From matchbook cover: Tiki Lounge Thibodaux, LA
Dancehalls in Lafourche Parish
Not much known- Free crab boil on Friday night Photos by Russell Lee, September 1938 U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black and White Photographs Lot 1683 Library of Congress Call Number: LC-USF33- 011654-M1
Cheramie’s King Tut Saloon Curb Service Your Best and Last Chance Fine Drinks of all kinds Tourist Information Photo by Russell Lee, September 1938 Library of Congress Call Number: LC-USF33- 011637-M1 [P and P]
Carol Fran and husband/saxophonist Joe Francois performed R&B there in the mid-1950s: part of the Louisiana “crawfish circuit.” In her autobiography, “Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story,” James mentions that she and her band lived above the club while on a tour of the South in the 1950s.
Newspaper mention of dance: 1900: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064490/1900-09-29/ed-1/seq-1/ : 1901: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064490/1901-06-29/ed-1/seq-1/ : 1902: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064490/1902-05-17/ed-1/seq-1/
Maria’s Grandmom, Joyce Zeringue, danced there
Newspaper mention of city council objecting to indecent dancing there, 1921: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1921-01-15/ed-1/seq-2/
Rodney Daigle: swamp pop- current- St. Patrick Hwy (west side?)
Joyce Zeringue- closed around 1951- on Tetreau Street near East Junior High School now in middle of town- little kids went with parents- nickel a dance- bar for of age- orchestra played all kinds of music- torn down after closing.
Joyce Zeringue- opened 1946- more nightclub but dancing too- 424 Jackson Street- corner of West 1st Street & Jackson: http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20110819/ENTERTAINMENT/110819486