Louisiana Rocks! The True Genesis Of Rock & Roll by Tom Aswell
Basically, the book is a compilation of short biographies of the music people that contributed to Louisiana popular music from about the middle of the twentieth century. The connecting narrative threads are built around themes or specific genres of music. The most important element of the book is how strongly it makes the case for Louisiana’s contribution to the creation of rock ‘n’ roll. Because of the organization of the book, it’s an easy yet coherent read in small chunks – doesn’t have to be digested all at once.