Posts Tagged ‘Cajun Music’

D. L. Menard, 1932 – 2017

August 22, 2017

“La Porte En Arrière (The Back Door),” written and performed by D.L. Menard, who died late last month.


“D.L. Menard, ‘the Cajun Hank Williams,’ Is Dead at 85,” Jon Pareles, New York Times


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Jimmy C. Newman, 1927 — 2014

July 3, 2014

Jimmy C. Newman,  1927 -- 2014

Country singer Jimmy C. Newman died last week. After some Honky Tonk hits in the 1950s he became a regular on Shreveport’s Louisiana Hayride and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. In later years he added a Cajun flavor to his repertoire, introducing that regional style to the mainstream C&W audience.