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jimmy c newman

June 21, 2018

June 21st – remembering great Cajun-interpreter Jimmy C. Newman (Aug.29, 1927 -  June 21, 2014) 86. Born near Big Mamou, Louisiana, Newman’s recording career began in the late ’40′s before joining Dot in the early ’50s and scoring several country/honky-tonk hits before his main focus shifted to Cajun music in the mid/late ’50s. Newman and his great Cajun Country band helped popularize the genre to new audiences worldwide. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 57 years, and was one of the last surviving greats from what many regard as “The Golden Age Of Country” from the mid ’50s to early ’60s.

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