Online stores that feature the musical styles of Louisiana including:
  • Cajun - music of the Acadians, French settlers driven from Nova Scotia in 1699 who settled in southwest Louisiana blending cultures with Spanish, Haitians, Germans, English, and Native Americans. Originally fiddle-based, the accordian, introduced by the Germans, is more often used today.
  • New Orleans R&B - piano- and horn-driven blues with Caribbean rhythms.
  • New Orleans/Dixieland jazz - early jazz, usually small group improvisation. Originally, during the early 1900's, the music of the black working class, played for parades, dances, and funerals.
  • Swamp pop - music that originated as the Cajuns and Creoles began to adopt popular music styles in the 1950's.
  • Zydeco - dance music of the Creoles, free French-speaking blacks who settled in southwest Louisiana. It is a mix of cajun, R&B, and soul often played on accordian, horns, bass, and sometimes keyboards.

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Flat Town Music Company
Specializing in Cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop. CDs, cassettes, and books.
Louie's Juke Joint Music Shop
Modern and traditional Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, New Orleans blues and jazz, Mardi Gras, and voodoo CDs, autographs, t-shirts, posters, books, and videos. MP3 jukebox and audio samples.
Louisiana Music Factory
Traditional and contemporary regional music, music books, t-shirts, and videos. Audio samples, news, video clips, and links.
Mardi Gras Records
Specializing in New Orleans jazz, Cajun, zydeco, blues and gospel music. Mardi Gras videos and collectibles. Audio samples.
Smoky's French Market Store
Louisiana and New Orleans music CDs including Cajun, zydeco, Second Line and Dixieland jazz, gospel, and blues, harmonicas and Smoky's beginning harmonica course, Cajun spoons, whistles, and t-shirts.
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