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Interview of Jo-El Sonnier by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-001

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

02:00 - Modernizing the Cajun Accordion
03:40 - Richard Bennet

05:20 - Discussions about each song on album - Baby Hold On; Pay the Price; So Long Baby, Goodbye
-No More One More Time; Come On Joe; Say You Love Me; Raining in my Heart
-Louisiana 1927; Tear Stained Letter; I Slipped Your Mind

18:00 - Reasons for choosing the type of songs he did for this album - Not being confined to Cajun music
24:00 - Mark and Ann Savoy
29:30 - Rehearsing for and recording the album
32:30 - How this album is special to Jo-El - branching out. "big step forward for him"
34:30 - What RCA taking the album seriously means to Jo-El

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Johnny Winter

Accession No.: 
SA1-002

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

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

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

Interview of Paul Scott by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-003

Recorded circa 1987

Paul Scott:

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

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

Interview of Warren Ceasar by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-004

Recorded in 1987

Warren Caesar:

00:00:30 - Learning music from his father and other family members - Melvin Randall, Lionel Boutté, Jules and Joe Handy
00:01:50 - Lionel Boutté and the Zydeco Band
00:02:30 - His musical influences and the type of music he plays
00:03:30 - Rocking Sidney being his main influence
00:04:00 - Talking about his band and recordings they made
00:05:30 - When Zydeco started becoming popular
00:07:00 - More people starting to want to speak French
00:08:00 - Trying to work and play music
00:08:30 - What is unique about his band
00:11:30 - Thoughts on mainsteam music
00:13:10 - Started going to dances since he was seven - Growing up in L'anse Maigre
00:13:30 - Bois Sec Ardoin and Canrary Fontenot are his uncles
00:14:30 - La-la music
00:14:45 - Bois Sec and Canray playing in dance halls and listening to them, Bois Sec's Nightclub - Cowboy Club
00:16:00 - Listening to Bois Sec and Canray when he was a child
00:16:45 - How he began playing music using a cornet he modified
00:23:40 - Experience playing music in the school band
00:28:20 - Hitchhiking to get to gigs

00:29:20 - Moving to Houston to play music
-Clifton Chinier asking him to play his horn on Clifton's live album recorded at Grant Street

00:41:00 - Lessons he learned from Clifton
00:42:30 - How Zydeco music regained popularity
00:44:30 - Talks about being Creole
00:56:00 - His relationship with Clifton and working with him
01:00:10 - Paul Simon coming to play with Rockin Dopsie
01:01:10 - Nonc Joe and Amedé Ardoin

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

Interview of Wilbert Guillory by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-005

Recorded circa 1987

Wilbert Guillory:

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

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

Interview of Ann Savoy by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-006

Ann Savoy:

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

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

Interview of Barry Ancelet by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-007

Barry Ancelet:

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

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

Interview of Curtis Joubert by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-008

Curtis Joubert:

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

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

Interview of David Greely by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-009

David Greely:

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

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

Interview of Vincent Fontenot by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-010

Vincent Fontenot:

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

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

Interview of Nick Spitzer by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-011

Nick Spitzer:

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

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

Interview of Benji Russell by Ben Sandmel.

Accession No.: 
SA1-012

Occupational Folklore of the Oilfield

Benji Russell:

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

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

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

Accession No.: 
SA1-013

Crawford Vincent & Wilson Granger:

Fiddle tunes

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

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

Interview of Crawford Vincent by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-014

Crawford Vincent:

00:00 - Talking about the early days of the Hackberry Ramblers
02:40 - Evolution of the band - Crawford joining the band when he was with the Civilian Conservation Corps
03:20 - Working on the farm after finishing school
04:50 - Playing with Harry Choates, Leo Soileau, Happy Fats
06:45 - Jolie Blonde

08:10 - Music changing - Began playing music with Accordion players
-Iry LeJeune, Joe Bonsall, Sidney Brown, Marie Falcon, August Broussard

11:00 - Crawford's thoughts on being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Tennessee
12:30 - Jimmy C. Newman, Rufus Thibodeaux, Curzy "Porkchop" Roy
14:00 - Mentioning Johnnie Allan's "Memories" book

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

Interview with Kenny Bill Stinson by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-015

Recorded circa 1987

Kenny Bill Stinson:

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

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

Interviews of Nathan and Sid Williams by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-016

Recorded circa 1988

Nathan & Sid Williams:

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

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

Interviews of Reverend Burnell Offlee by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-017

Recorded circa 1985

Reverend Burnell Offlee:

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

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

Interview with Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-018

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural:

0:55 - Talking about the album and why is is different from others he has done
2:20 - Using a Zydeco groove in more mainstream tunes
3:00 - Album Rehearsals

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

Hackberry Ramblers in New York Part 1.

