By Kip Lornell,Tracey E. W. Laird
To borrow phrases from Stan "The checklist guy" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is certainly one of this nation's most vital "regional-sound cities." Its musical specialty has been formed by means of participants and ensembles, list label and radio station vendors, announcers and disc jockeys, membership proprietors and sound engineers, song reporters and musicians. The area's output can't be defined through a unmarried style or sort. particularly, its tune is a kaleidoscope of nation, blues, R&B, rockabilly, and rock.
Shreveport Sounds in Black and White provides that evolution in a suite of scholarly and renowned writing that covers associations and those who nurtured the musical lifetime of the town and atmosphere. The contributions of icons like Leadbelly and Hank Williams, and such lesser-known names as Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers and Eddie Giles come to gentle. New writing explores the famed Louisiana Hayride, musicians Jimmie Davis and Dale Hawkins, neighborhood disc jockey "Dandy Don" Logan, and KWKH studio sound engineer Bob Sullivan. With glimpses into the lives of unique creators, Shreveport Sounds in Black and White finds the combination that emerges from the continued interplay among the city's black and white musicians.