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Folk Songs sung by Alma Barthélémy

Accession No.: 
MA6-001

Mason 70.62.1-15:

Alma Barthélémy:

-Prends cet anneau que je te donne
-L'on dit que tu te maries
-Talk about 'Trois Jolis Dragons
-Ma fille, o ma fille chérie

(10:18) - Estelle; Morain was the boy, real people;
-Des chansons de guerre
-Dedans de Lyons
-Histoire de Pyrame et Thisbée. Appris de sa mère, elle ne l'a jamais chanté pour personne
-Complainte d'amour. Pryame (garçon) et Thisbée (fille)
-Leurs parents ne les voulaient pas ensemble. Casser la brique et échapper du cachot

(19:27) - Dévoré par le lion. Le lion a chiqué la voile
-Pyrame croyait Thisbée morte
-Complainte de Pyrame et Thisbée

(29:05) - Ma Bonne Créole
-Saute Crapaud
-Alma doesn't know more than the first part
-Cadet Roussel
-Voir se faire la feu au sein de la native
-Talk about 'Nina'
-Des cantiques. Tout le monde est Catholique ici

(38:55) - Là-haut dedans ces bois
-Nina
-Conversation sur les vignes familiales
-De ta Bretagne, que ton soleil est beau (La mer m'attend, je vais partir demain)

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Friday, July 24, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Diamond, Louisiana
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
48:01
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Folk Songs sung by Alma Barthélémy, Isome J. Fontenot, and Gabriel & Emmeline Broussard

Accession No.: 
MA6-002

Mason 70.62.33-68:

Alma Barthélémy - 7/24/1970:

-Tu peux pas mettre ce macaque dessus mon dos

Isome J. Fontenot - 7/30/1970:

-La Banane à Nonc Adam (Club 73 Special/Acadian Two-Step)

-La Valse du Dimanche Après-midi (La valse qui me fait du mal/la valse de Duson
/la valse de Bayou Chêne/la valse de St. Landry
/la valse des Opelousas/la valse de Stelly/Big Boy Waltz)

-Crowley Two-Step (speed fluctuations)
-La bétaille dans le 'tit arbre (similar to Evangeline Waltz)
-Information sur chanson précédante. La bétaille chanté. Learned from the old folks
-Conversation sur la composition des chansons
-Writing songs down versus keeping it in their heads. Finding music on instruments

(10:37) - J'étais au bal hier au soir
-Conversation sur le café Cajun
-La Valse des 'Cadiens (La Valse de Minuit)
-Conversation sur des rythmes
-Danse de Mardi Gras
-J'ai traversé la mer et les montagnes. Appris de son père
-La vieille tristesse de la Louisiane. Son père aimait beaucoup chanter celui-là
-Cadet Roussel

(20:21) - Rythmes de triangles. Valse

Emmeline Broussard de St. Martinville - 8/2/1970:

-Au bord du vaiseau
-La Belle de Paris (originale)
-Conversation sur les origines
-Faubourg, Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes)
-Grandparents from St. Martin parish. Jeanerette.
-Bayou LaFourche 1965-1966. 11 kids, 1 died as a baby
-Je suis le chevalier du roi
-Sur le beau Bayou Tèche (originale)
-Conversation sur la composition des chansons

(29:42) - Au bord de la mer loé
-Près du petit Paris (originale)
-Conversation (festivités)

Gabriel et Emmeline Broussard:

-Coline et 'tit Colin chanté par Gabriel Briyon
-Si par hasard le bonheur est un rêve chanté par Gabriel et Emmeline
-J'ai engagé ma promesse au au baptême. Learned at their first communion
-(+100-year old canticle). Chanté par sa grandmère pour des mariages
-Je suis la délaissée

(41:56) - Ah mon beau château (danse ronde de l'école). Explication de comment jouer le jeu a
-La petite Jaqueline (Mme. Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis à son tour de Paris)
-Au long de la Seine (Nous danserons une ronde)

-Train à vapeur (harmonica)
-Train à vapeur avec un chien qui essaie d'attraper un prisonnier qui s'est échappé du train

