Swamp Pop by Shane K. Bernard
Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues (American Made Music)

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University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Brand New Book with Free Worldwide Delivery ***** Print on Demand *****. Here is the exciting story of swamp pop, a form of Louisiana music more recognized by its practitioners and their hits than by a definition. Drawing on more than fifty interviews with swamp-pop musicians in south Louisiana and southeast 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, son of the notable swamp-pop musician Rod Bernard, uncovers the history of this hybrid form invented in the 1950s by teenage Cajuns and black Creoles. Putting 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, they created a spicy new music that arises from the bayou country.

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Shane K. Bernard, New Iberia, Louisiana, is historian and curator of McIlhenny Company, producer of TABASCO(r) brand pepper sauce, and Avery Island, Inc. He is the author of "Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues; The Cajuns: Americanization of a People; TABASCO(r): An Illustrated History;" and "Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History".
Published September 1, 1996 by University Press of Mississippi. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Don't fret if you never notice the latest swamp pop hit blaring out of the music store at the mall. The sad truth is, you probably won't find many of the artists mentioned in this thoroughly researche

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