Musician Bundle
Musician Bundle
Musician Bundle

Musician Bundle

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For the musician and the music-lover, UL Press presents the limited-time music bundle! This collection includes two of our most popular photography books, Ghosts of Good Times: Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present and Arrête pas la musique! Portraits of South Louisiana. Don't miss out on this set.


Ghosts of Good Times: Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present

Ghosts of Good Times: South Louisiana Dance Halls Past and Present examines a world of Cajun dance halls, Zydeco clubs, Chitlin’ Circuit R&B night clubs, Swamp-Pop Honkytonks and other venues that at one time were prevalent throughout the region. Photographs by Philip Gould blend architectural imagery of buildings still standing with historic photographs of the clubs that he took in their heyday. Herman Fuselier and other writers provide a rich selection of historic accounts and essays about their personal experiences in the clubs.

Philip Gould is a cultural documentary and architecture photographer who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject since moving to the state from California in 1974. Based in Lafayette, Gould has photographed throughout the state, the nation, Europe and the Caribbean. 

 Herman Fuselier, a native of Opelousas, La., has covered the Louisiana music scene for more than twenty-five years. He is the music and entertainment writer for the Daily Advertiser and Times of Acadiana in Lafayette, La. As a freelance writer, Fuselier has contributed features to Offbeat Magazine of New Orleans, Oxford American, Living Blues, and other national publications. 

Softcover | 232 Pages | ISBN: 9781935754855 © 2016 


Arrête pas la musique! Portraits of South Louisiana

"Emile has a way of gaining the trust of his subjects. One after another they let him into their homes, workplaces, and workshops. There he photographed them in their intimate natural habitats. And in this respect Emile’s images offer an unusual perspective—showing, for example, an elderly Cajun musician in his favorite chair, his daily regimen of medicine on a nearby nightstand. Many of the subjects are no longer with us: thank goodness they invited Emile into their homes to document their way of life."—Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D., Historian & Curator, The McIlhenny Company

Emile Waagenaar was born in The Hague, the Netherlands, into a very musical family. Later in life he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, the Netherlands, where he earned a Master’s Degree with high honors in Photography and Audio Visual Design. In 1979 he heard unfamiliar music on the Dutch radio—Cajun music from southern Louisiana. It sounded pure and honest. Three years later Emile traveled to Louisiana to find the Cajun music he had heard on the radio. A portrait series of some pioneer musicians developed and grew with documenting the next generation of younger musicians who were beginning to carry on this Cajun tradition. He traveled a number of times to Louisiana to add more musicians to this photographic collection. In 2010 the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., enthusiastically accepted his donation of sixty-four Cajun musician portraits.

Hardcover | 126 Pages | ISBN: 9781946160058 © 2017