Waukegan-Zion Field Recordings
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Tejano Dance Music
May 16, 1987. Gran Baile at the J-M Club, Waukegan.
May 27, 1987. Ray Podboy (Waukegan) - button box accordion. Ray Podboy started out on piano accordion, grew his repertory of Slovenian songs in the service, and took up the button box as part of a post-war ethnic revival.
June 17, 1987. Warren Lauer (Wildwood) - accordion & harmonica. Warren Lauer grew up with a German father and a singing mother. He began playing for square dances at age 15. He was a big fan of the National Barn Dance.
October 1, 1987. Jerry Emerzian - oud
November 1, 1987. Emil Swanson - mandolin & fiddle
June 11, 1987. Don Adams - square dance caller (interview)
Quilting Circle (Zion).
August 1, 1987. Trini Esparza with El Conjunto Fortuna - Tejano music at a backyard wedding reception.
August 9, 1987. Mellotones Steel Band at the Waukegan Lakefront Ethnic Festival
1991 Followup Survey
John Campbell - piano & vocals, life story
Trini Esparza (Waukegan) interviewed by Juan Dies.
Los Ecos del Norte