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Nathan Abshire - 91% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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27 June 1913, between Bayou Queue de Tortue and Gueydan, Louisiana, USA, d. 13 May 1981, Basile, Louisiana, USA. The eldest of six children, Abshire became one of the major stars of Cajun music. Both his parents played accordion and he taught the instrument as a child, making his first public appearance at the age of eight in a dancehall in Mermentau Cove. In 1935, backed by Read more

Johnnie Allan - 69% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Allan Guillot, 10 March 1938, Rayne, Louisiana, USA. Allan was raised in a sharecropping family, speaking both English and French. His great-uncle, Joe Falcon, made one of the first Cajun records, ‘Allons A Lafayette’. From the age of 13, he was playing rhythm guitar and steel guitar in local bands. In 1958 and as part of the Krazy Kats, Allan had regional hit Read more

Michael Doucet - 68% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 February 1951, Scott, near Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Following a family tradition, Doucet played music from his earliest years, mastering banjo at the age of five and guitar at eight. Like others of the era he was influenced by rock music, although Cajun music was ever-present. Doucet played in folk rock bands with his cousin, Zachary Richard, at the age of 12, then join Read more

Doug Kershaw - 62% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Queen Ida - 55% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Zachary Richard - 54% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 September 1950, Scott, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Born into the musical atmosphere of a Cajun community, Richard took piano lessons from the age of eight and also sang in church and in the local Bishop’s Boys Choir. As he grew up he took an interest in rock ‘n’ roll, being particular impressed by the Rolling Stones, the Byrds and Simon And Garfunkel. Later, Read more

Wayne Toups - 52% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
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Boozoo Chavis - 50% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wilson Anthony Chavis, 23 October 1930, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 May 2001, Austin, Texas, USA. This singer and accordionist was one of the first artists to popularise zydeco, the vernacular music of African-American Louisiana. Chavis had learned to play accordion and harmonica by the age of nine and performed around Lake Charles while in his teens. In 1954 he was s Read more


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