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Bamboula

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau - Audio recording - "Bamboula

Composed during the summer of 1848 and first performed and dedicated to Isabella II of Spain in 1849, Bamboula ultimately became one of Louis Moreau Gottschalk's signature pieces. Listen »

Souvenir de la Havane

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau - Audio recording - "Souvenir de la Havane"

Written during his stay at Matouba on Guadeloupe, Souvenir de la Havane is one of Gottschalk's more masterful pieces and recalls his days in Cuba. Listen »

Union

Gottschalk, Louis Moreau - Audio Recording - "Union"

When Gottschalk returned to the US from the Caribbean in 1862, the American Civil War was in full swing. Though he dearly loved Louisiana and the south, he ultimately concluded the just cause was that of the Union. This piece was dedicated to General George B. McCellan, then Commander of Union Forces. Listen »

Blues Won't

Gray, Henry -Audio -Blues Won't

Bass player and fellow bandleader Andy Cornett introduces blues pianist Henry Gray performing with his band "The Cats" at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Listen »

Henry Gray

Gray, Henry -Audio -Henry Gray

Blues pianist Henry Gray talking about returning to Louisiana after a long stint in Chicago, at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Listen »

Untitled Blues 1 by Henry Gray

Gray, Henry -Audio -Untitled Blues 1

Blues pianist Henry Gray performing with his band "The Cats" at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Mr. Gray's performance is followed by a short conversation with folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet. Listen »

Untitled Blues 2 by Henry Gray

Gray, Henry -Audio -Untitled Blues 2

Blues pianist Henry Gray performing with his band "The Cats" at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Listen »

Untitled Blues 3 by Henry Gray

Gray, Henry -Audio -Untitled Blues 3 by Henry Gray

Blues pianist Henry Gray performing with his band "The Cats" at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Listen »

What I'd Say

Gray, Henry -Audio -What I'd Say

Folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet introduces blues pianist Henry Gray performing with his band "The Cats" at Rendez Vous des Cadiens, a live radio show in Eunice, La, on August 22, 1987. Listen »

Grand Basile

Guillory, Ida and Lewis, Albert J. -Musical Recording -Grand Basile

Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band perform "Grand Basile" from their 1982 Grammy Award winning album "On Tour". Listen »

La Louisiane

Guillory, Ida and Lewis, Albert J. -Musical Recording -La Louisiane

Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band perform "La Louisiane" from their 1982 Grammy Award winning album "On Tour". Listen »

Quitter La Maison

Hackberry Ramblers - Musical Recording - “Quitter La Maison”

Hackberry Ramblers recorded Quitter la Maison for RCA's Bluebird label in 1937. Listen »

Une Pias Ici Une Pias Las Bas

Hackberry Ramblers - Musical Recording - “Une Pias Ici Une Pias Las Bas”

An audio recording of the Hackberry Ramblers performing Une Pias Ici Une Pias Las Bas. Listen »

Cotton Candy (Excerpt)

Hirt, Al -Audio -Cotton Candy (Excerpt)

This excerpt of "Cotton Candy" can be found on Al Hirt's Cotton Candy/Sugar Lips; two albums that were re-released on a single cd by the Collectables label. The song reached the number 15 position on the Billboard chart on May 2, 1964.   Listen »

Java (Excerpt)

Hirt, Al -Audio -Java (Excerpt)

This excerpt of "Java" can be found on Al Hirt's Horn / That Honey Horn Sound; two albums that were re-released on a single cd by the Collectables label. The song reached the number 4 position on the Billboard chart on January 25, 1964.   Listen »

Sugar Lips (Excerpt)

Hirt, Al -Audio -Sugar Lips (Excerpt)

This excerpt of "Sugar Lips" can be found on Al Hirt's Cotton Candy/Sugar Lips; two albums that were re-released on a single cd by the Collectables label. The song reached the number 30 position on the Billboard chart on August 1, 1964.   Listen »

Battle Of New Orleans

Horton Johnny -Musical Recording -Battle of New Orleans

An excerpt of "The Battle of New Orleans," which was a major hit for Johnny Horton. The song describes the 1815 Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American soldier. Written by Jimmie Driftwood, an Arkansas school principal, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1959. Listen »

Johnny Reb

Horton, Johnny -Musical Recording -Johnny Reb

An excerpt of "Johnny Reb", which was a hit for Johnny Horton, reaching #10 on the U.S. Country chart in 1959. The song was penned by famed Nashville songwriter Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote Johnny Cash's hit "Ring of Fire" with Cash's wife, June Carter. Listen »

I Got Love If You Want It

I Got Love If You Want It

"I Got Love If You Want It" was written and recorded by James H. Moore, aka Slim Harpo. It was released by the Nashville-based label Excello, and produced by famed Crowley, Louisiana producer J.D. "Jay" Miller, whose Cajun, swamp blues, and swamp pop recordings made quite an impact on popular culture. The song was later covered by seminal British rock band The Yarbirds, Texas Boogie boys ZZ Top, and Louisiana Bluesman Tab Benoit. Listen »

I'm Going Away to Wear you off My Mind

I'm Going Away to Wear you off My Mind - Musical Recording - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

An audio recording of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band performing, "I'm Going Away to Wear you off My Mind" ca. 1923. The band included Baby Dodds on drums, Honore Dutrey on trombone, Bill Johnson on bass, Louis Armstrong on second cornet, Johnny Dodds on clarinet, Lil Hardin-Armstrong on piano, and the band's leader, King Oliver on cornet. Listen »