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Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story by Randy Fox

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Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story Randy Fox 170 Pages ISBN: # 9781947026223 BMG 2018 As almost a vital act of nature, three books that would make a tidy trilogy in any musical world, were recently released independently. These are: Blues From The Bayou: The Rhythms Of Baton Rouge (Pelican Publishing Press, 2018), Martin HawkinsSlim Harpo: Blues King Bee Of Baton Rouge (LSU Press, 2016), and the present Shake Your Hips: The ...

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Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge by Julian C. Piper

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Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge Julian C. Piper 159 Pages ISBN: # 978-1455623099 Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. 2018 History may be told horizontally or vertically or some combination of both. Some historians give a 360-degree panoramic view of their subject, while others drill down deep into a single period of time. An example of the former is the newly revised Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans (Pelican, 2018) by ...

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Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge

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Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge Martin Hawkins 416 Pages ISBN: # 978-0807164532 LSU Press 2016 James Moore, AKA, Slim Harpo, was a musician that existed at ground level. In his heyday, one was as likely to see him exiting the Excello Records in Nashville, TN one day and driving a truck in New Iberia, LA, the next, then walking into J.D. Miller's recording studio in Crowley, LA, while working on ...


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