For three musicians you'd get fifteen, maybe twenty dollars per night. Then when the Depression of the 30's came, you were only guarantee half or maybe sixty percent of what was collected at the door. The people would come but they didn't even have enough money to pay to enter the dance hall. Things were serious.1
Quand même tu m'as oublie,Oui, pense à moi,Quand même une fois par jour,Et moi je t'ai pas oublie.Quand même tu m'as quitte,Pourquoi tu voulais,Oui, j'aime voir ma chere,Comment tu crois je vas faire?
|Crowley Daily Signal|
Jan 29, 1952
During a 1938 recording session in New Orleans, Fuselier recorded "Ponce A Moi" (#2055) with Preston Manuel and Mathius Joseph "M.J." Achten on guitars and possibly Bethoven Miller on banjo. By 1962, J.B. had dusted off his accordion, one which he had played in the earliest years, and recorded at least four more songs for Eddie Shuler's Goldband Records. One of the songs, pressed on 45 RPM, was "Think Of Me".
Even though you forget me,Yeah, think of me,Even if it's once a day,And I won't forget you.Even though you have left,Why did you want to?Yeah, I'd like to see my dear woman,How do you think I'll handle this?
- Ye Yaille Chere by Raymond Francois
- Lyrics by Stephane F and Smith S
BS-027847-1 Valse De Rebot | Bluebird B-2055-A
BS-027848-1 Ponce A Moi (Think Of Me) | Bluebird B-2055-B
Louisiana Cajun Music, Vol. 3: The String Bands of the 1930's (Old Timey, 1971)
Cajun String Bands 1930's: Cajun Breakdown (Arhoolie, 1997)