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Baton Rouge, LA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 227,818 (2000) Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana, is situated on the east bank of the lower Mississippi River, 80 miles (130 km) northwest of New Orleans. Baton Rouge means ‘Red Stick’ in French, the French explorer...

Swamp Blues

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...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...

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Blues is an African-American musical genre which arose in the southern United States around the beginning of the twentieth century. With ragtime, jazz and gospel music it was part of a rich growth in African-American musical...