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Harmonica; Triangles;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Friday, July 24, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Diamond, Louisiana; Mamou, Louisiana; Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes), Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
46:29
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Musical Performance by Unknown Accordion Player

Accession No.: 
MA6-003

Mason 70.62.69-88:

***only 69 and part of 70***

-Les maringouins ont mangé ma belle
-J'ai passé devant ta porte

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Accordions;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Monday, July 27, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Evangeline Park, St. Martinville, Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
2:25
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Allons Danser Radio Show on KJEF; Conversation with Gabriel & Emmeline Broussard; Various 78 rpm records

Accession No.: 
MA6-004

Mason 70.62.89-104:

***Actually goes to 105***

Allons Danser Radio Show on KJEF - 08/01/1970:

-Leger's Coffee Shop for sale/rent. Cassidy Insurance Agency
-Lonely Cajun Boy
-Barry Bros
-Automotives, boats, tractors, etc. and locations around Acadiana (Jennings, Lake Charles, and Sulphur)
-Kenny Thibs et les Jokers at the River Club, Mermentau
-Tomorrow Night - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers
-Bal de noce/fête/anniversaire. Bobby Leger and the Lake Charles Playboys Sunday. BBQ lunches
-Allons Danser - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers
-Betty Lee Shoe Store Cleareance Sale

-About 10:25 o'clock
-'Tit Claude et Roland Granger the new owners of the Shamrock Club in Lake Charles
-Lionel Cormier and the Sundown Playboys tonight, women get in free
-Aldus Roger and the Lafayette Playboys tomorrow night for a wedding dance
-Les Jours de ma Jeunesse (similar to La Dernière Valse) - Reggie Matte and the Church Point Playboys
-WV Donald? Chevrolet in Jennings
-10:30, weather forecast
-Nathan Abshire and the Pinrgrove Boys at Slim's Club in Kinder. Kingpins tomorrow
-Charles Mann every Wednesday
-'Tit Mamou (Two-Step de Forgeron/Nonc André/Traveler Playboys Special)

(15:45) - Blackie Fruge, Milfred Simon, and the Hick's Wagon Wheel Ramblers. Circle D Label
-10:35, Holly Grocery Bon Ami à Lac Arthur spécials. Peter Bonnet. Ellis Cormier - Cormier's Supermarket
-Lafayette Playboy Waltz (Eunice/Crowley Waltz)
-Aldus Roger. Friday, request with butterflies on the envelope

Gabriel et Emmeline Broussard - Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes) - 08/02/1970:

-J'ai passé devant ta porte
-La fête printanière
-Monsieur Rigoulet (composition pour la cité d'Abbéville)
-Conversation sur la vie de G. Broussard. Travaillé dans les cyprières, flotté des arbres, peinturé des bâteaux, etc
-il a fait sa vie dehors. Retired now. 22 Octobre 1900. Faubourg. Le seul qui reste à la vieille place
-Only played harmonica for pleasure. Grand-grandpère du Canada. Broussard et Molbert
-Land in Iberville (Iberia?) and St. Martin parishes. All Broussards are related
-Living on family land. Petit Paris, St. Martinville. Schools, outlawing French and teaching it now
-French learned at home. Going to 4th grade. Graduated in 10 months in English
-Past to go to 7th grade. First 4 sisters, going to school

(34:00) - Conversation sur la vie de E. Broussard
-Baptized in St. Martin de Tours, confirmed and married there as well
-Bayou LaFourche, father born there and came to St. Martinville at 5 years old
-Mother born and raised in Loreauville, Iberia Parish
-Grandfather's grandfather came straight from Acadia
-Evangeline. 1908, l'Ile des Cypres? 5 first lessons of French catechism. French books, education
-Livres de M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1862 et 1869. only about 20 years she's had them
-School went up to 5th grade locally, St. Martinville was 7 kilometers where the nearest school was
-Going to school at night. Miles versus kilometers, arpents versus acres

78 rpm records - Scott - 08/02/1970:

-La Valse des Pins - Walker Bros - Bluebird B-2195-A
-Jamais Marier (Jeunes Gens de la Campagne/Don't Get Married) - Walker Bros - Bluebird B-2195-B

(45:12) - Ma Blonde est Partie (Jolie Blonde/La Fille de la Veuve/La Valse de Gueydan) - Frères Breaux - Columbia 40510-F

-La Robe Barrée - J.B. Fuselier and his Merrymakers - Bluebird B-2063-B
-Chère Te Te (J'ai été au bal hier au soir/I Went to the Dance) - J.B. Fuselier and his Merrymakers - Bluebird B-2063-A
-La Nouveau Lafayette (Allons à Lafayette/Lafayette Two-Step) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-A
-La Valse du Samedi Soir (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/C'est Pas La Peine Tu Brailles) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-B

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars; Harmonica;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Saturday, August 1, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Jennings, Louisiana; Fausse Pointe (Coteau Holmes), Louisiana; Scott, Louisiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
58:04
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3

Various 78 rpm Records; Music by Walter Mouton and Erast? Dugas; Musical Performance by Balfa Bros. and Nathan Abshire;

Accession No.: 
MA6-005

Mason 70.62.105-120:

Scott, Louisiana:

-La Valse du Samedi Soir (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/C'est Pas La Peine Tu Brailles) - Joe Falcon - Decca 17025-B
-Allons à Luafette (Allons à Lafayette/Lafayette Two-Step) - Joe Falcon - Columbia 15275-D
-La valse qui ma portin d'ma fosse (La valse qui m'a portés à ma tombe. (La Valse de Grand Chemin) - Joe Falcon - Columbia 15275-D
-T'as volé mon chapeau (Hip et Taïaut) - Frères Breaux - Vocalion 02961-A

(12:15) - Home Sweet Home - Frères Breaux - Vocalion 02961-B
-La Valse d'Utah (La Valse d'Iota) - Frères Breaux - 03227
-Egan One-Step - 03227
-Walter Mouton and Erast? Dugas
-Ossun (Walker One-Step) - (Bayou Pon Pon) - Roger on spoons

(24:00) - Catherine (La Valse des Mèches/La Valse de Grand Bois)
-Jim Crow, Repeat with Mme. Dugas singing 'Mon Nonc Charlot'
-Fais Do Do
-Coffee or beer?
-Grand Mamou (similar to Grand Basile)

Basile, Louisiana - Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa:

L'Heure des Cadiens at Roy's Place with Dewey as host:

Dewey introduces the band:
-Nathan Abshire - accordion
-Junior Benoit from Morse - guitar
-Rodney Balfa from Mamou - guitar
-Tony Balfa - drums
-Dewey and Will Balfa - fiddles

-Sponsors. Roger Mason visting from Paris, France. B & B Flying Service

(35:35) - KLFY Waltz (Kelly Point Waltz/La Valse de Lafayette)
-Hebert's I.G. Foodstore. Mr. Wesley and Mr. Felix. Various merchandise and specials
-Valse sans nom (I'll Be Lonely by Belton Richard)
-Butch Bavarian, Michelob, and Budweiser Beers. Mr. Allen Doucet and Mr. Ed Doucet.
-Keg beer for summer get-together. Southwest Beverage Distributor of Eunice
-Hick's Wagon Wheel Special (La Queue de Tortue)
-Oleander Lounge Motel and Restaurant between Basile and Eunice on Hwy 190

Language: 
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Roger Mason
Recording date: 
Sunday, August 2, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Scott, Louisiana; Basile Lousiana;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
47:32
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz

L'Heure des Cadiens; Various Musical Performances/Folk Songs;

Accession No.: 
MA6-006

Mason 70.62.121-150:

Basile, Louisiana - Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa:

L'Heure des Cadiens at Roy's Place with Dewey as host:

Band is introduced:
-Nathan Abshire - accordion
-Junior Benoit from Morse - guitar
-Rodney Balfa from Mamou - guitar
-Tony Balfa - drums
-Dewey and Will Balfa - fiddles

