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Big Noise From Winnetka

Bauduc, Ray - Musical Recording - “Big Noise From Winnetka” recorded with his band

The Ray Bauduc Band plays “Big Noise From Winnetka” at the 1958 New Orleans Jazz Club Festival. Listen »

Chanson d'Acadie

Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “Chanson d'Acadie”

A live version of Beausoleil's Chanson d'Acadie, a song about leaving Acadie for Louisiana. The song originally appeared on the band's 1984 release Parlez Nous A Boire. Listen »

Flammes d'Enfer

Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “Flammes d'Enfer”

A live version of Flammes d'Enfer, a traditional Cajun song about the flames of hell. The song first appeared on the band's 1989 release Bayou Cadillac. Listen »


Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “L'ouragon”

A live version of Beausoleil's L'ouragon, a song about hurricanes. The song originally appeared on the band's 1993 release La Danse de la Vie. Listen »

Newz Reel

Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “Newz Reel”

A live version of Beausoleil's Newz Reel, a song written for Lafayette's ABC affiliate. The song originally appeared on the band's 1997 Grammy-winning ( Best Traditional Folk Album release L'amour ou la Folie. Listen »

Travailler c'est trop dur

Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “Travailler C'est Trop Dur”

This version of "Travailler c'est trop dur" can be found on Beausoleil's Les Amis Cadjins released on the French-Canadian label "Modulation", in 1980. Listen »

Z'haricots gris-gris

Beausoleil - Musical Recording - “Z'haricots Gris-Gris”

A Beausoleil song based on a Canray Fontenot melody and written by bandleader Michael Doucet, . This version of the song was released in 1980, on the French-Canadian label Modulation. Listen »

Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Bechet, Sidney - Musical Recording - “Baby Won't You Please Come Home”

April 6, 1985 New Orleans Jazz Club Radio Program featuring Sidney Bechet and New Orleans Feetwarmers performing “Baby Won't You Please Come Home.” The show is narrated by Fred Hatfield. Listen »

Les Oignons

Bechet, Sidney - Musical Recording - “Les Oignons”

This version of “Les Oignons” is from “Sidney Bechet with Michel Attenoux & His Orchestra -Broadcast of Brussels Concert, March 7, 1954.” Personnel: Sidney Bechet -Soprano Sax, Michel Attenoux -Soprano Sax, Guy Longnon -Trumpet, Raymond Fouseque -Trombone, André Dersiany -Piano, Biddy Banks -Bass, Jacques David -Drums. Listen »


Bechet, Sidney - Musical Recording - “Shag”

Shag by Sidney Bechet, recorded in 1932. Listen »

Sheik of Araby

Bechet, Sidney - Musical Recording - “Sheik of Araby”

Fred Hatfield, host of the New Orleans Jazz Radio Program, introduces a 1941 recording of "Shiek of Araby" by Sidney Bechet. The song is a "one man band" recording; Bechet played each instrument, re-recording the tune with a different instrument each time. Listen »


Bechet, Sidney - Musical Recording - “Summertime”

Sidney Bechet's Summertime recorded in New York City on June 8, 1939. Listen »

This Should Go On Forever

Bernard, Rod -Audio -This Should Go On Forever

Bernard Jolivette (aka King Karl), a black Creole swamp pop musician, wrote this song in 1958 with Crowley record producer J. D. Miller. Jolivette hoped to release the song on the Excello label of Nashville, but was turned down. In the meantime, Rod Bernard heard Karl's band perform the song at the local Moonlight Inn nightclub. When Bernard learned that Excello would not release the song, he asked Karl if he could record it for the Jin label, in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Later, Bernard's version became a regional hit in south Louisiana and east Texas. Subsequently, it was licensed to the Argo label of Chicago, and rose to the top of the U.S. national charts in 1959. Listen »

Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 1

Bo, Eddie -Audio Recording -Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 1

An interview with singer-songwriter Eddie Bo conducted at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival by Rick Coleman, in 1991. In this segment, Mr. Bo discusses past hits and collaborations.   Listen »

Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 2

Bo, Eddie -Audio Recording -Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 2

Interviewer Rick Coleman reads an Earl King quote describing Mr. Bo during his early days as a young performer. This is then followed by a musical demonstration by Mr. Bo.   Listen »

Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 3

Bo, Eddie -Audio Recording -Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 3

Eddie Bo discusses his formal musical training at the New Orleans' Grundwald School of music. He follows this disucssion by a musical demonstration.   Listen »

Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 4

Bo, Eddie -Audio Recording -Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 4

Eddie Bo explains the important of the Dew Drop Inn in the development of mid-twentieth century New Orleans music.   Listen »

Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 5

Bo, Eddie -Audio Recording -Rick Coleman Interview with Eddie Bo -Part 5

In this final segment, Eddie Bo speaks of the importance of communicating with his audience  through music. This is followed by one final musical demonstration.   Listen »

Oral History Interview with Lindy Boggs on January 31, 1974.

Boggs, Corrine "Lindy" - Audio Recording - Oral history

Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs interviewed for the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina on January 31, 1974. Listen »

Junco Partner

Booker, James C. -Audio "Junco Partner"

Junco Partner was recorded in Los Angeles in 1973 at Paramount Studios. Unfortunately, the original master tapes of the session were lost and never found. But in 1992, tapes of the mixes done on the last night of the sessions were discovered and African Gumbo was released on The Lost Paramount Tapes. Listen »