Southeastern Louisiana

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 »

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 »

Carville Leprosarium - Streaming Audio - “Cast Out But Not Forgotten” National Public Radio

A short account, by NPR reporter Pam Fessler, of her visit to the National Hansen's Disease Museum at Carville. Listen »

Bang Bang

Davies, Jimmie -Audio -Bang Bang

"Bang Bang" is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis's 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original version. Listen »

There's A New Moon Over Your Shoulder

Davis, Jimmie -Audio -There's A Moon Over Your Shoulder

The hit There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis' 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original hit version. Listen »

You Are My Sunshine

Davis, Jimmie -Audio -You Are My Sunshine

"You Are My Sunshine" is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis's 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original hit version. 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 »

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 »

Baby Scratch my Back

Moore, James H. -Musical Recording -Baby Scratch My Back

"Baby Scratch My Back" is a 1966 R&B instrumental written and performed by James H. Moore, aka Slim Harpo. It was Mr. Harpo's only number one hit on the soul single charts. The song also crossed over to the Top 40, and was Mr. Harpo's most successful rhythm and blues single. Listen »

I'm A King Bee

Moore, James H. -Musical Recording -I'm A King Bee

I'm a King Bee was written and performed by James H. Moore, aka Slim Harpo.  It was released in 1957 as the B-side to his debut single, I Got Love if You Want It. The song went on to become better known than the A-side. It was covered by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd (when they were known as The Tea Set), as well as the Grateful Dead. Listen »

Raining In My Heart

Moore, James H. -Musical Recording -Raining In My Heart

'Raining In My Heart' was written and performed by James H. Moore, Aka Slim Harpo. The song was later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Listen »

Grandpa's Spell

Morton, Jelly Roll - Musical Recording - “Grandpa's Spell”

A Jelly Roll Morton tune recorded in Chicago between 1926 and 1928. Listen »

Original Jell Roll Blues

Morton, Jelly Roll - Musical Recording - “Original Jelly Roll Blues”

A Jelly Roll Morton tune recorded in Chicago between 1926 and 1928. Listen »

Blanche Touquatoux

Ory, Edward “Kid” - Musical Recording - “Blanche Touquatoux”

Kid Ory's Blanche Touquatoux recorded in the mid-1940s. Listen »

Muskrat Ramble

Ory, Edward “Kid” - Musical Recording - “Muskrat Ramble”

Kid Ory's Muskrat Ramble which he wrote in wither 1921 or 1926. Listen »