Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Goldband Records was founded in 1945 by Eddie Shuler to record the music of his band “The All-Star Revelers” and later to record music created by other regional musicians. The record label was known for its Cajun, swamp pop, and rhythm-and-blues recordings beginning in the forties. The Goldband complex included the studio, production rooms, and retail salesrooms. Recorded at this site were Boozoo Chavis' “Paper in my Shoe," Phil Phillips' "Sea of Love," and the first recordings of Dolly Parton. Others who recorded at this studio included artists Sidney Brown, Rockin' Sidney, JoEl Sonnier, and Freddy Fender. Changing tastes in the music industry led to a decline in the fortunes of Goldband, however the company continues with an online sales presence. At the time of Shuler's death in 2005, Goldband had the distinction of being the longest established independent record label in America. The deteriorating Goldband complex was demolished in 2017.
Erected by Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
Location. 30° 14.204′ N, 93° 13.003′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is on Church Street near Ryan Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Charles LA 70601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cantonment Atkinson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bilbo Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); 44th Air Refueling Squadron (approx. 0.4 miles away); Raymond M. Clausen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Douglas B. Fournet (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michael J. Novasel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Schowalter, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
Also see . . . Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2018.