Doug Kershaw – The Louisiana Man - Vinyl LP Record Album - BSK 3166
Label: Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3166
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing
Genre: Rock, Blues, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Cajun, Louisiana Blues, Ballad, Folk Rock
A1 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) 2:14
A2 Louisiana Man 2:43
A3 Marie 2:58
A4 Pourquoi M'aimes-Tu Pas? 3:34
A5 Subterranean Homesick Blues 3:43
B1 I Just Want To Feel The Magic 2:24
B2 Hardly Anymore 1:50
B3 The French Waltz 3:13
B4 If You Don't Somebody Else Will 2:12
B5 The Sooner I Go 2:19
B6 Louisiana Sun 3:45
Doug grew up surrounded by Cajun fiddle and accordion music. After teaching his brother, Rusty, to play guitar, he formed a band, the Continental Playboys, with Rusty and older brother Nelson "Peewee" Kershaw in 1948. With the departure of Peewee from the group, in the early 1950s, Rusty & Doug continued to perform as a duo.
After fulfilling their military obligation, the two brothers recorded "Louisiana Man", an autobiographical song that Doug had written while in the Army. The song not only sold millions of copies but over the years has come to be considered a standard of modern Cajun music. The song was eventually covered by more than 800 artists.
There were three albums released by the duo on Hickory Records, only one being released before they split up. The first was Rusty and Doug Sing Louisiana Man in 1961. Kershaw (Genus Cambarus) was released in 1972 and was a double LP. Louisiana Man was the final Hickory album, released in 1974.