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by Michael Tisserand

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ISBN:
1559704187
ISBN13:
978-1559704182
Author:
Michael Tisserand
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing; 1st edition (September 6, 1998)
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256 pages
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1362 kb
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Rating:
4.8

Michael Tisserand's first book, The Kingdom of Zydeco, won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music writing. He is also author of the Hurricane Katrina memoir Sugarcane Academy and the forthcoming biography Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White

Michael Tisserand's first book, The Kingdom of Zydeco, won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music writing. He is also author of the Hurricane Katrina memoir Sugarcane Academy and the forthcoming biography Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Michael Tisserand has given us a good one. The Kingdom of Zydeco is richly anecdotal, as moving and intimate as. .The definitive book on zydeco. The Kingdom of Zydeco is richly anecdotal, as moving and intimate as the music, a fine front-porch history of zydeco from the blackjack dirt farms of Louisiana to the oil refineries of coastal Texas. It is as much about human beings and Creole culture as music, about personal foibles, misadventure, white/black tensions, work and parties, trouble in the night, and truly extraordinary characters. Michael Tisserand presents a historical overview of one of America's last great regional musical cultures, then brings that history to life with vibrant profiles and immediate, on-the-spot reporting.

The Kingdom of Zydeco Paperback. The early chapters of the book are invaluable for their historical information

The Kingdom of Zydeco Paperback. The early chapters of the book are invaluable for their historical information. The irony is that although the book's stated focus is the music of Louisiana's black Creoles, the 20th century artists Tisserand focuses on the most are those favored by white audiences.

Michael Tisserand has given us a good on. Michael Tisserand's first book, The Kingdom of Zydeco, won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music writing. The Kingdom of Zydeco is a groundbreaking book on a fascinating species of American music and the culture surrounding it. Michael Tisserand knows his way around zydeco's boulevards and back alleys, and he draws lively and insightful portraits of the musicians, promoters, spouses, and fans who inhabit them.

In this remarkable and engrossing book, Michael Tisserand reveals why zydeco’s identifiable and unforgettable . More than a book on a musical style, The Kingdom of Zydeco is an exploration and a celebration of a distinctive American culture

In this remarkable and engrossing book, Michael Tisserand reveals why zydeco’s identifiable and unforgettable blend of blues and Cajun influences has made the dance music of Louisiana black Creoles so popular and widespread. Zydeco’s appeal runs deeper than the feel-good, get-up-and-dance reaction it invariably elicits and is intertwined in the music’s roots and rhythms, handed down from generation to generation. Here is the story of zydeco music. More than a book on a musical style, The Kingdom of Zydeco is an exploration and a celebration of a distinctive American culture. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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The Kingdom of Zydeco book. Michael Tisserand tells an authoritative history of Zydeco born in Louisiana - often through the voices of those playing and dancing - that's what makes this a joy to read

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Tisserand is THE maven of zydeco! For locals fans, converts and overall BooZoo-aholics, you have a new Bible! . I stole a copy of The Kingdom of Zydeco while interviewing for a job at Arcade. I love this book more than my own mother.

Tisserand is THE maven of zydeco! For locals fans, converts and overall BooZoo-aholics, you have a new Bible! For recent arrivals and the general reader 'zydeco' will now no longer just be a killer Scrabble word! For anyone who reads this book, I bet you a six pack of Dixie that you'll soon be booking your flight to SW Louiaiana! You can't go wrong if you play it right, and Tisserand has done it big-time right! Merci beacoup, Mr. T!! Laissez les bons temps roulez! The definative book on Zydeco; written with great passion.

Michael Tisserand reveals why zydeco's identifiable and unforgettable blend of blues and Cajun influences has . MICHAEL TISSERAND is the author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music writing

Michael Tisserand reveals why zydeco's identifiable and unforgettable blend of blues and Cajun influences has made the dance music of the Louisiana black Creoles so popular and widespread. One reason is that it makes your feet move. But zydeco's appeal runs deeper than the feel-good, get-up-and-dance reaction it invariably elicits, and is intertwined in the music's roots and rhythms. MICHAEL TISSERAND is the author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music writing. He lives in Evanston, Illinois. The Kingdom of Zydeco.

