Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, Volume II, follows Volume I of the same title published in 1984, also by Ann Allen Savoy. Like its predecessor, Volume II is a substantial work that includes biographical, musical, and discographical information on 38 artists (musicians or groups) and 101 songs by those artists—but covers different artists from Volume I. The information derives primarily from more than 200 interviews that the author conducted over a 40-year period, as well as from recordings and publications by or about the featured artists.

The book gives an overview of Cajun music through details about artists and their selected songs. All featured artists have their own sub-chapter with a short biography or interview, followed by several (up to six) songs. Each song includes the title, musical notation, and lyrics in three forms: French with French spelling, French with phonetic spelling, and English translation of the...

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