A history of the unique sounds of the cajun bayous extensive research fieldwork and personal interviews combine to provide a fascinating look into the sounds of south louisiana from early cajun and cajun country through zydeco and blues to the cajun revival as the first comprehensive look into the history of this distinctive style of music. South to louisiana the music of the cajun bayous a pictorial history of south louisiana music johnnie allan top swamp pop artist november 2008 from the inner jacket blurb for years the music of south louisiana was confined to the bayou country itself but today such artists as doug kershaw jimmy c newman and zydeco king . It delves deep into the bayou and examines not just the music but the relationship music had and was influenced by political cultural social industrial and geographical climates the discovery of oil on the tx louisiana coastline hillbilly music the arcadians getting thrown out of canada all that and more. South to louisiana the music of the cajun bayous is the first comprehensive look at the history of this distinctive style of music the result of extensive research fieldwork and personal interviews south to louisiana details the south louisiana sound from early cajun and cajun country through zydeco and blues to the current cajun revival. South to louisiana is a comprehensive study of the development of cajun music in louisiana this book which is almost encyclopedic in its cultural dimensions discusses the early cajun and cajun country periods zydeco and blues swamp pop a south louisiana version of rock and roll and the cajun revival in music as it exists today ca 1986
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