Thanks for posting this information. These films look very interesting and I had not heard about them before.
Wilson Savoy has also made a film about Horace Trahan -- see http://www.almenapictures.com/films.html for a preview (and for another film built around Steve Riley's new CD).
For anyone in the Washington DC area, Wilson's film "Horace Trahan: Hard Pressed but Never Crushed" will be shown at noon at the National Geographic Society on November 15, together with the documentary "Marc and Ann" by Les Blank.
L'addresse c'est www.louisianealacarte.org et faut tu pèses "Gumb-Oh! La! La!" dans le coin dratte en haute de la page et pis ça va commencer un "video" avec une femme après parler le français de la France, mais faut pas être découragé par elle, parce qu'équand elle est finie avec l'introduction le français cadien commence!
Mon, j'aimerais acheter toute la série, mais $250 pour tous les 13 est beaucoup de l'argent. C'est $20 juste pour un DVD ou "videotape."
The address is www.louisianealacarte.org and you have to click on the link in the top right-hand corner that says "Gumb-Oh! La! La!" and it'll start up a video with a woman speaking Parisian French, but don't be discouraged by her, because after she's finished introducing the program the Cajun French starts up!
I would really like to buy the whole series, but $250 for all 13 is a lot of money. It's $20 just for one DVD or videocassette.
I don't know if you caught on as to why they were joking about Jesse singing the 99 Year waltz. Jesse was playing on Danny Poullard's old Acadian "D" accordion that night. The accordion now belongs to Edward. that was the other joke that night. Jesse "bet" Barry Ancolet that accordion ( belonging to Ed ) that he could sing the 99 Year Waltz on the "D" . For those who don't know, there aren't very many male vocalist who can sing that song in the key of "D". Jesse did that night, with no problem
Jude, thanks for the background information! If I remember correctly, Jesse also bet Drew his money that he could sing 99, and won the bet!
On another note, I have Jerry Devillier's blessings to post Liberty Theater performances on my Web site, provided that I get the artist's permission. Jerry Devillier is the engineer at the Liberty. Do you think Jesse would agree?
Could you e-mail me offline with your thoughts? Not sure I still have contact info for Jesse.