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Cookie & the Cupcakes were among the most popular rock and roll artists in Louisiana during the early '50s. They infused their R&B and rock material with a loping swamp-pop flavor, performing both inspired covers and their own soulful originals. This CD reissue contains 20 Cupcake numbers, among them hard-rocking covers of "Honey Hush," "Betty and Dupree" and "Feel So Good." The group was also skilled at heartache tunes, as they showed on "I've Been So Lonely" and "I've Cried." Cookie & the Cupcakes kept things simple, doing short, exuberant dance fare or fervent slow ballads. This disc provides a comprehensive portrait of their music.


Formed: 1955

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Cookie & the Cupcakes were among the first to blend Cajun music with rock & roll to create the musical hybrid known as swamp pop. The eight-piece band reached its peak in 1959 when their lively dance tune "Mathilda" reached number 47 on the Billboard charts. Although they subsequently toured as the opening act for Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino, Cookie & the Cupcakes mostly played in the Texas/Louisiana region, with many performances in New Orleans hotel clubs. Launching their career as the house...
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