Van Broussard

About Van Broussard

Van Broussard never broke out to national stardom, but he was a hero and a legend in his native Louisiana, where his blend of rhythm & blues, rock & roll, and Cajun music was eagerly embraced by fans of the regional genre known as "swamp pop." Broussard had a strong, flexible voice that was well suited to the vintage soul and rock numbers that were the staples of his catalog, and backed by a band enriched with horns and keyboards, his sound was warm while spirited enough to fill the dance floor even during slow ballads. His regional hits of the 1960s and '70s can be heard on the 1993 collection Early Years, while 1994's Bayou Boogie Fever and 1997's By Special Request were highlights from his latter-day catalog.

Prairieville, LA, United States
March 29, 1937

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