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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...

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...