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Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Kip Lornell and Tracey E. W. Laird


To borrow words from Stan “The Record Man” Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of America’s most important “regional-sound cities.” Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ensembles, record label and radio station owners, announcers and disc jockeys, club owners and sound engineers, music journalists and musicians. The area’s output cannot be described by a single genre or style. Rather, its music is a kaleidoscope of country, blues, R&B, rockabilly, and rock. This book presents that evolution in a collection of scholarly and popular writing that covers institutions and ... More

Keywords: Shreveport, disc jockeys, club owners, sound engineers, music journalists, blues, R&B, rockabilly, Leadbelly, Hank Williams

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781934110416
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kip Lornell, editor

Tracey E. W. Laird, editor

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