Jay Dardenne’s Recommended Reading List & Songs

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Recently Louisiana Secretary of State, Jay Dardenne, gave a presentation at the Jones Creek Regional Branch revealing his top ten  favorite Louisiana books and songs. Here’s the list!

1.Rising Tide by John Barry
Louisiana 1927 by Randy Newman

2. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Way Down Yonder Down in New Orleans by Pete Fountain

3. Huey Long by T. Harry Williams
Every Man a King by Huey Long
3a. Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long by Dr. Richard White

4. The Earl of Louisiana by A.J. Liebling
You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis

5. Bayou Farewell by Mike Tidwell
Lost in Louisiana by Jay Chevalier

6. Any book by James Lee Burke
Jolie Blond by Buckwheat Zydeco

7. Inside the Carnival by Wayne Parent
Second Line

8. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Louisiana Man by Doug Kershaw

9. The Last Hayride by John Maginnis
Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

10. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Cotton Fields by Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter

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