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Allen Toussaint

Based in New Orleans, Allen Toussaint composed, produced, arranged, and played piano on scores of classic rhythm and blues (R&B) hits from the late 1950s through the 1970s, in addition to recording several solo albums.

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Slim Harpo

Baton Rouge guitarist, singer, and harmonica player James "Slim Harpo" Moore, one of the last traditional blues musicians to achieve pop success, was an important influence on many 1960s rock bands.

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Buckwheat Zydeco

Accordionist Stanley Dural, Jr., is zydeco's most commercially successful performer and an unofficial ambassador of the musical genre and Creole culture. Better known as "Buckwheat Zydeco," Dural helped introduce traditional Creole music to the mainstream.

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