swamp pop http://wwno.org en The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop http://wwno.org/post/unsung-pioneer-louisiana-swamp-pop Southern Louisiana in the early 1960s was a hotbed of musical creativity among youngsters who'd been raised listening to French-language country music and Fats Domino. They combined those — and other — influences to make what's now called "swamp pop." Joe Barry was a pioneer in this area who should have been much bigger.<p>Joseph Barrios Jr. was born in the aptly named town of Cut Off, La., in 1939, and almost immediately started fooling around with a guitar that was in the house. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:47:00 +0000 Ed Ward 26557 at http://wwno.org