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."

NYC Blues CoverNEW!

John Broven has edited and contributed to New York City Blues by Larry Simon, the first-ever on the subject, published by University Press of Mississippi in Summer 2021. Also with Val Wilmer, Paul Harris and Richard Tapp, all past Juke Blues contributors.

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