Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

Updated Edition published March 2016 by Pelican Publishing.

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. Originally published in Great Britain under the title Walking to New Orleans, this revised edition has more than 100 new pages of interviews and information chronicling the careers and music of the major R&B artists. Broven has included the important peripheral activity of the New Orleans music industry in the areas recording studios, clubs, and record companies. Much of the material comes firsthand from the musicians who helped create R&B as a musical genre. The author’s original interviews have been augmented by fresh research and new conversations with the artists. Broven completely covers the dramatic rise and fall of the Golden Age of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues from the 1940s through ‘60s and now adds the legacy to date of this powerful and influential regional sound.

360 pages

3rd Edition, revised and updated March 2016

Note - Regrettably, Amazon (in the U.S. or U.K.) are not carrying the recent paperback edition of “Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans,” only the Kindle edition. The paperback can be obtained online at the Pelican Publishing Co. store and Louisiana Music Factory website. If case of difficulty, please contact me.


2011 Blues Hall of Fame Award
"Classic of Blues Literature"
(in name of “Walking to New Orleans”)

R&B in New Orleans