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Maynard Batiste Interview (1986)




Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-5

Duration: 00:05:11

Subjects: Music | Batiste, Maynard Keith | BATISTE, ALVIN | Pianists


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Batiste, Maynard Interviewee


This segment from the October 5, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Maynard Batiste of Baton Rouge. He discusses: his inspiration for the new “Folks” theme song called “High Life”; collaborating with his father, Alvin Batiste, on the song; his father’s influence on his life; and his background in philosophy. Batiste also performs two of his songs on the piano.