Leroy “Happy Fats” Leblanc, 1986

I interviewed Happy Fats at my house in Eunice. He and his old friend Doc Guidry came over for coffee and talked about the old days. Happy talked about his career from the early stringband days with the Raynebo Ramblers up to his popular Sunday morning TV show Mariné (1956-8) on Lafayette channel 10. I love Happy’s earliest recordings.

They were before things got slick and had a drone lostness about them.

– Ann Savoy

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Interviewee: Leroy “Happy Fats” Leblanc
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: October 18, 1986
Location: Eunice, LA
Language: English

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