Accession No.: 
SA1-019

Recorded February 1998 live

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

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

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

Accession No.: 
SA1-020

Hackberry Ramblers Performing at Tramp's in New York City

Recorded in February 1998

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

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

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

Accession No.: 
SA1-021

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

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

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

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

Hackberry Ramblers performance and interview on IRM with Bart Shore

Accession No.: 
SA1-022

Hackberry Ramblers:

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

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

Hackberry Ramblers Live Performance and Interview on WSM

Accession No.: 
SA1-023

Recorded in December 1993

Hackberry Ramblers:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis

Accession No.: 
SA1-024

Some interview questions by Amanda LaFleur - Recorded in Summer 1987

Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis:

00:00:00 - Where he was born and raised
00:01:00 - Talking about getting getting married and family members
00:04:20 - Discussing Trail Rides
00:09:00 - How he started playing accordion
00:10:10 - Learning to play by ear, does not read or write music
00:10:30 - Early House Dances - learning from the man who was playing accordion
00:16:45 - People he learned from Len Pitre, Ray Sam- Playing rubboard with Joe Jackson
00:17:50 - Describing "Paper in My Shoe"
00:22:00 - How he bought his first accordion and began playing in clubs - Continental Club, Club 15, Club 16
00:23:45 - Recording "Paper in my Shoe - Being connected to Eddie Shuler by Sidney Brown
00:25:30 - Payment for "Paper in my Shoe" from Eddie Shuler at Goldband Records
00:31:10 - Boozoo did not fall off his stool while recording "Paper in my Shoe"
00:36:30 - Retiring from music

00:37:50 - Coming back - Recording for Floyd Soileau
-Other types of music he enjoys - Hank Williams Sr. and Jr.

00:45:00 - Speaking Creole and French and the differences between what is spoken in different areas
00:48:50 - How he got the name "BooZoo"
00:51:15 - Raising horses

00:53:15 - The party record - Deacon Jones - Some clubs not allowing him to play the song
-Playing at clubs in Houston and Austin, TX

01:02:25 - Zydeco coming back and the young people's interest the music and language

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis

Accession No.: 
SA1-025

Recorded in Summer 1987

Ben Sandmel with Boozoo Chavis:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with C.J. Chenier

Accession No.: 
SA1-026

Phone interview with C.J. Chenier conducted in 1995

Ben Sandmel with C.J. Chenier:

00:50 - He was raised in Port Arthur by his mother
01:20 - CJ knew his Dad and his music
02:00 - Music he heard when growing up

02:40 - How he began playing music
-Clifton buying him a guitar, taking piano lessons, Saxophone in marching band

04:20 - Starting bands of his own and playing with his dad
05:30 - Joining Clifton's band

08:40 - Learning to play zydeco music and the accordion
-Clifton getting sick and continuing to play with Clifton's band after his death

11:00 - The New Album coming out, "Too Much Fun"
13:50 - Talking about each song
21:25 - The people to thank for the album

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Dalton Reed

Accession No.: 
SA1-027

Recorded circa 1990

Ben Sandmel with Dalton Reed:

01:20 - Comes from a religious musical background - Musical family members
03:10 - Started out singing in a children's choir and then in his high school band
03:45 - Joining high school marching band, high school stage band
05:25 - Talks about bands he played with after his career got going
07:35 - Jockey Etienne
11:15 - Musical influences

13:10 - The influence his brother (Johnny Reed) had on his music
-The new album and explaining each song on the album

18:00 - Rounder Records

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Don Cravins

Accession No.: 
SA1-028

Ben Sandmel with Don Cravins:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy Part 1

Accession No.: 
SA1-029

Recorded circa 1984-85

Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy Part 2

Accession No.: 
SA1-030

Recorded circa 1984-1985

Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy Part 3

Accession No.: 
SA1-031

Recorded circa 1984-1985

Ben Sandmel with Marc and Ann Savoy:

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

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

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

Accession No.: 
SA1-032

Contract negotiations at Goldband Records - Fall 1993

Hackberry Ramblers and Eddie Shuler:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel of Fernest and Dalton Arceneaux

