Radio waves emanating from Texas, Shreveport, and New Orleans ignored south Louisiana's cultural boundaries as they crisscrossed Cajun Country and spilled Western swing, hillbilly music, and jazz across the region.2 Influenced by music across the boarder, the original members got their big break when they were invited to play on the radio. Darbonne stated:
There were no radio stations in southwest Louisiana. Not until the Lafayette's KVOL and Lake Charles KPLC came on air in 1935.2
|(top) Lennis Sonnier, Claude "Pete" Duhon,|
(bottom) Luderin Darbonne, possibly Floyd Shreve
- J'ai Ete Au Bal Vol. 1. ARhoolie CD 331. Liner notes.
- Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American-Made Music By Ryan Andre Brasseaux