillips, "Little Victor"

13:40 - Part two of Lee Lavergne Interview begins
15:50 - The session of "Let's Stick Together"
18:45 - Recording at Cosimo's Studio
19:40 - J.D. Miller's studio, moving the studio to his home after the old property was sold
23:40 - John Roberts - manager who introduced Lee to different artists
25:20 - Producing methods
30:00 - Muscle Shoals sessions and Info about other bands and musicians Lee worked with
33:40 - Jackie Avery

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Blues, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Coverage Spatial: 
Church Point, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:35:55
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-015-1

J.D. Miller:

00:00 - Early life - Born in Texas, music he heard, first guitar
02:30 - Moving to Lake Charles, then to Crowley
02:40 - Local string bands - Happy Fats, Hackberry Ramblers, Leo Soileau
04:20 - J.D.'s bands - Musical Aces, Daylight Creepers
05:15 - Playing with Harry Choates
06:45 - Bob Wills' influence on J.D.
08:15 - How J.D. got into the recording business - Lack of French records being produced
10:00 - Recording first records at Cosimo's studio, discussion on price of session
11:10 - Buying a wire recorder, The first tape recorder that he purchased
12:30 - J.D.'s first labels and bands he recorded
13:15 - Tommy Hill - AR man for Starday
13:40 - Discovering and recording Lightnin' Slim - record sales
14:20 - Clarence Garlow, Richard King
14:45 - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells covering the song
15:25 - Cry, Cry, Darling
17:00 - WXOK - Hearing and recording Lightnin' Slim for the first time
22:00 - Bailing out J.P Richardson, "The Big Bopper," to play harmonica for a Lightnin' Slim session
23:00 - Lightnin' Slim session - car breaking down, no drummer
27:00 - Making 5 cents per record with his distribution

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Swamp Pop, Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:15
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-015-2

J.D. Miller:

00:00 - Slim Harpo's first recording - I'm a King Bee
02:30 - Talking about stage names
06:00 - Lightnin' Slim song style
07:50 - "Congo Mambo," "Emmitt Lee," "Raining in my Heart," "Baby, Scratch my Back"
08:40 - "Raining in My Heart" recording sessions
08:50 - Slim Harpo recording with another label while under contract with J.D.
15:00 - Lightnin' Slim
19:40 - Influence of Chicago Blues on music, Leonard Chess
20:00 - Studio bands - Guitar Gable, Al Foreman, Al Terry
22:25 - Colinda - Doug Kershaw claiming that he wrote it. J.D. says it was an old song in the 40's when he first heard it
23:15 - Louis Noel song - La cravatte à Zig et Zag
24:00 - Lee Sonnier - War Widow Waltz
25:00 - A List of other artists who recorded with J.D. and some of the songs that they recorded
31:00 - Warren Storm

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Blues Swamp Pop, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:30
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with J.D. Miller (PArt 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-016-1

J.D. Miller:

00:25 - Prosperity in the record business
00:40 - Webb Pierce - Wondering
02:18 - Leaving the record business
03:30 - Current Country music
05:30 - British Invasion - Affect on local music
07:50 - Recording black musicians - Commentary on integration
13:00 - Sales of Cajun records - Jimmy C. Newman "Lache pas la patate"
15:30 - Thoughts and commentary on his career
16:30 - Recording with The Four Aces - Bluebird records
21:00 - Money issues with artists
22:00 - Auditions with musicians wanting to record with J.D
24:00 - Record sales
25:45 - Moving the studio to a new building

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Country
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Crowley, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:29:37
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

John Broven - Live recording from Tippin Lounge - Rod Bernard, Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BR2-016-2

Live recording from Tippin Lounge - Various singers - Rod Bernard, Warren Storm with Lil Bob and the Lollipops

00:00 - Mathilda
04:00 - Johnny B. Goode
07:15 - This Should Go On Forever
11:00 - Mama, Mama - Warren Storm
15:20 - ? - Warren Storm
18:50 - Prisoner Song - Warren Storm
23:00 - I Feel Good - Singer Unidentified
26:00 - Crying Time
28:55 - Your Cheatin' Heart

