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Louisiana Hayride -Intro

Louisiana Hayride -Musical Recording -Louisiana Hayride -Intro

An excerpt from a 1959 broadcast of the Louisiana Hayride featuring Country and Rockabilly singer Johnny Horton. Unlike the majority of the Hayride's shows, which were broadcasted from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium from 1948 to 1960, this particular show originated from the Youth Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds. Listen »

Ma Blonde Est Partie

Ma Blonde Est Partie - Musical Recording - The Breaux Family

This recording of "Ma Blonde Est Partie" was created on April 18, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Breaux Family on this recording consisted of Amedee Breaux on vocals and accordion, Ophy Breaux on the fiddle and Cleoma Breaux on the guitar. This is purported to be the earliest recording of the Cajun standard "Jolie Blond." Listen »

Master P Cleans Up His Act

Master P - Interview - “Master P Cleans Up His Act” National Public Radio

 Rap icon Master P explains why he has decided to change his formerly angry image and release family friendly music. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 1

Menard, D.L. -Musical Recording -Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 1

D.L. Menard, the "Cajun Hank Williams, performs "Allons à Lafayette" along with Eddie Lejeune, son of legendary Cajun musician Iry, and Ken Smith. "Allons à Lafayette" was the first Cajun song to be commercially released in 1928. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 2

Menard, D.L. -Musical Recording -Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 2

D.L. Menard discusses meeting Hank Williams at the Teche Club, in New Iberia, before performing his song "The Water Pump". Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 4

Menard, D.L. -Musical Recording -Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 4

D.L.  Menard talks about traveling the world as a musical ambassador for the State Department, before performing "Coeur de la ville" ("Heart of the City"). Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 5

Menard, D.L. -Musical Recording -Allison Miner Interview With D.L. Menard -Part 5

Allison Miner delivers an English translation of D.L. Menard's "La porte en arrière" ("The Back Door") before Mr. Menard performs his all time classic. Listen »

Cotton Belt Blues

Miles, Lizzie - Musical recording - Cotton Belt Blues

"Cotton Belt Blues" was recorded by vocalist, Lizzie Miles on 07/19/1923 and released on Victor. Listen »

Da Last Don

Miller, Percy "Master P" -Musical Recording -Da Last Don (Excerpt)

MP Da Last Don, Master P's seventh studio album, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 charts. The album was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, with over four million copies sold, making it Master P's best selling album so far. This is a clean version of the album's title track. Listen »

Ghetto D

Miller, Percy "Master P" -Musical Recording -Ghetto D (Excerpt)

"Ghetto D" is the sixth studio album by rapper Master P. The title track features Master P and fellow rappers (and little brothers!) C-Murder & Silkk The Shocker.A bestseller, the album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. This is a clean version of the song. Listen »

Goodbye to My Homies (Feat. Mo B. Dick, Sons of Funk & Silkk the Shocker)

Miller, Percy "Master P" -Musical Recording -Goodbye to My Homies (Feat. Mo B. Dick, Sons of Funk & Silkk the Shocker)

MP Da Last Don, Master P's seventh studio album, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 charts. The album was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, with over four million copies sold, making it Master P's best selling album so far. This is a clean version of "Goodbye To My Homies." Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 1

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 1

Queen Ida discusses her upbringing outside of Lake Charles, Lousiana and her family's subsequent relocation to Texas. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 2

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 2

Queen Ida discusses the circumstances of her family moving to Texas and later California. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 3

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 3

Queen Ida discusses the role music played in her family. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 4

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 4

Queen Ida discusses her musical beginnings. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 5

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 5

Queen Ida discusses her influences, which include Clifton Chenier and Professor Longhair. She also talks about her State Department Sponsored trip to Africa. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 6

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 6

Queen Ida discusses touring and the fact that one of her sons is now in her band. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 7

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 7

Queen Ida discusses touring, developing her repertoire, playing the Monterey Jazz Festival, signing her record deal with GNP Crescendo Records, and winning a Grammy. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 7

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 7

Queen Ida discusses touring, developing her repertoire, playing the Monterey Jazz Festival, signing her record deal with GNP Crescendo Records, and winning a Grammy. Listen »

Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 8

Miner, Allison -Oral History -Allison Miner Interview With Queen Ida -Part 8

Queen Ida discusses cooking and her cookbook. Listen »