Jimmy C. Newman Similar Artists

Zachary Richard - 100% 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

BeauSoleil - 99% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Widely considered to be the pre-eminent Cajun band of the 80s and 90s, BeauSoleil (the capitalized ‘S’ having been added in the 90s) have amassed a substantial discography that features some of the most exciting music extant within the traditional music realm. Rather than contemplate retirement, if anything, their output seems to have increased and intensified during Read more

Jo-El Sonnier - 92% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1946, Rayne, Louisiana, USA. The son of sharecroppers, Sonnier (pronounced Sawn-ya) was working in cotton fields from the age of five. He began singing and playing accordion, worked on local radio and recorded his first single, ‘Tes Yeaux Bleus’ (Your Blue Eyes) when aged 13. He recorded his ‘white roots Cajun music’ for the Swallow and Goldband Read more

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Clifton Chenier - 80% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 June 1925, Opelousas, Louisiana, USA, d. 12 December 1987, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. This singer, guitarist, and harmonica and accordion player is regarded by many as the ‘king of zydeco music’. Chenier was given lessons on the accordion by his father, and started performing at dances. He also had the advantage of being able to sing in French patois, English an Read more

Nathan Abshire - 73% 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

Red Sovine - 58% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Sovine, 17 July 1918, Charleston, West Virginia, USA, d. 4 April 1980, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Sovine was taught the guitar by his mother and was working professionally by the time he was 17 on WCHS Charleston with Johnny Bailes (Bailes Brothers), and then as part of Jim Pike’s Carolina Tarheels. In 1948 Sovine formed his own band, The Echo Valley Boys Read more

Hank Thompson - 57% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA, d. 6 November 2007, Keller, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Thompson, as a young boy, was fond of records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. He first learned the harmonica and then his parents gave him a guitar for his tenth birthday. He also played Hawaiian guitar, learned conjuring tricks and had a ventriloquist Read more

Harry Choates - 57% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 December 1922, Rayne, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 July 1951, Austin, Texas, USA. Choates, who has been called the Cajun Hank Williams and the Godfather of Cajun Music, is reckoned by many authorities to be the man most responsible for the genre becoming part of country music. During the Depression, Choates and his mother relocated to Port Arthur, Texas, where he grew up regular Read more

Kitty Wells - 57% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Muriel Ellen Deason, 30 August 1919, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The family relocated to Humphries County but returned to Nashville in 1928, where Deason’s father, who played guitar and sang for local dances, worked as a brakeman for the Tennessee Central Railroad. She grew up singing in the church choir, learned to play guitar and in 1934, she dropped out of school to w Read more

Michael Doucet - 57% 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

Porter Wagoner - 57% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1927, West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA, d. 28 October 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wagoner grew up listening to country music on the radio, particularly the weekly Grand Ole Opry broadcasts. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and, owing to his father’s illness, his education was curtailed in order that he could help with the farm work. Read more

Ray Price - 56% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ray Noble Price, 12 January 1926, on a farm near Perryville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA. Price grew up on a farm and by the time he left high school, was already singing and playing guitar locally. In 1942, while studying veterinary medicine at Abilene’s North Texas Agricultural College, he was drafted into the Marines. He returned to his studies in 1946, but also bega Read more

Hank Snow - 51% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clarence Eugene Snow, 9 May 1914, Brooklyn, near Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 20 December 1999, Madison, Tennessee, USA. After his parents divorced when he was eight years old, Snow spent four unhappy years with his grandmother, finally running away to rejoin his mother when she remarried. However, he was cruelly mistreated by his stepfather, which prompted him to absc Read more

Carl Smith - 50% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Hank Locklin - 45% match to Jimmy C. Newman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Hankins Locklin, 15 February 1918, McLellan, Florida. d. 9 March 2009, Brewton, Alabama. A farm boy, Locklin worked in the cotton fields as a child and on the roads during the Depression of the 30s. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 10 and was soon performing on local radio and at dances. His professional career started in 1938 and after an interruption fo Read more


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