Interview with Maynard Jalbert

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NA 2072 (local)
1988 (Date created)


Maynard Jalbert, interviewed by Joseph Ogando, April 14, 1988, in Caribou, Maine. Jalbert discusses country and traditional Maine music in the early-to-mid twentieth century; bilingual nature of woods songs; plays recordings with songs; instruments and musical learning in northern Maine during the 1920s and 30s; winter work in lumber camps during the Great Depression; lumber camps food; role of music at home and as a social pastime; story tellers in the lumber camps; fighting lice; differences between music in lumber camps and at dances; introduction of the radio circa 1938; French-Canadian heritage; wedding and Fourth of July celebrations; common French-Canadian names and how men with identical names were distinguished; why country music became popular in northern Maine; and recites and sings in French parts of folk songs made by a friend. Transcript: 26 pp

Recording: 2 hours C595 – C596

Creator and/or Contributor
Joseph Ogando (contributor), Maynard Jalbert (creator)
Other Subject Headings
Country and traditional Maine music in the early-to-mid twentieth century (Local)
Materials Designation
sound cassettes (analog)
Related Entities:
Maynard Jalbert (creator)