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The swamp blues is a form of blues music that is highly evolved and specialized. It arose from the Louisiana blues and is known for its laidback rhythms which dominate a music that is simultaneously funky and often lighthearted for a blues sub-genre. Influences from Cajun music (such as zydeco) can also be heard in the sound, which has long been based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jay Miller's Crowley, Louisiana-based Excello Records was perhaps the best-acknowledged label supporting swamp blues.

Nathan Abshire
Marcia Ball
Tab Benoit
Cookie & the Cupcakes
Guitar Junior
Slim Harpo
Joe Hudson
Lazy Lester
Lightnin' Slim
Lonesome Sundown
Kenny Neal
Katie Webster
Whispering Smith
Silas Hogan
Bobby Charles's early (pre-Bearsville) material


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