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Live Music
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:31:26
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-017

Eddie Shuler:

00:00 - Originator of the word "Rockabilly," Al Terry
01:25 - Why Rockabilly was relatively short lived
04:15 - South Louisiana Rock n Roll music
05:55 - Jukebox Sales in South Louisiana
09:45 - Born in Texas, 1913, First recollections of music
12:45 - Recording on acetate discs
15:15 - Eddie's influences - Bob Wills
16:00 - Taking voice lessons
17:10 - Popular Hillbilly artists - Ernest Tubbs, Roy Acuff, Cliff Bruner, Bob Wills
18:00 - How small record labels came to be in the region
19:00 - First record, the beginnings of Eddie's Record label - recording in New Orleans
21:20 - First tape recorders
21:50 - Recording Iry Lejeune - devoting more time to the record label
23:45 - Harry Choates, Joe Falcon, Hackberry Ramblers - Different versions of Jolie Blonde
28:20 - Virgil Bozeman, George Khory - Nathan Abshire's "Pine Grove Blues"
31:45 - Missing out on recording "Mathilda." Cookie and the Cupcakes
32:30 - Honky Tonk Bars, Barfights, "Ace of Love"
37:00 - Played dances from 8pm-2am with one intermission - $35-75 per night
38:00 - Radio show sponsors
39:30 - Local "Hillbilly" artists - Will Kegley, Moon Mulligan
40:30 - Playing guitar with a Dixieland band
41:35 - James Freeman, Boogie Joe and other blues artists
45:35 - Eddie's description of a Cajun person, Cajun Music

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Rockabilly, Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label, Goldband
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 30, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:47:40
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Eddie Shuler (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-018

Eddie Shuler:

00:50 - Young musicians not playing Cajun music, Eddie's idea of the authentic Cajun sound
02:00 - The difference between Clifton Chenier and other Zydeco musicians
05:30 - TNT leasing some of Eddie's material

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Friday, January 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
00:06:15
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Warren Storm

Accession No.: 
BR2-019-1

Warren Storm:

00:00 - Born February 18, 1927, Real name is Warren Schexneyder,
-learned music from his dad who played Cajun and Hillbilly music (Rayne-bo Ramblers)

01:00 - Warren's first dance job in 1950 with the Rayne-bo Ramblers
02:00 - Playing music during high school at local nightclubs
02:30 - Origin of his last name "Storm"
02:55 - Members of his first group (The WeeWah's)
04:00 - First recordings with J.D. Miller in 1958 - "Prisoner Song" "Mama, Mama, Mama"
07:30 - Performing "Prisoner Song" on TV in Memphis
08:20 - Meeting Elvis Presley
09:30 - Other hits that Warren recorded with J.D.Recording in Nashville for Top Rank Records

14:15 - Recording a session in New Orleans for Dot Records
-musicians involved with the session; session in New Orleans for Dot Records
-Using Katie Webster and Fats Dominos band

15:55 - Recording for Huey Meaux's labels - Sincere and Teardrop Records - in several different studios
18:00 - Biggest records on Huey's labels - "The Gypsy," "The Tennessee Waltz" - Using Lil Bob's band as a backing band
20:15 - Staying idle for 2 years (71-72) with Huey, and switching back to J.D. Miller
20:30 - First Country/Western Album - PeeWee Whitewing, Delton Colombe
23:20 - Working with Rod Bernard
24:05 - Recording with Huey Meaux on the "Crazy Cajun" label and subsequent tour with Freddie Fender
25:15 - How Warren became involved with Blues music. Becoming staff drummer for J.D. Miller
27:45 - Blues artists who he worked with and white musicians backing black artists
28:30 - Lazy Lester
30:30 - Difference between recording and playing clubs
32:00 - Katie Webster
33:00 - Comments on different artists - Al Ferrier, Rocket Morgan, Lonesome Sundown, Slim Harpo
35:15 - Descriptions of Jay Miller's old and new studios

