John Delafose Interview, 1983

We would go to John’s dances at Catholic Church halls in and around Eunice. He had his whole family working for him-Tony on rubboard, Geno on drums…He also had two slim brothers, Charles and Slim Prudhomme, playing bass and guitar. Sometimes Paul Washington was on bass. I loved going to those rural dances at the black churches. In Volume 1 I have a photo of Geno Delafose when he was a young boy. Now he is a zydeco star.

-Ann Savoy

John Delafose
Photo by Ann Savoy
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Interviewee: John Delafose
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: June 23, 1983
Location: Louisiana
Language: English

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