Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doing The Popcorn

Little Earl Jenkins

 Reynaud 1021
7422 Meadow Lark Lane
Texas City, Texas
Reynaud Records was started in the early sixties in Opelousas, Louisiana by Lloyd Reynaud.  
Lloyd Walter Reynaud, Sr. was born on October 26, 1936 in Opelousas, Louisiana.  He was the brother of saxman Hot Rod, a member of Cookie and the Cupcakes’ horn section.   Band leader and drummer, agent and manager, he brought horn player Duke Stevens, Little Victor and guitarist Charles Tyler to Lanor Records.  For his own label, he recorded bluesmen Jay Jay Callier and Roscoe Chenier.

In 1963, he earned a degree in electronics and upon graduating NASA/Taft recruited him to their space center in Houston, Texas.  He moved to Texas and, with him,  his label as well.

He wrote and/or produced further records with Earl Jenkins and Charles "Chuck" Colbert which were issued on the Grover Barbour's Bee label, out of Reading, Pennsylvania.  What was exactly the agreement between Lloyd Reynaud and Grover Barbour and how it was made is not known.

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