Louisiana Music

Louisiana Music

A Journey From R&B to Zydeco, Jazz to Country, Blues to Gospel, Cajun Music to Swamp Pop to Carnival Music and Beyond

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A fascinating foray into the Louisiana music scene delves into the cultural landscape of the state, introducing readers to the wealth of musicians that have emerged, both past and present, local and national, including Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Harry Connick, Jr., the Neville Brothers, Cowboy Mouth, Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor, and many others. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
What is it about Louisiana that breeds and attracts musicians? There are literally hundreds of them—Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., Randy Newman, Trent Reznor, the Neville family, the Marsalis family—all part of a tradition going back to Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Jelly Roll Morton, Buddy Bolden, and Mahalia Jackson. Tackling the monumental task of surveying the lush musical landscape of the state, Rick Koster examines all of the ingredients that went into creating this hotbed of talent—the social influences, the musical traditions, the food, the drink, the heat—and introduces us to the stars, both local and national, who have emerged. Discover the past and present of jazz, rock, zydeco, R&B, gospel, blues, country, and straight-up rock 'n' roll; learn too about the styles unique to Louisiana, like voodoo music, swamp pop, second-line brass bands, and Mardi Gras Indian tribes. With the laid-back charm and easy appeal that defines the state, Koster has created a survey as uniquely and teemingly rich with sound and story as the place itself.

The first and only guide to all the music and musicians, young and old, of America's most raucous, rocking state

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"A journey from R&B to zydeco, jazz to country, blues to gospel, Cajun music to swamp pop to Carnival music and beyond."

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306810039
Branch Call Number: 781.64 KOS
Characteristics: xiv, 322 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Mar 10, 2012

Oh how i wish that this had come with a companion cd! so many great suggestions, and so little of it at the library!


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