Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American-Made Music

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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 ...

Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American-Made Music 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190628444

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Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American-Made Music 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195343069

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