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Thursday, April 26, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:22
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 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 and Katie Webster

Accession No.: 
BR2-019-1

Warren Storm:

00:40 - Bobby Charles writing "Walkin' to New Orleans"
02:15 - Drummers who influenced Warren and describing his style
04:15 - 50s album with J.D. Miller, Huey Meaux
05:20 - Today's recording process and equipment
06:25 - Huey Meaux's recording studios

Katie Webster:

07:30 - Katie's childhood - Born in Houston January 9, 1939, learning music through Pentecostal church
10:00 - Parent's influence on her - Her mom sold Avon products to afford piano lessons for Katie
12:45 - Playing for her brother-in-law's church
13:00 - Katie's family - most of them play musical instruments or sing
15:00 - Going from Gospel music to Blues and Rock 'n Roll after moving to her Aunt's house in Beaumont, TX
18:10 - Playing with other bands and then starting her own band "The Hylites"
21:00 - Recording with Eddie Shuler and J.D. Miller
22:00 - Her early hits with J.D. Miller "Sea of Love" and "I Need You, Baby"
24:30 - Working with Warren Storm, Lionel Prevost, Al Foreman in a studio session band
27:30 - Playing/Recording with Otis Redding, James Brown, and other charting bands/artists
28:45 - Working at clubs in California
29:30 - Clubs she worked at, repertoire for those performances
32:10 - Recording for Goldband Records
33:00 - Stories of the Miller Sessions
35:00 - Katie's playing and singing style
36:10 - Future plans, new album, tour hopes

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, April 30, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:29
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-020-1

Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler:

00:20 - Crawford's recollection of playing with Iry Lejeune - his playing, singing style, the impact that he had on Cajun Music
-Clubs that the band played

04:40 - Crawford meeting Angelas Lejeune
05:20 - Iry moved from Church Point to Lacassine in 1947-48
06:00 - Iry's first recording; Eddie Shuler letting Iry play on his radio show, Iry's Monarch Accordion
07:50 - Eddie getting in trouble for playing Cajun music on his radio show

10:30 - Other band members and instruments they played
-Robert Bertrand, Will Kegley, Wilson Granger, Earl Demerrit, Alfred Cormier

16:00 - Accordion style in Cajun music, chord changes
16:30 - Eddie saying that traditional Cajun music was no longer commonly played
19:00 - Iry's first two records - Lovebridge Waltz and Calcasieu Waltz - recording on acetate
23:45 - Quantities sold of the first record
24:30 - Crawford's opinion on amplifiers in Cajun music
27:00 - The first record deal between Eddie and Iry
28:00 - Iry hitch hiking because of his vision
32:00 - Iry's influence on others
32:50 - Iry's songs "J'ai fait un grosse erreur," "Lacassine Special," "Duralde Waltz" Dog barking on the recording
37:10 - Iry's desire to play the fiddle
38:45 - Eddie comparing Iry and Nathan Abshire. Nathan playing accordion with Eddie's band
41:20 - Iry beating Aldus Roger in an accordion contest
42:20 - Iry's "crying" style of singing
44:10 - Most popular songs - "La branche du mûrier," "La valse de grand chemin," "Evangeline Special," "Lacassine Special"

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label, Goldband, Cajun, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:04
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-020-2

Crawford Vincent and Eddie Shuler:

00:00 - Working with a record distributor out of New Orleans
01:45 - The effect of Iry Lejeune's death on Cajun people
04:00 - Iry's death - The events leading up to the car crash, Played the Greenway Club the night of his death
06:30 - Crawford's thoughts on his time playing with Iry
08:45 - Club performance lengths, other songs he played at shows
10:30 - Country songs that Iry used to play
14:10 - Rereleasing Iry's music without bass guitar. Thoughts on keeping the music simple
15:50 - Playing and recording with the Hackberry Ramblers and Leo Soileau - 1940s
18:30 - Recording with Chris Stachwitz
19:40 - George Khorey's record label

