"Les Haricots Sont Pas Salé" is the name of the cd. And as Glenn said, the sound quality is great, especially considering it was recorded in houses and on porches 34 years ago.
I am just realizing there was apparently a few of these type recordings made by people from outside La., many by Europeans that may not be available in the US. What I like about the ones that I have heard done by people from outside La., is that they kept a lot of the bantering between musicians and between songs, which I like to hear as much as the music. Gerard Dole also did a few. I would like to find others.
In 1974, J.P. Bruneau gave me the opportunity to hear the Nagra tapes of his film " Dedans le Sud de La Louisiane"
I thought on the spot that these recordings would make a wonderful LP
As I was the artistic advisor - as far as folk music was concerned - to Expression Spontanée, a small independant French label, I proposed the idea to the man in charge
The idea was accepted and soon I was slicing Bruneau's tapes (copies) on my kitchen table
The result was "Les haricots sont pas salés" (LP)
20 years later or so J.P. Bruneau produced a CD version of "Les haricots sont pas salés" with more tunes from his tapes, and the result is wonderul
Well, my hat is off to all involved. I consider this a treasure and my favorite find in quite a while, coughing and kids in the background and all. Gerard, do you know of any others like this that may not be commonly available in the US. You guys across the water seem to have done a better job of preserving things of that era than we did, and for that I am thankful.