John Broven and Golden Crest Records



This website aims to inform you more about me, the author, and my publications together with Golden Crest Records. Our main aim is to send you rushing to your collections to play all those great records again!

Golden Crest Records is an original independent label, founded in 1956, that has entered the streaming era (see "Golden Crest Records" tab).

My three books are: "Record Makers and Breakers," "Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans" (originally “Walking to New Orleans”) and "South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous."

Walking to New Orleans - 50 Years


Walking to New Orleans aka Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, enjoys its 50th anniversary on August 9, 2024! In celebration, Record Collector has published a Q&A with Tony Burke in its May issue; Blues & Rhythm will be publishing the backstory to the book in B&R 385 (August/September)and Jasmine Records will be releasing a double CD, "Walking to New Orleans: 50th Anniversary Album ... An Aural Accompaniment" (JASMCD 3300) in early August, compiled by JJB.




R&B in New Orleans
Record Makers & Breakers
South to Louisiana
New York City Blues