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Louisiana Saturday Night

Jimmy C. Newman

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Album Review

Louisiana Saturday Night is divided between new songs and re-recorded versions of Newman's '50s and '60s hits. The re-recordings are far from an embarrassment — if anything, they help give the album some weight. The old songs mesh with a handful of excellent new tracks, resulting in a thoroughly engaging and entertaining record.

Biography

Born: 27 August 1927 in Big Mamou, LA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The "C" stands for Cajun, and though much of Jimmy C. Newman's early country material has little swamp stylings, he developed a fusion on several 1960s albums that established him as a forerunner in Cajun-country music. Newman was born on August 27, 1927, in High Point, LA; as a child, he listened more to Gene Autry than the Cajun music of the area, but still included several Cajun songs in his repertoire with Chuck Guillory's Rhythm Boys, which he joined while still a teenager. Despite recording...
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