Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Shreveport Southern Soul, the Murco Records story: Dee Marais interview on KSCL Tues, Feb 20, 8 pm

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Writes historian and dj Chris Brown, "If everything goes according to plan, Dee Marais will be on my radio show Tuesday, Feb 20, from
8 - 10 pm, on KSCL 91.3.

Harding Guyon DesMarais (aka Dee Marais) has roots that run deep
in the Shreveport music scene. Dee ran the Bayou Record Shop on 70th St from the late 1950s to the early 1990s, and he helped run a
slew of local labels -- Lucky Seven, Recco, Murco, Peermont, HySign, HyRok, and HyTre. It was on these labels that Dee managed to capture some of Shreveport's most exciting rockabilly and rock and roll in the 1950s. For example, Gene Wyatt, Tommy Blake, and Johnny Ray Harris.

Then, in the 1960s and 70s, Dee issued top notch soul and funk 45s by Shreveport musicians. This included records by such artists as Eddy Giles and the Jive 5, Reuben Bell with the Beltones, Abraham & Marion Ester and the Casanovas, and Dori Grayson.

I'll be spinning the records, and Dee will be telling the stories."

Chris Brown
KSCL 91.3 fm
Art of the Insane
Tuesdays, 8 - 10 pm

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