An insightful history of the birth and development of zydeco music documents the many aspects that encompass the art form, including African-Caribbean rhythms, French-English lyrics, and dance styles, and details the popular and influential zydeco artists of today and yesterday.
Reviews:
  • Lightwind
I was born in Texas, the product of Louisiana Creoles on both sides of my family. I grew up on the folk tales, cuisine, and music of the Creole culture, since so many Blacks in my hometown of Port Arthur (mentioned many times in the book) were from Louisiana (or their parents were). The early chapters of the book are invaluable for their historical information. Tisserand did an excellent job of researching the early history of zydeco and tracing its origins, customs, and growth as an art form, highlighting and explaining some of zydeco's uniqueness and idiosyncrasies. The irony is that although the book's stated focus is the music of Louisiana's black Creoles, the 20th century artists Tisserand focuses on the most are those favored by white audiences. The 100+page chapter on Clifton Chenier, for example, was excessive to the point of minutia, but Boozoo Chavis (who changed the direction and style of zydeco music in the 1980s) and the Ardoin family (a multi-generational dynasty who really deserved their own chapter) were given much briefer treatment. Coverage of the annual zydeco festival in Plaisance (in existence for at least 15 years by the book's publication) was minimal. Also notably absent was the role of southwest Louisiana's many music, food, and cultural festivals in the spread of zydeco music. (The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is mentioned several times, but New Orleans isn't in southwestern Louisiana, and New Orleans isn't known for zydeco music anyway.) Tisserand hints at the cultural divide between performance oriented show bands like Rockin Dopsie and Terrance Simien and more traditional bands like Keith Frank's, but he doesn't come right out and say it: white audiences want to see the band perform for them, but black audiences view zydeco as a dance genre. The last few chapters are cursory and have a "let's get this over with" feel to it, maybe because writing about modern culture in the moment is a difficult and tricky task. Having been published in 1999, the book is obviously dated in some ways: Boozoo Chavis and Beau Jocque are both dead now, the Ardoin brother split up and formed separate bands, and Keith Frank has not only persevered, but at age 40 is now moving toward elder statesman status. Most of the major zydeco artists now routinely travel to both coasts as well as Canada and at least a few foreign counties. Texas zydeco bands also figure more prominently into the Gulf Coast zydeco circuit than they did in the 1990s, several bands have successfully re-introduced the fiddle to zydeco music, and zydeco dancers now line dance as well as waltz and two-step. Overall, it is a good book which I would recommend mainly for the earlier historical chapters.
  • Ximinon
Stu Klipper ([email protected]) from Minneapolis, Minn., 07/11/98
One vast bursting boudin of a book!!!
FAIT ATENCION!: This is one vast bursting boudin of a book! It'll put the salt back into your snap beans! Tear out its pages and stick 'em in your dancing shoes, cher! Tisserand is THE maven of zydeco! NB: La. locals, fans, converts and overall BooZoo-aholics, you have a new Bible! For recent arrivals and the general reader 'zydeco' will now no longer just be a killer Scrabble word! For anyone who reads this book, I bet you a six pack of Dixie that you'll soon be booking your flight to SW Louisiana! You can't go wrong if you play it right, and Tisserand has done it big-time right! Merci beacoup, Mr. T!! Laissez les bons temps roulez! Stu Klipper (read in manuscript)
  • Delalbine
I stole a copy of The Kingdom of Zydeco while interviewing for a job at Arcade.
I love this book more than my own mother.
  • Manris
THE KINGDOM OF ZYDECO is a superb look at zydeco music - its history, its socio-cultural impact, its traditions, its heroes, its geographical importance... There's no other book quite like it. Reading it takes you on an intense journey through the "kingdom" and brings readers up close and personal with the topic in a way few music genre overview books do. Its lovingly crafted and written, establishing mood and atmosphere instantly. These are real people playing for the love of the music and their observations are funny, sad, deep and emotional. In short, this is a "kingdom" where real life often clashes with art, where the "ethnicity" of the genre clashes with the music biz's "eat-'em-up-&-spit-'em-out" attitude. Exceptional writing and a genuinely interesting topic.
  • Castiel
FAIT ATENCION!: This is one vast bursting boudin of a book! It'll put the salt back into your snap beans! Tear out its pages and stick 'em in your dancing shoes, cher! Tisserand is THE maven of zydeco! For locals fans, converts and overall BooZoo-aholics, you have a new Bible! For recent arrivals and the general reader 'zydeco' will now no longer just be a killer Scrabble word! For anyone who reads this book, I bet you a six pack of Dixie that you'll soon be booking your flight to SW Louiaiana! You can't go wrong if you play it right, and Tisserand has done it big-time right! Merci beacoup, Mr. T!! Laissez les bons temps roulez!