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Swamp Pop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Although similar to New Orleans R&B, swamp pop is a distinct musical hybrid combining elements of 1950s rock ’n’ roll, country and western, and – most significantly – traditional Cajun and black Creole music. Emotional lyrics, tripletting...

Swamp Blues

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Swamp blues is the name given to a regional form of electric blues which emerged in Louisiana in the mid-1950s. The main performers hailed from the Baton Rouge area, in south-eastern Louisiana, but most of the classic swamp blues titles...

Zydeco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Zydeco is a genre of rhythm and blues that developed in Louisiana in the second half of the twentieth century, featuring the accordion and rubboard (a metal version of the washboard) as central instruments. Though related to, and often...

New Orleans, LA

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 484,674; metropolitan area – 1,172,0 (2000) New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 32nd largest in the country. It is situated in the extreme southeast...

Cajun Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Cajuns of southern Louisiana developed a unique music that reflects their Francophone culture while also exhibiting strong influences from blues, jazz and particularly country music. Cajun music’s most distinctive elements include...