Double Bayou Dance Hall In Chambers County   5 comments

Sweet Mama Cotton with Pete Mayes & The Texas Houserockers at The Double Bayou Dance Hall — Image by kenne

This revisit came about by an email I receive yesterday from Sheryl Shaw, who is with the Chambers County historical commission. They are gathering photos and memorabilia from Double Bayou Dance Hall and Pete Mayes and the Texas Houserockers for exhibiting at the museum. She requested use of the video of photos I a short time after Pete’s passing away, which would be an honor for it to be a part of the exhibited.

For the uninitiated, The Double Bayou Dance Hall, in the small black community of Double Bayou in Chambers County sixty miles east of Houston. I dedicated to the memory of Pete Mayes and Billie Dietz. It was through Art and Billie Dietz that we learned about the Double Bayou Dance Hall. Steve Bucher also educated me on Dance Hall. The old Double Bayou Dance Hall still exist, but barely since hurricane Ike played hell with the 1941 structure. As secretary for the historical commission, Sheryl is helping to renew interest in restoring the dance hall. If you would like to learn more about their efforts, you can contact Sheryl at


5 responses to “Double Bayou Dance Hall In Chambers County

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  1. kenne…
    did you get to see the video i made? i only have three copies right now, but when i make more, i will send you one…
    until then, you can view it on my facebook page…. look under my profile picture and click on photos, then click on
    the ‘video’ word at the top right corner of the pictures, then scroll down to the video titled ‘pete,houserockers,double bayou’
    There is one right under that was the first version before bert lewis gave me his input for the names etc..
    thanks again for the pictures….
    Sheryl Shaw


  2. I know, i tried to keep it short but it kept growing……And thank you again for the pictures… 🙂


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