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History of country music industry / Histoire de l’industrie de la country-music

History of country music industry « The country music industry traces its roots to 1927 and the “Bristol Sessions” where artists the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers were discovered. From the start, the industry played on race divisions, creating the illusion that the music was very segregated even though it was not really the case. And […]

Beer drinkers and hell raisers / Buveurs de bière et fouteurs de merde

Beer drinkers and hell raisers / Buveurs de bière et fouteurs de merde

« Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers », that’s the title of a ZZ Top song. That shambolic atmosphere is also well accounted in such classics as Carl Perkins « Dixie Fried » and Johnny Burnette « Rockabilly Boogie ». The rock’n’roll basis. It’s music of beer drinkers, whether they stand on stage or in the room. The hops-based beverage refreshes and […]


Rockabilly A cold winter day in Tupelo He was born who would become the King Hillbilly music and songs from the Negro He married them with his pelvis shaking On the 5th of July 1954 Rock is exploding with the damned hillbilly cat Bill slappin’ the big standin’ up bass Scotty picking the guitar with […]


Blues What does the Blues tell ? The singer tells he’s walking to hell To those who were born with a silver spoon He answers, howlin’ to the moon, That he was born with a fork in his teeth Everyday he’s falling below his feet Blues is not sad, it’s true Blues is an incantation […]

Country music is for cowboys and bikers but also cops / La Country, une musique de cowboys, de bikers mais aussi de flics

That night in May 1999, I’m on stage with Martin, a German guitar player, and Coen, a Dutch harp player. Our trio, the European Cosmic Cowboys, performs tunes from the Louisiana swamps as if they came from the banks of the Loire River. We are only three musicians, without any bass player nor any drummer […]