-Sid's Lounge
-Chunky's Furniture and Appliance Store. TVs and Home appliances.
-Records, 8-tracks, tape players. Basile, Stagg Avenue
-Calcasieu Waltz (Catalogued as 'La Valse de Kaplan')
-Mamou Two-Step
-Au Long de la Rivière chanté par Junior
-Pastries and Coffee. Lunches. Basile S.O.? Café
-Oh Marie! par Aldus Roger. Pour Roy Fontenot. Chanté par Junior
-Jasper in Eunice. Perry Pitre Ford Company. Used vehicles

(13:48) - Cajun Two-Step with Roger on spoons. (Acadian Two-Step/Club 73 Special/Nonc Adam)
-Roger from Paris, France. Slim's Club in Kinder on Hwy 190.
-Kingpins, Charles Mann, Geno Thibodeaux and Robert Bertrand, Nathan Abshire and the Pinegrove Boys all play at Slim's
-La Valse des Cherokis (Midland Two-Step)
-Sponsors. 4th 15 min. of the program. Roy's Place
-Pine Grove Blues (Ma Nègresse) pour les enfants

Scott, Louisiana:
-Crowley Two-Step by Erast? Dugas and Walter Mouton

Basile, Louisiana with Nathan Abshire and the Pinegrove Boys (see above for band members):

(26:29) - Grand Night Special (La Valse de Minuit)
-La Valse du Grand Bois (La Valse d'Alléman/La Valse des Mèches)
-La Banane à Nonc Adam (Acadian Two-Step/Club 73 Special) pour Roger
-La Danse de Limonade

Ville Platte, Louisiana - Otile Balfa:

(39:30) - Brillant comme une étoile (Je me suis marillié par les Frères Balfa)
-Charles chéri (Cher chéri)
-Si j'aurais des ailes
-Ma Grande Voile Noire
-La Valse à Tante Mimi (La Valse/Les Misères des Balfa)

Elton, Louisiana - Koasati Indians Church Compensational - Choir music with piano (IMG_1023):

(47:13) - By and By
-Just a little talk with Jésus
-On the Jéricho Road
-Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

Mamou, Louisiana - Dewey and Rodney Balfa:

-Chère 'Tite Fille (Mon Cher Bébé Créole/Saturday Night Waltz)

(1:00:17) - J'étais au bal hier au soir ( I Went to the Dance)
-La Valse de la Louisiane (Mon Papa by Robert Bertrand/Chataigner Waltz) - Harry, Dewey, and Rodney Balfa
-Reprise du morceau précédent

Lafayette, Louisiana - Judy Bearb - 08/09/1970:

-Un petit bonhomme
-Saute Crapaud
-Un petit bonhomme
-Madame Boyo (Madame Bosso)

Scott, Louisiana:

-Jolie Blonde (La Fille de la Veuve/Ma Blonde Est Partie)
-(Also, La Valse de Gueydan/La Valse de Jolly Rogers/La Valse de Couillon)
-Reprise of Jolie Blonde

(1:14:04) - La Valse de Bambocheur - les Frères Balfa (similar to La Valse Évangéline)

Language: 
English
French
Media Type: 
Audio
Collection: 
Roger Mason Audio Collection
Subject: 
Louisiana; Cajuns; Creoles; Folk music; Violins; Accordions; Guitars;
Creator: 
Roger Mason
Informants: 
Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Tony Balfa, Junior Benoit, Will Balfa; Erast? Dugas and Walter Mouton; Otile Balfa; Koasati Indians of Elton; Harry Balfa; Judy Bearb;
Recording date: 
Sunday, August 2, 1970
Coverage Spatial: 
Basile, LA; Scott, LA; Lafayette, LA; Mamou, LA; Elton, LA; Ville Platte, LA;
Publisher: 
Center for Louisiana Studies
Rights Usage: 
All Rights Reserved
Meta Information
Duration: 
1:17:08
Cataloged Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Digitized Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Original Format: 
CD (probably reel to reel tape)
Digital Format: 
WAV
Bit Depth: 
24 bit
Sampling Rate: 
96 kHz
Storage Location: 
Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore - Cabinet 1 Shelf 3