Swamp Pop

Author: Shane K. Bernard
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604737255
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Swamp Pop from the Author: Shane K. Bernard. Music of Louisiana was at the heart of rock-and-roll in the 1950s. Most fans know that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the icons, sprang out of Ferriday, Louisiana, in the middle of delta country and that along with Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley he was one of the very first of these “white boys playing black music.” The genre was profoundly influenced by New Orleans, a launch pad for major careers, such as Little Richard’s and Fats Domino’s. The untold “rest of the story” is the story of swamp pop, a form of Louisiana music more recognized by its practitioners and their hits than by a definition. What is it? What true rock enthusiasts don’t know some of its most important artists? Dale and Grace (“I’m leaving It Up to You”), Phil Phillips (“Sea of Love”), Joe Barry (“I’m a Fool to Care”), Cooke and the Cupcakes (“Mathilda”), Jimmy Clanton (“Just a Dream), Johnny Preston (“Runnin’ Bear”), Rod Bernard (“This Should Go on Forever”), and Bobby Charles (“Later, Alligator”)? There were many others just as important within the region. Drawing on more than fifty interviews with swamp pop musicians in South Louisiana and East Texas, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues finds the roots of this often overlooked, sometimes derided sister genre of the wildly popular Cajun and zydeco music. In this first book to be devoted entirely to swamp pop, Shane K. Bernard uncovers the history of this hybrid form invented in the 1950s by teenage Cajuns and black Creoles. They put aside the fiddle and accordion of their parents’ traditional French music to learn the electric guitar and bass, saxophone, upright piano, and modern drumming trap sets of big-city rhythm-and-blues. Their new sound interwove country-and-western and rhythm-and-blues with the exciting elements of their rural Cajun and Creole heritage. In the 1950s and 1960s American juke boxes and music charts were studded with swamp pop favorites.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Bill C. Malone
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616661
Size: 60.22 MB
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture from the Author: Bill C. Malone. Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Louisiana Rocks

Author: Tom Aswell
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 1455607835
Size: 66.72 MB
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Louisiana Rocks from the Author: Tom Aswell. An in-depth history of rock and roll's Louisiana roots. Taking the position that rock and roll started in New Orleans in 1947 when Roy Brown recorded "Good Rockin' Tonight," Aswell provides an expansive history of this beloved American music form. By looking at the Louisianan influences of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, R&B, rockabilly, country, and blues music, the author explores the way these musical forms gave birth to rock and roll as we know it today.

Way Down In Louisiana

Author: Todd Mouton
Publisher: University of Louisiana
ISBN: 9781935754732
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Way Down In Louisiana from the Author: Todd Mouton. With Clifton Chenier's amazing life and career as the centerpiece, this collection of profiles gathered across two decades unites some of the world's most innovative creative forces.

South To Louisiana

Author: John Broven
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9780882896083
Size: 46.22 MB
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South To Louisiana from the Author: John Broven. Describes the history of the music of southern Louisiana and examines the influence of Cajun songs on American popular music

Arts And Entertainment In Louisiana

Author: University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Center for Louisiana Studies
ISBN: 9781887366694
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Arts And Entertainment In Louisiana from the Author: University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Center for Louisiana Studies.


Author: Bill C. Malone
ISBN: 9780807859087
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Music from the Author: Bill C. Malone. Rev. ed. of: Encyclopedia of Southern culture. 1991.

Accordions Fiddles Two Step Swing

Author: Ryan A. Brasseaux
Publisher: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Accordions Fiddles Two Step Swing from the Author: Ryan A. Brasseaux. A sweeping overview of Cajun music from early studies to the present.