Dancehalls in Lafourche Parish

Dano’s

Dano’s

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

Cheramie’s King Tut Saloon

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]

Sugarbowl

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.

Tabor’s Hall

Tabor’s Hall

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/

Woodmen Hall

Woodmen Hall

Newspaper mention of city council objecting to indecent dancing there, 1921: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1921-01-15/ed-1/seq-2/

Foret’s Dancehall

Foret’s Dancehall

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.

College Inn

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