Jivin’ Gene

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Jivin’ Gene in 2014 | Uncredited/Visit Port Arthur | tc398

“Jivin'” Gene Bourgeois was born on February 9, 1940 and recorded for a number of labels with his backing group The Jokers. He was given the Jiving nickname by producer Huey P Meaux. He later recorded for Capitol under his real name. He is considered a pioneer in the field of “swamp rock” but left the music industry from the late 1960s to spend the 1970s working on the Alaska Pipeline. He has returned to music in recent years.

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