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Saturday, May 2, 1992
Coverage Spatial: 
Lake Charles, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
22:24
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-021-1

Floyd Soileau:

00:20 - Family History
02:00 - Beginning work as a radio disc jockey at KVPI
03:00 - Popular radio shows
05:00 - Starting his music store - working with record distributors and setting up the store
07:30 - Advertising his record store and building up the business
09:30 - Deciding to devote full-time to his record store and dropping out at the radio station
10:45 - Deciding to start making more Cajun records - pressing records through Starday
12:20 - Releasing his first Cajun record "Manuel Bar Waltz" under the label "Big Mamou Records"

13:35 - Releasing a Lawrence Walker record "Laisse les bons temps rouler"
-Negotiations for the record. (VeePee Records)

17:00 - Rod Bernard and the Twisters - recording with Floyd
18:45 - Origin of the "Jin" and "Swallow" names
21:00 - Rivalry between the Twisters and Boogie Kings
22:00 - Rod Bernard "This Should go on Forever" recording, releasing, and success of the song
25:10 - Record pressing plant opening up in Houston, "This Should go on Forever" getting popular in Houston
26:30 - Rod Bernard going to Chess Records
29:00 - Big Bopper, airplane crash - Mercury looking for new artists and getting Rod Bernard

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Record Label, Cajun, Swamp Pop
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, February 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
60 Min
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-021-2

Floyd Soileau:

00:00 - Huey Meaux - Rambling Aces
00:40 - Jivin' Gene recording and releasing a record with Floyd
03:40 - Clint West and The Veltones, Otis Smith, Al Chase, Glen Wells
05:00 - Johnnie Allan
06:25 - Vin Bruce recording on Swallow
06:50 - Joe Barry going to Smash Records "I'm ma Fool to Care"
11:20 - Barbara Lynn recording with Huey Meaux
15:30 - Tommy McLain recording "Sweet Dreams" and "I Need You So;" Floyd's only gold record
22:10 - Cajun Music Sales
22:50 - The Balfa Brothers - The Drunkard's Waltz
24:30 - Floyd trying to keep people interested in Cajun Music; Old musicians being rediscovered
27:00 - Marion Marcotte
28:00 - Recording Cajun Comedy, Bud Fletcher on La Louisiane
29:35 - The Cajun Twist
30:00 - Nathan Abshire switching from J.D. Miller to Floyd

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:45
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (Part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-022-1

Floyd Soileau:

00:00 - Nathan Abshire - recording, playing with the Balfa Brothers, drinking problems, "Pine Grove Blues"
02:45 - Pop and R&B releases - Rockin' Sidney; Margo White "Don't Mess with my Man" and "I'm not Ashamed"
08:00 - Outside musical influences
09:00 - "Swamp Pop"
10:50 - Benny Greaff (Rufus Jagneaux) - "Opelousas Sosthaine." Popularity of the song
16:45 - Cajun Hits - D.L. Menard "The Back Door" and "Les traces de mon bogée"
18:30 - Belton Richard's songs "Un autre soir ennuient" and "The Cajun Streak;" - Impact on local scene
22:20 - How Floyd got into pressing records - Building his pressing plant
23:35 - Camey Doucet - "Hold My False Teeth" How they got the idea for the song - La Poussière
25:45 - "Mom, I'm Still Your Little Boy"

26:25 - Pressing what he claims was the first 12 inch album of Cajun Music
(Chamo Records Aldus Roger release is actually the 1st full length - See interview with Bill Rutledge)

28:45 - Plans and current state of Jin and Swallow Records
-Johnny Allan, Rod Bernard, Belton Richard, Dewey Balfa, Camey Doucet, Jambalaya

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, February 5, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:53
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (part 4)

Accession No.: 
BR2-022-2

Floyd Soileau:

