Talk:Swamp blues

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I disagree with the unreferenced claim in this article that Cajun & Zydeco music are primarily associated with Baton Rouge. I'm glad there is an article here, but it totally overlooks Crowley, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Houma/Thibodeaux, Lafayette, etc., and posits the scene a little further north than it should. Trst (talk) 17:35, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

What is Swamp Blues?[edit]

What are the unique chords, melodies, rhythms, song styles? Is there Spanish Moss hanging from the instruments? from the performers? This article deserves deletion. I'll nominate unless a good reason is given. Tapered (talk) 07:05, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Frankly before I stumbled across this article I had never heard the term. I will do a quick trawl for reliable sources to see if it can be established that it is a genre.--SabreBD (talk) 09:26, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Ok there are lots of sources and seemingly no point in going to AfD. I will try to drag something together that is properly sourced which hopefully will provide a basis for expansion.--SabreBD (talk) 11:42, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
"The allmusic website was created in 1995 as a place for music fans to indulge their passion." This is a sort of mission statement from the AllMusic website. That rings of Original Research, not sourced musicology. Tapered (talk) 07:09, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Not quite sure of your point, but Allmusic is not a user-generated site and is generally accepted as a reliable source. There are, in addition, many other sources.--SabreBD (talk) 07:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
The website SAYS that it's a place for people to "indulge passion." Please site your "sources" and give examples of Allmusic as reliable. Just because it isn't user-generated doesn't confer validity. Tapered (talk) 00:36, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
There has been much discussion on this topic, see Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 14#allmusic.com. Opinions are divided but in summary: their reviews and staff written articles are generally considered reliable. A lot of editors (including myself) consider their classification system to be much less so. In any case, as I pointed out above, this is rather a moot point as I haven't posted anything yet. At the moment in draft I am relying on one sentence from their website and this was written by the highly regarded Cub Koda. Furthermore, as I said, there are a lot of other sources about this sub-genre.--SabreBD (talk) 07:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
This now done. There could be more detail on the individuals, but hopefully this version will serve as a basis for future expansion.--SabreBD (talk) 09:48, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
It's a few patterns of performance--labeled a "genre" by someone who wanted to draw attention to himself. It's a waste of a good wiki page. Tapered (talk) 05:41, 21 June 2012 (UTC)