Links, Bibliography & Discography, Dry Wood

Links, Bibliography & Discography, Dry Wood

Links - Filmmaker Les Blank's website including his biography, filmography, articles, and links. - An informed and impressively organized collection of information on Louisiana's Living Traditions including articles and essays, maps, resources, educational guides and lesson plans, photo gallery, and more! - A kind of central clearinghouse for the Cajun and Zydeco music scene, including information, scheduling, bands and artists, writings, festivals and events, promotion, The ZydE-zine magazine, CZ humor, on-line music, and worldwide links. - A extensive listing of commercially released recorded music and artist information, with search and ordering capabilities.


1984 Savoy, Ann Allen. Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People.

1989 Ancelet, Barry Jean. Cajun Music: Its Origins and Development.

1991 Ancelet, Barry Jean, Jay D. Edwards, and Glen Pitre. Cajun Country. U Press of Mississippi.

1991 Ancelet, Barry J., "The Center for Acadian and Creole Folklore: An Experiment in Guerrilla Academics" in Daniel W. Patterson, ed., Sounds of the South. Durham: Duke University Press, 148-154.

1992 Gould, Philip. Cajun Music and Zydeco. Introduction by Barry Jean Ancelet.

1996 Spitzer, Nick. "Mardi Gras in L'Anse de 'Prien Noir: A Creole Community Performance in Rural French Louisiana" in James Dorman, ed., Creoles of Color of the Gulf South. Knoxville: U of Tennessee Press.

1996 Ancelet, Barry Jean. "Zydeco / Zarico: The Term and the Tradition," in James Dorman, ed., Creoles of Color of the Gulf South. Knoxville: U of Tennessee Press.

1998 Sherman, Sharon R., Documenting Ourselves: Film, Video, and Culture, Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

1999 Ancelet, Barry Jean. Cajun and Creole Music Makers. [An updated version of The Makers of Cajun Music, published in 1984.]

2001 Ancelet, Barry Jean. "Cajun Music," in The American Musical Atlas, ed. Jeff Todd Titon. New York: Macmillan.

2001 Ancelet, Barry Jean. "Cajun Music," in Grove's Encyclopedia of Music. New York: Grove's.


Louisiana Hot Sauce record cover 1992 Louisiana Hot Sauce, Creole Style. Arhoolie CD 381.
La Musique Creole record cover 1996 La Musique Creole. Arhoolie 445.
Allons Danser record cover 1998 Allons Danser. Rounder Records.

Other Recordings

1966 Boisec: La Musique Creole. Arhoolie 1070.

1976 Zodico: Louisiana Creole Music. Rounder Records 6009. A CD version is currently under preparation for release as Zydeco Roots.

1992 Cajun Fiddle Styles, Vol. 1 (Side A). Arhoolie 5031.


Les Blank has produced a number of films on Louisiana culture, food, and music including Hot Pepper and Spend It All. For a complete catalog of Les Blank's films, click here.