00:00 - George Khorey's music store and recordings of Nathan Abshire and Lawrence Walker
01:35 - Cookie and the Cupcakes "Mathilda" recorded at a local radio station (KAOK)
03:15 - Information about other record labels - Drew-Blan, Montel
06:30 - Floyd re-releasing older albums like Dale and Grace and compilations
10:00 - Floyd's supplying music to jukeboxes in South Louisiana
11:45 - Music charts
13:50 - T.K. Hulin, Eddy Raven, John Fred, Bobby Charles
17:00 - Apple Records buying one of Floyd's records - Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys
20:45 - Johnnie Allan - "Promised Land" - Becoming a hit in England
23:35 - La Louisianne Records
25:40 - Bud Fletcher and Cajun humor
26:45 - Revon Reed - Comedy record
27:40 - The word "coonass"
28:45 - Cajun's personality and hospitality

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, Cajun, Record Label
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
31:24
Digitized Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Floyd Soileau (part 5)

Accession No.: 
BR2-023

Floyd Soileau:

00:00 - Fais do-do's and the old dance halls
03:00 - Hunting, fresh and saltwater fishing

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Dancehalls
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 1979
Coverage Spatial: 
Ville Platte, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
5:06
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--30
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 1)

Accession No.: 
BR2-024-1

Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (with Johnnie Allan):

00:00 - Family names - Joe Falcon was their mother's brother
01:30 - Joe Falcon learning to play the accordion, his dad (Ulysse) played fiddle
02:30 - Songs that Ulysse played and how he learned to play
03:00 - Fais do-do's and old dancehalls
06:15 - How they would dance in the old days, no drinking at dances
08:00 - List of names and locations of old dancehalls
10:10 - Cleoma Breaux playing with Joe
10:55 - The Breaux Brothers
11:40 - Joe and Cleoma's first record - Playing the record on a portable gramophone
13:30 - Record stores and sales of Cajun records
15:50 - Planting crops - not selling any of it
16:45 - Cleoma starting to play with Joe before they got married
18:30 - Leo Clement
19:40 - Talking about Cleoma's father and what he would have been playing around 1900
20:00 - Instrumental Cajun music around the turn of the century
21:50 - Marie starting to sing and play Cajun music with Joe and the Breaux's
23:15 - 'Tit Maurice Dancehall - Had a bar, better dancehall
25:45 - Format of playing dances - playing requests, Joe's originals
26:35 - Joe's originals were the most requested songs at dances
27:30 - Dance times - always finished at midnight. Band made $12 per night, attendance
29:10 - Stage setups in danchalls - chicken wire around the stage
31:00 - Selling of moonshine and homemade beer at dances during Prohibition - Fights in dancehalls
32:30 - Helen playing guitar in the band
35:00 - Playing copyrighted songs at dances - clubowners being fined $500 - "Why Can't We Get Along"
38:25 - Paying fees to BMI and ASCAP
39:10 - Amount of records sold by Joe - royalties

40:00 - Amount of money Joe would make at a dance and the amount he would pay his band
-People taking advantage of Joe and his money

43:12 - How Joe came to make his first record
44:30 - Stringbands - Hackberry Ramblers, Leo Soileau, Happy Fats, etc.
46:00 - Other Cajun musicians - Mayeus Lafleur
47:00 - Marie making a record with the Louisiana Aces

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Cajun, French
Creator: 
John Broven
Informants: 
Johnnie Allan
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:57
Cataloged Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (Part 2)

Accession No.: 
BR2-024-2

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon:

