McNeese State University Encyclopedia Sources
Patricia A. Threatt, Editor
The SWLA Musicians Encyclopedia is a
compendium of narrative and descriptive essays about the
people and places relating to music and musicians of SWLA.
For the purposes of this encyclopedia, the definition of a
“Southwest Louisiana Musician” remains a fluid and slippery
endeavor. As a general rule, “Southwest Louisiana” means
“Imperial Calcasieu,” the region now made up of Calcasieu,
Cameron, Allen, Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis parishes. To
be sure, a musician born within the boundaries of these
parishes falls under the category of “Southwest Louisiana
Musician.” However, after that criterion, the definition
becomes less definite. Other musicians not fortunate enough
to be born on Imperial Calcasieu soil, but who lived,
worked, or performed extensively in this area are included.
The Encyclopedia also includes bands, civic organizations,
educators, and companies associated with Southwest Louisiana
Sources used for the Encyclopedia:
Abney, Lisa. Louisiana Folklife: The Louisiana State Fiddler's Championship. Vol. 26-27 (2002-2003).
Broven, John. South to Louisiana: the music of the Cajun bayous. Publisher: Pelican Pub. Co., 1983.
Bush, John/All Music Guide, LLC. Jimmy C. Newman. (2001). Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=356496&TMPL=LONG#bio
Hardison, Greg, ed. Louisiana Music Archive & Artist Directory. Available: http://www.satchmo.com.
Harris, Craig/All Music Guide, LLC. Shelton Dunaway. (2006). Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://www.answers.com/topic/shelton-dunaway
Kershaw, Sammy. Sammy Kershaw Biography. (2006). Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://www.sammykershaw.com/bio.html
Louisiana Folklife Center. Terry Clement.
Retrieved June 12, 2006, from
Sandmel, Ben. Zydeco! Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, c1999.
Southern Folklife Collection/Goldband Records. Boozoo Chavis. (2001). Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://docsouth.unc.edu/sfc/goldband/artists/boozoo_chavis/
Southern Folklife Collection/Goldband Records. Cookie and the Cupcakes. (2001). Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://docsouth.unc.edu/sfc/goldband/artists/cookie_and_the_cupcakes/
Tisserand, Michael. The Kingdom of Zydeco. Publisher: Arcade Publications, c1998.
Toups, Wayne. Wayne Toups and Zydecajun. Retrieved June 12, 2006, from http://www.waynetoups.com/bio.asp
Yule, Ronald, comp. and ed. with Tim Savoy, Georgia Yule, and Della Mott. Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame Lake Charles Chapter. Publisher: Fiddle Country Publishing, 2003?.
Yule, Ronald. Phil Menard and the Louisiana Travelers: A life in Cajun music. [Self published, 2005].
Yule, Ronald and Georgia. Southwest Louisiana Fiddle and Bluegrass Club Newsletters 1974-1976. [Self published].
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