NA 3376

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NA 3376 (local)
Alternate Title
Gene and Florence Hooper Interview (Alternative Title)
August 18 2005 (Recording date)
Gene Hooper and Florence "Flo" Hooper, interviewed by Clifford R. Murphy, August 18, 2005, Machias, Maine (at the Hoppers’ home). Gene discusses how he became interested in country music; Jimmie Rodgers and Singing Brakeman; Dennis Breau; Hal Lone Pine Breau (Lone Pine Mountaineer); western dress; Ray Couture; radio; being a disk jockey; education; Depression; family; radio shows; recording; Hank Snow; Hawkshaw Hawkins, alcoholism; Doc Williams; playing in Canada and in New England; old radio transcriptions; fellow New England musicians (Dick Curless, Ken Mackenzie, etc); Paul Roberts.  Flo discusses working with Hal Lone Pine and Betty Cody (her sister); her family; music in her home; performing; country music shows; yodeling; Betty; Flo’s family. Three color photos (P 9902- P 9904) of Gene and Flo Hooper at their home.  
Creator and/or Contributor
Clifford Murphy (interviewer), Gene Hooper (interviewee)
Copyright Notice
Copyright to this resource is held by the Maine Folklife Center and is provided here for educational purposes only. Commercial use or distribution of the item is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. Please contact the Maine Folklife Center at UMaine for permissions.
97 (minutes)
70 (pages)
3 (images)
English | anglais [info:lc/vocabulary/iso639-2/eng] (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
country music (Local)
yodeling (Local)
Temporal Coverage
1923 - 2010 (Gene Hooper's life span)
Geographic Coverage
New England (Local)
Preferred Citation
Hooper, Gene and Flo Hooper interviewed by Clifford R. Murphy. August 18, 2005. NA 3376. Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine.
Related Entities:
Clifford Murphy (interviewer)
Gene Hooper (interviewee)