Bethoven Miller was born in the Jennings area near Lake Arthur and picked up the banjo as his primary instrument. Fuselier was discovered by Miller when J.B. moved from Oberlin to the area in the mid 1930s. Still in grade school, the sixteen-year-old banjo player invited J.B. to play in his Merrymakers band. Together, they traveled to New Orleans with Preston Manuel to record their string band rendition of the Angelas Lejune song "Perrodin Two Step" entitled "Round-Up Hop" (#2014). Their recording closely resembled the fiddle-led melody most apparent in Happy Fats recording of "Rayne Breakdown" and the Jolly Boys' self-entitled "Jolly Boys Breakdown".
Cajun String Bands 1930's: Cajun Breakdown (Arhoolie, 1997)