Cajun Breakdown (Heftet)

The Emergence of an American-Made Music

Serie: American Musicspheres Series 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 338
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: American Musicspheres Series
ISBN/EAN: 9780190628444
Omtale: Cajun Breakdown
In 1946, Harry Choates, a Cajun fiddle virtuoso, changed the course of American musical history when his recording of the so-called Cajun national anthem "Jole Blon" reached number four on the national Billboard charts. Cajun music became part of the American consciousness for the first time thanks to the unprecedented success of this issue, as the French tune crossed cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic boundaries. Country music stars Moon Mullican, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, and Hank Snow rushed into the studio to record their own interpretations of the waltz-followed years later by Waylon Jennings and Bruce Springsteen. The cross-cultural musical legacy of this plaintive waltz also paved the way for Hank Williams Sr.'s Cajun-influenced hit "Jamabalaya." Choates' "Jole Blon" represents the culmination of a centuries-old dialogue between the Cajun community and the rest of America. Joining into this dialogue is the most thoroughly researched and broadly conceived history of Cajun music yet p

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