Broven, John. South to Louisiana: the music of the Cajun bayous

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: South to Louisiana: the music of the Cajun bayous

Published By: Original publisher Gretna, La.: Pelican Pub. Co.. 1983. xiv, 369 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication John Broven

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Publishing (214); Music (533); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document '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). Broven collected much of the material in this study from interviews with local participants in music (e.g., musicians and record publishers), whose stories and reminiscences, often quoted verbatim in the text, make up the major portion of this work. This book also includes brief biographical sketches of various musicians, as well as much data on the music publishing industry in Louisiana.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. no12-016

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes indexes.|Discography: p. 332-344.|Bibliography: p. 345-349

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1970-1973 (p. x)

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Unknown-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle, 1993

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). variable

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Louisiana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns

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