Maynard Batiste Interview (1986)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1986-10-5
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.