This exhibit draws primarily from the materials in the Wouter Keesing Collection on Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B. This bibliography contains additional books, including some housed within the greater Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture, which were referenced while constructing this exhibit.


Altschuler, Glenn C. All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Broven, John. Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans. Rev. Ed. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1974.

Broven, John. Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. 2nd ed. Bexhill-on-Sea, England: Flyright Records, 1977.

Coleman, Rick. Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006.

Determeyer, Eddy. Backbeat: De Gouden Jaren van de Rhythm & Blues. Alphen aan den Rijn: De Hoeve, c. 1991.

Gart, Galen. R & B Stars of 1953. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, c. 1987.

Guralnick, Peter. The Listener's Guide to The Blues. [s.l.]: Facts on File, 1982.

Hall, Mitchell K. The Emergence of Rock and Roll: Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Hannusch, Jeff. I Hear You Knockin’: The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. Ville Platte, LA: Swallow Publications, 1985.

Kennedy, Rick and Randy McNutt. Little Labels—Big Sound: Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Lichtenstein, Grace and Laura Dankner. Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

Palmer, Robert. A Tale of Two Cities: Memphis Rock and New Orleans Roll. Brooklyn: Institute for Studies in American Music. Dept. of Music, School of Performing Arts, Brooklyn College of City University of New York, c. 1979.

Shaw, Arnold. Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm & Blues. New York: Collier Books, 1978.

Wexler, Jerry and David Ritz. Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.