Louisiana Rocks!: The True Genesis of Rock and Roll

Louisiana Rocks!: The True Genesis of Rock and Roll

by Tom Aswell (Editor)


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An in-depth history of rock and roll's Louisiana roots. Taking the position that rock and roll started in New Orleans in 1947 when Roy Brown recorded "Good Rockin' Tonight," Aswell provides an expansive history of this beloved American music form. By looking at the Louisianan influences of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, R&B, rockabilly, country, and blues music, the author explores the way these musical forms gave birth to rock and roll as we know it today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589806771
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 753,531
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Tom Aswell is an award-winning journalist who worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for twenty-five years. His work has appeared in nine Louisiana newspapers including the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Monroe News-Star, and the Ruston Daily Leader. Aswell writes a political blog called LouisianaVoice, which was named by the Washington Post as one of the top 100 political blogs in the nation. He lives outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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