00:00 - Songs that Marie used to sing with the band
01:00 - Playing with Chute Richard and the breakup of the band
02:40 - Playing with Doug and Rusty Kershaw
04:50 - Quitting Chute Richard's band
05:50 - George Khorey's pay for a record
06:40 - More on Rusty, Doug, Pee Wee Kershaw
08:30 - Other bands active in Lake Charles, Popularity of French Music
09:15 - Joe switching between record companies
11:00 - Speaking French and teaching the language to their children
15:40 - Cleoma and Joe traveling to New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans to make records
14:30 - Cleoma's accident and death
16:00 - Joe stopping recording after Cleoma's death
18:00 - Marie and Helen's grandmother singing and teaching Cajun ballads
21:00 - Practicing songs for gigs - Coming in from the fields to practice
23:00 - Stories their grandmother would tell them
24:30 - Joe adopting one of his daughters
26:30 - Johnny Allen - Starting music and getting his first guitar by selling seeds and learning to play
29:40 - Johnny starting with Walter Mouton, playing with Lawrence Walker
30:40 - Reputations of older musicians
32:00 - Effect of old-style Cajun music after the stringbands came along
33:00 - Bob Will's influence on the stringbands
33:40 - Harry Choates' popularity - Origin of Jolie Blonde
35:40 - Mayus Lafleur - "Chère Mom"
37:55 - Joe made his living totally from playing music
41:00 - Cleoma and Ulysse playing Accordion
42:50 - Joe's Accordion - A black Monarch "D"
44:30 - The Babineaux Brothers - a black family band who influenced Clifton Chenier
47:00 - Amedé Ardoin - his music, popularity, and showmanship

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music;
Creator: 
John Broven
Informants: 
Johnnie Allan
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:04
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon (part 3)

Accession No.: 
BR2-025

Interview with Helen Falcon Guillot and Marie Falcon:

00:00 - Story of a little boy at a Babineaux Brothers dance
01:00 - Babineaux Brothers sound
01:15 - Comparison between old Creole music and Cajun music
04:00 - Kids at the fais do do's
05:00 - Story about their family travelling to Crowley in a wagon
06:40 - Cajun food - cooking, meat preserving methods, Cochon de lait, Boucherie
15:00 - The family's first radio
18:45 - The first jukeboxes in the area. They were only in bars and women didn't go to bars
19:30 - Barhopping on Main Street in Church Point
22:00 - Dress codes at church; Community's views on divorce

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; French, Cajun
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Monday, October 24, 1983
Coverage Spatial: 
Lafayette, LA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
25:30
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--60
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore

Interview with Roy Brown

Accession No.: 
BR2-026-1

Roy Brown:

00:40 - Early life and musical influences - Born in New Orleans, Moving to Eunice
02:30 - His first time performing "rhythmic" music
04:40 - Roy's mother's death
5:00 - Moving to LA and becoming a boxer
06:00 - Singing amateur contests in his younger days (1946)
07:15 - Working in the cane fields - Spiritual songs that were sung
09:40 - Being rejected by the service due to flat feet, starting to sing in clubs
11:15 - Learning his first blues songs
12:00 - Roy's backing group
13:45 - Moving from Shreveport to Galveston - Playing with Joe Coleman's group - Club Grenada
15:15 - Good Rockin' Tonight
17:00 - Other Members - Clarence Ward, Rip Sewall, Joel Harrison, A.D. Adams, Joe Woods
18:20 - Wynonna Harris, Cecil Gant - Writing "Good Rockin' Tonight"
21:15 - Jules Brawn - Owner of Deluxe Records coming to hear the song, recording it for Savoy Records
23:30 - Writing and recording "Ms. Fanny Brown," "Long About Midnight," "Lollipop Mama"
23:55 - Recording issues - Microphone placement. Singing into the piano microphone
26:20 - Being bootlegged by Goldstar Records
27:45 - Watching Cecil Gant perform
30:00 - Dave Bartholemew "Let the Four Winds Blow"
31:00 - Going on the road
32:50 - Leroy Rankings
34:30 - Buying a limo and a station wagon for his band to travel in
36:00 - Performance Royalties - Not owning any rights to his songs
40:45 - Leaving music and working as a salesman
44:30 - Recording at J&M and Cosimo's

Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Broven
Subject: 
Louisiana; Music; Swamp Pop, R&B, Rhythm and Blues
Creator: 
John Broven
Recording date: 
Sunday, June 22, 1975
Coverage Spatial: 
Los Angeles, CA
Publisher: 
John Broven
Rights Usage: 
All rights reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
45:49
Cataloged Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Original Format: 
Audio--Cassette--90
Digital Format: 
Audio
Bit Depth: 
16 bit
Sampling Rate: 
44.1k
Storage Location: 
Returned to donor

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