Accession No.: 
SA1-033

Recorded in 1987

Fernest and Dalton Arceneaux:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Floyd Soileau

Accession No.: 
SA1-034

Recorded in 1996

Ben Sandmel with Floyd Soileau:

00:25 - First label he recorded under was Jin records (1957), recording the Boogie Kings and Rod Bernard
01:10 - Creating Swallow Records
02:00 - Going from recording Swamp Pop to Cajun, Creole, Zydeco music
02:30 - Maison de Soul and Komaday labels
03:00 - Flat Town Music - Publishing and Main Company Name
03:30 - Reasons for recording under different labels
05:30 - The basis of Flat Town records is to promote Louisiana music
06:30 - State of Swamp Pop music
10:00 - The late 50's and early 60's when Cajun music was in a lull

12:15 - Younger Cajun musicians learning to sing in French and then learning to speak French
-David Greely, Percy Boudreaux Jr.

15:00 - The marriage of Cajun music and food
15:10 - The movie the Big Easy and the influence it had on the culture
18:00 - What draws people to South Louisiana music
19:10 - Being punished for speaking French when Floyd was growing up

19:50 - Musicians who have recorded or are recording with him
-Lawrence Walker, Aldus Roger, Austin Pitre, Adam Hebert, Balfa Brothers, Pierre Daigle, Paul Daigle, Belton Richard

22:30 - More about Belton Richard and his upcoming album
24:30 - Terry Huval, Reggie Matte, Jambalaya, Tasso, Mamou Prairie Band, Basin Brothers, Balfa Toujours
26:00 - Marketing, Licensing, Distribution - Europe becoming a major market for South LA traditional music
26:30 - Zydeco music - Geno Delafose, Chris Ardoin, Rosie Ledet
29:00 - Rockin' Sidney - Recording "Toot Toot" and going about getting the rights and payments set up
30:00 - Rockin' Sidney purchasing a radio station in Lake Charles
31:30 - Leasing "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot" to Epic Records and John Fogerty's version
37:40 - Vinyl pressing plant burning down
40:20 - Reviving the print pressing plant, graphic design
42:00 - Floyd's Record Shop, Floyd's Wholesale Distributing
42:40 - How he goes from recording at record to putting out the finished product
45:00 - His wife and children getting involved in the business
49:00 - Floyd's recording studios - The Back Door, Promised Land, Balfa Brothers, Ronnie Cole
51:40 - Eddie Shuler

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

Hackberry Ramblers on NPR's World Cafe

Accession No.: 
SA1-035

Recorded in 1993

Hackberry Ramblers:

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

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

Interview by Ben Sandmel with Jude Taylor

Accession No.: 
SA1-036

Recorded in 1990

Ben Sandmel with Jude Taylor

00:30 - Started out by singing in the church Choir and then going out to dances
-Lil Buck, Guitar Gable, Paul Senegal

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

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

Interviews of Morris Ledet by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-037

Recorded in 1990

Morris Ledet:

00:30 - How he began playing Zydeco music
-Lanice Ledet

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

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

Interviews of Robbie Mann by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-038

Robbie Mann:

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

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

Hackberry Ramblers interviewed by Studs Trekel

Accession No.: 
SA1-039

Studs Trekel with the Hackberry Ramblers:

01:00 - Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon
-Founded in 1933, been together for 60 years
-Some families have been listening to them for 3 generations

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

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

Interview of Katie Webster by Ben Sandmel

Accession No.: 
SA1-040

Recorded circa 1990

Ben Sandmel with Katie Webster:

01:20 - How playing the European circuit came about

03:00 - Traveling/playing with Otis Redding and his interest in her
-Her name was never on Otis' recordings because she was under contract with J.D. Miller

05:25 - Other records she played on - Sea of Love, Mathilda
07:00 - Eddie Shuler, Trials she encountered in trying to record and prove herself
09:20 - Moved to San Francisco to take care of her parents in the late 1970's
10:00 - Her Father hid letters from Norbit Best from her until the time of his death
13:00 - After her fathers death - Touring Europe
15:00 - Alligator Records
21:00 - Differences between recording and performing live 9
23:00 - Traveling to Europe, Japan, Australia
25:40 - Being homesick, Her second husband Earl Webster taught her a lot about playing music

27:00 - Played on a few country songs - "Love is the Answer"
-Tammy Wynette, Lazy Lester and Slim Harpo recordings

28:30 - Uses her own musicians for recordings
31:20 - What her children went through while she

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

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