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Robert Bertrand
Robert Bertrand was a veteran Cajun musician on the Lake Charles music scene
Big Chenier
Locally famous blues/zydeco musician and restauranteur
Juke Boy Bonner
Self-proclaimed "one man trio" Juke Boy Bonner toured the South before recording blues for Goldband in 1960
Boozoo Chavis
Boozoo Chavis
Chavis, a pioneering zydeco musician, is known for his energetic and commanding musical presence
Cookie and the Cupcakes
Cookie and the Cupcakes
Cookie and the Cupcakes were the quintessential swamp pop band of south Louisiana
Cleveland Crochet
Cleveland Crochet
His band's tune "Sugar Bee" became the first Cajun record to break into Billboard's top 100 in 1961
Gabe Dean
Gabe Dean recorded "Slop and Stroll Jolie Blonde" for Goldband in 1961 while still a sophomore in high school
Thaddus DeClouet
Eddie Shuler says of Declouet, "All the musicians wanted to play with him because he put his heart in each and every song"
Al Ferrier
Al Ferrier
Originally a country singer from Montgomery, Louisiana, Ferrier was greatly influenced by Carl Perkins
Guitar Jr.
Guitar Jr.
Guitar Jr.'s rocking dance number "The Crawl" was later covered by the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Hackberry Ramblers
The Hackberry Ramblers
Eddie Shuler played with the Hackberry Ramblers from 1943-1945
Larry Hart
Larry Hart
Obscure guitarist Hart recorded one Goldband's first rock & roll tracks
Iry LeJeune
Iry LeJune
Iry LeJune's accordian artistry ushered in a new era of Cajun music
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton's first publicity photograph
Before she became a world famous country music star, Dolly Parton recorded a few sides for Goldband Records
Mel "Love Bug" Pellerin
"Spicey Hot!"
Phil Phillips
Phil Phillips was a member of the Gateway Quartet and a bellhop before he recorded the classic ballad "Sea of Love"
Count Rockin' Sidney
Count Rockin' Sidney
Rockin' Sidney recorded for years before his song "Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot" became a hit in 1985
Eddie Shuler
Goldband founder Eddie Shuler
Eddie Shuler is the founder of Goldband Records
Eddie Shuler and the All-Star Reveliers
Eddie Shuler's Reveliers
The All-Star Reveliers' "Broken Love" was the first song recorded for Goldband Records
Jo-el Sonnier
Jo-El Sonnier
This son of French-speaking sharecroppers went on to become "The Cajun Valentino"
Jay Stutes
Cleveland Crochet and the Sugar Bees owed much of their distinctive sound to the raucous, raspy vocals and steel-guitar work of Stutes
Gene Terry
Gene Terry and the Down Beats recorded several singles for Goldband including the classic "Cindy Lou"
Katie Webster
Katie Webster at the piano
Veteran blues musician Katie Webster played piano for Otis Redding
Hop Wilson
Wilson's unique style of slide guitar-playing on an eight-string table steel guitar has been a key influence on a number of blues guitarists, including Johnny Winter and Jimmy Vaughan
   
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